Giveaway: It’s Time for Summer, Our Summer Tote
Lazies, One of our all-time best selling bag designs has a fresh face. The Summer Tote is a handy and functional bag with an unconventional construction. We were the first in the industry to fuse two layers of cotton fabric together to make what we call quilter’s canvas. Summer uses no batting, is lightweight, and still has nice structure to stand upright.
Our cover sample was made by Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts. Shown here in ‘Stitch’ from Robert Kaufman. Julie wanted a bag and I needed a new cover model – thanks Julie!
What is going on with the pockets at the side seam? They don’t match up. And they are not supposed to.
Here’s a great side view of Summer. I love this shape. It reminds me of a bowling ball bag.
Summer is a Work Horse
The back pocket is deeper or taller than the front pocket. It offers one wide pocket perfect for a magazine or file folder. A shorter pocket in the front, with several divisions, really makes the outside of Summer totally functional.
Add a little zip – literally – to your Summer Tote by choosing a zipper color that compliments your project. Here, a rich brown is perfect with the Stitch line of fabrics. And that zipper pull is really a scissor fob. The bead is a mood bead, changing color much like a mood ring. It will change between blue and green, matching all the colors in this project perfectly. Nice!
Zipper pull above, and a view inside reveals pockets
as well as the simple construction below.
Since two fabrics are fused together to create a single new fabric, you could easily substitute pre-quilted fabric or a heavier upholstery fabric for the cover pieces.
I highly recommend Steam A Seam 2 for the fusible. It’s available in a 20″ width on a roll. Smaller pieces are available, but you don’t really want to piece, overlap, or abut the fusible. It will create a lump or a weak spot. Erica’s carries the Steam A Seam I recommend here, (scroll down once there).
Hop over to KayeWoodTV.com to watch a video demo of the Summer Tote here.
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Giveaway – 3 Winners
We are giving away a Summer Tote pattern, a Bag-E-Bottom size D bag support, and a Lazy Girl label to each of three winners.
Enter To Win
– Enter by posting a comment below. Tell me what you think of our Summer Tote.
– One comment per person.
– Be sure you type your email address correctly so I can contact you.
– I’ll pick 3 winners using the random number generator.
– Enter by Friday July 29, 2011, 10 pm Eastern time.
– I’ll contact winners via email.
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This look super easy and fun. I’d love to adapt it to a diaper bag as well. Thanks for sharing!
I love all your bags!! Your directions are so clear. I would love the opportunity to win this summer tote. Who could resist making a new summer bag!!
Ooooh I love the colors on the bag! What a great idea to make the zipper part of the design by making it match the overall color scheme rather than match a particular fabric. Your patterns are so easy to sew and the directions are great!
Lovely tote!!! It looks perfect for hauling goodies to the beach or for a weekend getaway.
Thanks for your amazing designs.
Love it, love it have made several as gifts.
This Summer Tote looks light and lovely just like summer should be. THANKS!
I love the summer Tote pattern.. I do a lot of sewing and would love this patterns for my collection.. Thanks so much
I absolutely love this bag! And you can never have enough of them!
It cannot be summer without summer. Love the fabrics.
Love love love this tote! I am addicted to tote bags in every size, shape and color. I use them for everything — library trips, grocery runs, project bags, pool bags, overnights, you name it!
Summer time and the living is easy. Especially down the shore with this summer tote in tow..
I just love this fabric combination! I am currently making this bag but would love to win this set to give to a friend. It is an easy pattern to follow, I encourage any beginner to give it a try, this is my second bag and I am hooked!
Love this bag…Your bags are the best…Easy to do…I made one of your bags for a drawing for the Kidney Foundation. Everyone loved it. Would love to win this one
I love this tote! It would definitely come in handy, and stylishly, for carrying all of my stuff to the beach! I love the Lazy Girl patterns!!!
Wow! What a great looking bag…the colors remind me of a cooool cucumber…lol. Lovely.
I love making bags as a hobby, this one is one of the best for a long time, will make it for sure!
Love the tote and would love to win the pattern, would make a great bag for my kids things for swimming lessons.
You’re patterns are a dream to sew. Looks like I might need to make one of these.
love the fabrics used in this bag. you always make the cutest pieces!
This is a great bag. I like the zipper closure since I am always spilling things from my bags.
I’ve made this bag before years ago and still carry my knitting in a Summer Tote. I wonder what it would be like made of the laminated fabrics or faux leather that is available now. I’ll bet she’d be great!
I love this bag. It would be so great to win:-) I truly enjoy all of your patterns and have most recently purchased your ruler. Thanks for the giveaway!!
I LOVE this bag! It looks like just the right size for all of my “must take” items for vacation!
A classy, unique, and functional bag all in one. This is a winner for all ages of mommies and grammies. Thanks for the wonderful designs.
It is a lovely tote as allways from Lazy Girl Design…Thanks for beeing so “lazy”.
This bag look like it would be great for all sorts of things, it’s big, it has a zipper to close … great bag.
I love this bag – great size for visiting friends – all my sewing stuff can be in there. Have never tried the bag – e – bottoms in a bag. Seems like it make the bag really comfortable 🙂
This is a really cute tote bag. I just love totes. They are so useful. I usually keep several packed with projects to work on while I am on the go and waiting for one of my children at their various activities.
My Aunt has a bag like this, only she paid a looootttt of money for it and I kept thinking how easy that would be to make, and this is the perfect pattern for it. Good luck to me! LOL
I LOVE your bags, in fact already have a couple of yours…and this looks like another one I would use a lot!
Great looking bag. I have made several of the Lazy Girl bags and find the patterns very easy to follow. Would love to win this pattern.
This is SUCH a terrific bag — what a great gift for anyone!—and I an see it in fall/winter fabrics too. My toting doesn’t end with Labor Day!
Totally cute and perfect for all sorts of Summer fun! Would love to try it!
Love this bag! It is a great work horse.
I really enjoy making your patterns – easy to follow and hope to win this pattern to add to my “lazy” patterns – keep up the great work!!
I love the structure of the bag! Nice thought-out features!!
What a cute purse! I love the unstructured look and LOVE outside pockets. Very nice! I’ve have never been disappointed with Lazy Girl patterns!
This looks like a great summer tote with the inside and outside pockets. I also like that it zips close to keep the contents inside from slipping out. Looks like a great travel tote too.
wow! your bags are so inspiring.. especially this summer tote bag.. i’ve been on the lookout for a unique bag like this, preferably a diaper bag for me and my very first baby boy, but to no luck.. i tend to settle for what’s available instead since i can’t find one here in our place.. i’d love a bag like this one, oh so much!!!
wish i’d win! *super ecstatic!*
I made my summer tote two years ago and use it a lot. The structure has stayed firm and crisp. You would never know I made it that long ago! Thanks, Joan, for teaching us this awesome technique of fusing the fabrics together. By the way, Steam-a-Seam 2 is great!
I love the Lazy Girl bag patterns. Miranda is my favorite. This summer tote looks like I need to get this pattern as it will be another great bag.
I have a problem with my Lazy Bags—- which one to choose to take with me??? I can’t be “Lazy” have to make a decision! Oh well I love them all so no bigie. Thanks for all your hard work. Pat
What a great solution to all those generic bags . . . a great way to make a fashion statement! Thanks?
Looks like this will be a great bag for my first attempt in bag making.
You are inspiring me to get the ole sewing machine out and get
What a cute bag! Love your patterns!
THat is just too super cute! I could use this to carry a few books in for my classes or even to go to the library or coffee shop to study.
Or as a diaper bag for my daughter who is expected our first grandchild!!
I love that the pockets are asymetrical!
What is not to love about this bag? Joan all of your totes, bags and purses are adorable! Lazy Girl Designs make it a pleasure to sew. This Summer Tote is sure to be a winner. I might have to make a few ,one for me and a couple to give away.
Summer Tote has just breezed into the Summer!
I, too, really like this bag. I can see many uses for it.
Our daughter is a school teacher and this would be perfect to carry her stuff back and forth.
Any tote made here must have a zipper to hold/keep stuff inside as well as plenty of pockets.
This bag is the best yet. Thanks, dottie
Love putting zippers in the “Lazy” way…this is certainly a pattern I would love to have…always look forward to your messages on this web site…thanks.
Love the colors. The zipper hides my stuff; always too much in my tote.
Wow, great color combo. Your patterns are always so well written, they are very easy to follow. Really like this bag!
Oh My..this bag is awesome. I have 7 grand-daughters and have been looking for the perfect totebag to make for them. I have made some smaller bags with the 2 layer tecnique using “Heat and Bond”. It makes them very sturdy.
I’m thinking I need this pattern in time to make 7 of them for Christmas.
Love the size, zipper application and the pockets. Fabric selection is very attractive.
This is a great looking bag. I really like the variety of pockets. Having a zipper makes it even more versatile. Thanks for the chance to win the pattern.
Love the look of this purse – and especially like your idea of using prequilted fabric for one of the layers. I like outside pockets on purses for functionabiity.
This could easily become my “go to” purse.
Love the tote! This is another one I will have to add to my collection!! The fabric is great, I will look for it.
I have some sea glass fabric that would look fabulous on this bag! Pick me this time, please? 😀
I think this would be a great beach tote. I love your patterns.
What a clever idea, to add beads or scissors fob to the zipper pull. With all of the jewelry making notions in craft stores these days, making an individual zipper pull could be the easiest and LAZIEST project on the beach.
How cute! Such a neat idea to fuse the fabrics together, I make more bags then anything, this is one I will have to put on my list. I think I love the hunt for just the right fabric combo for each purse as I do the construction of the actual purse. I can see this done as any season and add some embroidery or bling and it would be a work of art. Love, Love it!
My summer tote is one of my favorite bags. Of course I use it all year long,. I’ve use the bag as carry-on luggage and am able to bring my book, change of clothes, meds.etc and it fits right under the seat. I’ve used Joan’s method of fusing the materials together on other bags and love the finished product..
Great looking tote. I would like to make one for myself.
The Summer looks like it would be perfect for all our things to spend an afternoon at the pool or lake. I would love to make one!
Love this bag!
I love the style of this bag and the colors are fantastic, just what I need when I am going to meet customers to pick up quilts!
great bag! Love the design, and the rotary cut method. I will have to give this one a try!
I have several of your patterns and love them, recommend them to others all the time. I think this bag would be great. love that the pocket will hold a magazine or file folder… it’s the sewing woman’s briefcase!!! Love it.
Great bag. Looks sturdy and useful.
I’ve been looking for a pattern for a tote age to use when traveling. This looks like the perfect fit! All the new tech toys will fit–Kindle, iPad, etc. Plus all the other stuff we “must” take with us! I’ll be looking for fabric this week!
Gosh, the Summer Tote is so beautiful and looks so fun to make. I have been searching for a bag pattern to fit my needs and The summer Tote looks like just the thing I have been wanting to find.
I really love the new sturdy look of the Summer bag! I need a bag that will hold up with all my stuff (and baby necessities for my grandkids).
Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Love the zip in this one, nice and roomy…..would love to add this one to my Lazy collection 🙂
What a versatile bag! Would like to try this pattern. Nice streamlilne look. Great for carrying hand work and reading material for those long appointment waits. I have a weakness for pockets and this one fills the bill.
LOVE IT ! It has the look of summer and the right size for all your summer day’s getaways!
Love it! Looks like fun to make!!!!
I am fairly new to making totes and have made 14 or 15 in the last couple months (totes and fabric totes). Just found Lazy Girl Designs! My challenge to myself is to repurpose….every bag I’ve made has been repurposed from clothing or fabric remnants from a thrift shop and using buttons & embellishments I already have…I’ve only purchased thread and interfacing. The structure of the garment lends a lot to the style or pattern (or pattern I make up). I love it! Thanks for this site!
This may be labeled the Summer Tote, but it is perfect for carrying papers back and forth to school. It is a great design.
I absolutely love purses….hubby tells me I’m “purse poor”!! 🙂 Would love to have one of your beautiful patterns!!!
Fun!! This tote would make the perfect travel tote. I will have to make it one of these days! thanks for the chance to win!
I love this bag, and now I am inspired to make one!
I really like this bag! And the construction looks so easy. Love the fact that it has a zipper closure. I am thinking of which stash fabrics might be a good choice for this
oooh my fingers are crossed! love ur bags and patterns, i’ve made several of them, always turn out nice!
Love the handy bag, Also the zipper and scissor bob on it for easy opening. I like also how the sides don’t match. Would like to win this pattern.
Love the colors and pockets….love, love, love pockets. lol
I’m new to your site and LOVE all your wonderful ideas and inspiration. This bag is going to be a must on my to do list. Thank you for all your had work.
I love this bag … am really hooked on bag and purse making !! have used quite a few of your patterns and have made approx 30 Maggie purses as gifts for the ladies at the quilt group that I help to run and for my daughters and grandaughters.
This bag will have to go on my to do list
Thanks for all your amazing patterns
I love this tote because it looks like something that even I, a beginning seamstress, could make. Gotta love that!
Great looking bag! Love the zipper and inside pockets.
Love this bag. The zipper is such a great idea. I have used the
magnet closures but I am sure the zipper would be the best.
Love the material and the design. Thanks for sharing. Fran
Love it – perfect for summer vacations.
Lazy Girls? Definitely Not! I am shamelessly gushing over your extraordinary designs and great ideas because it’s true and because I want to win the Summer and pattern. I have been searching for a great bag to make for my Bridge Club friends and This is It. Merci!
Great looking tote! Hope to win!
Summertime. And the toting is easy. Love it. Judy
really like using a scissor fob for the zipper — adds some bling! One of those things “why didn’t I think of that?”
This bag is beautiful and very functional. I love the zipper part. All of your bag patterns
are soooo easy to sew.
Gorgeous bag! I wish I could sew like this- never tried such a project. Maybe someday! In the meantime, this would be an awesome bag to own. I love the design. 🙂
watched this on Kaye’s videa and it looks like a fun project especially when you use such interesting fabrics. Love your projects.
Beautiful bag!! Perfect for taking all the things needed when taking a couple of the grandchildren to the beach or the park.
A nice roomy bag, perfect for so many things but especially at vacation time when the hubby and grandkids like to save brochures, etc., but want to put them in MY bag!
Summer looks like it can be so much fun. This is a great zippered Tote.
This looks like a great all year round tote. Would love to win a pattern to see how you fuse the cotton together and learn your new techniques.
The fabric you use on all of your bags is always so attractive. Have made several and love them all.
Love this bag, as well as all of your patterns! Looks like fun to make and to carry. Can’t wait to try it!!
This Summer Tote is great. Love the faabric. I need to make another one.
looks like a great carry-on for traveling, just finished a Miranda, would love to try Summer Tote, but, she needs a better name!
WOW! I love the tote, what a great beach bag it would make. I must make them for my girls.
Love all your bags, just can’t stop making them. My friends call me “the bag lady”. Love it love it!
Love all of the LGD purse patterns which includes this one.
Love the bag.
I only use Lazy Girl bag patterns.
They are the best to use!
Great bag..love the colors used. Always nice to see a new design. Keep up the great work. Always like to try something new.
This looks like a very functional and fun tote. I’ve made several of your bags and I just love the construction techniques and the functionality of the finished product. Great job!
I love this – sure wish I had it right now, I’m leaving for Alaska in 2 days!!
Love the Summer Tote! And kudos to Julie for a job well done! Lots of room for lots of stuff, isn’t that what summer should be all about?
I love this,,,,looks roomy and versitile. I love the idea that you can use fat quarters, opens up a lot more options for design.
Although I only started sewing last year, I have made quite a few of your bags and gave them to family members. I’d love to win, as the Summer tote would be for me! Thanks for the opportunity!
Love all your bags and everything you put out. The instructions are easy to read and fast to make. Love the Summer Tote
I love all the pockets and the versatility of the entire bag!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! 😀
WOW, where do you come up with all these? Each new pattern gets even better!
Oh, a knitting project would look so cute in that bag !
This is just what I was looking for!
I just made my first Lazys… 2 Runarounds and 2 medium Suzis as storage baskets. The patterns were clear and easy to follow. The Summer Tote looks great. I need a new tote to take to conferences, and the Summer would do the job nicely.
That’s just what I was looking for!
Hey, girlie, that’s a nifty bag and I love the colors ! Checking in so you know I am still here trying to beat the heat!
Love the look of this tote. I need to make a gift for a guild member and this looks like it would be the perfect thing ! I know a bunch of ladies who are tote crazy and this looks like it should be a great new addition to their addiction.
i LOVE the Summer Tote. I have made several. One Christmas, I made one for each person in my sewing circle. I used the same fabrics for all in a couple of colorways. I varied the fabric used for pockets and/or cover fabric so that each of the bags was unique. When the circle goes on a “field trip,” i.e., a quilt show or fabric store, we each carry our bag and get lots of comments.
what a great tote! i will add this to my collection for sure!
This is a perfect tote pattern would be wonderful to work it into my next project! Love IT!
Love the diff in pocket sizesd. I am constantly carrying books/mags everywhere I go and this will soooo be handy!
What a fabulous bag…would love to add it to my collection!
Love your patterns–go together very easily. I think this pattern would be great for bags for teen girls that participate in sports, maybe done in colors of their school team!! Would love to make these.
I have the original tote bag, was very easy to construct I like the changes to the bag. l
looking forward to making this new bag.
Love Love Love This!! My beehive friends call me the “bag lady” (lovingly of course), because I am always making purses, bags totes, etc. They come to me when they are stuck on a step. I would love to add this to my collection.
Your bags/purses are like potato chips, in the sense of “betcha can’t make just one”! Great patterns, clear and easy instructions.
What a beautiful bag. I will need to purchase the pattern and the matching fabric. This will be a great project bag. Thanks Joan for all of your great designs!
I really like this purse! It looks big enough tohandle what I liketo haul around without being too big. Like the fabrics/colors chosen for the model too!
I love all the room this tote has! I can’t wait to get the pattern and make it! Totally cute!
Love it, another fun bag to add to my collection of Lazy Girls. Keep them coming !!!
Love the bag, especially the ‘unmatched pockets’. Thanks for the chance of winning the pattern.
This is a really workable idea. I discovered this fusing about 20 yrs. ago by accident before the newer, softer fusibles were introduced. Thanks for helping me find something to do with all my stuff that was too stiff for my dishtowels.
Summer Lazy Girl is fantastic! I wish I could be one. I can see her moving very well into the fall also.
Wow, Summer looks like a really nice bag with lots of room to tote around all those necessary things we all seem to have to bring. The fabric combo Julie / Jaybird used is nice. Lazy patterns are great! Thanks for the giveaway opp!
Love this Bag. Great for all those little things you acquire/need on vacation!
funny that I never noticed this bag before…I’ll have to give it a try as my current tote is truly falling apart. hope I win the give-a-way
Fresh choice of fabrics! Love it and the functionality of the bag looks great.
The Summer Tote looks like the perfect bag to make and bring on those summery weekend getaways!
Summer 2011 is SO hot and so is this tote! Love the tote, not so much the weather *Ü*
I love this tote! What a wonderful idea to fuze two fabrics together.
This bag is AWESOME ! Will be making it for sure.
Love the new bag. Looks roomy and your fabric choices are wonderful!
This Summertime bag is lovely, It looks like the perfect bag to take on short road trips. I would love to add it to my collection of your other patterns.
This bag is so functional, but the combination of fabrics in the sample are spectacular. I have made several of your bags, and have more patterns I haven’t gotten to yet. Very motivating!
This looks like a great pattern! I like that the bag is lightweight.
That bag is gorgeous!!!!!! Love the inside pockets to help keep thigs organzied! Would love the opportunity to try and make one for myself!
HI, what a great looking tote. Think I would make one with great fall colors.
I love all your Lazy bags and have made most of them. This one is super great with the fused fabrics and interesting pocket design. Can’t wait to try it!
Love it! This tote looks roomy enough for all summer needs, yet not too big to be an encumbrance. And all the pocket opportunities are a great option.
I am about to start a new job which requires travel. This bag would be perfect for those supplies needed that don’t fit in the laptop bag, or when I don’t need the laptop! Also a great gift to make for a friend who gives walking tours in San Francisco….she carries photo albums, notes, maps, etc – perfect!
I’m looking forward to making this bag. I love totes for their size and my husband will love the zip in this design.( He worries about my bags being so open)
it’s summertime, summertime, sum-sum-summertime;
wish it was mine, wish it was mine, wish-wish-wish it was mine!
really, great job and I love the bag!
I like the simple lines of your new Summer Tote and I’m amazed at how many new ideas are out there to try.
I love the bag and especially the colors! What a great idea to have the large pocket in the back to hold larger magazines, etc. You have such wonderful patterns and ideas. Thanks so much.
I fell in love with your patterns when I picked 1 up at a show and opend it up. My responce was holy cow, I love this not only is it clear to read but I get great pictures. This bag looks like a great bag to have and make not only for Summer but Winter too. Keep up the wonderful work you all do at Lazy Girl.
I could really use a new summer bag!! And have just the right cool blue/green/aqua/ice fabric to use – have to have something to beat this heat!!!
I love it!!! Perfect summer bag!!
What a great bag! This would be so handy and it can go from work to dinner thanks to the zipper!!
I will be making one soon!
Thanks for the chance to win the pattern.
It’s absolutely beautiful!!! I love the mix of functionality and fashion! Can’t wait to try sewing this and making it my own!
I love the ease of this tote…. so many uses. The zipper is great nothing falls out. Pockets are a must for those hard to find items. Thank you for sharing.
Love the Summer tote!! Can’t wait to give it a try!
love the bag. Not much of sewer but this looks like something I could do.
Thanks for the inspiration.
I love the looks of your tote bag. I especially like that it has a zipper. Thanks for the giveaway!
This tote would be exciting to win. I would love to make it for myself.
oh, i’d just LOVE to win this! the tote is very cute, and looks simple enough for me to sew, and your giveaway would make it even easier 🙂
thanks for great patterns, and great ideas on mixing cloths!
“From Beach to Shore
Shopping and more
Summer carries with ease
and is sure to please.
Darling tote bag. Would love the pattern.
This was the first Lazy Girl design I ever made. It’s still my favorite. I’m in the process of moving back to the US from 20 years abroad, and when my sewing machine finally arrives, I’ll be making more for my US friends and family. My first summer tote has traveled with me all over the world!
I love your new bag and I need a new summer bag . I would love to make it. Thanks for showing it to us and for all your wonderful work you do.
Great bag and i need a summer tote! This looks like it would be perfect for me. 🙂
I LOVE this summer bag pattern!!! A thousand ideas of how to make it up with fabric I already have in my stash are swimming through my head!!
My daughter, age 9, just started helping me make purses/bags. What a cute bag for sleepovers this would be!!
I love this tote! It has a great shape and I love that it has a zipper closure. Julie’s version is beautiful!
Love your patterns. They turn out looking so polished and I don’t have to try and make a lot of little pieces fit together.
Love it, the colors & everything!! Beautiful bag!! Who doesn’t need another tote bag????
Awesome tote bag! Would love to make this one for my Mom. We’re tote-bag-aholics!
Love the bag design, want to make one NOW! 🙂
I love this tote! Too bad I won’t get one sewn up before I travel this week, but maybe for my August trip – I’d love to be a winner…
Wow! I love the new cover girl! The fabric really shows off her pockets and construction. Way to go Joan and Julie!
This summer tote is beautiful. It would make a nice addition to my summer wardrobe. Wish me luck!
I have made several of your bags — and love em all! Have not made this one, but it looks like it would be very useful — probably the next on my list.
This is a great looking bag. I especially like all the pockets.
I’ve learned something new today – Steam a Seam!! I’m definately going to try it!!
This would also make a great workhorse bag for carry my essentials back and forth to school or workshops.
While I’ve used fused cotton before, it was always on small projects. This would be a real challenge! But what a fun bag and with all those pockets, versitile as well. Nice!!
xox – barb in tucson
Very nice new bag!! DD has a purse fetish and is going to love this one I make for her!
We carry this pattern in my shop and have very good results with it – I made a sample when it first came out and then made a couple more for my own use. I have taught the class a couple of times and customers are really excited when they find out how easy it is to make a great bag!
Love this tote, but that’s no surprise, I love all your patterns… Your construction techniques are always just a little different, but they make the difference!! Beautiful!!
I love the summer tote. It is made so well is all of your purses/totes. It looks like lots of rooms inside. I also love the material that was choosen. It all cordinates so well.
I love the fact that the pockets are a little different, just like me.
I would make this to carry my bible, confession book and note pade to church , it would have enough room and also my wallet.
I love this tote bag. It would make a great bag for the beach and for a diaper bag for my daughter. It really is a multi-function bag
This looks so neat! I like the idea of fusing 2 pieces of fabric and wouldn’t have thought it would have enough support. I think I have some Steam a Seam 2. Thanks!
What a great opportunity to get to win one of your awesome patterns. This is fun!
In one of your posts you talked about the scan codes. I have many of your patterns and am always on the look out for material to make one. BUT I can never remember how much fabric to buy. How about a link or site, to patterns requirements, something I could access from my smart phone. With maybe a small picture, because I get the names mixed up.
(the older I get the more mixed up I am, ggg)
I really like the idea of fusing the 2 cottons together for structure. and the different size pockets on the outside add interest to the bag. Love the pattern!!
Hmmmm, bathing suit, wine coolers, cute bag….priceless
Oh how lovely! I really would like to use this bag!
Oh…very nice (and the fact that it is green, my fave color, doesn’t hurt either !)
I like the roominess of it, and since I inevitably travel with a small needlework project (usually attached in a separate bag), this would have enough room to carry what I need !
It looks perfect to carry my current applique project in. Most of the bags I’ve found are too small for the project as it grows and the pockets all around can be used to carry my tools! What a beautiful new cover girl, too.
Love this tote! Julie did a fantastic job on your cover version. I like that the outer pockets offer storage for large and small items. Can’t have enough storage, and this tote looks like it fits the bill!
Love the bag, but must admit the fact that the fabric on the side doesn’t match really bothers me. But then that’s the great thing about making something yourself. I can make it the way I love it!
I have just unpacked my sewing machine after a 4 year hiatus and this could possibly be the perfect project to reacquaint myself with the sewing process!! Great job – and gorgeous fabric!
Darn it….you can’t have MY tote bag and the pattern until I’m done with it. It’s been a long time since I had such a nice bag that will fit my Kindle just fine so I can take it on day trips to a doctor’s office or or….or….I’ll think of something while you read this.
I LOVE the summer tote. I had totally forgotten about the quilters canvas. Thanks for refreshing my memory! I also like the fact that it is not so wide but will hold a lot because it’s deeper.
I like the looks of the summer tote. Really enjoy making your patterns.
Great looking bag. Would work great for shopping, carrying items to work or going to the beach with husband and kids.
What a wonderful bag, I ws looking for one for retreat, this would be great!
I think it’s awesome, love the colors and variety of fabric designs and what a handy size. My daughter would just love this one, she’s about to have first child and these are their colors, best to all. 🙂
I love having pocket big enough for magazine especially when travelling.
This tote looks like it would be a great Christmas gift! I have 3 daughters that would love this.
Your bag designs are awesome. Thanks for sharing.
I need a bag like this! What better way to get it, than to make it myself!
Luv this bag so much and bought the pattern when it first arrived on the scene, am going to blog about this one today and I happen to be making a new one to take on my vacation in Europe this coming August. This bag presented today is so colorful and bright, great job.
I love the fabric selection. It looks like a summer bag and perfect for the beach!
Love Lazy GIrl Design!! This looks like a super bag.
What a beautiful bag! I love the colors and all the detail! Would make my day to win!
What a great tote! So many uses and so different and beautiful. Thanks for your talent and the giveaway.
What a cute bag, and outer pockets too! it would be great for carrying around my spindle and wool, so I can spin while waiting at the doctors office or anywhere else. I could carry my crocheting also.
I love this bag. The zipper looks great and all the pockets make this a great summer bag.
I’d LOVE to win this giveaway! The cover sample tote is striking… FQ friendly and lightweight with lots of pockets gets my vote every time. Can’t have too many Lazy bags imho! I really really hope my number is one of the three chosen.
I would love to win!!
The bag is awesome.
I SO need to make one of these! I love the new cover photo! Love your patterns, Joan!!!
The quilting group I attend has made many, many bags of the same pattern.
It is time for a change so I need to win and start a new trend using the Lazy Girl Summer Tote. The colors are classy.
I have always liked this tote! So cute yet so practical.
What a great bag to toss in everything I need for a day away! It’s a one bag only bag!! I’d love to make several of these!! Thanks for all your great patterns!! Pam G
Beautiful bag. It’s amazing how different fabrics make a bag look different. Love all the pockets. This one is now on my list. Thanks!
This is a lovely looking bag that would take care of all your needs. I also love the colors you have selected for yours. Would be great to win.
I love this tote, especially the blending of the fabrics. The inside pockets are nice and the tote looks very sturdy. This would make a fantastic gym bag or commute tote.
This bag is adorable and doesn’t look difficult. I’d like to try it!
This is a perfect design for so many different uses. I look forward to making it.
Always love your bags. :)Would love to make thisone:)
I LOVE your patterns and your blog! Look forward to it every week and voila – a giveaway on my birthday! Can it get any better?!? Keep up the good lazyness!!!
Love your patterns. I’m working on a Miranda today.
I LOVE IT! I NEED IT! 🙂 Haven’t made a Lazy Girl I haven’t loved yet.
It looks like another great design.I would love to win this!
Love this bag, love all your patterns, have several but I don’t have this pattern yet so it would be great to win and if I don’t will definitely have to add this one to my collection. I especially like bags with zippers and those fabric colors are great.
Cool bag. I love it! Hope I win.
Great design (as usual) and it looks super simple to put together – quick and practical, what can be better??
Love the bag! I’m already thinking of some fabric combinations for it.
Can not wait to try this new bag. I have made all of your purses and love each one.
To head to the beach or to run around town,
Summer tote bag wont make you frown,
She’ll carry your cell phone, and Magazines too,
She has room for water, and and a sweater in blue.
Pockets galore, and fabrics so pretty,
Winning this pattern and accessories would make me SEW spinny!!!
(ok, a poet I am not, but I would LOVE the Summer tote bag!!)
Wow! I love it! And no batting either? Can’t wait to try it.
I have been busy making your bags for relatives and myself this summer. Everyone always gives great comments on them, especially the Margo with its handy outside pockets. I would love to win this giveaway, my fingers are crossed.
Love the tote! I have been collecting Marimmeko fabric on Ebay and this is just the bag to use it on! I have been looking for the perfect tote pattern and this is it!
You keep doing things right! Love the bag and how simple your patterns are. Thank you
I love how you used the scissor fob for the zipper pull! Ingenius! Like the stronger handles on this tote. Thanks for all of your patterns. They are so fun and easy to make!
This is very elegant looking. I’m new to the bag “scene”, and I’ve always had problems with zippers. I’ll bet your directions are easy to follow from I’ve read. I looked at your other bag patterns and they all look equally as delightful.
A new summer tote would be great for the beach, picnic or around town. It looks like an easy project to make and the fabrics are easy on the eyes. I would like to add a snap hook to attach my keys.
T = totally
O = ooh!
T = technique for
E = everybody!
I love your bag and can’t wait to make one. I enjoy making your bags.
I have just finished my Gracie purse and love it.
I have the information for the Summer Tote, and looking for the fusible web. My Hancock’s did not have it and did not know what it was. I will try on-line for it.
I bought fabric for one for my daughter and me. I am anxious to start it.
I really enjoy your site and look at your videos with Kaye often.
Your Summer Tote is lovely, with some great features. I use tote bags for everything, and you can never have too many!
I love bags almost as much as I love shoes!!!! A girl can never have too many! I love this one……thanks for the chance to win.
Love the fabric. Made previous tote pattern for teacher gifts with their colors or favorite fabrics. Keep them coming!
great bag and construction looks so easy … sure want to try this one …
I have used your “first in the industry” fusing two pieces of fabric to make ‘quilter’s canvas’ for many projects. I would love to be the winner of your Summer Tote pattern giveaway.
Seems to be a very functional bag.
One thing I always add to my bags is a loop with at spilt ring on it. I have a hook on my keychain, and secure the keys to my bag when I get out of the car…sure makes it easier to find those keys!
what a nice tote bag ,i would like to add this tote pattern to my have to do list for myself and to make as xmas gifts for the woman in my family or friends ,what women would,nt want a tote bag like this one ,,love it
What a great tote! Love the color, shape and size of this one!
I love the summer tote. The fabrics are great together. I would love to win this pattern, since it’s one lazy girl pattern I don’t have.
I love the new look of the summer bag. I would just love to make this bag. Love your patterns too
What a great bag, looks easy to make, I love that the pockets are different sizes and the inside is nice and roomy looking…
Love, love that fabric! Love the Summer tote as well. I will be making a new one for my vacation in September, perfect for the plane!
Penny D in hot Chesapeake!
Love all your designs and looking forward to making the latest tote. thanks.
O Lazy Girl, I love all your bags!! Easy to make, and wonderful to own! I’m a big fan!!!!
Love the summer bag!
Love the new look. I’ll have to make one to use for my sewing classes.
Sandee in Oregon
oh wow, I’ve been looking for a beach bag to make for me and my sister. This looks perfect!!! Great bag!
I love this tote, and especially like the zipper. So many totes are open without a zipper. The zipper keeps items secure in the tote, in case it tips over. Great job on this pattern and would love to be able to win the pattern.
I have just recently started to make my own bags. I am now an addict to bag patterns, and this one is a definite must-have!
I’m intrigued by your new construction method and I love the tote. I also love the idea of a rotary cut project. No pattern pieces to lose or mangle . Thank you for another great pattern.
Love the Summer Tote. It is one of the few Lazies I don’t already own. My daughter-in-law would love it!
This is another great pattern by Lazy Girls. I love your patterns there easy and stylish. Thanks for another great pattrn.
How cute! I am somewhat new to Lazygirl Designs. I found you in the last month. I love this tote — and the mood bead just adds another special touch. Great choice of fabrics too! You are inspiring!! Donna
Looks like another great project for the summer!
This is a great summer tote! Really like having the zipper so everythng stays inside. Have like all the Lazy Girl bag patterns.
In the summer I carry more than winter – sunblock, sunglasses, etc. A new bag sized just right would be perfect! My favorite feature is the zipper on top. Nothing will fall out! Maybe I need a matching sunhat, too.
This looks like a great pattern. I love having a big bag to tote around all my stuff in!
Hi that is a great looking bag. My mom would just love that bag she is almost 80 now so when she goes out she uses a large bag this one is smaller with lots of room and pockets. I can make it with the pattern. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway the Summer Bag is great.
Lazy Girl designs are quickly becoming my favorite. I love the colors on the Summer Bag and might I say – How wonderful to finally have a pocket to fit a quilting magazine in. Your giveaways are the Best and inspire!
I love it! So functional, yet so lovely!
Oooooohhhh I can see it now: that bag with my brown shorts, light pink top, sunglasses and broad hat. Mmmmm watch out world, here I come!! Very lovely!
Thanks for sharing with us, I have a lot to learn about purse construction. This would be great.
I have never attempted a bag with a zipper (yet!) but this would definitely inspire me to try!
I love the looks of the Summer Tote. It’s fun how the sides are mismatched. I alos like that is uses no batting.
Thanks for making such fun patterns available
This bag looks like it would be perfect for my daughter to use for her organ music and shoes. Girly and practical just like my girl. It will look great next to her while she plays the organ at church.
Very attractive. I think I would do French seams to avoid the unfinished look inside and perhaps add horizontal welting to separate the two fabrics.
It IS a lovely and usable tote…I really want to make one.
What a cute bag! I am addicted to bags and totes like many women are to shoes…. the cuter the better!
I really like the looks of the summer tote–very versatile!
I absolutely LOVE this bag, something I have been looking for. The colors and print are definately my style. I have been looking for something like this. With all the pool parties for the kids and park trips and beach trips… this would be a daily bag for us!!
I love the summer tote! I’ve probably made 10+ of this pattern. Sometimes I change it up a bit, but for the most part follow the pattern. I love it’s versitility and ease of use. My friends think it makes a great diaper bag.
My sisters and I are bag-crazy and we love the Lazy Girl patterns. The summer tote is a perfect example of innovative techniques, quick contruction, and stylish design. Please count me in!
The bag is a convenient size. I like that it has a zipper to keep things from falling out. A great take-along-a-project bag.
Summer… a time for fun! A time to share moments of joy and showing that with a special summer bag.
Love this bag pattern, and it’s nice & roomy. Made the Towne purse for my daughter and she absolutely loves it. But this pattern seems better for me because I put just about everything in my purse. Well except for the old kitchen sink cause it’s makes any purse a tad bit too heavy. 🙂
The Summer Bag looks COOL!
So many possibilities, so little time!
I love the new look !! I will be making another!
Joan just love all of your patterns and really love this totebag. I also love making totebags and have made some for members of my family
I made 3 of the original pattern of Summer Tote back in Feb/March of this year and gave them for gifts. I like your new look and glad I have the pattern. One day I’ll make more. Is the only difference in the pattern, the cover or are there changes to the pattern. I also have other LGD patterns which I haven’t had a chance to make. Recently I made 3 of the Roundabouts and gave them as gifts. I would love to be considered a winner in this drawing. Thanks for having it.
I like the idea of fusing two pieces of fabric together.
Oh my goodness! I need this pattern so much. I’m carrying an old purse I made that’s wearing out. I also need to make a diaper bag because I’ve got a great-grand baby coming soon.
Pick me … pick me … pick me…. (can’t you just hear me jumping up and down?)
I love this bag and the idea of fusing the two fabrics together. gotta get me some of that fusing stuff!
Thanks so much for a chance to win this pattern.
Love all the Lazy Girl bags, have made lots. Would love to win a pattern.
WOW, I’ll for sure be making this Lazy bag for Christmas.
Pick me ….. Thank you!
Love this purse…..who am I kidding…..I love all of your patterns! Sure would love to win this give-a-way! Thanks so much!
Great bag! I love it and all of your bags! Thanks for the chance to win!
This is the classiest bag! Fusing fabrics together is a great technique to learn. Thaks, Lazy Girl!
What a great bag! i love the design. Can’t wait to pick up the pattern… (if I don’t win of course) 😀
I absolutely am in love with this bag. I don’t know if I like the idea of no batting, the pockets or the shape the most, but I love the whole thing. Pick me, Pick me.
Great ideia!! Love it!!
I need some one, beautifull.
Have you patterns??
I love the 2 fabrics fused together. I’ve used this technique in a different pattern and it works really well. Love your zipper techniques!!
This bag is so neat looking! I love the way the pockets are different sizes, would nicely accomodate a variety of things! I have a brand new baby and this bag looks like it would make a perfect diaper bag! I would love to have one! Thanks Lazies for putting out another fabulous pattern!
Dear Joan & Quilty/Crafty Friends,
I LUV LUV LUV your Tote/Bag/Purse Patterns Joan. And during July, I always start thinking of lovely things that I would like to start sewing, for Christmas gifties. Would certainly LUV to add this Lazy Girl Summer Tote to my Lazy Girl Pattern collection. I just know that some beloved Family member or Friend would love to wake up to this one, on Christmas morn. 🙂
HUGS!!! Patricia “Pat” Hogge in Bremerton, WA
I love this pattern! I have made two of these in previous summers and still use them a lot. They are great for travelling on a plane, lightweight yet everything is zipped in and you’re less likely to lose things.
I love this bag and I REALLY love Joan’s directions in her patterns! They are clear and so easy to follow. Can’t wait to try fusing fabrics together.
Love the new shape. Not sure about no batting but I’ll be willing to give it a try.
Wow! What a great bag, can’t wait to make it… will use it to carry my bobbin lace pillow – to workshops, demos, and meetings. What a great way to advertise my lacemaking skills and your lovely bag.
Love the summer tote! I especially like the fabric combinations.
I have a special love of the Summer Tote. It was the first LGD I ever made.
I made it for my duaghter who was going to an important writer’s conference in San Francisco.
I called Joan from Southern Baja where I live to find out how I could get the pattern sent to me in a timely manner.
By watching her videos, I was able to make the bag precisely as Joan describes in her excellent instructions.
I have made dozens of the Summer Tote, and all of my friends that have them love them, and those that don’t, want one.
I like the new bag colors and I love the technique.
Making my first Summer revitalized my sewing and my creativity.
Thank you Joan!
I have a few of your patterns and love, love, love the clear instructions and the professional looking results. For some reason, I failed to recognize the unique construction of the Summer Tote—now that I know about this bag I’ll have to put it on my wish list—but maybe I’ll wait until after the giveaway to put in my order. 🙂 Thanks for all the great techniques—and this opportunity.
FABULOUS bag! I would love to make one for each of my traveling friends and at least one for myself.
Love the tote. Would be nice for summer or winter!
I’ve been looking for the perfect purse with no luck. This could be it.
Love Lazy Girly designs and so far I’ve only made the Margo. Would love to have this tote pattern to add to my collection!
I LOVE this bag! I want to make one. In fact , I want to make lots! Pick me, pick me…..
I like the look of this bag and the fact that you can carry a lot in the bag.
I have sewn some of your patterns and they are great to make
What a great bag, love all the pockets!
Love this tote! Can carry anything in it all summer it’s so big!
Whats not to love about this bag, I love the design and color choice. I will have to have this one .
thank you for your great designs.
I need to make a diaper bag for my daughter and this looks like it would work for that.
Thanks for the chance to win!
This summer tote looks sturdy, stylish, and large enough to handle anything one needs to take along.
Looks like a great bag thar would hold all my summer necessities
What a great bag. I see what you mean about the bowling bag… what charm! The zipper looks easy to install, and yet with the end tabs, it looks very stylish. Congratulations on another winner of a bag! I would love to make one or more of these.
I just found out about your bags this week! I”m so glad I did they are beautiful creations!!! Love love love the colors in this Summer bag, perfect for the season! I’m a dedicated follower of your site now! And can’t wait to start making some of my own!
LOVE the new bag!! This is definitely on my list to make for Christmas gifts! Thanks for sharing.
Love the bag. It would be great to take to the beach. Put all your goodies in, book, suntan location, snackage, and you are good to go.
great look. if it holds a file folder it would hold my kindle with style –
I really do like the colors and the ease of making this bag. I would love to win the bag to make it for several brown outfits I have.
Love Lazy patterns. What a cool idea to use a scissor fob for a zipper pull.
Nice tote…a girl can never have too many bags and this one looks like it would be great as an overnight bag. Love the fabric choices on the cover model too!
I especially love the zipper on top. It’s a must for anything I carry. I have made many of your Wonder Wallets and enjoy your instructions!
I like the tote because it looks like it will be big enough to hold all of my stuff! Also the fact that you can make it in colors to coordinate with your clothes. Why make just one?!
So cute-I love this pattern
great new tote Joan
I love the Summer Tote… it would be perfect to carry my knitting along with me, when I am out and about… pick me…
Nice bag! I LOVE the larger pocket for a magazine on the go. I wanna win the pattern!!! PLEASE!!! ;o) You have such wonderful patterns. THANK YOU!!!
Functional, logical instructions, light and lovely and ideal for on-board luggage … but most of all FUN! Sounds like a perfect LAZY and with our summer still a few months away even I could get it made by then.
This tote looks fabulous. I am such a “tote-aholic”!! I would love to win it, but will be sure to buy it if I don’t.
So much fun!! I love Summer because she’s so light and still so roomy.
This is the bag I’ve been looking for! Thanks for a chance to win.
You never disappoint me with your designs. With a bag that big I wouldn’t have to put it on a diet quite so soon.
Wow, This bag would not only take me through Summer but in a different fabric could take me through Fall and Winter. You giveaways are wonderful, hoping I’ll be lucky….
:ove the zipper!
Love those Lazies and the summer tote is another winner. Would love to add this pattern to my other Lazy Girl patterns of which I have many. The finished product is always a success.
Luv the new style,tall on one side shorter on the other outside pocket, wheee…and Luv these fabrics 🙂 Thanks for a chance to win a great giveaway!
I love the fabric used on this tote and the various pockets. I love pockets in everything.
I hope you choose my name to win one of these patterns.
I like that it is sturdy, has pockets inside and out and a zipper to secure your contents. The seams that are at different levels are a nice touch. I can hardly wait to make one!
Love the tote and the fabric, here’s hoping I get lucky enough to win one
Love this summer tote, Great colors!
Love It!! I have the perfect fabric for it.
I’ve never seen a bag pattern I didn’t like, but this one I LOVE!!
Love the Betz White fabric for Robert Kaufman! I just read about it last week. It compliments this design perfectly!
I am a tote kinda girl and this Summer Tote is awesome! The fabrics you picked are perfect 🙂
This is a great looking tote. Looking forward to making one.
Aloha from Hawaii, this is a great tote to use in our humid weather! I love the idea of fusing two fabics for stabilization, instead of hunting for upholstry fabric for stiffness. The bag looks very roomy to be used as a beach towel bag when you go for a cool swim during these hot, humid Hawaiian summer days! Thank you for your patterns!!
Lovely… I normally will carry it to shopping or relaxing place like coffee house 😀
Thanks for a chance to win!!!!
That bag looks like fun. It would be perfect to carry all my stuff….
Hello; I really love the bag. And design, a good size .Lots of room for things. Nice job of the shape and the colour. Helen Bates
Most excellent Joan! I can just SEE this tote on my daughter’s shoulder for Christmas!
I just made 6 of these with purple quilted fabric and gave to my night shift caregivers for a thank you for being a great team
I love the bag – I like a bag with one large compartment and little side pockets inside.
I’ve a pretty good feeling that the ladies on my Christmas list will be getting a new, zippered tote … and we’ll just call it the WINTER TOTE! What a nice bag … perfect size for hauling around the ‘whatcha gotta haves’ for work, gym, shopping, day trips … you name it! I see it in gorgeous deep wintery colors … and then come spring, will brighten it up with florals … or perhaps some flamingos!! GREAT BAG!
Summer is the perfect tote for my other love…..knitting! She is open and roomy, yet has enough pockets to stash all of the little goodies I need. And the outside pocket is just right for a pattern. And, when I tire of knitting, I can toss in my Kindle, too!
I am in love with totes! you can never have enough. I would live to make this one it will be the perfect beach bag!
Summer tote looks like fun and easy to make, too. Would love to win the pattern and make a few for holiday gifts.
Just love the new cover! Makes me really want to give this bag a try. Love your Margo – have given 3 already as gifts as well as Chloe to a few girlfriends for bday presents.
Thanks for sharing. I like this bag and looks like it would be easy to make. I would be using this bag to take on my trip out of town.
Oh, this summer tote looks very cute and functional as well. My daughter is a teacher and in need of a new tote bag for her computer and school supplies. This would be great made up in some cute teacher prints. Please enter me in the drawing! Keep up the good work, Joan. You are the best.
I love this summer tote Joan. I am going to get the pattern and make one. I could use it to carry my needlework in wherever I go. And what a great handbag too.
I love the zipper in the summer bag and also the difference in the side pockets, see lots of possibilities of things to fit there. I certainly want to give this one a try. Thanks.
Love it! I need quick bag patterns – with my short attention span, I think I could get this one done!
I love the bags that you demonstrate. That alone makes the bag special for me.
Love it! Can’t wait to check my LQS….unless I win it, of course!
I didn’t realize the two fabrics were fused together. What a great idea!
LouAnn in Colorado
I like bags that are noticed when I walk down the street. Friday I get a french braid done at the local Beauty School. When I walk down the street people stop me to comment on my hair. NIOW they stop me for my hair but also to comment on the purse or bag I am using that day. THIS bag would cause lots of compliments. It is a good size, fabric is well thought out and it would look good on arm.
Babara aka penpallady
Just love the fabric that was used! What a great pattern!
Have just watched the demonstration again and remembered I have 4 pieces quilted and ready for pockets and zips…
But I always get to the end of the demo and want to see you finish the bag off.
I think I am somewhat dyslectic at pattern reading alone.
Can’t resist a great tote!
Oh what a great tote for short trips. I just retired and would love to make this for my short trips to the coast. Love love love it!
Love this bag! It would be fun to make for my girls!
I just love the summer tote! Roomy but not bulky! Perfect for a road trip and magazines!
The way the handles have been used is a neat thing about the tote. It looks very professional and convenient. Keep on designing.
Just love this bag. I am always looking for a tote to carry knitting in and this would fit the bill and also be unique.
You can never have to many bags!! Love the pattern.
Love this tote design! My mom needs a new one and this would be perfect for her!
I LOVE this! The fabrics that you selected are fabulous…
Love the summer tote. Especially love the way the handles are put together. Love the side pockets too. Can you tell I love everything about the new summer tote?
What a great tote for all seasons! I love the sample tote fabrics. Would love to have the pattern.
i love the looks of this bag and have some great “flip flop” material to make it out of!!
The Summe Tote is AWESOME! As a teacher I can see this becoming a wonderful school bag. Can’t wait to try it.
love the summer tote, it would make a great go to church bag, for my song books and bible, praise the lord!!!! keep up the great work joan. bless u. lucinda s padgett
I have been wanting a new lazy girl purse! Sadly my fabric store no longer carries them.
Love this tote and would love to win it.
Your website and photos have sure inspired me to bring out the sewing machine again.
This looks like it would be an interesting and fun tote to construct. I can see using it for a shop hop or overnight bag. I am also interested in seeing if the pattern could be adapted to use a messenger/cross body handle. JoAnn
What a neat bag to do embroidery on, Luv it…..
I love the new look!! The Summer Tote pattern is 1 of only 3 of the Lazy Girl bag patterns that I don’t have. That’s only because I haven’t gotten around to ordering it yet. I loooooove Lazy Girl bag patterns. They are so stylish and easy to make. Every time I make one for someone they always ask me to make them another one (or two).
Love a bag or purse with a zipper as it keeps all the important stuff tucked in. The Summer will hold plenty of stuff safely in it’s pockets and inside so it is a must do.
I love this bag design. I made it in my perfect fabric/colors a couple of years ago. It was one of my go-to bags. It’s so versatile. Unfortunately, my daughter has discovered it and I haven’t seen it empty recently.
Another wonderful pattern! This looks perfect for work (so much more fun than a briefcase, certainly.) I love that it has a zipper – functional, yet decorative. Good work, Joan, once again.
Always admired your Bags from afar, just love this bag particularly with the zipper in the top, I think its just the one to make me jump rightin and make one. An Ozzie would love to win.
Love the Summer Tote…great for a smaller diaper bag or a carry all for any occassion! THANKS!
I’d love to try a “lazy” bag and this one is just the right size!!! Woot! Woot!!
I adore this tote. I especially like how the pattern falls uneven. I like things that aren’t the same as everyone else, you came up with some fantastic styles and patterns.
I like this bag (and all Lazy Girl bags) and am looking forward to making it to replace my worn out Coach bag. Your patterns are easy to follow and are flexible….I could make a different bag for each day of the week if I wanted…just need to have appropriate material on hand.
I want to make me one! Gave the first one away to my hair-cutter friend and she told me it is perfect for all her supplies when she goes to another location than the shop to do wedding parties. So you can imagine how much it holds!
That’s what I need to make for my oldest daughter. I made her a Miranda day bag a couple of years ago and she stuffs it so full she has almost worn it out. This would give her more room for her things.
What a terrific bag!!! Perfect size, great pockets. I’m new to the Lazy Girl family, but I think this is the first bag I’ll need to make!
Lookin forward to Makin the Summer tote with fusing the cotton fabric together. have made oddles of the town purse. love the techinique
I love your Summer Tote. It is the perfect size for carrying everything a grandmother of 3 needs to carry. And when I am not with grandbabies, I can bring along a nice little portable project for waiting in the doctor’s office, etc. I gottta have it! As always, a really great job, Joan.
Wow! I really like the idea that there is no batting in this but it will still be substantial. I can’t wait to make it!
Thank you for your giveawaY. i love YOUR PATTERNS!!!
This is the bag I have been looking for! So glad you found it!!
I use Lazy Patterns for all my bags and get complements all the time.
I’ve been asked to sell them, but I like to make them for me.
Does that make me selfish?
Or proud of my sewing skills?
Mention copyright and peoples eyes glaze over.!
Didn’t your mama teach you not to steal?
I love lazies! The new Summer Tote looks fantastic! Nice update!
This is a terrific bag. It could hold all my summer needs and a crafty project.
What a great bag – I think this would be great for a day trip bag. I have been looking for a bag to make as Christmas gifts and this is it! Thank you for your great designs.
LOVE the summer tote. NEED the pattern.
Another wonderful pattern.
Joan your patterns are soooooo easy to follow and since I subscribe to the theory that the one with the most bags wins (dont plan on dying to get the award) but would love the new pattern, it is one I don’t already have. keep up the good work…..!
Love this bag. I would like to make it to carry my sewing to the quilting place when I meet the other ladies to sew. LOVE IT!!
I love your patterns, and this is a great looking bag! Love the different sized pockets!
Love the Summer Tote!
I love this bag. I could use it for lots of things, including my computer so I won’t leave it behind.
Very cute and I love the colors very functional!
What a lovely tote! Thanks for the chance to win the pattern etc. I’ve got some lovely batiks that would be perfect also. I’d love to experience sewing a LazyGirl Designs pattern.
I would just LUV to be able to make this!
I love anything that is a Lazy Girl design. Please keep making such wonderful bags.
Oh I think this bag is gorgeous! I especially love that it has a zipper!
This is just beautiful and the fabrics – oh my!!!! This purse would be a great one to take on quilt retreats. Your patterns are the best.
“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.”
– Sam Keen
Love your summer tote….and I would totally respect it!!!
Love the bag. Looks so quick to put together! You always come up with wonderful fabric combinations!
Great style….and can be made with Fat Quarters!!! I love that I can use coordinating fat quarters that I already have for the Summer Tote!
Made a similar one using desert camo for hubs to carry meds, etc when working out-of-town. Last thing I sewed, as I can no longer see to read or sew. Would love to use this pattern (enlarged) to make him a new (better) one..
I love the updated 2011 look. So fresh!
I have yet to make one of your bags, and am looking for an over-the-shoulder style. I keep reading that these are really so easy, but I’ve never tried anything like this and find putting in a zipper very intimidating. Which purse is the most simple to make?
I LOVE this bag! What a great new design! I like the zipper and all the pockets, and I love the new Bag bottoms supports that you can get now too!
Wow, am I ever looking forward to making this tote! While I was reading the descritpion of the bag I thought of two pieces of fabric to use. Stash attack!!!!
I would love to try to fuze the fabric together on some other “lazy” bags. It seems a lot easier to put together that way. Not so bulky!
Looks great! My mind is busy thinking of all the different uses I can make of this bag. I have several people in mind for gifts, too.
How fun !!! love the Summer tote, just the right size to carry everything. Would love to try this pattern and see how it’s put together and try placing a zipper. Thanks for all your great designs and the chance to win this prize.
I would love to make a Summer Tote! One can never have too many totes. 😉 Love the fabrics on the one in the photo!
Nice bag. My Grandaughter just gave birth to a little girl last week. This would make a perfect diaper bag. Love your bags.. Keep up the great work Joan.
How cool is this? I just discovered Julie’s blog and LOVE her as well as Rachel Griffith – can’t wait to meet them at Rita’s next month. I love that she did this bag! Makes this pattern all new again! Thanks!!!
This is a pretty and spacious tote bag! A great and useful bag for daily use. Love the design and fabrics too.
Any tote of yours has to be a winner! This is such a great bag for whatever I need to carry and I’d love to add it to my collection.
This tote is so pretty & practical. I want to make one for a friend of mine to use as a diaper bag. Thanks for posting.
As usual, Joan, a beautiful, useful bag, and I love the fabric choices and the contrasting zipper!
I’ve made so many of your bags, and they are always a success because of your clear instructions. I would love to make this one!
What a great idea! I could so use one of these right now. School has started and we just adopted a new dog from the Shelter and I need a nice bag to keep his stuff in so we can take him up the mountain with us on the weekends!
I love this bag! It truly does look like a workhorse. This was definitely designed by a woman who will be using this bag. I follow your blog and your facebook page. I am the proud owner of the Miranda Bag but there is “always” room for more bags in my closet!
Oh, my, how stunning!
Wonderful color/fabric choices!!
Joan, I love every one of your patterns I’ve tried…. but I haven’t made the Summer Tote yet!
This has just moved from my “things to do someday” list, to my “must do now” list!
Thanks for all your great patterns!!
Keep on updating your pattern covers….the patterns are timeless so the fabrics really do set the stage. I never looked twice at this particular pattern before, but the use of. Contemporary fabric really caught my eye!
This bag looks perfect for my annual trip to Conventions with my hubby! I would love to sew my own bag and also try Lazy Girl patterns for the first time. And the fabric on this bag is awesome – perfect colors! Thanks for a chance to win! 🙂
The fabric looks great! I like big bags. Can most likely also carry my camera in this one, too. Even though its a digital one, it’s the size of a 35mm camera with a zoom lens…
Absolutely love the fabrics! I have loved making all the Lazy Girl bags & totes. The instructions are always so easy to follow!
Some of my first bags were lazies. People still ask for them years later! This is a great summer/year-round bag that does everything we need. Thanks for the update!!
I love the fact that you can fit a magazine in the back pocket. Seems to have BEACH written all over it :):):).
The more I look at this purse, the more I love it. I have never made a purse, but I have always wanted to, just felt intimidated. I am a beginner, and belong to a Quilting Group, that is always willing to help newbies. I hope I win this pattern.
This is another winner from Joan. So many great details and handy pockets. The zipper is a great addition.
Love the fabric combination! I love to have my totes handy, not just for summer fun, but for every day use. When going to my favorite sewing place – I carry my totes and fill it with wonderful goodies. When I get home it is always a treat to open my tote and start creating!
What a great bag! I need a new tote for my books and things this fall – starting grad school and I want something trendy. This is perfect!
i love this tote – especially that the seams don’t have to match, intentionally!
I would love to make a tote like this, I love it.
My favorite part is the large pocket for a magazine or folder.
Now this is a nice tote!
Love, love love this bag. Looks really functional and I’m sure it will be breeze to make like all you bags are. Thanks for a chance to win!
This is a great looking bag! Very roomy, it would be a great vacation bag. I think I might make the handles longer because I like to carry bags on my shoulder. Thanks for the giveaway.
A zippered tote is essential for me with lots of pockets. The Summer Tote certainly fits the bill and I especially like the pull tabs for easy access.
I love this bag. I definately plan on making one, but winning the pattern would make it perfect!
Love the summer bag, and adore the fabrics…as usual, Julie did a great job with construction..would love to be in the “running” for a new bag…
This looks like a fun bag to carry! Simple and fun to make–but then all of your bags are! Your creativity amazes me:)
I love it. This looks like just the thing I need to take to school when I mentor.
Looks like a great bag to go to the beach or tote my crafting supplies around!
I would love to win this pattern. The Lazy patterns I have made have been marvelous!
I really love this bag, and do need a new tote for my new job! Thank you
Love it! Lazy Girl bags are my favorites.
Perfect!!! I had just decided to make a diaper bag for my daughter’s best friend because my daughter and the new mom both knit and that is my “usual” baby gift…a knitted sweater set with a matching baby blanket. I was stumped! This would be just the thing!
I love the summer tote its a lovely great bag………….I need a great bag
I love the Summer bag. The fabric here is beautiful! Now I am inspired to make another one. The colors are perfect for me!
I too love the lazy Summer bag. U as always make it look so easy and I really love that the sides don’t match (that is extra cool) the colors are really fresh and fun. I want to win.
I looks fabulous! I love that the pockets were planned to have different functions.
This is a beautiful bag! I would love to make it!
That’s a great bag!
Looks wonderfully roomy and love the pockets. Just the type of bag that is large enough to hold grand kids things and still find your needed stuff/supplies. Love it!
I love, love, love totes to the point that I am a tote-aholic….! And, as soon as I saw this pattern I knew I had to have it…. winning it would be better, of course! Thanks!
I love, love, love this new Summer tote. I would love to win the pattern so I could make one. Thank you for the opportunity. Take care and God bless, Cory.
What an absolutely cool tote! The size and shape make it extremely versatile. I would so love to add this tote to my summer wardrobe/supplies. Your patterns are great, your blog is fun, and you totally rock!
I love the summer tote and it looks great in these fabrics. I don’t have the pattern yet so it would be nice to win one but I won’t hold my breath for that.
Love this tote and all of your patterns.
I’ve been a silent reader all this while 🙂 .. Love all your bag designs . Hopefully I win this one .
Love it! This will be on my “must-do” list for sure.
I just finished a Lazy Girl pattern – the Margo bag and love it! I have 2 more cut out. It would be nice to win this pattern because it has a zipper. So many totes are open, this would be a nice option to grab. Thanks for posting this.
Love it! Looks like a fun project!
I love making Lazy Girl purses and totes. I’ve made 7 all as gifts.
What a wonderful tote! I would love to make that one.
I love a bag that stands up when you set them on the counter to pay!
This looks like it would make a great knitting or other project bag!!! And for gifts it would be great!!!
I like the idea of no batting. Keeps it soft looking and very portable. Making one looks like a fun project. Can’t wait to try it
I have been looking for a bag pattern I can match to 2 color quilts I make for new babies that are arriving on a almost daily basis. This pattern looks perfect!!!
I love this bag would love to make it for my daughter to make as a small diaper bag to carry for my grandson. I want to make it in blue material. Will post a picture if I win!!
I love the look. I have not seen this tote pattern before. I have made several others though and they always go together quickly. I would love to make one.
I work in a fabric store and I love making “Lazies” for store models!
I love this bag! I have made it and it is very useful!
I have several of the Lazy Girl patterns and love them all, I don’t have the Summer Tote yet but would really like to have it.
Gorgeous tote! I would love to make one! Love your blog and website, thanks for having it.
I love it! I have to have it! Perfect for summer trips, to stash magazines and books for a little lazy reading. Now, to pick the perfect fabrics……..
Looks great – and I absolutely LOVE all the Lazy Girls that I’ve made so far. Would love to have this one to add to my collection.
This is a great bag. I think it will make a great tote for my daughter to take to college.
Love this bag, I think it would make a lovely diaper bag!
How cute! Just love your patterns!
I love this bag…would love to make one for myself.. Not to big… but not to small. Would be great for takeing to meetings and just about town.
Love it! Can’t wait to get started sewing!
I love this bag! I have made several of Lazy Girl bags and they are so easy to make. I would love to make this one!
Looks so size adequate. Like the idea of mood bead on the zipper pull. SB
I would love the chance to make this awesome tote!!!!!!!
This has to be the nicest summer tote I’ve ever seen. The colors are amazing. And, although it does look not-too-complicated to make, I’d sure love to win it!!! Thanks for posting such inspirational designs!!!
I love this bag. I am not a fan of green but I can definately see it done in all of my favorite colors. Thanks for always having the greatest bag patterns.
What a nice bag, I’ve not tried your patterns but am looking forward to doing so.
Coolie moolie bag! This would be a great bag for all the Christmas craft bazaars coming up. I can just imagine it sewn up in the new Grinch fabrics!
I love this pattern. I just recently started making bags, and this looks so easy. I love the fabric that was used for the project.
Fun! I have a friend expecting a baby in November, would make a great diaper bag for a professional mom! Too cute!! Thanks!
I just got one of your patterns and I am a bag junkie. I will be putting the summer tote on my list of things to do.
That looks like it would make a great knitting bag!
So fresh & light – what an attractive addition to take along on any summer outing or to brighten someones life as a gift – which is my favorite reason to sew!
I’m always looking for a good sized tote like this!!
So attractive & Fresh!
So cute…love the zipper pull!
Love the tote!!
I absolutely love it! I would love to make this for my trip to Florida this summer!
Looks so roomy to hold lots of stuff. The style makes it easy to see into the bag. Love it overall!!
Ooooh~ I love this bag! It would make an awesome knitting tote 🙂
I love that it doesn’t have batting. The only thing better than making a new bag would be to win one!
Love your fabric choices! It looks very roomy and I like the Tabs on the zipper to hold onto when closing the zipper.
I love this tote, I make a lot of totes and purses. The colors are so bright and could be used for spring or summer. I would have a hard time finding the right fabric in my stash, way to many choices I could not stop at making just one.
Pick me! Such an adorable bag!!
Love the bag! Your instructions are always so easy to follow. Gracie is still my favorite.
Great bag, will even brave sewing a zipper for it. Love the video..Thank you.
The Summer Tote is so pretty as well as functional. I do love all your patterns but have a special “love” for the purse patterns. I am glad you are a Buckeye–I am too!! Thanks for making your directions so easy to understand, and for having them in color so they become much less complicated!
I love all your patterns. The Margo is my favorite.
This looks like it would make a great travel bag. I have bookmarked it under my ‘I want that’ tab.
I absolutely love the Summer Tote. I am always looking for a new bag to make and you always come up with the cutest ideas. Love the colors on this one too.
I just love this bag. I think I have done most of your bags for myself
and friends. Keep up the good work.
Very nice! Looks like a great size and shape!
love the pattern and I would love to learn how to do a zipper (easy way) in a bag or tote thanks for sharing
Looks like a great bag! Didn’t realize the contrasting color were pockets. Nice size and the zipper is a nice addition.
Love this summer tote! Looks perfect for lugging my summer necessities. I especially love the super accessories decorating the bag. Great attention to detail. I would love to win this bag!
This looks perfect to take a towel and sunscreen and a magazine to the pool.
That is just too cute! I want one!
I love my Lazy patterns! A Lazy Summer Tote would top my summer off nicely! Love all the patterns… keep up the good work.
I have enjoyed the Lazy patterns I have made thus far; would love to try the Summer Tote.
Another lovely bag. What a unique shape and Julie worked it up beautifully. Thanks for the chance Joan.
a “Lazy” Jane
PS: I get compliments for my Miranda bag all the time and I still love it!
I love the revised pattern and the fabric choice. LG purses are so easy to make and practical to use.
Oh, what a bummer to have no bag for Summer!!
As requested, we wrote in hopes of winning this tote!
I’d be so filled with glee, if you’d only PICK ME! (Please?)
Oh I love that tote! Nice and roomy – no scrounging through a roomy top and narrow bottom. Plus a zip! I prefer zip tops to keep things private. Also like the look of those funky mismatched pockets. They suit my quirky style. 🙂
Love the tote and the fabrics Julie chose. Would love to add this pattern to my Lazy Girl collection!
Wonderful bag. Would be great to carry all those extra things for vacation.
Amazing bag!! Could really do some serious fabric shopping with that bag for sure. Thanks for the giveaway!
I’m looking forward to making this bag! To win the giveaway would be inspirational!!
I love Lazy Girl bag designs. The summer tote is a great design and I love the color combinations. Another great bag design.
That is a beautiful bag would sure love to win it, e-mail email@example.com…Thanks
I have so many of your patterns, this one is adorable and i would love to win it of course, if not I guess it is anohter one that I will have to purchase LOL
Your designs are amazing!! I just purchased a new Janome sewing machine and your summer tote would be a great first project!!
Love anything easy when it comes to sewing. These patterns always look great!
Would love to win this bag…
This looks like it would be a great bag to carry on the plane. Would like to make one before my next trip.
I love the Summer Tote pattern. I would really like to have this pattern!
Love this bag and the fabric is cute. Especially like the fusing fabrics together idea.
Really neat ! Love totes !! Pattern doesn’t look so complicated either which is nice. Hope I win !!
This is so cute! and functional! I really love it!
I love the new color of Summer!
The sides are very unique. Love that it has a zipper. Would love to make this bag.
Would love to win! Haven’t make a bag before and would love a simple one like this one.
I love this bag. It would be so perfect for carrying my projects. I haven’t made any Lazy Girl bags yet, but have only heard good things about them. I am looking forward to making many.
VERY Cute! I love your patterns, sooooooooooo easy!
When summer comes and I’m all bent I go to my sewing room where time is well spent. When at last my summer purse is through I’d love to share it with all of you!
That is one fabulous bag! I would love to add it to my Lazy Girl collection. I make them as gifts and they are always appreciated. Love the roominess of this bag.
I am no longer afraid of zippers, thanks to you!
I want to sew this bag so bad, If I don’t win I’ll be so sad 🙁
It is so cute with zipper and all, to show it off would be a ball 🙂