Drum 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.
Pinpoint Accuracy—The die cut areas in the templates make for pinpoint accuracy in positioning snaps and purse feet.
Fabric Showcase—Select fun big prints, a fat quarter collection, or just one fabric. You’re not limited.
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 Stuff—a noncreasing craft interfacing that I’m enjoying so much. Another craft interfacing that I’ve used through the years is Peltex.
Firm Foundation—Like all my bag templates, I always recommend stitching in a Shape ‘n Create bottom stabilizer, it stitches like butter!
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!
Cinched-In Option—Interior snaps create a tote with additional shape and security.
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.
For 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!
February 19 Nancy Zieman nancyzieman.com/blog/
February 20 Jenny Gabriel stitchinjenny.wordpress.com/
February 21 Fran Ortmeyer cloverusa.wordpress.com
February 22 Tori Thompson totallystitchin.net
February 23 Carol Porter cloverusa.wordpress.com
February 24 Jina Barney jinabarneydesignz.blogspot.com
February 25 Joan Hawley lazygirldesigns.com/blog
February 26 Julie Herman jaybirdquilts.com
February 27 Eileen Roche dzgns.com/blog
February 28 Cindy Cloward rileyblakedesigns.com/blog
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.
Here is what’s included in each of the three prize packages:
- Trace ‘n Create Bag Template–Hobo Tote Collection
- Shape ‘n Create Bag Stabilizer
- Pin ‘n Stow Magnetic Wrist Pincushion
- Satin Bronze D-Rings
- Double-Sided Basting Tape
- 1″ Create-a-Strap
- Wrap ‘n Fuse Piping
- Magnetic Snap Closure
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.
Bye for now,