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. Dee Raymond — September 17, 2012 @ 9:23 pm

    Love the colors of the Mini-Miranda that you’re giving away! I’m looking forward to trying out your new products.

  2. Cherie — September 17, 2012 @ 9:39 pm

    I love how everything looks SO crisp and that you have so cleverly named all the interfacing!

  3. Rhonda — September 17, 2012 @ 9:50 pm

    I can’t wait to get your new interfacing. Keep making your great bags…I love them.

  4. Mary Ellen Coumerilh — September 17, 2012 @ 9:52 pm

    I really like the Mini Miranda bag – Not so huge that everything will get lost in the bottom but large enough to hold my essentials. Thanks for the opportunity to win a pattern!

  5. Debra pavlock — September 17, 2012 @ 10:21 pm

    Have already ordered some interfacings. Cannot wait to get them

  6. Mary Swift — September 17, 2012 @ 10:26 pm

    Very Nice, as usual looks easy, and is a nice size.

  7. Carol K — September 17, 2012 @ 10:28 pm

    This is such a perfect size and shape to help (Ha!) get me organized. I am a purse finatic and just have to have this. Love being able to choose my own colors. The new stiffening sounds like it will be super nice for helping to keep it’s shape and good look. Thanks for all the lovely ideas!

  8. Judi — September 17, 2012 @ 10:31 pm

    Love that bag and the instructions. Also a big thank you to your informative blog. I am now waiting on some stiff stuff. Can’t wait to try it.

  9. Rosalee — September 17, 2012 @ 10:40 pm

    I can’t wait to use the new interfacings–I love your patterns!

  10. Janeen Vice — September 17, 2012 @ 10:44 pm

    I love your patterns, I have made the Claire, Margo, Summer Tote and just finished making the Mini Miranda, I have a friend who would like to make a Mini Miranda and this would be a great package to give her. Keep up the great work in giving us new and updated ways to make awesome handbags which always gets compliments!

  11. Michelle — September 17, 2012 @ 10:47 pm

    Mini Miranda is soooooooo cute! I would love to make one for my boss as a boss’s day’s gift!!

  12. Lynda Ward — September 17, 2012 @ 11:08 pm

    Mini Miranda is beautiful!

  13. Hueisei — September 17, 2012 @ 11:09 pm

    I think Mini Miranda is lovely and cute.

  14. Kathie — September 17, 2012 @ 11:14 pm

    I have made a few of your bags and now I think I need to make the Mini Miranda!

  15. Lynda Taylor — September 17, 2012 @ 11:21 pm

    I love how straight and proud the mini Miranda stands.

    Can see it now in lovely summer florals. Perfect.

  16. Juanita Houston — September 17, 2012 @ 11:30 pm

    I love this bag. I was kind of scared of it before but that is only because until recently, I had not tried to make purses. now that is about all that I make these days. I would love to received this pattern. I have the regular Miranda day bag that I am going to make for my son’s girlfriend to use to carry her laptop to class in.

  17. Ruth Root — September 17, 2012 @ 11:57 pm

    Very nice! I can definitely see this in my future to make for my daughter!

  18. Sue Desrochers — September 17, 2012 @ 11:59 pm

    I recently made a carrying case for all my quilting tools so that I could take it to classes. But I had so much trouble with the Deco Bond. I was very discouraged to try anymore projects. I am so excited to hear about your interfacing. I’m hoping it will get me back in the spirit of making purses!!
    I love the Mini Miranda and it looks like an easy one for me to start on!!

  19. Lynne Tilley — September 18, 2012 @ 12:21 am

    Love the bag, its a great size, just my style

  20. Jen — September 18, 2012 @ 12:35 am

    Excited to make this bag!

  21. Wynema Autrey — September 18, 2012 @ 1:22 am

    I love your new stiff interfacing. Can’t wait to try it.

  22. Anne-Marie Fisker — September 18, 2012 @ 2:14 am

    I love your bags and the Mini Miranda is lovely too
    ??? Mia

  23. Sue Potts — September 18, 2012 @ 2:19 am

    I’ve been using an iron on interfacing and after a few washes it just pulls away from the fabric. I’d love to use your interfacing and make a Mini Miranda Bag for my girls as Christmas presents.

  24. mak teh — September 18, 2012 @ 2:39 am

    Miranda is in my to do list because I adore it,it can stand on its own.interfacing? I have yet to try it.thank you for the giveaway

  25. charlotte — September 18, 2012 @ 4:33 am

    I can’t wait to try your new line of interfacings, they sound like they are just the ticket to get the attitude you want them to have!!

  26. Margaret G — September 18, 2012 @ 4:34 am

    The Mini Miranda is so cute can’t wait to try some colorful bags.

  27. Betty Long — September 18, 2012 @ 5:04 am

    This looks nice and easy…I intend to try it…

  28. Mimi Marion — September 18, 2012 @ 6:19 am

    Wow, I love the Mini Miranda. I’m very impressed with your new Stiff Stuff Firm Sew-in-interfacing and look forward to using it.

  29. Lori VK — September 18, 2012 @ 6:30 am

    I absolutely love my Miranda Day Bag! I would love to get the Mini Miranda and try your new interfacings. Your patterns always come out so professional looking! Thanks for the chance to win.

  30. Kathy Cole — September 18, 2012 @ 6:35 am

    I love the lazy girl designs and the mini miranda looks fabulous. Goodl uck to whomever wins.

  31. Charlie DiSante — September 18, 2012 @ 7:09 am

    I’d sure love to win this pattern and get a chance to try out your new interfacing in it. Looks great with it’s “stand up straight” attitude.

  32. quiltshark — September 18, 2012 @ 7:12 am

    I am a “bag-lady” and love, love your patterns, supplies, and blog.

  33. Erika — September 18, 2012 @ 7:28 am

    Love, love the mini Miranda, great job!

  34. Holly D. — September 18, 2012 @ 7:34 am

    Looking forward to using your new line of interfacing for some Lazy Girl bags.

  35. Sharon Scott — September 18, 2012 @ 7:39 am

    Love the bag, tutorial, and the interfacing! Thank you so much for sharing!

  36. Georgia — September 18, 2012 @ 7:51 am

    The mini Miranda is absolutely adorable!! Love the color combos!

  37. Abby — September 18, 2012 @ 8:23 am

    The Mini Miranda is adorable! I’m just starting to dabble in making bags and the whole world of interfacing seems to have quite the learning curve. I haven’t used your line yet, but the names are much more descriptive of the job they accomplish and I like that.

  38. Kathleen Barden — September 18, 2012 @ 9:05 am

    Having taught almost all of Lazy Girl’s Bag patterns in classes, I can honestly say that they, including Mini Miranda, are great patterns to make and use. My favorite, to date mind you, is Candice – I’ve made her in four different fabrics. But MM might just move ahead to first place. We’ll have to wait and see!

  39. Sherry — September 18, 2012 @ 9:30 am

    Love this site. Love the pattern. Hope to learn more from the ideas. It spells FUN!!!

  40. Judi — September 18, 2012 @ 10:15 am

    I love Joan’s patterns and can’t wait for my dealer to get in her stablizers. My friend made a mini Miranda several years ago and it is her favorite bag. I’m jealous!

  41. Mary Sue — September 18, 2012 @ 10:20 am

    Simply beautiful! I must have this pattern and interfacing!

  42. Kalynn — September 18, 2012 @ 10:36 am

    Cute pattern, would love to try the so lazy interfacing… have not seen it anywhere yet.

  43. Laurie Parkhurst — September 18, 2012 @ 11:17 am

    I lvoe the lazy girl designs! Love the bags… I would love to try the new interfacing…soon very soon!

  44. Sarina — September 18, 2012 @ 11:24 am

    I’d love to give this product a try! I always need another cute bag!

  45. darlene — September 18, 2012 @ 11:25 am

    i love your bags and the mini miranda is darling … i’m so wanting to try the new interfacing; i make bags and this sounds like it’s going to be perfect … thanks for the opportunity ….. darlene

  46. Jan — September 18, 2012 @ 11:27 am

    I could use lots of Mini Miranda bags… one for each activity I go to. Like a lovely, soft file cabinet for the things I need to take with me!!!

  47. TERRIE TOWNSEND — September 18, 2012 @ 11:52 am



  48. Terry — September 18, 2012 @ 12:31 pm

    I love the new bag – you’ve done a superb job as always. Can’t wait to try out the new interfacing!

  49. Bridget Murphy — September 18, 2012 @ 1:29 pm

    I just love this new pattern. I love to work with your patterns because they are well written and very easy to follow. Please keep the designs coming.

  50. Shirley — September 18, 2012 @ 2:39 pm

    I’m so excited about the mini-Miranda. I’m 4’11” and 100 pounder, so only a few of the bag patterns are small enough for me to carry. I’ve made the larger ones and feel like a little girl carrying her mother’s bag. Thank you so much.