Giveaway: Mini Miranda Pattern and Sew Lazy Interfacing

Lazies, I made this gorgeous Mini Miranda Bag using our new Sew Lazy interfacing and some scrumptious Joel Dewberry prints. Oh my I love that orange and blue. Yum! The Mini Miranda uses a combination of interfacings to get its incredible stand-up-i-tude. Now, I designed this some time ago, before I discovered our new Stiff Stuff, so let me walk through the construction and show you what I did. Be sure to leave a comment after this blog post to enter our giveaway for Mini Miranda pattern and Sew Lazy supplies.

***Giveaway is closed, Sept. 21, 2012***

The outside of the Mini Miranda Bag LGD124 (and the Miranda Day Bag LGD123) are constructed of quilted panels or blocks sewn together. To quilt, the fabrics are backed with our Dreamy sew-in or fusible fleece, then stitched and pieced into the cover panel below. I like to topstitch along the seams to help the seam allowances lay flat and I think it adds a nice finishing detail.

Below we have four quilted panels, backed with Dreamy fusible fleece, stitched together
into the front of the bag. The pattern calls for two, one each for the front and back. Easy as can be.

Below is the back view. You can see the Dreamy fleece in place and quilted.
I trim the seam allowances a bit at the edges to reduce bulk during final construction.

Then we cut the corner notches that will create the box bottom of the bag.

Finally, top the whole thing with Face-It Firm fusible med/heavy interfacing. Note that I keep it
in from the side and bottom edges to reduce bulk in the seam allowances during final construction.

The combination of Dreamy fusible fleece and Face-It Firm fusible interfacing really work together to create great posture in Mini Miranda. Let me tell you – This. Baby. Stands. Up. Straight.

I designed the bag using this combination of interfacing/fleece because that’s all I knew was available to me at the time. Now we also have the choice of using Stiff Stuff Firm sew-in interfacing.

Sew Lazy Interfacing Options
We have three good options to support the Mini Miranda Bag. This is just for the cover fabric. You’ll still want to use Face-It Firm to interface the lining fabric.
- Dreamy fusible fleece + Face-It Firm
- Stiff Stuff + Face-It Firm
- Stiff Stuff by itself (skip the Face-It Firm for the cover pieces, but do remember to use Face-It for the lining fabric)

Remember that Stiff Stuff has no loft, so if you want a quilty look, go for the Dreamy fleece. You can quilt the Stiff Stuff, but again, it won’t have the trademark ‘quilty’ look.

Supply List
2/3 yd Dreamy Fusible Fleece (or 1 yd Stiff Stuff)
1 1/2 yd Face-It Firm fusible med/heavy interfacing

Where To Buy
Sew Lazy Interfacing has started shipping to quilt shops. Ask your local quilt shop or online retailer.
Sew Thankful has it in stock here.
Quilter’s Warehouse has it in stock here.

Giveaway
I’ll select one winner to receive:
- Mini Miranda Bag pattern
- Bag-E-Bottom size F
- 2/3 yd Dreamy Fusible Fleece
- 1 1/2 yd Face-It Firm fusible med/heavy interfacing

Enter To Win
- Enter by posting a comment below. Tell me what you think of Sew Lazy Interfacing or Mini Miranda.
- 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 September 21, 2012, 10 pm Eastern time.
- I’ll contact winner via email.

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Thanks for joining in on the fun of the Mini Miranda Bag and Sew Lazy Interfacings. Remember, comment below to enter the giveaway.

Enjoy!
Joan

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557 Responses to “Giveaway: Mini Miranda Pattern and Sew Lazy Interfacing”

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  1. Gunilla Gustafsson — September 17, 2012 @ 7:09 am

    I think Mini Miranda is lovely! Hugs, Gunilla Gustafsson

  2. Jennifer Conley — September 17, 2012 @ 7:12 am

    I love all the purses you’ve come up with – keep up the great work!

  3. Susan Wehnes — September 17, 2012 @ 7:12 am

    Can’t wait for the interfacing to be in one of our local shops. I’m a “bag” lady if there ever was one.

  4. Anne Lamela — September 17, 2012 @ 7:12 am

    Miranda is one of my favorites – I’ve made 10+ so far. I haven’t tried the interfacings and fleece yet but it’s on my to-do list. I don’t want to hurt Miranda’s feelings but Candice is my new favorite.

  5. Denny — September 17, 2012 @ 7:12 am

    The Mini Miranda looks cute, cute! It’s just the right size for just the right amount of stuff. I’m interested in the interfacing. I’ll,look for it at my LQSs. Thanks!

  6. Debbie Weiler — September 17, 2012 @ 7:14 am

    I would like to try the interfacing, sounds nice and the mini miranda bag looks to be just my size!

  7. Pam Woodord — September 17, 2012 @ 7:16 am

    I love the Mini Miranda! I’ve never been happy with the interfacings I’ve used for purses and totes and I have a feeling the Sew Lazy interfacings will be the ONE I’ve been looking for!

  8. Pam Woodord — September 17, 2012 @ 7:16 am

    I love the Mini Miranda! I’ve never been happy with the interfacings I’ve used for purses and totes and I have a feeling the Sew Lazy interfacings will be the ONE I’ve been looking for!

  9. Carolyn — September 17, 2012 @ 7:16 am

    Love Mini Miranda’s look. Can’t wait to try the interfacing.

  10. Ann Miller — September 17, 2012 @ 7:17 am

    The Mini Miranda looks great. I enjoy reading your blog and look forward to trying the new interfacing.

  11. Denise Bennett — September 17, 2012 @ 7:17 am

    Oh, I
    Over he mini Miranda, and I can’t wait to get some Sew Lazy interfacing! Than for the chance!

  12. Laura Ritter — September 17, 2012 @ 7:18 am

    Looks like a great all around town kind of bag – love it!! Love how your directions include all the tips about trimming seams to reduce bulk – makes the finished product so much nicer! Looking forward to finding all the Lazy Girl products in my local shops!

  13. Pay — September 17, 2012 @ 7:18 am

    Love your bags and the clear instructions w/ pics!

  14. Marilyn R — September 17, 2012 @ 7:18 am

    I love the Mini Miranda. it’s just big enough to use for shopping. thanks for the chance.

  15. Linda — September 17, 2012 @ 7:19 am

    Cute, want to see it out of batik which is my fav.

  16. valerie m. — September 17, 2012 @ 7:19 am

    Love Lazy Girl designs! Can’t wait to get my hands on the new interfacing!!

  17. Susan Pittman — September 17, 2012 @ 7:20 am

    I recently finished a Margo bag using a stiffer interfacing and battingi and I love the way it stands up and holds its shape. I can’t wait to try these products for my next project.

  18. Liz L — September 17, 2012 @ 7:21 am

    Love the colors!!!!!! Can’t wait to find the interfacing in my LQS. Awesome!

  19. Mary Collins — September 17, 2012 @ 7:21 am

    Oh how I love your patterns and would love to win this giveaway! Thanks for entering me!

  20. Janice Bean — September 17, 2012 @ 7:23 am

    Just the bag I’ve been looking for.
    Janice

  21. Pa George — September 17, 2012 @ 7:23 am

    LOVE this Mini Miranda !! The new interfacing looks wonderful. Keep up the good work :)

  22. Noriko from Tokyo — September 17, 2012 @ 7:24 am

    Joan Sensei! I always love reading your blogs. Mini Miranda is just wonderful; I have made one for my mother who is 82 this year and she just loves it!

  23. CarolH — September 17, 2012 @ 7:25 am

    I’m looking forward to trying the interfacing on my next bag project. Thanks for your website and especially thanks for your patterns.

  24. Agneta Ekholm — September 17, 2012 @ 7:25 am

    I wish I had found the pattern here in my country – but so far no luck … Anyway, I enjoy bagmaking, so I will try to get hold of the “Stiff Stuff” as it seems so smart to work with, and the bags can (as you showed me in an earlier post) be treated quite hard, and yet get back in shape -LOVE THAT!!

  25. Mary Nelson — September 17, 2012 @ 7:25 am

    I love the Lazy Girl patterns I have tried and am eager to try this one using the new interfacing. Purses are so much fun to make and they always fit!

  26. Jean — September 17, 2012 @ 7:26 am

    I have loved this bag for a while now. This is just the motivation I needed to add it to my list.

  27. Judy A. — September 17, 2012 @ 7:26 am

    I LOVE all your patterns but especially the mini purses!! Can’t wait to try your new interfacings!

  28. Leisa DenBeste — September 17, 2012 @ 7:27 am

    Would love to try the interfacing also. Mini Miranda is such a cute bag. Will have to check my local shop to see what it she is carrying your products now. Thank you! d.leisa@yahoo.com

  29. Jean Wills — September 17, 2012 @ 7:27 am

    Mini Miranda is the perfect size for everyday on the go..all day.

  30. Deb — September 17, 2012 @ 7:28 am

    You have such a talent to explain how to do your patterns… I always know yours are doable for me.. not so on other patterns..

    Can’t wait to be able to get some of your supplies… I know they will be great…

  31. Julia — September 17, 2012 @ 7:28 am

    I like making bags and think the new fusible fleece and interfacings will be a great improvement over what has been available. Have wanted to try one of the Miranda’s.

  32. Erin — September 17, 2012 @ 7:28 am

    I love, love, love your patterns and clear instructions. I feel like you’re right besides me giving me a personal “how to!” I can’t wait to try your new interfacings and since I never know which one to chose, I love the names you have given them.

  33. Qwkslver — September 17, 2012 @ 7:31 am

    That is so cute, and it doesn’t look all that difficult. Love it.

  34. Laura Sexton — September 17, 2012 @ 7:32 am

    I love (and frequently use) my full-size Miranda, so the Mini is sure to be a winner!

  35. Patricia Wacker — September 17, 2012 @ 7:33 am

    Lovely purse. Like your patterns very much.

  36. Carol M — September 17, 2012 @ 7:34 am

    Love your patterns and can’t wait to try the new interfacing. I love making bags and have wanted something to stiffen them a bit and this sounds perfect.

  37. Denise W. — September 17, 2012 @ 7:34 am

    I’m so excited to try this new interfacing! I love crisp lines on bags, so your Face It is right up my alley. Thanks for continuing to develop your great ideas! My daughters tote all their ballet gear in little Summer bags.

  38. Sharon Griffith — September 17, 2012 @ 7:35 am

    Good Morning Oh I love the colors..I live in TN so the orange is perfect and the bag is just as cute as it can be. I will have to check our local LQS which is Sew-Bee-It, to see if they carry the interfacing because I think it is very important to use the perfect interfacing to make the bag look professionally sewn and I love the way you all have your instructions written out sew perfect…thanks for entering me in your give-a-way.

  39. Vanesssa Cook — September 17, 2012 @ 7:35 am

    I just love the Mini Miranda! I just made the Gracie bag this past week/weekend and I was looking to purchase the Miranda bag and the new stiff stuff interfacing next! Happy sewing!

  40. Andrea Smith — September 17, 2012 @ 7:35 am

    Joan…LOVE your bags! Cant wait to try your new Stiff Stuff!
    Warmest Regards–Andrea

  41. Ruth — September 17, 2012 @ 7:35 am

    The colours of this bag are soooo good, as is the style, I will certainly be giving this one a go!

  42. Kate Maeda — September 17, 2012 @ 7:35 am

    I am so excited about the line of interfacing I can’t wait. If I had the money I’d go ahead and order the set on bolts! It’s so easy to understand what each one is, and I’m so tired of going and feeling up all of the interfacing until one has the hand I’m looking for. I think this is great!

  43. Cammy — September 17, 2012 @ 7:36 am

    Mini Miranda looks like the perfect bag for so many uses!

  44. Aud Kirsten Sommerbakk — September 17, 2012 @ 7:38 am

    I love the Miranda Tote, so I guess the Mini Miranda Bag will be as loveable. I am looking forward to try the new interfacing!

  45. Debbie Yeager — September 17, 2012 @ 7:40 am

    I have been a long time fan of the Lazy Girl patterns. I believe have made all of them, at least once! I’m thrilled that you have come out with a line of interfacings and can’t wait to use Stiffy in my next project which will be the Claire in Christmas fabrics!

  46. Margie Veon — September 17, 2012 @ 7:40 am

    I have already ordered the Stiff Stuff and others from Sew Thankful who sold out quickly and now am on back order so you see what a need there is for this GOOD interfacing! I have been very disappointed with Decor Bond -can’t wait to try yours on a new bag for me!! Love all your patterns but would like to try the Mini Miranda.

  47. janet t — September 17, 2012 @ 7:41 am

    Looks like another great product! Can’t wait to try it.

  48. Lorraine Lloyd — September 17, 2012 @ 7:43 am

    Just love that you share your wonderful talent with us and how you are always coming up with ways to improve or embellish your original designs!

  49. jerry church — September 17, 2012 @ 7:43 am

    I love to experiment with new interfacings and try new bag patterns. can’t wait to try both. Stiff Stuff looks like a winner!

  50. Toni Stone — September 17, 2012 @ 7:43 am

    Love the purse and can’t wait to buy the interfacing.

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