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”

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  1. Suzanna — September 17, 2012 @ 11:35 am

    Your interfacing products are most welcome. It has been so difficult to find products that really worked for bag construction. Great bag and fabrics too.

  2. Joy — September 17, 2012 @ 11:36 am

    Love the idea of fusible fleece and the miranda bags are great.

  3. S Kehl — September 17, 2012 @ 11:36 am

    I love your patterns–they do not confuse me & so are therefore easier to make than alot of other bags. I look forward to using your interfacings.

  4. Johanna — September 17, 2012 @ 11:38 am

    I love to try new interfacings, I can’t wait to get my hands it! Hopefully, my LQS will hook me up. Love the Mini Miranda!

  5. Kathy C — September 17, 2012 @ 11:38 am

    This is JUST what I was looking for. Perfect bag to make for my daughter for her birthday.
    And the Sew Lazy looks like a great product, thanks.

  6. Marsha Drescher — September 17, 2012 @ 11:39 am

    yet ANOTHER lazy girl pattern I have to have! Beautiful!

  7. Holli Smith — September 17, 2012 @ 11:41 am

    ooooo! One of your bags I haven’t done yet! Would love to try it and the new interfacing, Totally adorable.

  8. TexasBelle — September 17, 2012 @ 11:43 am

    Can’t wait to make another Miranda with the new interfacing “stuff”!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Claire Desrochers — September 17, 2012 @ 11:44 am

    Oh I have that fabric and would love to make this gorgeous bag!!

  10. Gaycha Mayhew — September 17, 2012 @ 11:46 am

    What a perfect match of the interfacing and the Miranda bag. Hope to win and make a fall colors bag.

  11. Robin Christensen — September 17, 2012 @ 11:47 am

    Ooooooo – pick me, pick me!!!! I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win this!

  12. Brenda McNeil — September 17, 2012 @ 11:50 am

    I love this purse! Amazing pattern and material! Thanks for sharing all your “stuff”!

  13. Cathy Gilbert — September 17, 2012 @ 11:53 am

    Love the bag! I can’t find the Lazy interfacing here in Orlando yet. Just waiting for it have a couple more bag patterns from you I have to sew…

  14. Mary — September 17, 2012 @ 11:55 am

    Nice bag!! Looking forward to trying the new stiff stuff interfacing.

  15. Shirley Marie — September 17, 2012 @ 11:57 am

    This looks easy! I’ve been wanting to try making a purse and Minni Miranda looks like I could accomplish it, and the interfacing looks easy to work with too. Here’s hoping I’m luck and will have a project soon. thanks

  16. Lee — September 17, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

    Love the size of the Mini Miranda bag and the new products look like they make a beautiful finished project. They would be fun to try!

  17. Sue — September 17, 2012 @ 12:01 pm

    Love your tutorial for this charming bag – haven’t used this interfacing yet, but plan to soon.

  18. Ginny — September 17, 2012 @ 12:07 pm

    Cute purse. Looks like it is pretty easy to make up.

  19. Connie Rhea — September 17, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

    Oh, I like Miranda Bags and will use the Sew Easy Interfaction . My favoriter quilt shop has me on a waiting list and I have ordered a Miranda Mini Bag pattern. Thank you for your creative ideas that help me so much..

  20. Virginia — September 17, 2012 @ 12:12 pm

    Would love to try your new interfacing products . . . and Mini-Miranda would be the perfect “test” project!

    Ginny Miller
    Cookeville, TN

  21. Judy — September 17, 2012 @ 12:20 pm

    I’m with the others, I haven’t tried kthe new stuff YET but the Miranda bag would be a perfect one to try it on! Thank you for all the new (more descriptive) options.

  22. Becky — September 17, 2012 @ 12:23 pm

    Joan so happy about the new interfacing options.

  23. Cathie Relf — September 17, 2012 @ 12:26 pm

    I love the mini Miranda! I just made one and re-configured the pockets to make a water bottle holder via your wonderful tutorial. I would love to try your new interfacing products, I haven’t been terribly happy with what has been available from other manufacturers so far and am so happy that you have jumped in with a great product!

  24. Jane — September 17, 2012 @ 12:26 pm

    Another Lazy Girl Bag that looks perfect. Your patterns are always done with such detail and so easy to use. I’d love to win your generous drawings. Jane

  25. Michelle Flaugh — September 17, 2012 @ 12:27 pm

    I’ve made several LGD bags and would love to make the Mini Miranda. It’s stylish and practical. I’d love to get a chance to use the new LGD interfacing as well. Thanks, Joan, for always inspiring us!

  26. Jacky — September 17, 2012 @ 12:30 pm

    What a lovely bag, and a perfect size too!

  27. Susan Bryan — September 17, 2012 @ 12:38 pm

    I have followed “Lazy Girl” for a few years now, and saved as much info as I could – now that I have full access to my machine – I can make beautiful gifts for my family; and I can make the things that I long wanted to have as part of my home! With the holidays around the corner – I will be happily busy at my machine. Thank you for being the creative muse that you are – for me and I know for countless others!

  28. Jeanne G — September 17, 2012 @ 12:41 pm

    Mini Miranda is for the “lazy lady” kind of life I live! Something that everything will fit in and just sling it over the shoulder and go, go, go, but go slow cause I’m lazy too.

  29. Kaye M. — September 17, 2012 @ 12:43 pm

    I love the size of the mini Miranda! I enjoy sewing bags but my one complaint is the fact that they don’t have enough body! With the new interfacing products I’m anxious to try them in a new bag!

  30. Sue W — September 17, 2012 @ 12:46 pm

    I love both of the Miranda bags – they look like fun! I was hoping the smaller one would work to tote my tablet when I don’t want to carry the bigger one 🙂

  31. Patti Moore — September 17, 2012 @ 12:46 pm

    I love your bags and wallets! Have made over 300 of your wonder wallets for the Shriner’s Hospital in Chicago for the children who stay there. They love them! Just ordered 4 of your bag patterns, but missed seeing the Mini Miranda. Would absolutely love to win this! Thanks so much for your amazing creativity!

  32. Teri W. — September 17, 2012 @ 12:47 pm

    What a PERFECT bag this would be for teens that need various bags to go with their outfits. You could make different ones to fit their needs.

  33. Sally Zimmer — September 17, 2012 @ 12:49 pm

    Your instructions and pics are ALWAYS the best. Can’t wait to try the new interfacing.

  34. Bev Sampley — September 17, 2012 @ 12:50 pm

    Love the bag! I hope the new interfacing is at my LQS.

  35. Renee O — September 17, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

    I am making my third Lazy Girl purse and I love them! Can’t wait to try the new products.

  36. Janna — September 17, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

    Love the big Miranda would love to try the mini!

  37. Ginny Steinmeyer — September 17, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

    I’ll be checking at my LQS for your new interfacings, Joan. I have several LG patterns that I’d love to try them on. Don’t have the mini-Miranda pattern but would it has been on my list of the ones I’m missing. SO glad you came up with these interfacings!

  38. Joan — September 17, 2012 @ 12:55 pm

    I LOVE all your bags! Can’t wait to try out the new interfacing. I’ve realized THAT makes all the difference. Aloha!

  39. Kathy — September 17, 2012 @ 12:56 pm

    The mini miranda is adorable!!! I love your designs! Always excited to see the next one! Thank you.

  40. Lois — September 17, 2012 @ 1:05 pm

    Love seeing all your bags. Your patterns are very well written & I’ve enjoyed making many.

  41. Susan Fogel — September 17, 2012 @ 1:08 pm

    Several years ago my DD asked me to design a tote for her to carry to writer’s conference.
    I am known for the totes that I make.
    I was feeling uninspired when I found your site and the Summer Tote. My creativity re-awakened.
    That bag was a hit with Melissa and with your readers.
    Since then I have made many different Lazy Bags. It is so hard to get all of the materials here in La Paz, so I must try to get everything in my annual shopping trip north.
    So to win some Sew Lazy fusibles and a pattern would fill me with joy!

  42. Flaun — September 17, 2012 @ 1:12 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try to make myself a handbag and Mini Miranda looks perfect! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of the pattern.

  43. Mary L Cooper — September 17, 2012 @ 1:16 pm

    Thanks for being so generous. Love your great sewing and product ideas.

  44. Judy W. — September 17, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

    Love the color of the Mimi Miranda bag. Love the bag too.

  45. Jo Lloyd — September 17, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

    I would love to win the Mini Miranda bag and I would especially like to try your new Sew Lazy interfacing.

  46. Dorothy S. — September 17, 2012 @ 1:18 pm

    Will try the Stiff Stuff Firm Sew In interfacing on my next project. Love the purse.

  47. Ruby R. — September 17, 2012 @ 1:23 pm

    Can’t wait to try the new interfacing. I have made several of your purses. You gave good instructions on how to put in a zipper. Thanks Ruby

  48. Donna B — September 17, 2012 @ 1:25 pm

    The Mini Miranda is the next pattern on my I want list. Just finished the Chelsea bag. The new interfacings look interesting. Can’t wait to give them a try in my next bag. Here’s crossing my fingers that my local shop will carry it.

  49. Denise — September 17, 2012 @ 1:25 pm

    Can’t wait to try the new interfacings! Thanks for keeping up the inspiration.

  50. Rosemarie in MI — September 17, 2012 @ 1:32 pm

    I suggested to an online ship that I deal with that she carry all the new sew lazy interfacings and she has it all. I just ordered from her yesterday and it is on the way.

    The shop is “overtherainbow” in Washington State