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. Barb — September 17, 2012 @ 8:23 am

    This is unbelievable – I just had that pattern out last night, planning what fabrics I want to use to make it. So, obviously I love the pattern. Thanks for your offer… I’d love to try the ‘stiff stuff.’

  2. Diane — September 17, 2012 @ 8:24 am

    Love the “Mini Miranda Bag”…would love the opportunity to try the Dreamy fusible fleece and Face-It Firm fusible interfacing.

  3. Janet Abreu — September 17, 2012 @ 8:24 am

    I love the mini Miranda! I can’t wait to try all the new interfacing products! So exciting!

  4. Jessica — September 17, 2012 @ 8:26 am

    What a cute bag! Thanks for a chance to win!

  5. Sally GAron — September 17, 2012 @ 8:26 am

    Mini-M is darling!

  6. Patricia Newhouse — September 17, 2012 @ 8:28 am

    I really like this bag pattern. It looks so crisp and easy to customize!

  7. Suzanne — September 17, 2012 @ 8:29 am

    I can’t wait to try Stiff Stuff. Watched the videos, and it will help me achieve the look and feel I want for my bags. Thanks.

  8. Donna Kowalski — September 17, 2012 @ 8:29 am

    I like the mini size. Can’t wait to try the new interfacings.

  9. Jackie Konder — September 17, 2012 @ 8:29 am

    Love Mini Miranda. Just the right size. Looking forward to trying the new products. My first Mini’s have lost some of their stand-up!

  10. Grace Wibben — September 17, 2012 @ 8:31 am

    The Lazy Girl Bag patterns are the greatest!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Janet Solarz — September 17, 2012 @ 8:32 am

    What a great tote! The interfacings sound terrific! thanks!

  12. Carol — September 17, 2012 @ 8:32 am

    Great bag!!! I need to replace my current quilted bag. Please, Please pick me!!!

  13. Pat Saville — September 17, 2012 @ 8:32 am

    Can’t wait to try the new products!

  14. Vickie Yanik — September 17, 2012 @ 8:33 am

    I am looking forward to trying y new interfacing. I watched the video about the Stiff Stuff firm sew-in interfacing on your blog last week….WOW….so cool how it stands up so nice! I have 6 of your bag patterns that I have made for my mother and myself. She loves them and so do I!

  15. adelia bolzman — September 17, 2012 @ 8:35 am

    Love all your patterns, I am addicted to Lazy Girl!!!!!

  16. Linda Sadler — September 17, 2012 @ 8:36 am

    I sure do love this bag. Would love to have it.

  17. Carla Brown — September 17, 2012 @ 8:38 am

    Oh so cute and can’t wait to try the new interfacings.

  18. Nancy Snyder — September 17, 2012 @ 8:40 am

    Finally all the great purse supplies in one place. Can’t wait to try them all out.

  19. Vickie Phillips — September 17, 2012 @ 8:40 am

    I love this bag! I love how it stands up with the quilted look!

  20. Michelle Eacret — September 17, 2012 @ 8:41 am

    The bag is so cute!!! I’ve only made two other purses and liked one interfacing but not the other but of course, I can’t remember which one it was that I liked. Love to try this one!

  21. Carolyn — September 17, 2012 @ 8:41 am

    Mini Miranda looks like the perfect quilt show bag, and the interfacing does look fabulous. :0)

  22. Tiffany H. — September 17, 2012 @ 8:41 am

    I love the size of this bag!! I also love that it stands up. It has always been a challenge to get my bags to stand up enough without being to difficult to stitch.

  23. Lianne Coates — September 17, 2012 @ 8:42 am

    Love it!!! Cannot wait to try the new interfacing!

  24. Karla — September 17, 2012 @ 8:42 am

    I love the mini bag and the colors you picked are gorgeous. I would ove to have this pattern to add to my handbags. It looks like its just the right size for me!

  25. Jan — September 17, 2012 @ 8:44 am

    Like all of your patterns I’ve tried. Would like to try the Miranda and the new interfacing.

  26. Joan Kruse — September 17, 2012 @ 8:45 am

    I haven’t needed to get the nice interfacings you found yet but I do love the Miranda bag. It has a classic style with a modern look.

  27. Marnie Pettey — September 17, 2012 @ 8:46 am

    I’d love to chat about how beautiful that bag is, because it is beyond beautiful, but I gotta go order my Dreamy FF and my Sew Lazy Interfacing! Just beautiful, and you keep making it easier!

  28. TinaM — September 17, 2012 @ 8:47 am

    Love the MiniMiranda. I made a Miranda for a friend and kept thinking I’d love it if it were a bit smaller 🙂

  29. Janette — September 17, 2012 @ 8:47 am

    I love how you show the use of your interfacing in the mini bag. Can’t wait to give it a try. Thanks for your instructions.

  30. Jennifer — September 17, 2012 @ 8:48 am

    I love the Mini Miranda bag! I was a fan of the popular quilted bags but I love the fact that I can choose my own fabric and have a bag no one else does! Last Wednesday night I just cut out another mini miranda and a regular miranda for myself too 🙂 Have not yet tried your new interfacings, etc but I hope to be able to order some soon. Oh, my daughters love the runaround bag! It was my youngests first project after a scrappy quilt of 4″ squares. She is so proud of herself and I love that your zipper directions make it easy even for a beginner!

  31. Lin M. — September 17, 2012 @ 8:49 am

    I thank you for finding interfacing that will make the bag stand on its own. Just love all your patterns.

  32. Mary (OSU Mary) — September 17, 2012 @ 8:50 am

    Hey, Lazy Girl…I love that Mini Miranda bag…and the new interfacing looks like a winner to me!

  33. wintu nancy — September 17, 2012 @ 8:51 am

    Lovely as always, thanks for sharing with one of us.

  34. Polly — September 17, 2012 @ 8:53 am

    Ordered some of your products last week. Can’t wait for them to get here. The bag is stunning. I make lots of bags and am looking forward to trying your products.

  35. Jo Ann Linke — September 17, 2012 @ 8:53 am

    Haven’t sat at my sewing machine in over a year, but has has inspired me to give it a try! Thanks for inspiring me!

  36. Maureen — September 17, 2012 @ 8:53 am

    Can’t wait for the new interfacings to reach the shops in our area. I am on the hunt for the ideal (in my eyes) support for my bags and will certainly be looking for these. Love the fabric in the new Miranda Bag.

  37. Connie D. — September 17, 2012 @ 8:53 am

    Great purse and great products. Thank you for finding the best products to achieve the best results.

  38. Sandy Yavor — September 17, 2012 @ 8:54 am

    I have several of your patterns and like them all. This bag is really cute and I look forward to trying the stiffer interfacing. thanks for the chance to win!

  39. Kathy O in GA — September 17, 2012 @ 8:54 am

    Oh I can’t wait to make bags with your new interfacings…the ones from JoAnn’s can be so frustrating…and I am headed now to print off your tutorial – thanks so much for doing it, the interfacings, your wonderful patterns, and of course the chance to win!

  40. Myra Price — September 17, 2012 @ 8:54 am

    I have been searching for a project to teach the deaf women of Guatemala so they can use their hand woven fabrics and produce a product that can be sold to support their families. This looks like an ideal design for them. It is simple, easy to construct and versatile. Thank you for your creativity.

  41. Patricia Norman — September 17, 2012 @ 8:54 am

    Can’t wait to try the new Stiff Stuff stabilizer.

  42. Cindy Farmer — September 17, 2012 @ 8:55 am

    That was an excellent tutorial. I like the way that you don’t put the Face-It Firm fusible in the seam allowance. I have had trouble with overly bulky seams. I am going to try this. Thanks so much for the tutorial.

  43. Margaret — September 17, 2012 @ 8:56 am

    Just love the idea of the new stiff stuff. It sure would love a lot of my baggie bags. I would love to try it out.

  44. Judy B. — September 17, 2012 @ 8:56 am

    Just the right sized bag! I love that there are 6 pockets. I saw a demo of the Stiff Stuff at Sew Expo. It really does do wonders for a purse or tote.

  45. Lisa — September 17, 2012 @ 8:56 am

    Finally the guessing game is OVER!!! So looking forward to trying your new interfacings!! I really love making bags and have found your directions the very best!!

  46. Cindy Saxon — September 17, 2012 @ 8:57 am

    I have ordered the product and anxiously awaiting the arrival. I sew diaper bags for gifts and all the time experimenting with interfacing. I think I may have found what I have been looking for and thank you for the tutorial.

  47. Anita — September 17, 2012 @ 8:57 am

    Love the Mini Miranda. Can’t wait to try your new interfacing products.

  48. Peggy — September 17, 2012 @ 8:57 am

    Would love to recieve the Sew Lazy supplies to try them out. Plus time to make another purse. Might as well be the Mini Miranda. Love all of the LGD purse patterns.

  49. Diane Lamb — September 17, 2012 @ 8:57 am

    I’ve made the Miranda and love it–along with many other Lazy Girl purse patterns. Your directions are extremely easy to follow–which is important for a “sewing” challenged person like me since I’m coming from the quilting side of the craft! Purchased the Mini Miranda pattern some time ago and just haven’t had a chance to make it. Perhaps that was providential since now I can experiment with your new interfacings to make it!!

  50. Dee — September 17, 2012 @ 8:59 am

    I love the look of the Miranda bag and would love to make one. I love your bags! Am also excited to see the new interfacings and am planning to purchase some.