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. bettina elliott — September 20, 2012 @ 2:29 pm

    wow, cool bag, perfect for my upcoming 50th b-day cruise in Jan….woo-hoo!!! love lazy girl!

  2. Emalee — September 20, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

    Mini Miranda is so cute. I haven’t been making purses lately, I might just have to try it again!

  3. Betty Gracie — September 20, 2012 @ 2:35 pm

    I love the purse. I have purchase and made Lazy Girl bags. I just love them!

  4. Cindy Vogan — September 20, 2012 @ 2:37 pm

    Love, love love this pattern, along with all of your other patterns! It is stunning!

  5. Jayde — September 20, 2012 @ 2:45 pm

    I love the mini-miranda! I haven’t sewn in awhile, but this would give me a great idea of what to start with.

  6. KarieAnn — September 20, 2012 @ 3:01 pm

    This would be a very nice package to win, indeed! I have not seen the Sew Lazy Interfacing at any of the local shops, and would welcome the opportunity to work with it. I’ve done a few other Lazy Girl patterns and loved every one of them –so have the recipients of these gifts! The Miranda Day bag is wonderful, but a bit big for me, but the Mini Miranda looks to be nearly perfect. I could fit my wallet, a few essentials, my pre-schooler’s small toy & cup, as well as my planner and Nook in there! Trying to find stylish, perfect-fit bags was the whole reason I got into making them.

  7. BethG — September 20, 2012 @ 3:01 pm

    Can’t wait to try your new interfacing!!! I would love the mini Miranda bag, so cute!

  8. Darcie — September 20, 2012 @ 3:08 pm

    I think the new interfacings sound fabulous! I always have trouble remembering which one I use and feel like I might be buying the wrong one half the time I go to the store. Really great addition to your line.

  9. Liza S. — September 20, 2012 @ 3:18 pm

    I made the full sized Miranda bag and I just love it. I think the mini would be great too. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  10. Karen — September 20, 2012 @ 3:33 pm

    Would love the opportunity to try your new products. Thank you.

  11. Jan Everett — September 20, 2012 @ 4:52 pm

    Love ’em all! Keep up the good work. I enjoy the eye candy and the inspiration your posts provide.

  12. Cathy Martin — September 20, 2012 @ 5:46 pm

    Admire this Miranda pattern, and such clear directions. I am also longing to try the new interfacing!

  13. Beth — September 20, 2012 @ 7:09 pm

    I love your mini Miranda pattern. Allot of my favorite purse patterns are from you!! Thanks

  14. Melissa Morman — September 20, 2012 @ 7:26 pm

    Love the Mini Miranda!!

  15. Linda — September 20, 2012 @ 11:35 pm

    That looks like a perfect size. Not too large, not too small, just right.!!! Love it.

  16. Robin Fish — September 21, 2012 @ 6:39 am

    Love the pattern & interfacing! I can’t wait to try it. I like making quilts but totes & purses are my favorite

  17. Lidwina Flavelle — September 21, 2012 @ 9:33 am

    I love bags and I am always looking for patterns. I would love to make this bag, to donate as a raffle prize, and of course for gifts… Love it.

  18. Mary Chevalier — September 21, 2012 @ 10:06 am

    Love the mini Miranda. Would be great to be a winner

  19. Heather — September 21, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

    I love the Mini Miranda, especially those colors of blue and orange!

  20. Nancy Brodeur — September 21, 2012 @ 6:13 pm

    Mini Miranda looks perfect! Love the way it lets the fabric ‘speak’. I will have to try Face-It Firm interfacing.

  21. Jenny Westbury — September 21, 2012 @ 7:34 pm

    I have made more mini Miranda’s than any other pattern I have. I can’t wait to try the new interfacings.

  22. Leanne King — September 22, 2012 @ 1:17 am

    I can’t wait to try the new Sew Lazy products! I’m sure they’ll make your fabulous bags even more fabulous-er 🙂

  23. janicedoty — September 25, 2012 @ 8:21 am

    I never thought about sutting the outer seam edges at an angle–so smart!! Thanks for the ides!

  24. janicedoty — September 25, 2012 @ 8:21 am

    I never thought about cutting the outer seam edges at an angle–so smart!! Thanks for the ides!

  25. shirley tener — September 25, 2012 @ 8:50 am

    First off I love orange and blue. This is an awesome find. I havent made alot of purses but in the process learning and collecting patterns and ideas. it sounds like I need to try this interfacing..

  26. Connie — September 25, 2012 @ 9:32 am

    I think I have all your bag patterns. Can’t wait to try the new Sew Lazy interfacing.

  27. Vicky — September 25, 2012 @ 2:25 pm

    Love the bag. Great photos of the fleece.

  28. judit z — September 25, 2012 @ 5:15 pm

    Love the bags. What a wonderful interfacing. How well would it work for book cover?
    I am about to make my family some bible bookcovers.

  29. Jean B — September 25, 2012 @ 6:51 pm

    Wow, can’t wait to start using your new interfacings. Love all your purse patterns and have made almost every one at least once!

  30. C — September 25, 2012 @ 7:25 pm

    I just love your mini miranda bag….i would love to win the pattern and interfacing to make one…thanks.

  31. Vicky Morrow — September 26, 2012 @ 3:10 pm

    I love your patterns! They are so easy to make, but they look like you spent hours and hours working on them.

  32. deana — October 1, 2012 @ 6:57 am

    I know I late for the give away I was out of town. But still wanted you to know that I really like that bag that you featured and this great tutorial on the Sew Lazy Interfacing that is right my ally with a full house hold, farm to run and now a new business. I also love the colors and pattern you choose to show in the picture of The Miranda Bag. I just got one of your patterns that is the knapsack purse and cannot wait to make it.

  33. Susan K — October 6, 2012 @ 9:13 am

    Love your bags and the time you’ve taken to design them. I can’t wait to make this one.

  34. Nita — October 8, 2012 @ 8:28 am

    Perfect size! Don’t have much experience with stiffer interfacing, so am anxious to try!

  35. Vicky Morrow — October 8, 2012 @ 1:49 pm

    This is the perfect size to carry my quilting supplies to classes. Can’t wait to make it mine!

  36. Carol Grimes — October 8, 2012 @ 3:39 pm

    I love the Miranda – the pattern, the fabric, and the interfacing. Actually I would love to be able to say, “I MADE IT!”. Purses are my favorite thing to make and Lazy Disigns are my favorite patterns. Thanx!

  37. Jan Colvin — October 8, 2012 @ 4:21 pm

    Love Lazy Girl Designs and patterns. I started quilting last year and became enchanted with making handbags. I’ve made several of your patterns and have enjoyed each of them. I love this handbag pattern and look forward to making it. It would be wonderful to try a new interfacing for the bag. The video is great! Thanks for all of your easy to follow patterns that make such nice end designs!

  38. Alma Lou — October 9, 2012 @ 7:58 am

    This is a nifty little number~ I have’t ordered it yet, but maybe I’ll get lucky!

  39. Dona Keyton — October 16, 2012 @ 3:22 pm

    Mini Miranda Bag is so awesome! I am definately getting some Dreamy fusible fleece + Face-It Firm for my shopping list! My grand daughters and I want to try and make a handbag for their Mom this Christmas! Your marked on my favorites!

  40. Dolly Caswell — October 22, 2012 @ 10:16 am

    Another great pattern and your Stiff Stuff does a wonderful job of keeping the purse standing up straight. No one wants a floppy, sloppy bag – and this wonderful product does the job you’ve designed it for – I’m sure you must be part engineer!

  41. Connie — November 10, 2012 @ 4:38 pm

    The Mini Miranda is great. If I can make it, anyone can,. My e-mail is cprayerlady@aollcom

  42. Cathy Wood — March 18, 2013 @ 11:28 am

    Love your patterns. I have the Margo bag pattern. I have made about 15 of them for other people. I would love to add the Miranda bag pattern to my list of favorites. I love sewing on my days off of work. Thanks for creating great purses.

  43. Gina Lasseigne — March 18, 2013 @ 11:48 am

    What a darling lazy bag! I love the soft yet structured look and the casual and classy look!

  44. Kelley Lee — March 18, 2013 @ 12:35 pm

    Love this bag so !!

  45. Mariah — March 18, 2013 @ 1:03 pm

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

  46. Deborah — March 18, 2013 @ 2:11 pm

    Love the Mini Miranda look. Need to try this one. I’ve been making the two hip zipster.

  47. heidi — March 18, 2013 @ 3:07 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this design!!!! I cant wait to make it!!!!

  48. Elaine — March 18, 2013 @ 6:16 pm

    Love the bag and I’d love to try those new interfacings!

  49. Patricia Kunze — March 19, 2013 @ 2:46 pm

    Love the bag! Would make a great gift !


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