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. Betsy — September 17, 2012 @ 4:13 pm

    The mini Miranda bag looks like the perfect size to bring home papers to grade. Love it!

  2. Bobbie — September 17, 2012 @ 4:16 pm

    Mini Miranda looks like she’s just the right size, and so perky, the way she stands up nicely.

  3. Connie Jordan — September 17, 2012 @ 4:28 pm

    I love the lazy girl bags and now we will have the perfect stuff to make them stand up right-Yea!! Thank you for the wonderful instructions, having pictures to follow is really great.

  4. Amethyst — September 17, 2012 @ 4:31 pm

    Love all your bags and your blog! Very helpful. I’m a big Wonder Wallet fan too!

  5. Helen Stewart — September 17, 2012 @ 4:37 pm

    I like the size of the miniMiranda! Iwill be glad to have a choice of interfacing products as they are limnited now. I love making purses!

  6. Carol Karnes — September 17, 2012 @ 4:44 pm

    Joan, Don’t have Mini Miranda but it looks like the PURRFECT size for an everyday bag! Could the top be altered to accept a zipper? Now that Fall is here, it’s time to dust off the sewing machine and get busy!! Got my fingers crossed that MM finds her way to my sewing room!! Thanks for the opportunity!

  7. Nancy in DFW — September 17, 2012 @ 4:50 pm

    Want it! Want it! Want it! Would really like to try the new interfacings.

  8. Susan Sayers — September 17, 2012 @ 5:12 pm

    I love making the Miranda bag and have received many compliments on them but I only have that pattern and would really like to try the mini size.

  9. Dell Martinez — September 17, 2012 @ 5:28 pm

    I have already ordered the newStiff Stuff interfacing! I’m looking forward to using it on the mini Miranda bag.

  10. Sarah — September 17, 2012 @ 5:34 pm

    I love the look of the mini Miranda! I have the full sized pattern and have made it at least three times. Plus, the construction techniques are so well explained that my experience with your pattern has helped me to make other bags and even to help other quilters figure out their patterns!

    Thanks for the contest,

  11. Pam Stewart — September 17, 2012 @ 5:36 pm

    Hope I’m the lucky Lazy because I’d love to make the Mini-Miranda!

  12. Marie — September 17, 2012 @ 5:39 pm

    I love my Mini Miranda, but I think she needs a new twin sister. 😉

  13. Cindy — September 17, 2012 @ 5:53 pm

    I love all your patterns. I am looking forward to trying your new line of products.

  14. Liz Schaffner — September 17, 2012 @ 5:54 pm

    I Love Lazy girl designs and Mini Miranda is no exception !
    I would love to make her …and try the new interfacing.
    Thanks for thecontest !

  15. Karen Woolley — September 17, 2012 @ 5:56 pm

    Would love to try out this pattern and interfacing…

  16. Mary Ellen in Fl — September 17, 2012 @ 5:56 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway and the important details of construction. The Mini Miranda pattern is the only one (I think) of yours I don’t have.

  17. vickie — September 17, 2012 @ 6:14 pm

    i have made several of your patterns,. and really like the construction. the mini looks lovely
    can’t wait for my quilt store to get in your new battings and interfacing

  18. Michelle G — September 17, 2012 @ 6:26 pm

    I love the bag.

  19. Bea @ CancunCOOKIES — September 17, 2012 @ 6:27 pm

    Thanks for the Giveaway! Love the miniMiranda pattern…

  20. kee dishion — September 17, 2012 @ 6:34 pm

    Am so excited about the new interfacings. Can’t wait to try. Would love to win this pkg. Thanks

  21. Bonnie — September 17, 2012 @ 6:36 pm

    Look forward to using the new interfacing. Between making LG bags, and quilting with Lazy Angle Flying Geese rulers I just can’t find time for housework!

  22. Jane McKay — September 17, 2012 @ 6:38 pm

    One of your fans here….. Love the new stuff, can’t wait to get the Stiff Stuff we ordered. This looks like a great way to use it. Thanks for the explanation of the difference it makes from the Dreamy fleece. Would LOVE to win. Thanks for the chance.

  23. Rinda Herrington — September 17, 2012 @ 6:38 pm

    Love those Lazy Girl bags! Can’t wait to get my hands on the new sew lazy girl line of battings and stabilizers.

  24. Sue Baker — September 17, 2012 @ 6:47 pm

    cloth purses are the best & fun to make. No long term projects to put into time out.

  25. PhyLLis — September 17, 2012 @ 6:48 pm

    I am so excited about your new line of interfacings and fleece and can’t wait to get my hands on some! Your Mini Miranda bag is a great size and looks absolutely fabulous with your new “innards” *Ü*

  26. Maggie Stockwell — September 17, 2012 @ 7:02 pm

    Have made several Lazies…would love a chance to make one using the new interfacing…

  27. Becky M — September 17, 2012 @ 7:04 pm

    Love this bag! It looks like the perfect size!

  28. Barbara — September 17, 2012 @ 7:11 pm

    Would love to win the mini Miranda bag pattern and the new interfacing. I have been waiting for a local shop to get some in. Thanks for your instructions.

  29. Loretta Lynch — September 17, 2012 @ 7:12 pm

    I’m new to the bag making, but love your bag patterns and can’t wait to try the new interfacings. I’ve never had a lot of luck with the Peltex — a little too stiff and thick and have discouraged me from making more bags. Love your demonstrations. You make it look so easy.

  30. Barbara — September 17, 2012 @ 7:12 pm

    Woukld love to win the pattern.

  31. love your bags — September 17, 2012 @ 7:15 pm

    love your bags and love watching your tutorials

  32. sandyb — September 17, 2012 @ 7:22 pm

    The mini miranda is absolutely adorable and I can wait to make it.

    Thank you for all of your wonderful designs.

    thank you

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

  33. Eileen Hoheisel — September 17, 2012 @ 7:24 pm

    I haven’t made the Mini-Miranda, but I have made the Miranda several times. I’d love to try the new interfacing. Thanks for the chance to win.

  34. Roberta — September 17, 2012 @ 7:27 pm

    The Mini Miranda looks just my size. I do not like large purses. I seem to put too much in them when they are large.

  35. Jennifer — September 17, 2012 @ 7:32 pm

    I love your patterns and Mini Miranda is one I don’t yet have. I am looking forward to trying your new interfacing products!

  36. Alice — September 17, 2012 @ 7:34 pm

    Love your patterns. You make everything look so easy. Anxious to try the new interfacing!

  37. Carol stockman — September 17, 2012 @ 7:45 pm

    Love this fabric. Thank you for all the new interfacings and easy Indentification of use.

  38. Peggy Forbes — September 17, 2012 @ 8:20 pm

    I absolutely love the Mini Miranda pattern … and Miranda … and Margo … and … well, I love all your patterns! I just finished two Runaround bags yesterday … super simple but I somehow wound up with my pocket on the inside on the second one … so it’s now an inside, divided security pocket LOL!

    This new interfacing absolutely fascinates me … can’t wait to try it.


  39. KarenH — September 17, 2012 @ 8:33 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love the Mini Miranda.

  40. Christy H — September 17, 2012 @ 8:33 pm

    I would to try the new interfacing.

  41. Cindy Norton — September 17, 2012 @ 8:39 pm

    About time selecting interfacing is made easier. LG you really make everthing easier for us bag ladies. Thank you.

  42. Pat K — September 17, 2012 @ 8:48 pm

    Thank you so much for making our bags look more professional! I always get hung up on which interfacing to use, and you have taken all they mystery out of it. I love your bag patterns!

  43. Elizabeth Bunn — September 17, 2012 @ 8:51 pm

    Bless you for all the hand bags you have designed. The Mini-Miranda bag is the correct size for a smaller bag. The heavy interfacing will be a great asset to my sewing supplies. Keep up the great work!!!

  44. Deb H. — September 17, 2012 @ 8:52 pm

    Love the bag! Especially love the colors you used.

  45. Jane — September 17, 2012 @ 8:52 pm

    I love the Mini Miranda. Very cute1

  46. Bonnie Nyquist — September 17, 2012 @ 8:53 pm

    Loving your new interfacings,anxious to try them, If they are anything like y9ur other patterns, they will sork wonderfully!!! Great idea and we are all ready for interdacing that really works! bonniesline at aol dot com

  47. Yvonne — September 17, 2012 @ 8:54 pm

    I love your patterns! They are so easy to follow. I would love to win the mini Miranda pattern. It’s just the right size, & this new interfacing sounds intriguing.

  48. Tina d — September 17, 2012 @ 8:56 pm

    Cant wait to try this with or without a win! This new interfacing looks versatile and handy to keep on hand.

  49. Gayla — September 17, 2012 @ 9:05 pm

    The Sew Lazy interfacings are genius! I cannot wait to try all of them, especially the Stiff Stuff.

  50. Cinda — September 17, 2012 @ 9:07 pm

    Oh how I would love to win the MIranda bag pattern and try the interfacing. Pick me…Pick me!! Love the colors of the bag you showcased in the picture.