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Zip-Top Tote

The Harper Holdall by Lazy Girl Designs is the perfect tote bag to hold all of your goodies. In this class you'll learn bag-making techniques, including how to add a zipper — a valuable skill that can be applied to all sorts of other projects.

If you’ve made a project or two, can rotary cut, and thread a sewing machine, you are ready for this project.

This class has 2 sessions, with an optional 3rd if we need more time to finish. 

Interior of tote bag   Close-up of tote bag with closed zipper.  Close up of tote with open zipper

Materials Needed:

  • Harper Holdall pattern
  • 5/8 yard fabric for outside of bag
  • 5/8 yard fabric for lining
  • 3/4 yard fabric for handles, inside pocket, zipper pull ties, and bag base
  • 3 yards lightweight interfacing (20" wide), such as Pellon SF101
  • 1-1/2 yards of Stiff Stuff OR 3/4 yard fusible fleece
  • 30" double pull purse zipper, size 4.5mm

Additional Supplies:

  • Erasable marking pen
  • Ruler
  • Cutting Mat
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Matching Thread
  • Scissors
  • Pins or sewing clips

Note: You must bring your own sewing machine.

Stop in early to choose your fabrics and get and any other supplies you may need. The Fiber Lab offers a 10% discount on class supplies.

Register early. Classes with fewer than 3 registrations, 72 hours (3 days) prior to the start of class will be canceled. Students will be notified if a class is cancelled, and the registration fee will be refunded.

Review Class Policies

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Know how to thread and operate a sewing machine, completed simple projects, and know how to use a rotary cutter
Requirements: Must provide your own sewing machine
Instructor: Sue Krings & Kris Isaacson
Class supplies not included

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
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