Sew News Magazine Features Our Summer Tote

Lazies, the Summer Tote design by Lazy Girl Designs is featured in the October 2006 issue of Sew News magazine  You can see our tote in the New Products section.  I sent several samples to Sew News for them to choose from and they featured the sample made from Asian themed fabrics.

Summer Tote Sew News Magazine, Oct 2006

I used only two fabrics for the whole bag.  Both are red/black/gold combo’s from two different fabric lines (called Ginko Fantasy and Cultivated Cottons) by Lonni Rossi for Andover Fabrics  One has a red background, the other has a black background. I alternated which part of the bag they were on for the front and the back.  I made one handle from each.  I know Lonni’s fabrics are terribly popular – check for them at your local quilt shop or online.

Sew News cover Oct 2006

I used a polyester all-purpose zipper by Coats & Clark for the closure.  I added ribbons to the hole in the zipper pull, then tied Japanese coins to the end of each ribbon.  Together, the ribbons and coins work as a decorative zipper pull.


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