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. Lynne Luikart — September 17, 2012 @ 1:32 pm

    Love your Miranda Mini. Just the right size and shape. Haven’t used your products but would love to start by making the Miranda Mini.

  2. N.C. — September 17, 2012 @ 1:35 pm

    I always look forward to Monday when you have the best new techniques! This tut really improves the stability of the bag. I have used your patterns and they are the BEST!!!!! Thanks!

  3. Jo Conlee — September 17, 2012 @ 1:43 pm

    Love the simplicity of the lines–sets of the fabric pattern beautifully.


  4. Pam — September 17, 2012 @ 1:44 pm

    Love the Mini Miranda. I would give it to my 15 DGD Miranda 🙂

  5. Sharon Hebein Shute — September 17, 2012 @ 1:47 pm

    Very nice!! I can’t wait to try the interfacing!

  6. Dayle Flesher — September 17, 2012 @ 1:51 pm

    Love love love your bags. I have made many of them, but never the Miranda…and I want to!!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win the pattern.

  7. Teri E — September 17, 2012 @ 1:55 pm

    Love your patterns and would love to make the mini Miranda and try out the new interfacing!

  8. Christine M — September 17, 2012 @ 2:03 pm

    I have been talking up your sew lazy interfacings to my local quilt shop. I hope they carry it soooooooooooooooooooooooon!!

  9. Linda Enneking — September 17, 2012 @ 2:05 pm

    I have two of your bag patterns, haven’t made them yet. Maybe that is a good thing, as now I can try your new interfacing. Will definitely get some before I start on the bags.

  10. Sherry Bear — September 17, 2012 @ 2:06 pm

    Love the bags! Interfacing sounds good.

  11. Sherry Bear — September 17, 2012 @ 2:06 pm

    I follow you on facebook.

  12. Cathy Baer — September 17, 2012 @ 2:06 pm

    I love making purses and this one is really cute. Love the design!! I look forward to new interfacing because it is difficult to find ones that make a purse come out nice!

  13. Lynne Brown — September 17, 2012 @ 2:08 pm

    Just used your new Stiff Stuff in a tote and really love it!! All your patterns are easy to understand with excellent pictures of how to construct them. Thanks for making the Buckeye State proud!!

  14. Michele Reilly — September 17, 2012 @ 2:17 pm

    Gorgeous. I love your patterns and can’t wait to try the interfacings.

  15. Vivienne Pender — September 17, 2012 @ 2:21 pm

    I love the bag, your choice of colours make it look so much better than mine, I would love to get some of your interfaceing etc.

  16. Mary McGraw — September 17, 2012 @ 2:25 pm

    I’m anxious to try this new “Stiff Stuff” in a new bag. Looks like it will work up nice!

  17. Bonnie Panattoni — September 17, 2012 @ 2:25 pm

    This bag is so pretty. I have not yet tried to make one of your bags, but this may convince me to do so. It sounds easy enough.

  18. Linda — September 17, 2012 @ 2:26 pm

    I am so excited by the Sew Lazy Interfacings! I have ordered 3 yards of the Fusi-Bond Lite from Sew Thankful. I am planning a Silk quilt, and want the Fusi-Bond Lite to help stabilize the silk. And it was on sale, too! Would love to win the giveaway. Thanks, Joan

  19. Miss Sherry — September 17, 2012 @ 2:27 pm

    One of my pet peeves are purses without body. I want my purses and bags to be crisp and be able to retain their shape. (Unless of course, that’s not how they were designed.)Your new product Stiff Stuff seems to be the cat’s (stiff) pajamas. Can’t wait to try some. Congratulations again for producing something new that really has tremendous potential .

  20. LIllian — September 17, 2012 @ 2:35 pm

    just started making bags, would love to try this one.

  21. Toni Arnold — September 17, 2012 @ 2:52 pm

    That bag is the size I prefer and so do my shoulders. Anxious to try the interfacings.

  22. SueAnn Wirick — September 17, 2012 @ 2:53 pm

    I have the larger bag pattern but I have yet to make it. I have made other bags from Lazy girl and have had loads of compliments on everyone of them. I think making this bag with the extra fusing will make me a very happy camper. I do not like slouchy bags! Thanks for this opportunity to try it out.

  23. Cecile — September 17, 2012 @ 2:53 pm

    Have loved your patterns for years. Can’t wait to try the new interfacing ideas!

  24. Carol in E TN — September 17, 2012 @ 2:54 pm

    Thank you so much for the tutorial. I need to make this bag!

  25. Mikhaila — September 17, 2012 @ 2:59 pm

    Fabulous- fantastic bag!!
    Such talent.
    The interfacing is so tempting .. but I’ve always wanted a really great bag pattern like yours.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  26. Shellie Fontana — September 17, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

    Mini-Miranda LOVE–constructed with Stiff Stuff & Joel Dewberry is not only “dreamy, scrumptious, & yum,” but also oh-so-PERKY! And top-stitched all over–just BEAUTIFUL!

  27. Cindy Wendt — September 17, 2012 @ 3:02 pm

    Hi Joan,
    Thank you for the chance to win.
    The mini looks great, but how could it not, you designed it.
    Love the stiff stuff too.
    Cheers, Cindy Aus.

  28. Doreen — September 17, 2012 @ 3:07 pm

    Hope your number generator has a lot of numbers. Took forever to get to the comment section. I am very excited about your new interfacings and stiffeners, they sound wonderful. I have fabric waiting to do a Miranda, just not enough time.

  29. Linda — September 17, 2012 @ 3:08 pm

    HELLO! Love this bag! thanks for all your hints in its construction!
    I know I will like using ‘Stiff Stuff’! Thank you for a fun giveaway!

  30. Patricia Mishler — September 17, 2012 @ 3:09 pm

    Hey! I still love your designs and they are the easiest ever! You get a big bang for your buck! I can’t wait to try your new interfacings and such!
    Thanks for keeping it Lazy!

  31. barbara woods — September 17, 2012 @ 3:11 pm

    love that bag thanks

  32. Bettie Smith — September 17, 2012 @ 3:13 pm

    Have made gifts from almost allyour patterns and it looks like my granddaughters will have Mini Miranda on their lists this year.

  33. Lisa W. (@CreativLEI) — September 17, 2012 @ 3:13 pm

    I hardly know where to begin. I’ve been a subscriber for a while, I own a few of your other bag patterns and love them. They’re simple to follow along and make me look like I have talent even though I’m barely a novice! The Miranda bag (and now the Mini Miranda) is a pattern I’m in love with for a very different reason. Last September my 6th child, Miranda Gloria, was born. She went into distress at birth and required life support. She passed away 28 days later. We’re just now getting plans together for marking what would be her birthday in a way that honors her and how special she was. I know there is no way you could ever know all this but I just wanted to tell you that for a baby-loss mom seeing my daughter’s name is a blessing, so when your emails come through for the Miranda bags I smile and my heart feels hugged.

  34. BJMarley — September 17, 2012 @ 3:21 pm

    I have been thinking about sewing bags, but I’ve been intimidated. This set might be perfect to get me started.

  35. Sue — September 17, 2012 @ 3:30 pm

    I love this bag! Can’t wait to try one.

  36. sarah — September 17, 2012 @ 3:30 pm

    That is such a cute bag. I love your patterns in general. You have good directions that are easy to follow. I haven’t been to the store yet to see if I can find the interfacing locally. Looking forward to trying it out eventually.

  37. Sue — September 17, 2012 @ 3:31 pm

    I Love this bag! I can’t wait to try making one.

  38. Robyn Taylor — September 17, 2012 @ 3:39 pm

    Love the Mini Miranda. Size looks good and colours just perfect. We are now in spring and I really need motivation to get back into sewing. Thank you for all your designs.

  39. Beth — September 17, 2012 @ 3:48 pm

    Hey Joan,

    I love that you have expanded your horizons by giving us interfacing that says what it does and does what it says! I also really appreciate your patterns that are easy to understand and use.

  40. Melody — September 17, 2012 @ 3:49 pm

    I love the great pics of the steps to using those great new fleeces and interfacing. I look forward to making a few bags of my very own!

  41. Tamie — September 17, 2012 @ 3:51 pm

    I’d love to try the Mini Miranda, she looks like the perfect size. Thanks for the giveaway.

  42. Kathy S — September 17, 2012 @ 3:56 pm

    The Mini Miranda pattern is very lovely and I wish that whom ever is chosen enjoys this fun and easy pattern. Thanks for the opportunity.

  43. Shirley — September 17, 2012 @ 3:59 pm

    Love the colors on the mini! Can’t wait to use the new interfacing!

  44. Ivy — September 17, 2012 @ 3:59 pm

    I like the tutorial on the Mini Miranda and the interfacing. It looks like I will have to get the pattern and make it up. Thanks for another fun contest.

  45. Shirley — September 17, 2012 @ 4:03 pm

    Love the colors on this mini! Can’t wait to try the new interfacing!

  46. Shirley — September 17, 2012 @ 4:04 pm

    Can’t wait to try the new interfacing! Love the colors on this mini!

  47. Pam Hill — September 17, 2012 @ 4:06 pm

    I LOVE your patterns. This looks like a purse that I would make immediately. Hope I win

  48. Dixie — September 17, 2012 @ 4:08 pm

    Love the way the mini Miranda looks, if i win would make this for my sister-in-law for Christmas.

  49. Clare Williamson — September 17, 2012 @ 4:11 pm

    How brilliant, to have interfacings etc designed by someone who sews bags and knows what we want.

    Go Mini Miranda Go

  50. carol craven — September 17, 2012 @ 4:12 pm

    I adore it, the mini tute is really helpful, makes it look easier to make on our own as well. I cant afford this pattern but the bag looks as if a neat person could make it and carry it all around. I really do like it a lot. heck I like all your bag patterns