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. Karen weber — September 17, 2012 @ 7:44 am

    I love all your patterns and have made several. Am anxious to try your interfacing

  2. Sharon Phagan — September 17, 2012 @ 7:45 am

    Joan, I love the way the bag looks with your new interfacing. Love your stuff and can’t wait till I can get my hands on some.

  3. Candy B — September 17, 2012 @ 7:45 am

    Our LQS has gotten all 7 of your new products in and we’re all lovin’ ’em!! I can’t WAIT to try the Iron On Vinyl, so I can wipe my bags clean!

    Thank you for all that you do….design, simplify, print, publish, sew samples and continuing to come up with new things all the time!!


  4. Gertrude Ezell — September 17, 2012 @ 7:46 am

    I cannot wait to order my own interfacings – I always have so much trouble getting what I need, between the oddball names at the local chain fabric store and the little stock that is available.
    Thank you so much for making it easier!

  5. Sandy — September 17, 2012 @ 7:47 am

    I haven’t tried the mini Miranda yet but look forward to doing so. Can’t wait to try the new interfacings.

  6. Diane — September 17, 2012 @ 7:48 am

    I LOVE the Lazy patterns that I have purchased!!!!!!! I make the bags for gifts all the time and my gift recipients are so thrilled with the style, pockets, etc. I don’t have the Miranda or MiniMiranda – I have not yet found it in my area – so I would love to win!!!!

  7. Judy Carter — September 17, 2012 @ 7:48 am

    That Mini Miranda looks like the perfect mix between too big and too small. I love the colors, but of course I always love the colors you choose. I haven’t made a purse in a long time, can’t wait to try one with your new interfacing.

    I have not had a chance to used your products yet. I would love to win and try the “stiff stuff”. I sew all sorts or purses and bags & I deffinately need my bags to be stiffer lol

  9. Karee — September 17, 2012 @ 7:50 am

    Perhaps this will be the Christmas class/project for my YaYa friends! There will be Miranda bags around the world!

  10. Carol Betts — September 17, 2012 @ 7:50 am

    I can’t wait to try the Stiff Stuff; I ordered mine yesterday. It looks like it will work perfectly in my Miranda bag

  11. Virginia — September 17, 2012 @ 7:51 am

    Love the colors. Blue and Orange Univ. Of Florida colors. Would love to be a part of Lazy Girs for Univ of florida

  12. DebraFromMD — September 17, 2012 @ 7:51 am

    I love making bags and purses, and I can’t wait to try your new products!

  13. Peggy — September 17, 2012 @ 7:52 am

    The Mini Miranda Bag is the perfect size and can’t wait to try the new interfacing.

  14. Jennifer Barrett — September 17, 2012 @ 7:52 am

    Super cute bag! I am really interested in the new interfacing line and can’t wait to give it a try.

  15. Ethelann Wood — September 17, 2012 @ 7:53 am

    I just love the size of the Mini Miranda, The new stabilizers just add to the “professional” look!

  16. DebraFromMD — September 17, 2012 @ 7:55 am

    I love to make bags and purses, and I can’t wait to try your new products!

  17. Lisa — September 17, 2012 @ 7:56 am

    Love this bag. Your use of the new interfacings sound like they will give the bag the perfect stiffness. Can’t wait to try it!!

  18. Christine — September 17, 2012 @ 7:56 am

    Love all the Lazy Girl designs, the mini Miranda looks like the perfect size bag.

  19. Aunt Marti — September 17, 2012 @ 7:58 am

    What a great chance to try out your new interfacings! Thanks!

  20. Bonnie — September 17, 2012 @ 7:58 am

    Another cute bag!

  21. Me — September 17, 2012 @ 7:59 am

    Ive loved your purses for a long time. I’m very excited to try this new stabilizer. I know it will make my purses look more polished . Thanks again Joan &’staff for making life easier.

  22. Tamsyn — September 17, 2012 @ 7:59 am

    Love the mini Miranda. I’d love to try the new interfacing. Thank you for the nice giveaway.

  23. Ingrid — September 17, 2012 @ 8:00 am

    I love the mini-Miranda, it’s so cute!! It looks like a great size to make for Christmas gifts!! Those new stabilizers make it look so great, with the right combination of stiffness and loft. So gorgeous!!

  24. Deb Frey — September 17, 2012 @ 8:00 am

    I love the mini Miranda, I can not wait until the new interfacings get to my sewing store. I love making bags for my slef and others. I teach sewing classes and love to stay on top of things, thanks for trying to improve our sewing notions.

  25. Cheri King — September 17, 2012 @ 8:02 am

    Love the mini Miranda purse. I want to make one for myself and give the new interfacing a try.

  26. Cheryl — September 17, 2012 @ 8:02 am

    I love the Mini Miranda Bag and your other patterns. Your new product line is a great idea, so easy to know which one you need. Can’t wait to use them all.

  27. SoozeM — September 17, 2012 @ 8:02 am

    I love Mini Miranda, she is just gorgeous (especially in that aqua and orange – yum!!). I’d love to try your interfacing, the naming system is such a good idea!

  28. Sue Heinlein — September 17, 2012 @ 8:03 am

    I love, love, love bags and look forward to adding Miranda to my collection!

  29. Eileen — September 17, 2012 @ 8:03 am

    Joel Dewberry is the best. Cute bag!

  30. MichelleJ — September 17, 2012 @ 8:04 am

    Just finished a lovely Candace – and the mini Miranda looks so great – I’d love to stitch it up next!
    Your patterns are the best, far and away, for so many reasons. I love them and recommend them to fellow sew-ers.

  31. Deb — September 17, 2012 @ 8:04 am

    I see a new fall bag in my future and Christmas presents too! I’ve always loved the Miranda bags but didn’t think I’d be happy with it after lots of use–I prefer a “structured look”. The new interfacings have solved that issue. I can’t wait to try the new products. Thanks!

  32. Cheryl Hammond — September 17, 2012 @ 8:05 am

    Your Mini Miranda bag is darling, and I am so anxious to try out the new line of interfacings. It’s just what we’ve needed for far too long!!

  33. Patricia Hogge — September 17, 2012 @ 8:05 am

    “Thank You” for your GREAT Visual Tutorial on using these different interfacings. LUV your Mini-Miranda too. HUGS!!!

  34. vasquk — September 17, 2012 @ 8:06 am

    love this!

  35. Raye — September 17, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    I really like your purses and love the interfacing. Still have several patterns from you that I haven’t made yet. Too much to do, not enought time!

  36. Deborah Webb — September 17, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE it !!!

  37. Diana Beaubien — September 17, 2012 @ 8:08 am

    Love your patterns. I would like to make them all!

  38. Phyllis — September 17, 2012 @ 8:09 am

    Love your bag patterns, have made several. Can’t wait to get the new interfacing.

  39. syd — September 17, 2012 @ 8:09 am

    I would love to start a bag and have it come out looking finished like the model, Usually I have UFO’s which I dont throw away but keep aroun to remind me how bad I am.

  40. Ellen — September 17, 2012 @ 8:10 am

    Your mini Miranda is great!!!
    The interfacings look fantastic, will need to check with my local shop to see if
    their caring it.
    This bag would look super in a new fall print.

  41. Elli Bokeno — September 17, 2012 @ 8:12 am

    Please enter me in the giveaway!

  42. Shellee — September 17, 2012 @ 8:13 am

    I have enjoyed making the Maggie bags and the Miranda bag looks really easy to make also. Plus can’t wait to try the new interfacings that you have now. They look much easier to use then the ones that I have used in the past.

  43. Marlene — September 17, 2012 @ 8:13 am

    The only thing better than a Mini Miranda is one made w/the new interfacings. Can’t wait to try them and hope they will be carried by a local shop. The Miranda’s are my all time favs!

  44. Sue Winnie — September 17, 2012 @ 8:13 am

    Love the bag. Would like to have the opportunity to use the new lazy products!

  45. Sara Hauser — September 17, 2012 @ 8:14 am

    Loooove it!!!

  46. Pauline Gudas — September 17, 2012 @ 8:15 am

    I have some beautiful fabric that I would love to use to make this bag. I can’t wait to order some of your interfacing to use with my other Lazy Girl patterns

  47. Carol Rheal-Breault — September 17, 2012 @ 8:16 am

    One bag is never enough! Can’t wait to try the new interfacings!

  48. Ellie — September 17, 2012 @ 8:17 am

    The Mini Miranda bag is really cute and the Stiff Stuff looks great! I want to give it a try.

  49. Marion O — September 17, 2012 @ 8:22 am

    Great post! Thanks for the tips with the seam allowances! The interfacings sound great. Seems like I can never find what I need to make a bag.

  50. Ruby Cornelius — September 17, 2012 @ 8:22 am

    Looks very nice.