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.

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

  1. Vicky Morrow — September 18, 2012 @ 2:47 pm

    Your patterns are always so user friendly! I love that! I’ll be ordering some Sew Lazy interfacing very soon – need to see how much I actually need to order – I’m working on Christmas gifts!! Would love to win this combo – the Mini Miranda bag is one of the few patterns that I don’t have.

  2. Cindi C — September 18, 2012 @ 3:30 pm

    I’ve made the Mini-Miranda twice before. It’s so easy and functional! Beautiful! I’d love to do it again with the new interfacing. Hope I win.

  3. Sheila Perl — September 18, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

    I love your bag patterns and the Mini Miranda looks perfect. I hope we get your new interfacings soon, I’m in Canada, I can’t wait to try them 🙂

  4. Sue — September 18, 2012 @ 4:06 pm

    Oh my my, I must order these new items for my shop. Love the ease of knowing what each product will do for my project, as well as, how to care for it. My customers are going to love these new Lazy products, planning with fabric until my distributor ships it to me.

  5. Sandra Hedrick — September 18, 2012 @ 4:16 pm

    Nice to see there is some new kind of interfacing. Would like to try it! Please pick me!!!!!

  6. Jodi Wolff — September 18, 2012 @ 4:45 pm

    Your patterns are the best to follow and I love the photos and tips you include. I can not wait to try your new interfacing. Best of Luck with the Line.

  7. Bernadette — September 18, 2012 @ 5:05 pm

    I have several of your patterns and enjoy the simple and easy instructions.Using a stiffer facing makes the project look more professional. Thanks

  8. Kris Gavin — September 18, 2012 @ 5:11 pm

    Thrilled that you’ve developed your own line of interfacings…. looking forward to using them.

  9. Jean B — September 18, 2012 @ 5:23 pm

    Wow, am so glad that I haven’t found the time to make the mini Miranda out of the fabrics I have chosen for it and in a project bag with the pattern. Now I can order the lazy interfacings and make it your new way for a Stand Up grand purse. Thanks for the opportunity to win the kit stuff.

  10. Deanna B — September 18, 2012 @ 5:58 pm

    The Mini Miranda is a great purse. I’m looking forward to making one. Your new interfacing seems to be a hit,. I can’t wait to try it!!

  11. Lea Ann Sager — September 18, 2012 @ 5:59 pm

    I love your patterns. They are so well written and easy to follow. Mini is a wonderful size. Thank you for explaining the interfacings that make a bag really stand up and be firm. I have a quilt club meeting tonight and will be asking for the shop owner to order your interfacings. Thank you for sharing your creative materials.

  12. Janice — September 18, 2012 @ 6:00 pm

    That Joel Dewberry fabric pops! Those colors and the quilting really show off the Mini Maranda pattern. I would love to try doing the panels like that. Looking forward to using the fusible fleece interfacing and trying to quilt my panels. Would really love to win the pattern!

  13. MarciaW — September 18, 2012 @ 6:53 pm

    I like this mini miranda as prefer mid-sized purses.

  14. Nora — September 18, 2012 @ 7:17 pm

    I like the look of both the purse and how the interfacing makes ir so “crisp” looking. Can’t wait to try!

  15. Felicia Few — September 18, 2012 @ 7:42 pm

    Love how the bag comes togeather. I am looking for to using the interfacings.

  16. Min McN — September 18, 2012 @ 7:50 pm

    Can’t wait to try the new interfacing. It looks great. The mini Miranda looks like a perfect size.

  17. Denita — September 18, 2012 @ 7:53 pm

    Beautiful bag – I love the fabrics. Keep up the good work.

  18. Susan B — September 18, 2012 @ 8:52 pm

    I’m really looking forward to trying your interfacings, and I love the bag: gorgeous!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Alyce {Blossom Heart Quilts} — September 18, 2012 @ 11:25 pm

    I’m a little scared of interfacing, as I’ve never used it before. I need a pattern to tell me how to do so! That and I need a new bag, just like this!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. Janice Beitz — September 19, 2012 @ 12:54 am

    Just before I came to the Lazy blog I looked at some hanbags that cost over $100. With Joan’s patterns I can make something unique for myself and have more than one over-priced purse.

  21. Doris — September 19, 2012 @ 1:39 am

    I want to say that I just love the fabric so much!

  22. Mariam — September 19, 2012 @ 1:40 am

    Thanks so much for this blog! the bag is so easy to make! I want to win it cause it is cute! Tahnks

  23. Wade — September 19, 2012 @ 1:41 am

    If I learn to make this bag myself, it would be an awesome gift to my friends and family for the holidays coming up.

  24. Linda — September 19, 2012 @ 1:41 am

    I have been staring at the picture forever! This tote is too cute! God bless!

  25. Betty — September 19, 2012 @ 2:28 am

    Sew easy interfacing along with the Mini Miranda would be a great prize!

  26. Gill — September 19, 2012 @ 3:04 am

    I love the Miranda bag! especially made up in Joel Dewberry fabrics!

  27. Kim — September 19, 2012 @ 3:22 am

    The Mini Miranda bag is adorable. I would love to have this pattern. Thanks for giveaway!

  28. Denise Werner — September 19, 2012 @ 4:15 am

    Oh thank you for the detailed explanation of the lovely bag! And for the give-a-way! Keep up the wonderful, professional products – denise/deBrat in FL

  29. Cheryl Greenleaf — September 19, 2012 @ 5:37 am

    Joan – I haven’t tried a Mini Miranda yet but I am confident that with your “lazy” instructions I will be able to master yet another of your patterns.

    Thank you for being a Lazy Girl.

  30. — September 19, 2012 @ 8:51 am

    Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks!

  31. Cecilia — September 19, 2012 @ 9:06 am

    The Mini Miranda Bag was the first real “bag” I made and the instructions were very clear and easy to follow. I love the final result, but my interfacing was not stiff enough, so my bag does not stand up straight. 🙁 I would love to try some of your stiff stuff.

  32. Trudy Richardson — September 19, 2012 @ 9:08 am

    Great patterns, easy to follow. Fantastic designs.

  33. Malin — September 19, 2012 @ 9:18 am

    I love the mini-Miranda, it’s so cute!! It looks like a great size to make for Christmas gifts.
    I´m gonna make one for myself to have on my holiday in Spain this christmas!
    Lot of hugs from Sweden. /Malin

  34. Stacie — September 19, 2012 @ 10:55 am

    I am new to bagmaking and just came across your page. That bag is just so stinking CUTE! Love it!

  35. Alma Lou — September 19, 2012 @ 11:33 am

    Though I haven’t had the opportunity to use the Stiff Stuff, I do love the bags! Every one I make gets raves, and I do manage to use some sort of stiffener, but the right stuff would be nice~
    Any bag looks great when properly made. And—the instructions are always so neat and easy to follow, with professional looking results—every time.

  36. Dora — September 19, 2012 @ 12:09 pm

    Love Miranda. She looks to be just the right size. I love to make all sorts of bags and am always looking for new materials to try.

  37. Lisle — September 19, 2012 @ 12:50 pm

    I love the big Miranda, and a mini would be perfect! I’m excited to try out the Stiff Stuff, and am placing my order this weekend. Thanks for the great products!

  38. Cheryl Boltz — September 19, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

    LOVE all your patterns, this is 1 I need to add to my collection! Would love to try your new interfacing as well! Thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity 🙂

  39. GinnyU — September 19, 2012 @ 1:50 pm

    The Miranda purse it PERFECT in every way! Will certainly be making it for friends and myself. Very much looking forward to purchasing Stiff Stuff! Keep giving us such great `Fun-Projects’!

  40. Wanda — September 19, 2012 @ 2:23 pm

    I love how easy and versitile your patterns are and hope you choose my name to win!

  41. Glenda in Florida — September 19, 2012 @ 5:44 pm

    I’m keeping my eyes peeled for the new interfacings during my travels. It helps to have something to search for when I wander into a shop on vacation. I think Mini Miranda will be a perfect size for special outings when I don’t need a big tote.

  42. Barbara Karklins — September 19, 2012 @ 8:24 pm

    Beautiful bag!

  43. Jayme L. — September 19, 2012 @ 8:34 pm

    The mini Miranda looks like the perfect size for me.

  44. Carol — September 19, 2012 @ 10:35 pm

    I would love to try one of your patterns, especially mini Miranda!

  45. Christine Law — September 19, 2012 @ 10:46 pm

    Thank you, Joan, for sharing your talents with us! Love your patterns.

  46. Judi W — September 20, 2012 @ 12:41 am

    Love your bags! I need to hit up my LQS to see if they have your interfacing!

  47. Nancy H — September 20, 2012 @ 9:08 am

    I love your patterns-teach classes using them!

  48. Katheryn — September 20, 2012 @ 9:30 am

    Love the Mini Miranda pattern and look forward to trying the new interfacing. Thanks!

  49. C — September 20, 2012 @ 9:35 am


    I just love your mini miranda pattern….in fact, all your purse patterns are great….I would love to win a free purse pattern…thanks…

  50. Karen Buckholtz — September 20, 2012 @ 11:25 am

    Can’t wait to get my hands on this pattern and try this interfacings. My 3 sisters, 4 nieces, and 2 daughters keep me sewing purses and I always looking for a new purse shape and size.