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See a collection of sewing and quilting projects featuring the Hobo Tote bag template set.

Designer Border Print Bag | Hobo Tote by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Designer Handbag Sewing Tips

Plan your next bag around a border-print fabric! Fussy cutting fabric isn’t just for quilting. Inspired by a designer handbag, I knew a readily-available border-print will make quick work of the fussy cutting. If you aren’t familiar with the term, fussy-cut, it means to feature a certain portion of the textile print in your sewing design. … Continue Reading

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“Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge” with Bonus Embroidery Download

It’s time to wrap up this first sewing project in Baby Lock’s Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge. During my last video, I promised you a special memento—a bonus embroidery, which is free to download below—and add as the finishing touch to this tote. Watch and enjoy the video, then get stitching! Follow The Journey; Create … Continue Reading

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Tote Making Tips—Baby Lock’s “Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge”

It’s week one of Baby Lock’s Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge and it’s time for the third segment of my hobo tote project. During this week, I’m posting videos and blog posts on my adventure of creating a hobo tote using my sewing machine of choice, Baby Lock’s Destiny II. Join The Journey, Create Your … Continue Reading

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Embroidery Tips from Nancy—”Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge”

Join the Adventure! Find Your Destiny. On January 2, I announced my new hobo tote project for Baby Lock’s Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge. Now for the amazing part of my Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge project—the embroidery, using Baby Lock’s Destiny II. Watch the video as I resize, add custom thread colors, duplicate, and … Continue Reading

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Join me for Baby Lock’s Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge

Welcome to Baby Lock’s Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge. For the next 12 weeks, twelve sewlebrities will create exciting projects on the Baby Lock Destiny II. I’m kicking off the celebration by sewing a roomy hobo tote. Join the Adventure! Find Your Destiny. Click and watch the video below on how to get started. Supplies … Continue Reading

Feature Border Prints on your next handbag sewing project by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Sewing With Border Prints—A Simple Solution

When it is time to sew a new tote, choose a fabric border print and let the artistic design simplify the sewing process. Border print fabrics are readily available and easy to fussy-cut. If you aren’t familiar with the term, fussy-cut, it means to feature a certain portion of the textile print in your sewing design. … Continue Reading

Designer Border Print Bag | Hobo Tote by Nancy Zieman

Border Prints—Perfect for Sewing Bags

Fussy cutting fabric isn’t just for quilting! After finding inspiration from a designer handbag, I knew a border print would present a great alternative to a plain bag. Border print fabrics are readily available and easy to fussy-cut. If you aren’t familiar with the term, fussy-cut, it means to feature a certain portion of the textile … Continue Reading

Hobo Tote Double Handle Upgrade by Nancy Zieman

Hobo Tote Skinny Handle Upgrade

Enjoy the style of narrow straps with the benefit of being durable. The bag is created with the Trace ‘n Create Hobo Tote Template with an upgrade of double handles. Here are the simple steps to create these go-to handbag handles. Extra Supplies: One package 1″ Create-a-Strap instead of one package of 5/8″ Create-a-Strap. Double Handle Instructions: … Continue Reading

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Sew a Versatile Hobo Tote

I like to create bags and totes, just like you. The roomy Hobo Tote style is my go-to bag pattern of late. This tote is a versatile pattern and is an ideal palette to showcase a casual, coordinated fabric collection. Give the tote a classic look by adding tailored touches and using a sophisticated color combo. … Continue Reading

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It’s Great Fun to Sew Handbags!

I know, you’re never going to sew five handbags from the same fabric collection. Yet, I thought you might be interested to see how prints and solids combine to create classy bags and totes. First, the Fabric! We received fabric yardage from the new collections at Riley Blake Designs. It was like Christmas! At first I … Continue Reading

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