Giveaway: Runaround Bag Pattern and Dreamy Fusible Fleece

Lazies, The Runaround Bag (LGD111) is one of our most-loved and easiest bags. Two fat quarters, a smidge of fleece, a zipper and you’re done before you know it. Well, it’s time to give this baby a new look, so let me introduce you to the new cover for the Runaround Bag.

This citron yellow, black, white and gray color combination gets me every time.
These gorgeous and fun fabrics are by Michael Miller.

***Giveaway is closed, Oct 12, 2012***

Runaround Bag Features
What’s so great about the Runaround Bag? It’s quick, easy and all function. It’s a wonderful little bag, about the size of your outstretched hand (7″ x 9″), perfect to sling over your shoulder or wear cross-body when you need to travel light.

Front view of the Runaround Bag

A simple pocket completes the back.

Dreamy Fusible Fleece
I used our Dreamy Fusible Fleece in these bags. The Runaround was written for use with sew-in fleece or batting. It’s easy enough to substitute fusible fleece in Step 4 of the pattern. Simply layer the lining fabric, fleece and back fabric piece together as described in Assembly, then press with a hot steam iron to fuse the fleece in place. Dreamy is fusible on one side only. In this project, it doesn’t matter if it is fused to the lining or the backing fabric. As when working with any fusible, be careful around the edges so as not to get fusible on the sole plate of your iron, or ironing board and using an applique pressing sheet for a pressing cloth is a good idea, too.

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Dreamy’s Loft/Thickness
For years I had been working with and recommending Pellon’s fusible fleece #987F for my bag designs, so let me compare the two. Compared to Pellon, our Dreamy Fusible Fleece is a little thicker, has a more smooth surface and is comparable in the structure it brings to your project. Dreamy has a lighter layer of adhesive so fabric isn’t over-fused, creating cellulite or dimpling.

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About the Fusible
Dreamy Fusible Fleece has a light layer of adhesive on one side. Dreamy comes 45″ wide, folded then rolled on the bolt. The fusible is on the folded to the inside. This is an easy trick to remember where the fusible is – folding it to the inside protects the adhesive layer. I mention all of this because it truly is a light layer and once you get your Dreamy out and you’re working with it, you might have some trouble knowing which side has the adhesive. The adhesive side is slightly rougher to the touch and every so slightly shinier. When in doubt, cut a small scrap, place it between two larger pieces of fabric and press – which ever side fuses to the fleece is the fusible side. If needed, make a mark or a note on your fleece to help keep track of the fusible side.

Zipper Nirvana
The way the zipper goes in on the Runaround is outstanding and outstandingly simple. Put your zipper fears aside and give it a try. I can highly recommend the fabulous zips from Atkinson Designs for this project. They’re longer than you need, but the zip gets cut down anyway, so indulge in Atkinson’s wonderful color assortment and have some fun.

Choosing a Zipper Color
I’ve done a blog post about choosing a zipper color for your project, and it features the Runaround Bag. Hop over and take a look. ‘Choosing a Zipper is a Design Decision’

Giveaway – One winner will receive:
– Runaround Bag pattern
– 1/3 yd Dreamy Fusible Fleece

How To Enter
– Enter by posting a comment below. Tell me what you think of Dreamy Fusible Fleece or the Runaround Bag
– 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 October 12, 2012, 10 pm Eastern time.
– I’ll contact the winner via email.

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Other great Runaround Bag blog posts
The Joy of Sewing Can Be Found in Small Projects
Easy to Install Zipper With Runaround Bag

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389 Responses to “Giveaway: Runaround Bag Pattern and Dreamy Fusible Fleece”

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  1. Kim Hochstatter — October 12, 2012 @ 11:33 am

    I love this purse and would love to make it!

  2. Kelli C — October 12, 2012 @ 1:36 pm

    I love Lazy Girl Designs and can’t wait to give this little bag a try!

  3. Peggy — October 12, 2012 @ 3:07 pm

    I love your Lazy Girl designs! It would be nice when you have a simple design, like the Runaround Bag, you could post and purchase these as a PDF file. That way I would not have to go to the store to find the pattern and if I couldn’t find at the store I could down load and start working on these tonight.

    Thank you and love the blog.

  4. Debbie — October 12, 2012 @ 3:52 pm

    This looks like the perfect bag for taking on my upcoming cruise.

  5. Marilyn — October 12, 2012 @ 4:07 pm

    The Runaround Bag is so cute, I would love to make one! Lazy girl designs has inspired me to create projects I never would have. I would love to share the Runaround Bag with the ladies in my sewing class!

    Thank you, Marilyn

  6. Debbie C — October 15, 2012 @ 8:42 am

    I am teaching a group of Girl Scouts to sew. This would be a terrific project for them to learn new skills and have a really cute, personalized item for themselves when they’re finished! What young girl wouldn’t absolutely love a Runaround?

  7. Rose Scarlet — October 15, 2012 @ 9:14 am

    I Love Lazy Girl patterns, and this looks like a fun bag to make. I made several Candace bags for Christmas gifts and everyone loved them!

  8. nellie — October 15, 2012 @ 3:33 pm

    Joan hooo laaalaaa, i love this cute bag very nice to take on travel trips or just shopping when you don,t want to carry a heavy purse around ,i would to make this bag even if i don,t win give away lol

  9. Wanda Sotkowy — October 15, 2012 @ 7:47 pm

    I always look forward to your new designs!

  10. JoAnne — October 16, 2012 @ 5:30 am

    This is a great little bag, fun to make. They make great gifts and you can sew one in an hour once you’ve made a few.

  11. Dona Keyton — October 16, 2012 @ 3:14 pm

    I really love the fusiable fleec. Your colors are so wonderful as you choose the designs of the bags.

  12. Dolly Caswell — October 22, 2012 @ 9:48 am

    Joan, What a wonderful little bag. I travel quite often and to have a lite-weight bag “to sling across your shoulder” is a blessing! I’m about to take another trip to India to an orphanage and I can make this to match what I am going to wear on the plane and I will be beautifully accessorized! A gorgeous little bag to match my outfit!

  13. Patty H — October 23, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    Can’t wait to make this bag

  14. Elli Bokeno — October 25, 2012 @ 8:31 am

    This bag looks great ! I would love to make it and I already have the fabrics I want to use. But then on the other hand, shopping for just the perfect fabric is so much. Oh, the agony.

  15. Kathy Coleman — October 29, 2012 @ 10:38 pm

    My favorite size bag….love the fabric combinations!

  16. Carole Tutko — November 5, 2012 @ 9:57 am

    very handy for traveling

  17. Dona Keyton — November 5, 2012 @ 10:33 am

    I love these runabout bags! Perfect for my teenage grand daughters

  18. Dona Keyton — November 5, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    I would love to make one for a Christmas gift for my grand daughter. Like your fleece also!

  19. Peggy Jebavy — November 5, 2012 @ 6:56 pm

    I love the little round around bag. It would make a great bag for gifts for friends. I would love to try the Dreamy fusible. This is the first I’ve heard of it! Thanks

  20. Jennifer Kaetzel — November 5, 2012 @ 10:06 pm

    The runaround bag
    very cute I know my grand daughter would just love it
    as I do the adjustable strap and crossover option makes this bag one that can
    be used anywhere I have always loved your patterns this one is perfect for any
    young at heart.
    I use your dreamy fusible fleece its great for the backpacks I make I just love it.
    Thank you for sharing the runaround bag with us

  21. Fran Ritzert — November 6, 2012 @ 3:14 pm

    i LOVE the runaround bag and the Dreamy fusible fleece is fantastic. I use it all the time. Fran

  22. Connie — November 10, 2012 @ 4:35 pm

    I like that bag and believe I could make one or two or three because I know how my friends always want what I make. This time I keep for one myself though. Thanks.

  23. Jeanne — November 13, 2012 @ 9:37 am

    Looks perfect for those window shopping sprees in Kansas City on the “Plaza” and in Branson at “The Landing”. I love the size and the cross over strap. Thanks for a chacne to win.

  24. SONJA — November 13, 2012 @ 8:32 pm

    These would be great for my granddaughters for Christmas!

  25. judy — November 27, 2012 @ 10:51 am

    love, love, love this neat little bag !!!! i made one for myself and one for my grand daughter !

  26. Amy — January 21, 2013 @ 8:16 am

    Where can I get this cute bag pattern? I like the fusible fleece. It is thicker and softer than what I bought at Jo Ann’s. I am going to buy some next time I am there.
    Please let me know about the pattern?

  27. Judi Chapman — February 5, 2013 @ 6:06 pm

    Where can I buy this pattern? Please

  28. Linda Botter — October 23, 2013 @ 4:37 pm

    I need the pattern for the small bag for a Birthday gift soon thanks

  29. Margie Veon — March 12, 2014 @ 8:10 am

    I love the Runaround bag and have not tried the Dreamy Fleece but I will do so soon as I think it sounds like a much better option!!

  30. Bernice Keller — July 4, 2014 @ 12:36 am

    I love this little bag and can’t wait to get some fun fabric and try it.

  31. Debi Stringfellow — July 17, 2014 @ 9:56 am

    Love the design on the Runaround Bag, looks easy to make and each section compliments the other. Can’t wait.

  32. Linda — September 9, 2014 @ 11:21 pm

    I love the simple design. You can dress it up or dress it down. Great gift too!

  33. Betty Caldwell — September 12, 2014 @ 9:04 pm

    I purchased the Lazy Girl Designs “Runaround Bag” pattern from the Country Stitches store in East Lansing, MI a few months ago. I opened the pattern packet up tonight and discovered that Country Stitches has inserted a piece of paper into the pattern that said, “Shop Hop Bag (changes to Runaround Bag).” It was obvious that they had mistakenly mixed the instructions for two different projects onto one “correction insert.”

    Among other directions that don’t make any sense is one that says, “We need to make the bag 1″ larger, so:
    1. In all cutting directions where it tells you to cut 8″ cut 9″ instead.” The remainder of the directions are very clearly from another pattern because it is talking about trimming the license plate and add the license plate….

    I’m wondering if there were any other corrected instructions for the Runaround Bag, besides cutting 9″ every place it says to cut 8″. Please let me know as soon as possible.

  34. Ingela — October 19, 2014 @ 7:27 am

    I´m looking forward to try this cute bag!

  35. Mary Bowers — April 30, 2015 @ 12:03 pm

    Love it just wish I could of seen you finish it.

  36. Rho — December 7, 2015 @ 10:38 am

    I’ve been looking for this forever

  37. Viqui — January 30, 2016 @ 2:14 pm

    Love the bag, but I’m new to sewing and would have loved to have seen a finished video on how to sew the bag. How did you cut the zipper and how is it set up? Are there supposed to be raw edges inside? Do you have a complete instructional video to show from beginning to end?

  38. Susan Logsdon — February 18, 2016 @ 8:55 pm

    I love this bag and would love to have the pattern if you still have it. I see the date is long past.