Baby Lock/Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge/Nancy Zieman

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 Your Destiny!

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Inside Story on the Hobo Tote Project

Whether going on a weekend outing or taking a quilting class, this tote has room! I used the Trace ‘n Create Hobo Tote Template Set to create this travel-sized tote. For a complete listing of supplies, check my Introducing Baby Lock’s Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge blog posting.

To catch up on my first three posts featuring this project, click on the links to follow the entire process:

 

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Here are a few highlights on finishing this tote. Remember that the complete tote assembly instructions are included in the Trace ‘n Create Hobo Tote Template set.

  • Baby Lock Love of Sewing Challenge, Nancy Zieman, Embroidery Tips, Free Embroidery DesignMark the magnetic snap placement on the lining pieces. Designer Tip: Cut two 1″ x 2″ rectangles of Shape ‘n Create (use scraps leftover from adding reinforcement to the outer bag bottom) and stitch to the wrong side of the lining as pictured. The plastic stabilizer will keep the snaps secure in the fabric.
  • Baby Lock Love of Sewing Challenge, Nancy Zieman, Embroidery Tips, Free Embroidery DesignAdd the snaps, following the package instructions.
  • Stitch the lining pieces together, following the same steps as detailed in last week's blog. Stitch the lining pieces together.
  • Align right sides of the tote and lining.
  • Stitch around the top of the tote. Do not stitch curves.
  • Baby Lock Love of Sewing Challenge, Nancy Zieman Embroidery tips and bagmaking techniquesTurn the tote right side out. Press along the sewn edge. Topstitch if desired.
  • Baby Lock Love of Sewing Challenge, Nancy Zieman Embroidery tips and bagmaking techniquesAdd binding to the inner curves. Designer Tip: I didn’t use the heavier décor fabric for the binding, rather a matching cotton fabric.

 

Baby Lock Love of Sewing Challenge, Nancy Zieman Embroidery tips and bagmaking techniques

Baby Lock Love of Sewing Challenge, Nancy Zieman Embroidery tips and bagmaking techniques

Baby Lock Love of Sewing Challenge, Nancy Zieman Embroidery tips and bagmaking techniques

Summary of Nancy Zieman’s week one of the Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge

  • January 2: Introduction to the Baby Lock Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge
  • January 4: Amazing details on how to size, duplicate, and position embroidery
  • January 7: Tips on constructing the Hobo Tote Bag
  • January 10, Today!: Special memento feature, including a free downloadable embroidery

Baby Lock/Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge/Nancy ZiemanCheck out the Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge website.

This wraps up my project for The 2017 Baby Lock Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge, but there’s much more ahead! In fact, there are 11 more weeks of exciting sewing, quilting, and embroidery adventures. Check out the Baby Lock Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge website for all the details including Pam Damour and her project—up next!

Thanks for joining me!

Bye for now,
Nancy Zieman The Blog

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