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. Judy — September 17, 2012 @ 9:01 am

    Can’t wait to try out Stiff Stuff. Looked for it this weekend at a quilt show but didn’t see any. Guess I’ll have to order it online….

  2. Eldonna — September 17, 2012 @ 9:02 am

    My family has threatened to send me, along with all my beautiful bags, to NYC for retirement. If that happens I will be the most stylish bag lady there. Thanks for a chance to enter.

  3. Dianna — September 17, 2012 @ 9:05 am

    I would love to try your new Stiff Stuff. Such a Clever Name! 🙂 Thank you for the chance to win some.

  4. Lori — September 17, 2012 @ 9:07 am

    I think the names you gave to all the interfacings are great! Makes it easy to know what each one does best! Thanks.

  5. Mary Snyder — September 17, 2012 @ 9:07 am

    Would have like to had these to use in a diaper (2 made) bag made for our last two grandchildren. The process seems so simple. Thanks for the lesson. Love the colors, as well.

  6. Faye Gould — September 17, 2012 @ 9:08 am

    I have been making bags for years and this one has so many great hints. Thank you, I will use all of them in the next bag.

  7. Robin Brown — September 17, 2012 @ 9:09 am

    Love, Love, Love it!!!! Can’t wait to try the new products!

  8. Joni Weed — September 17, 2012 @ 9:15 am

    It has been difficult to find the products to use for these wonderful products that you want to have just “sew”. Thanks for making them easy to find and use!

  9. dottie — September 17, 2012 @ 9:15 am

    I prefer small bags and Mini Miranda is as large as I sew for a purse. It’s just great, although, I would prefer a zipper at the top. Having it closed would be just perfect so things don’t fall out and other people’s fingers don’t get in. LOL

    Your directions are so wonderful and plainly printed they make sewing bags so much fun.

    sewing with a smile, d

  10. Virginia — September 17, 2012 @ 9:16 am

    I can’t wait to try some of the Sew Lazy interfacing and I love the Mini Miranda!

  11. Mary P. — September 17, 2012 @ 9:17 am

    I’ve always wanted to get the mini miranda bag pattern, but haven’t yet. It’s not too small and not too big. I like all of your bags. I think the new interfacing looks great too.
    I would love to win the giveaway.

  12. ozjane — September 17, 2012 @ 9:17 am

    Now winning this is probably the best chance I have of getting this fabulous sounding stiff stuff here in Australia.
    Must check if Hancock s have it.

  13. — September 17, 2012 @ 9:18 am

    I have never made a bag before but this would give me everything I would need to get going.
    Thanks for having this.

  14. Joyce — September 17, 2012 @ 9:18 am

    Love the new interfacings! They make a bag look professional not homemade.also like the Mimi size purse,I don’t like a super big purse it’s very hard on the shoulders!

  15. Julie — September 17, 2012 @ 9:19 am

    Such a cute bag – and love the fabric used in it.

  16. Deb G. in VA — September 17, 2012 @ 9:19 am

    I have several of your patterns, but have not tried the Miranda bag. The Mini Miranda looks great. I can’t wait to try your new interfacings. Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. Joyce — September 17, 2012 @ 9:22 am

    Love the new interfacings to make your purse look professional.Also like the mini bag purse it’s big enough for all I need to carry.

  18. Cecile Flegg — September 17, 2012 @ 9:22 am

    I love the way the bag gets body with the ‘stiff stuff’. Would love to use it for some of my projects. Keep up the good work.

  19. Darlene Jacolik — September 17, 2012 @ 9:22 am

    I love to make handbags and have several of your patterns. I think its great you have developed interfacing that works great with handbags.

  20. Kathleen — September 17, 2012 @ 9:23 am

    I love the Mini-Miranda…what a great bag….I can’t wait to try the interfacing….thank you for the giveaway…

  21. Meg — September 17, 2012 @ 9:24 am

    The new interfacing looks like it will be perfect for the new winter bag I need to make!

  22. Debra — September 17, 2012 @ 9:25 am

    Thanks for the tutorial. It is sometimes difficult to decide what to use for “support”. Topstitching makes the seams look great!

  23. Dee — September 17, 2012 @ 9:26 am

    I am looking forward to sewing a Mini Miranda!!

  24. Darcie — September 17, 2012 @ 9:27 am

    I love the new interfacing, it’s great on the bags

  25. Janet — September 17, 2012 @ 9:29 am

    I am looking forward to trying your new purse interfacings

  26. Teressa — September 17, 2012 @ 9:31 am

    Mini Miranda looks awesome! Especially in the fabric you picked….LOVE it!

  27. Joanne H. — September 17, 2012 @ 9:31 am

    This is wonderful and thanks for thgreat tutorial!

  28. Laura Little — September 17, 2012 @ 9:31 am

    Love the bag, great directions and quality interfacings – thank you.

  29. Gail DuBoce — September 17, 2012 @ 9:31 am

    I love this bag!!!! The fabrics are fabulous. I also appreiate the pictures showing the steps and the materials you used. I am anxious to try the new stiff stuff. Looks like a great product.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

  30. Posy H. — September 17, 2012 @ 9:32 am

    I have just the perfect fabric just waiting for
    this bag! the dreamy fleece and interfacing look
    like they will make it perfect with not much trouble
    I just LOVE being Lazy1

  31. Harriet Cook — September 17, 2012 @ 9:33 am

    Hmm, wish I could have seen this before I ordered Friday from Sew Thankful–all I bought was the stiff stuff and I should have purchased some Face it! Great post, thank you!

  32. JudyLyn — September 17, 2012 @ 9:36 am

    So nice to see a fellow Buckeye designing such great patterns and congrats on moving into the product innovation field. 🙂

  33. Carol Baum — September 17, 2012 @ 9:37 am

    I have all of your patterns and can’t wait for one of the local shops to get the new interfacing. People often comment on my bags more than my Coach purses.

  34. Ann in NC — September 17, 2012 @ 9:37 am

    I am anxious to try your new interfacings! Will they be quilt shop only, or also available in big box fabric stores too? I have been frustrated with some of the products I have been using, and looking forward to alternatives!!! aghollandattriaddotrrdotcom

  35. holly — September 17, 2012 @ 9:37 am

    Love the way this new interfacing looks. i love your bags so can’t wait to get some of this to use in the construction!

  36. Rachel Whitlow — September 17, 2012 @ 9:38 am

    LOOOVVVEEE this Mini Miranda!!! Looking forward to trying the Lazy Girl line of interfacings!

  37. candy — September 17, 2012 @ 9:39 am

    I think the interfacing looks great and can’t wait to try some.

  38. Linda — September 17, 2012 @ 9:42 am

    Looks like a perfect-sized bag!!! Love your fabric, too.

  39. Ann Feltz — September 17, 2012 @ 9:43 am

    I’ve made a regular Miranda and would love the mini for everyday. I’m pretty pumped about the new interfacings and am hoping my LQS (Erica’s!) will carry it!!

  40. Dawn — September 17, 2012 @ 9:43 am

    Cute, cute bag!!! Can’t wait to try your new interfacing – looks wonderful!!!

  41. Lorry Wohlfeil — September 17, 2012 @ 9:45 am

    WOW the interfacing & fusiable fleece look’s easy to use, & if it makes the bag stand up Even better!! Thank you for sharing. I always enjoy seeing Lazy girl bag’s & the tips they give.

  42. Shannon — September 17, 2012 @ 9:46 am

    Love the Lazies!! Thank you for all of your work to make the rest of our lives lazier!

  43. Lavannia — September 17, 2012 @ 9:50 am

    I love the mini Miranda you have pictured. It is beautiful. I have made several of the full size Miranda bags but never a mini. Can’t wait to try the new interfacing.

  44. Jill Williams — September 17, 2012 @ 9:51 am

    Who can’t use another bag? And this one looks like a winner!

  45. bonnie jensen — September 17, 2012 @ 9:51 am

    I love Lazy Girl interfacing. The Mini Miranda is wonderful and I would love to give one to my granddaughter Miranda.

  46. Andrea — September 17, 2012 @ 9:51 am

    I will definitely have to try this is the next Lazy bag that I made. Thanks for sharing and I love your products.

  47. Eileen McNabb — September 17, 2012 @ 9:53 am

    Love the pattern and yor instructions are so clear and easy to follow, as always. Thanks for sharing you expertise.


  48. Karen — September 17, 2012 @ 9:53 am

    I’m obsessed with the Miranda and Mini Miranda handbags! Many ladies in my quilt group made them after they saw mine. I love picking out fabrics and color schemes to make them look totally different. I have not had the opportunity to use the Sew Lazy Interfacing yet, but can’t wait try it on my next one.

  49. Elinborg D. Lár. — September 17, 2012 @ 9:56 am

    love all of your bags, I´m sewing Margo Handbag now and I would love to do the Mini Miranda.

  50. Cathy V. — September 17, 2012 @ 10:00 am

    Your instructions are very well written…the closeup shots are very helpful to a first timer making your handbags. Would love to try the Sew Lazy interfacings!