Candice: Giveaway, Interfacing and Big Nerdy Delight

Lazies, The arrival of our new pattern Candice is getting closer! She’ll be here soon. It is a big nerdy thrill for me when a new pattern walks in the door and we meet for the very first time. When Mr. UPS man brings that first box in the door, I open it with delicate curious respectful excitement.

Candice shown in ‘Pick a Bunch’ by Nancy Mims for from Kaufman.

I gently open the box top, look in, and gaze upon the stacks and stacks of Girls looking up at me. Taking the first new pattern out of the box is like making the first footprint in a perfect bed of snow or smooth sandy beach.

More Candice Info:
Candice Pics and Info
Supplies and Product Recommendations
Choosing and Using D Rings
Additional Details

In prep for her arrival, here are a few notes about interfacing and a giveaway.

Interfacing: 45″ vs 20″ wide goods
Candice supply list calls for 45″ wide interfacing. The Bosal med/heavy #334 and Pellon Shape Flex #SF101 come on 20″ bolts.

For Shape Flex lightweight interfacing, buy 1 .5 yards or more. A few cutting options shown below.

For Bosal #334 med/heavy interfacing, buy 1 yard and use the same cutting layout in the Candice pattern.

To welcome Candice, we are giving away to 1 lucky Lazy:
– Candice pattern
– Bag-E-Bottom size A
– Two sets of rectangular rings (4 rings total) in Glossy Nickel finish by Nancy Zieman for Clover Needlecraft

Enter To Win
– Enter by posting a comment at our blog. Tell me what you think of our Candice.
– One comment per person.
– Be sure you type your email address correctly so I can contact you.
– I’ll pick 1 winner using the random number generator.
– Enter by Friday October 14, 2011, 10 pm Eastern time.
– I’ll contact the winner via email.

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Thanks for joining in on the fun of our new sweet Candice. I love reading your Lazy comments!


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472 Responses to “Candice: Giveaway, Interfacing and Big Nerdy Delight”

  1. Linda Davis — October 10, 2011 @ 10:00 am

    I’m looking forward to making the Candice. I’d like to make her for my DIL for Christmas to go with the Nook that I’m also giving her.

  2. GLENDA — October 10, 2011 @ 10:01 am

    I have a few Lazy Girl patterns bags and I love everyone.

  3. Rita — October 10, 2011 @ 10:02 am

    LOVE the Candice!!! The front pocket is GENIUS!!! Can’t wait until it’s released…yay :0)

  4. Ashley K — October 10, 2011 @ 10:03 am

    I already have my fabric picked out for Candice, and I can’t wait to get her. I have you all set up to go to my “important” mail box, so I don’t miss a blog!

  5. Charlie — October 10, 2011 @ 10:04 am

    I look forward to trying out Candice, she looks like she has simple lines and could be carried along on any occasion. I liked your comment about opening the box being like the first one to setting foot in the new show.

  6. Mariëlle — October 10, 2011 @ 10:04 am

    Love the pockets, so handy that are a lot of pockets. And the sturdy bottom is something that is a must have for bags in my opinion. So I leke that a lot and de D-rings make it look so profesional.
    And with the zipper is is realy a bag you can use to go shopping or to take to meeting.

  7. Patricia Griffith — October 10, 2011 @ 10:05 am

    I’ve preordered my pattern, can’t wait to make this one!

  8. Adora — October 10, 2011 @ 10:06 am

    Loving the bag and the fabric!!

  9. GLENDA RICHMOND — October 10, 2011 @ 10:06 am


  10. Pat Hogge — October 10, 2011 @ 10:10 am

    I have already pre-ordered our BEAUTIFUL Candice, but I would LOVE to have another which includes the fix’ins to put her together immediately. I LUV LUV LUV Lazy Girls. 🙂 Keep up the good work, Joan.

  11. Mary LeTard — October 10, 2011 @ 10:11 am

    I just love the Lazy patterns. Looking forward to Candice.

  12. Mary Marshall — October 10, 2011 @ 10:11 am

    I would love to win the Candice pattern, I have many fabrics in my stash that will make wonderful Christmas gifts for my girlfriends. Looking forward to sewing Candice for the Holidays !!! Mary Marshall

  13. Gita Levin — October 10, 2011 @ 10:13 am

    I love your patterns, especially the bags that have zippers. I’ve made the Town Purse four times already, twice for my daughter-inlaw, once for her mother and once for me.

  14. Amy — October 10, 2011 @ 10:15 am

    Yes – I love giveaways! Esp. for something that I really, really, really would like to win. Here’s me crossing my fingers! 😉

  15. Dee — October 10, 2011 @ 10:17 am

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new Candice Pattern! I’ve been really excited about having the inside pocket organizer ATTACHED to the purse itself instead of having to insert a separate one!! Can’t wait to meet Candice and all of her “assets” of beauty and convenience!! I have just the perfect fabric set aside awaiting her arrival!!

  16. Dawn Pilotti — October 10, 2011 @ 10:18 am

    Candice is so sleek and beautiful! Can’t wait to get my hands on her and make a few. Just when I thought Margo was tops, I prefer the lines of Candice even more. Thanks Joan–you continue to make the best even better!

  17. Nancy B — October 10, 2011 @ 10:18 am

    I think the Candice is a great pattern. I love having a lot of pockets on my purses. Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. wendy h — October 10, 2011 @ 10:18 am

    I am just itching to make another purse. I lost my favorite pattern, the backpack one. But would love to try another.

  19. Laurie G — October 10, 2011 @ 10:19 am

    I just love your patterns. Very easy to make and understand! The graphics/pictures that accompany them are perfect! Thanks for making bag making easy!

  20. Sharon — October 10, 2011 @ 10:19 am

    I can’t wait to receive the Candice bag pattern. I already have the fabric picked out. I LOVE Lazy Girl designs. I’ve been sewing since I was a child and other than sewing my doll clothes without a pattern, your designs are the first I’ve sewn with that do not include pattern pieces and it’s so much easier!

  21. Els Vreugdenhil — October 10, 2011 @ 10:21 am

    Love your designs! Candice looks beautiful and I would love to go shopping with her!

  22. MoeWest — October 10, 2011 @ 10:22 am

    I really like the size and design of this bag. The fat pockets are great. Pockets and how the bag closes are key features when I choose a bag. Thanks for the chance to win.

  23. Pamela B — October 10, 2011 @ 10:22 am

    I’m looking forward to making the Candice bag for myself and as gifts for others. She seems like a great “organizational” bag. Thank you so much!

  24. Jennifer P — October 10, 2011 @ 10:22 am

    Can’t you just see a cute little ruffle of contrasting fabric on top of that outside pocket. What great embellishment options I can see on this beautiful new pattern. I’d love to win her and her accessories.

  25. Marilee Sherwood — October 10, 2011 @ 10:23 am

    I can’t wait to make this bag…..big enough but not too big. I love your designs.

  26. Christine — October 10, 2011 @ 10:24 am


  27. karen — October 10, 2011 @ 10:24 am

    Cute new bag!! LOVE this giveaway!

  28. Cecile Kowalski — October 10, 2011 @ 10:27 am

    Candice looks like a wonderful pattern. I can’t wait to give her a test drive.

  29. Tina First — October 10, 2011 @ 10:28 am

    I LOVE IT!! This is a great pattern … I will make it with “musical fabric/notes” for our accompanists at church. Wonderful!

  30. Robin F. — October 10, 2011 @ 10:29 am

    I love the size of the new bag!

  31. Jenifer F — October 10, 2011 @ 10:30 am

    Candice looks so Great! looking forward to having her in my collection!

  32. joan — October 10, 2011 @ 10:30 am

    Another beautiful and useful bag to add to my collection.
    Thanks, I have some beautiful colors in mind.

  33. Darlene Jacolik — October 10, 2011 @ 10:30 am

    Love the look of the diagonal pocket. Have made many of your purses and think the patterns are outstanding!

  34. C. L. Henson — October 10, 2011 @ 10:33 am

    Already have my Candice on pre-order — so looking forward to learning how to do that zippered top the Lazy Girl way!

  35. Judi C — October 10, 2011 @ 10:34 am

    I love the style of the new Candice bag. Your designs are very stylish and extremely practical for the busy woman. Your directions are well written and easy to follow. I will look forward to making this bag. Thank you for the opportunity to win a pattern and accessories.

  36. Kathleen S — October 10, 2011 @ 10:37 am

    I love this bag…I love the d rings on it which makes it look so pretty and professional…such a great bag….thanks for the giveaway…

  37. bonnie Jensen — October 10, 2011 @ 10:41 am

    I am waiting patiently. This is the perfect pattern for me
    I dream of the fabric and how perfect everything will fit.

  38. Wendy Tiano — October 10, 2011 @ 10:42 am

    I love the looks of the new Candace. Especially the front pocket. Very chic looking.

  39. Nancy Z. — October 10, 2011 @ 10:44 am

    My other Lazies are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their new Lazy sister. She’ll arrive just in time to make some super nice Christmas presents I hope.

  40. Carolyn N — October 10, 2011 @ 10:46 am

    I am ready for your new pattern. She’s just too cute!!!

  41. Meg — October 10, 2011 @ 10:46 am

    I am looking forward to this pattern, especially the inside. I already have fabrics for the outside picked out.

  42. Donna C. — October 10, 2011 @ 10:51 am

    Candice is very lovely and stylish; the slanted pocket makes her unique. She will make a great addition to my collection of bags.

  43. CitricSugar — October 10, 2011 @ 10:54 am

    Pretty and practical – my kinda person, er, bag!

  44. Patty Foster — October 10, 2011 @ 10:55 am

    Candace would be the perfect gift to make as thank you gifts for the maid of honor and brides maids for my daughter’s wedding. They are all techies and would love it.

  45. mary H — October 10, 2011 @ 10:56 am

    I love the out side pockets. Of course you make it so simple,yet classic.

  46. Lori — October 10, 2011 @ 10:56 am

    I like the idea of the tech pocket. I, too, love Lazy patterns.

  47. Linda Jones — October 10, 2011 @ 10:58 am

    I am so excited about the new Candice Pattern. That looks like it will be one I will love. I make so many purses, but yours are the best patterns to follow.

  48. Elizabeth P. — October 10, 2011 @ 10:59 am

    I would love to win Candice!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  49. Michele — October 10, 2011 @ 11:01 am

    I love this bag! Can’t wait to get my copy. Already have the focus fabric picked out.

  50. Janette B. — October 10, 2011 @ 11:05 am

    I can’t wait to get Candice. I am excited to get started.