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. Deb H. — October 8, 2012 @ 7:23 am

    I love this bag. We travel a lot and it reminds me of Vera Bradley’s mini hipster. I would love to make one.

  2. Susan P. — October 8, 2012 @ 7:28 am

    I love this bag. Makes me want one in every color.

  3. PAuline Gudas — October 8, 2012 @ 7:29 am

    The Runaround Bag would be perfect for my mom. She is in assited living and this would be very easy for her to carry!!

  4. Amy Jaracz — October 8, 2012 @ 7:36 am

    Love this bag. My daughter and her girlfriends would love this bag too!!!

  5. June Y. — October 8, 2012 @ 7:39 am

    I recently made a purse from your Candace pattern and it turned out GREAT! This looks like it will be a fun, easy bag to make and I would love to win the pattern.

  6. Marcy P. — October 8, 2012 @ 7:41 am

    I just love this little bag!

  7. Pat Saville — October 8, 2012 @ 7:42 am

    Great easy pattern. I know several people I could give this to as a gift.

  8. Laura Ritter — October 8, 2012 @ 7:43 am

    I love the Runaround Bag pattern!! Great size and versatile. Would make a great gift for anyone done in their favorite colors. Can’t wait to try it with fusible fleece.

  9. Karen Crosby — October 8, 2012 @ 7:44 am

    That is a simply lovely bag and I adore zippers too. Thank you for the chance to win.

  10. Dorothy B — October 8, 2012 @ 7:44 am

    Super cute bag and so functional! I am anxious to try the Dreamy Fleece, too.

  11. Jane — October 8, 2012 @ 7:44 am

    Would you believe this is one of your patterns that I haven’t purchased yet? This size could be the perfect project to do with my granddaughter, age 7 who is learning to sew and quilt. And I think I’d have use for something like this for myself too.
    Good luck everyone…..

  12. Devon — October 8, 2012 @ 7:45 am

    I like the runabout bag! Looks great for throwing a few things into on the go!

  13. Linda F. — October 8, 2012 @ 7:45 am

    All of your bags are great!

  14. Gill — October 8, 2012 @ 7:48 am

    I love the runaround bag pattern but I’ve never used fusible fleece!

  15. Amethyst — October 8, 2012 @ 7:49 am

    would love to try this bag! love all the lazy items because they are so easy and gorgeous!

  16. Arlene — October 8, 2012 @ 7:50 am

    I have made several of the Run around bags & everyone that got them loved them. Fast & easy bag to make. Neat!!

  17. Evelyn — October 8, 2012 @ 7:51 am

    The Runaround Bag is the perfect size to carry the basics.

  18. Lynn Wilson — October 8, 2012 @ 7:51 am

    This would be a great bag to take on a shop hop!

  19. Jane McKay — October 8, 2012 @ 7:52 am

    I love this pattern, and am making several to match or coordinate with my dressy clothes. I only need a tissue, lipstick, and a cough drop in it and it’s so fun having it. I made a sample for the local quilt shop and it sold lots of RunAround patterns. If I won the pattern, I would give it to my granddaughter who is beginning to love sewing and quilting. Thanks for your wonderful expertise, creativity, and excellent patterns.

  20. Mary LeTard — October 8, 2012 @ 7:53 am

    Love this bag. I have probably made six or more.

  21. Joanne — October 8, 2012 @ 7:53 am

    This bag would be great for those quick run in and out of the store trips. Would love to give it a try. Thank you.

  22. Mary Collins — October 8, 2012 @ 7:54 am

    Would love to make the RunAround for a friend! Thanks for entering me!

  23. Elizabeth — October 8, 2012 @ 7:55 am

    Love this little bag, I make one called the Lexi Swing Bag, but your zipper on the front is a great idea. I am very interested in finding where the Dreamy Fusible Fleece is sold!

  24. Janette — October 8, 2012 @ 7:55 am

    I love this bag. It is a great size for running around. Can’t wait to add this to my collection of your bags.

  25. Linda Duncan — October 8, 2012 @ 7:57 am

    I would love to try a the new fusible fleece!

  26. Andrea Smith — October 8, 2012 @ 7:58 am

    Neat little bag–love the fabric combo too!!

  27. Ellen — October 8, 2012 @ 7:59 am

    Love all of your bag designs. Would like to make several of this runaround bag.

  28. Heather — October 8, 2012 @ 8:01 am

    I love this little purse. It’s makes a quick and nifty gift for that someone special

  29. Connie D. — October 8, 2012 @ 8:01 am

    Nice little bag to put essentials in for a quick trip to the mall.

  30. Heather — October 8, 2012 @ 8:01 am

    I love this little purse. It’s makes a quick and nifty gift for that someone special

  31. Christie Staton — October 8, 2012 @ 8:01 am

    Ideal for an upcoming girls week at an amusement park. And so easy to personalize to each of us. LazyGirl provides the perfect solution in an easy to make bag once again. Can’t wait to get started. And with the “underpinnings” perfected it will be even easier. I like easier.

  32. Mary Ann Dove — October 8, 2012 @ 8:02 am

    Have made several of these and love them. Would like to try your fusible fleese. Thanks for the great ideas.

  33. Janet — October 8, 2012 @ 8:02 am

    Can’t wait to make this one!

  34. Jennifer B — October 8, 2012 @ 8:02 am

    Oh, I love this bag!

  35. Beryl Hostetter — October 8, 2012 @ 8:02 am

    This bag looks wonderful!! I can’t wait to make it and to try the new fusible fleece. Thanks.

  36. Julia — October 8, 2012 @ 8:02 am

    I’ve made one and will make more. Would like to try the fusible fleece. Zipper is easy to sew..

  37. Jodi — October 8, 2012 @ 8:02 am

    I recently saw someone who had it and I was jealous. I wanted to make one so badly, but it is not one of patterns I have yet 🙁 sad sad face. I would love to win this.

    Joan – a question about this bag.. has anyone ever made it with webbing and possibly put the straps in the other order to make it more like a belt bag??? Not quite a fanny pack but an actual webbed belt with this attached. Just curious?


  38. Jennifer Conley — October 8, 2012 @ 8:03 am

    I like small purses to wear when i go to the grocery store….so cute of a pattern!

  39. Kim — October 8, 2012 @ 8:03 am

    I love the bag! It looks super easy and super cute! I haven’t used fusible fleece before, but after reading this post, I need to give it a try. Thanks for the fab giveaway!

  40. Clare Williamson — October 8, 2012 @ 8:04 am

    I am so impressed with all the new products you have produced. I would love to make this little bag – so many of my friends and family would love one too.

  41. Karen — October 8, 2012 @ 8:05 am

    Love this bag. Easy, pretty Christmas gift idea. Would love to try the Dreamy Fusible Fleece.

  42. Ellie — October 8, 2012 @ 8:05 am

    Run around bag—–cute
    Fusible fleece——want to try
    Thanks for the contest!

  43. Me — October 8, 2012 @ 8:05 am

    Thanks Joan for updating the look & fusible for this bag! It looks like a great evening bag for casual or dressy!

  44. Joanne Hios — October 8, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    I would love to try making this bag so I would just love to win the pattern! Thanks for the chance to do so.

  45. carolyn — October 8, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    I love the round around bag. 🙂 The fusible fleece is WONDERFUL!!! It irons on very quickly! 🙂

  46. Deb — October 8, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    Love the new cover fabrics. Must make one. I’ve checked my local shops for your new interfacings/fusibles, but they aren’t carrying them…yet. I’ll be ordering and trying the new products. Thanks for creating great products.

  47. Lindi Jarman — October 8, 2012 @ 8:08 am

    What a great little bag! So handy for when you dash out with just keys and credit card to do the groceries! It reminds me of one I had way way back in my twenties, although this one looks far more professional in style, with it’s padding and back pocket.
    I’d love to try out that new fusible, too. 🙂

  48. Sarah — October 8, 2012 @ 8:09 am

    Very cute bag – I’d love to try it out! Fusible Fleece sounds interesting, but I’m such a fan of free motion quilting lately, that I don’t mind using that technique instead. I agree that grey and yellow are gorgeous. I have your Miranda bag in blue and yellow, and I may need to update it to more neutral colours (and darker!) so that it stands out a bit less.


  49. Kathy — October 8, 2012 @ 8:11 am

    I love this bag! I would love to make one for a Christmas present!

  50. Barbara Campbell — October 8, 2012 @ 8:11 am

    Love the new look for your pattern. Great fabric choices!