I would like to give a big thank you to Nancy for inviting me to share my Hobo Bags on this tour.
I have made every single bag and style that Nancy has created….well it’s my job!
Each one has its own distinctive purpose and I have my favorites.
Hobo Bag with matching E-Tablet and Paper Keeper
The Hobo Bag is one of my favorites due to its volume.
Plenty of interior pockets hold all of my essentials while the “floor” capacity holds all my carry-on stuff…making this my go-to travel bag.
I had some Kaffe Fassett fat quarters just screaming to be used in this bag.
Love, love, love the colors…and this bag goes with so many outfits and coats.
Here I am at the Sewing Dealers Show in Las Vegas…bag stuffed to the gills, looking at Nancy’s Pattern Display!
This Hobo Bag is fast to make and the instructions are easy to follow. The only change I made is to use the 1” wide Create- A- Strap for the bag handles.
What a treat to be ask to join in the blog tour for the Hobo Tote by Nancy Zieman! Alas, due to the tail end of the nasty flu floating around and some up against the wall publisher deadlines I was unable to make this awesome bag by deadline. BUT…. Never fear….
I ask my friend Vicki Hesseltine, owner of Back Porch Quilts & Designs if she could follow directions to make a dress. She asked if someone actually wanted to wear the dress she made, so I figured we were about the same level of competency. She was excited to make the tote for me and already had an appliqué project to put in it. (Great for knitting projects too!)
Vicki made the tote over the weekend at a quilt retreat where 30 some quilters watched her progress. There were a couple places where she had problems and decided the next time (YES she is making another…maybe more) she would use a highlighter and mark the directions that are specific to her style.
Vicki loved the fact that the templates make marking soooo simple and precise…..especially the seam allowance. “I had never made a purse but with this template I will make this one again.”
Vicki found the Wonder Clips ever so helpful and wished she had some of the Jumbo Wonder Clips to work with on the “neck” of the bag. So make sure you have those on your list of must have items when making the bag.
The fabric Vicki used is from the CONTESSA collection by Timeless Treasures. She loves the richness of the colors and designs and thinks the bag shows them off beautifully.
“This is a fun weekend (or retreat) project and many of the women at the retreat wanted to make their own.”
Vicki carries the HOBO TOTE Template and the beautiful fabric she used on her bag along with other great Clover products at her website: Back Porch Quilts
Nancy will be selecting 6 winners over the time of the blog tour from comments left on her blog. Be sure to click on the image on the left to enter and see the complete list of blog tour participants. Thanks for visiting.
First introduced in 2010, the two templates included in the package can be used to make six style options. The bag featured below is the original Florida Key West Plus Tote. Whether you’re vacationing or running errands—this roomy tote is just the right fit, all while merging function and style.
I’m delighted to be the guest blogger in this third installment of Clover’s Bag Makeovers Series. Throughout the month of May, we’ve been sharing the latest bag making techniques and notions. Plus I’ve been sharing my favorite tips for quick and easy bag-sewing methods along with the inside scoop on how I give my bags the couture-look.
Clover and I introduced the Trace ‘n Create Bag Templates—the California Collection in 2009. With the two templates that are included in the package, there are six style options. The bag featured below is the original Monterey Bag. It’s a classic-size bag with a fold-over top—a great bag to carry everyday.