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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 ...

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Claire Handbag

from Lazy Girl Designs
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Claire Handbag
Claire Handbag Claire Handbag back
Claire Handbag Claire Handbag inside
Claire Handbag Claire Handbag
Claire Handbag Claire Handbag front
Claire Handbag Claire Handbag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Rotary cut project, no pattern pieces provided.
  • An even-feed or walking foot may be helpful.
  • This project is designed to be made using 100% quilting cottons.

Pattern Description:

Get ready to Stack, Chop and Swap! Stack two fabrics, chop 'em up, then swap the pieces around, and the front and back of Claire will be different. They will be mirror images of each other because of the fabric swap, with a fun angled center pocket.

Claire and her handles stand up nice and tall, making this open-top tote great for a purse, tote or project bag.

Features short or medium length fabric handles and 2 outside plus 6 inside pockets.

The Claire Handbag pattern is in PDF format and is 9 pages of cover/instruction. Full color photo instructions. This is a rotary cut design, no pattern pieces provided.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approximately 10 1/4" x 9 1/4" x 4"


  • Fabric - 7 coordinating fat quarters (3 for outside, 4 for inside), or 5 coordinating 1/2 cuts from the bolt 42-44" wide.
  • Batting - 1/2 yd Dreamy Fleece (fusible or sew-In) by Sew Lazy 45" wide or 1 yd Stiff Stuff Firm sew-in interfacing by Sew Lazy 20" wide.
  • Interfacing - 1 yd Face-It Firm medium/heavyweight fusible interfacing by Sew Lazy 20" wide. (Or 1/2 yd of 45" wide).
  • Optional Bag-E-Bottom - Size F (#LGD505) from Lazy Girl Designs.

You Will Also Need:

  • Even-feed or walking foot, size 90/14 sewing machine needle.
  • Non-stick pressing sheet: may be helpful while working with fusibles.

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