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.

Giveaway
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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Thanks for joining in on the fun of the Mini Miranda Bag and Sew Lazy Interfacings. Remember, comment below to enter the giveaway.

Enjoy!
Joan

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

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  1. Dolly C. — September 17, 2012 @ 10:01 am

    Love the Mi Miranda bag. Anxious to try the new interfacings you have now too, I do love for the bags to stand right.

  2. Nona — September 17, 2012 @ 10:01 am

    I absoultely love the Mini Miranda bag in the Joel Dewberry fabrics. I’m anxious to try the Sew Lazy Interfacing. I’m heading to my LQS today to see if she will order it. I especially appreciate your clear photos and steps. They make me feel like a sewing pro!

  3. Hazel S — September 17, 2012 @ 10:02 am

    Like the look of this bag and your colour is brilliant. Don’t know if we can get these interfacings in the UK. Was at a quilting show the other week and couldn’t see anything like them.

    Hazel

  4. Lynne — September 17, 2012 @ 10:02 am

    LOVE the Miranda…..

  5. Nancy Helpinstill — September 17, 2012 @ 10:07 am

    Can’t wait to get my hands on the new products. I teach bag classes and your designs are a favorite!

  6. Sue Hines — September 17, 2012 @ 10:11 am

    Just made the Miranda. Wow, what a nice bag. Made it for my sister-in-law so can’t wait to make one for me! Also, can’t wait to try the Mini, plus all your new interfacings.

  7. Ruth D — September 17, 2012 @ 10:11 am

    Can’t wait to try your interfacings! They’ll be the perfect unseen heroes in the bags!

  8. Sharon B. — September 17, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    I’m a newbie to Lazy Girl Designs. What peaked my interest from everything I’ve read in regards to the patterns and the videos I’ve watched, the patterns are NOT complicated! This convinced me to place my first order as of yesterday. I debated between the Gracie and Miranda and finally had to rely on a coin toss and ended up purchasing the Gracie. It was AFTER the purchase, I seen the special in regards to the stiff stuff interfacing. :( I would so love to add the mini Miranda to my future new collection of Lazy Girl handbags. :)

    Sharon

  9. Sharon B. — September 17, 2012 @ 10:15 am

    I’m a newbie to Lazy Girl Designs. What peaked my interest from everything I’ve read in regards to the patterns and the videos I’ve watched, the patterns are NOT complicated! This convinced me to place my first order as of yesterday. I debated between the Gracie and Miranda and finally had to rely on a coin toss and ended up purchasing the Gracie. It was AFTER the purchase, I seen the special in regards to the new interfacing. :( I would so love to add the mini Miranda to my future new collection of Lazy Girl handbags. :)

    Sharon

  10. Shannon — September 17, 2012 @ 10:17 am

    This is one of my favorite bag designs!!

  11. Monaquilts — September 17, 2012 @ 10:18 am

    ohhh, I need that and the stiff stuff, FINALLY, no more droopy bags!

  12. Stephanie Pasch — September 17, 2012 @ 10:18 am

    I love the idea of ” stand-up-i-tude”! I enjoy making bags… but I get frustrated when they don’t retain their shape. This looks like a great solution that I’m going to need to play with! :-)

  13. Sandy Strohacker — September 17, 2012 @ 10:19 am

    That Miranda bag is so sweet.

  14. Sandi Fisher — September 17, 2012 @ 10:20 am

    I love my Miranda Purse and can’t wait to make a MIni Miranda purse!! I have been in the baby quilt production mode lately and now I am anxious to get back to making purses and to try the new interfacing!
    Sandi

  15. Carol Holmquist — September 17, 2012 @ 10:22 am

    I love the mini miranda bag and would love to try your new interfacings!

  16. Diana Haas — September 17, 2012 @ 10:24 am

    Since I’ve loved all the Lazy Girl patterns I’ve used so far, I’m sure I would love your new interfacing. Your Miranda bag is very pretty. Thank you!

  17. Chris — September 17, 2012 @ 10:28 am

    Love the size of the mini Miranda!

  18. Maryellen — September 17, 2012 @ 10:30 am

    That bag is really cute. I love the simplicity, but it could be fun, too. I’m looking forward to trying the new interfacing, too. Thanks!

  19. Ellie — September 17, 2012 @ 10:30 am

    I really like the mini Miranda. Hope to win. Thanks

  20. Jody — September 17, 2012 @ 10:30 am

    Love your patterns – the instructions are easy to follow and the pictures are a tremendous help when making your bags!

  21. Linda Hand — September 17, 2012 @ 10:30 am

    I love the Mini Miranda Bag and I love how lazy they go together. I’m hoping to have time in the next few weeks to try your new interfacings.

  22. Linda Abrams — September 17, 2012 @ 10:33 am

    I love all your patterns and have made several of your various bags for myself and gifts. Look forward to trying your new interfacing products!

  23. Phyllis Stephenson — September 17, 2012 @ 10:36 am

    I love your bags! Also need (want this pattern). I am going to order some Stiff Stuff for my next bag. This Mine Meranda bag is just the perfect size for me!

  24. Janice Althaus — September 17, 2012 @ 10:36 am

    The new interfacing looks like a great product, and I love the bag!

  25. Melinda — September 17, 2012 @ 10:36 am

    I love the regular sized Miranda, and have been thinking about the mini version for some time. The new interfacing looks really interesting!

  26. Valerie Kinion — September 17, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    I have the miranda bag pattern and would love to have the mini one also.

  27. Carolyn H — September 17, 2012 @ 10:42 am

    I haven’t made the mini Miranda yet, but hope to do so soon. Have ordered the new Stiff-stuff and one of the interfacings & the fllece. Just waiting for the mail.

  28. sue bone — September 17, 2012 @ 10:46 am

    Mini Miranda is cute. I need to look for those products in the UK as thye’re new to me.

  29. Donna — September 17, 2012 @ 10:46 am

    great bag, would love to make one. always looking for great interfacing to try. sure hop i am your winner.

  30. Peggy — September 17, 2012 @ 10:46 am

    Am really anxious to try the new products that you have offered. I love your patterns, so easy to follow and look wonderful when finished. Thank you!!!

  31. Nancy Wagner — September 17, 2012 @ 10:47 am

    Love the pattern! Have made several bags in the past & would like to try this one – looks like fun!!

  32. Sheila — September 17, 2012 @ 10:51 am

    I have made several Miranda bags and am eager to make this one. I have been saving purple/lime green tapestry and lime green lining to make a special bag and this is the one!

  33. Ruby — September 17, 2012 @ 10:56 am

    I can’t wait to try this interfacing. I had a hard time putting the zipper in a purse until I saw Joan on a sewing program. Thanks so much Ruby

  34. Sandee Scofield — September 17, 2012 @ 10:57 am

    What a cute little Bag. Goes so well with the Mama Miranda. I’ll have to get that one too!

  35. Carol Stevenson — September 17, 2012 @ 11:00 am

    I would love the pattern and try the new supplies. Have already been thinking about what bag I want to make next.

  36. Rochelle — September 17, 2012 @ 11:02 am

    All I’ve ever made are quilts but when I see your bags, it makes me want to start making them as well….I really like the mini miranda!

  37. Laura Anderson — September 17, 2012 @ 11:02 am

    I love the new interfacing. Can’t wait to try them

  38. Marlakay — September 17, 2012 @ 11:03 am

    This is an awesome bag! Beautiful fabric selection too! I have a large fabric stash that is just waiting for a project like this. I’d love to win this pattern and try the fusible fleece and the face-it fusible interfacing.

  39. OHSue — September 17, 2012 @ 11:07 am

    Oh I love the Mini Miranda! Another Lazy I will need to be making.

  40. Paula — September 17, 2012 @ 11:12 am

    I have the stiff stuff on order. I am so anxious to try it. I love your bages. The instructions are so easy to follow.

  41. Kathy Bumb — September 17, 2012 @ 11:13 am

    I love both the Mini Miranda handbag pattern and would love to try the Stiff Stuff Interfacing. What a great giveaway!!!

  42. Evelyn — September 17, 2012 @ 11:15 am

    Thank you for the construction pics. Very helpful, especially for a visual learner like me. Cute, cute, cute handbag! I’d love to have one.

  43. Patricia Conner — September 17, 2012 @ 11:16 am

    Luv the Mirandas!!! Mini is so right for everything.

  44. Donna — September 17, 2012 @ 11:16 am

    The Mini Miranda bag is so cute! The Sew Lazy Interfacing looks interesting. I’d love to try it out.

  45. Janie Manus — September 17, 2012 @ 11:17 am

    LOVE the Mini Miranda!!!!

  46. Mary LeTard — September 17, 2012 @ 11:21 am

    Have made 3 of these bags. I am a lazy girl.

  47. Judy Bentley — September 17, 2012 @ 11:26 am

    I have three of your Lazy Girl patterns that I just love and the Mini Miranda is next on my list! The interfacing looks great and I can’t wait to try it. Thanks!!!

  48. Betty Caldwell — September 17, 2012 @ 11:28 am

    Awesome bag! Can’t wait to try Stiff Stuff Interfacing!

  49. Julia — September 17, 2012 @ 11:31 am

    Great ideas – I love your blogs

  50. Connie Lee — September 17, 2012 @ 11:32 am

    I love making Lazy Girl Bags!!!

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