Joan Hawley
Craftsy Instructor

Westerville, OH

As "Lazy Girl," Joan Hawley always finds the easy and fun way to a successful project. A self-described geek and armchair engineer, Joan loves creating new twists and techniques for sewing and quilting. Joan is a renowned author, teacher and popular blogger. In addition to her successful pattern line, she designs notions for Clover Needlecraft and developed her Sew Lazy line of interfacing. Additionally, Joan is passionate for purses and ... Read Full Bio »

Joan's Craftsy Classes


Zip It Up: Easy Techniques for Zippered Bags

Install zippers with ease in any bag project! Join designer and blogger Joan Hawley of Lazy Girl Designs and learn how to sew a zipper in a bag with three approachable methods for flawless installation. During class, you'll practice these techniques as you learn how to sew a zipper pouch, a trendy tote and a classic travel bag. With each project, you'll learn a new method and when that method will come in most handy. Along the way, you'll learn the techniques you need to create beautiful bags, starting with choosing fabric and setting up your machine. You'll also see how to create all the bells and whistles of your bags, from handles to boxed corners, and discover essential techniques for rotary cutting and gorgeous pressing. 

$14.99 $39.99

Joan's Patterns

Noriko Handbag


Suzi Purse Insert & More


Easy Fabric Garland

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Joan's Projects

Runaround Bag
Lily Pocket Purse
Nickita Bag
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