Nancy Zieman Hobo Tote Blog TourDrum roll please! In today’s sewing blog, I’m pleased to introduce my newest template from Clover, Trace ‘n Create Template—Nancy’s Hobo Tote Collection. It’s a very roomy tote (16″H x 18″W x 5″D) and a perfect template to use with large prints or a fat quarter collection of fabrics. The featured chevron and dot fabric collection is from Riley Blake Designs.

Hobo Tote Template and Design Features

Color coding—There are two templates in the collection, offering three layout variations: four-fabric, two-fabric, or one- fabric options. The templates are color coded for ease of use.

Trace 'n Create Templates Nancy's Hobo Tote Nancy Zieman

Trace 'n Create Templates Nancy's Hobo Tote Nancy ZiemanPinpoint Accuracy—The die cut areas in the templates make for pinpoint accuracy in positioning snaps and purse feet.

Nancy Zieman Hobo Tote Template by Clover Blog Tour

Fabric Showcase—Select fun big prints, a fat quarter collection, or just one fabric. You’re not limited.

Nancy Zieman Hobo Tote Blog Tour

Nancy Zieman Hobo Tote Blog Tour

It’s What’s Inside That Counts—A fusible interfacing and a hardy craft interfacing are recommended. Joan Hawley, of Lazy Girl Designs, recently designed Stiff Stuffa noncreasing craft interfacing that I’m enjoying so much. Another craft interfacing that I’ve used through the years is Peltex.

Nancy Zieman Hobo Tote Blog Tour

Firm Foundation—Like all my bag templates, I always recommend stitching in a Shape ‘n Create bottom stabilizer, it stitches like butter!

Nancy Zieman Hobo Tote Blog Tour

Lots of Pockets—The bag has lots of interior pockets. The template includes die cut areas to use as the pocket pattern. Simply, trace and create!

Nancy Zieman Hobo Tote Blog Tour

Cinched-In Option—Interior snaps create a tote with additional shape and security.

Nancy Zieman Hobo Tote Blog Tour

And now, The Blog Tour Details

I’m excited to kick off the Hobo Tote Blog Tour today! Ten bloggers have been selected to participate in this fun and creative Blog Tour.

Nancy_Zieman_TraceNCreate_Hobo_Tote_Template_Blog_Tour_BadgeFor 10 days, a different talented blogger will showcase their Hobo Tote creation. With the impressive lineup of bloggers, I know the creative options will be noteworthy!

Starting today, February 19, be sure to visit each and every blogger’s site to see their Hobo Tote creation. Each day on my Facebook page, I’ll be directing you to the next stop on the Blog Tour.

February 19       Nancy Zieman        

February 20      Jenny Gabriel          

February 21       Fran Ortmeyer        

February 22       Tori Thompson      

February 23       Carol Porter             

February 24       Jina Barney             

February 25        Joan Hawley            

February 26       Julie Herman           

February 27       Eileen Roche            

February 28       Cindy Cloward         

We’ve added Giveaways to the Hobo Tote Blog tour. Clover Needlecraft will be sending three random winners a Clover Prize Package valued at $75. Names will be announced in my blog posting on March 1, 2013.

Nancy Zieman Hobo Tote Blog Tour Prize Package from Clover

Here is what’s included in each of the three prize packages:

Lazy Girl Designs is giving away a Lazy Girl Interfacing Pack that includes 1-1/2 yard cuts of Stiff Stuff and Face-it Soft ($17 value) to three additional random winners.
Nancy Zieman Hobo Tote Blog Tour Lazy Girl Interfacings

For chances to win one of the six prizes, please post comments on this site (yes you can enter once a day). Share your thoughts about the Hobo Totes you see on the blog tour and/or about the Hobo Tote you’re planning to make. Six random winners will be selected and posted March 1.

Clover Logo  Nancy Zieman Hobo Tote Blog Tour Lazy Girl Interfacings by Joan Hawley

I am extending a big thank you to Clover and Lazy Girl Designs for sponsoring the Hobo Tote Blog Tour!

Bye for now,

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