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”

  1. Patricia Mishler — October 8, 2012 @ 8:12 am

    Joan, it always amazes me how these traditional tried and true patterns can look
    brand spanking new and trendy!
    I’d love to win this pattern and I haven’t had a chance to try out your newest products, but
    can’t wait!

  2. Tamsyn — October 8, 2012 @ 8:12 am

    The Runaround bag is perfect for shop hopping when you want to carry just the essentials. Thank you!

  3. Gina S. — October 8, 2012 @ 8:12 am

    I’ve been a fan of yours for quite awhile. I love how simple and easy your directions are to follow. I have yet to find anyone who makes putting a zipper in so easy! Would love to win this pattern and your new fleece to try. 🙂

  4. Brigitte — October 8, 2012 @ 8:13 am

    Oh, I forgot all about that pattern – I remember an older post, but for some reason I never purchased the pattern… I’ve never won anything – so this would be fun… BTW thank you for ALL the great patterns – every bag I’ve made so far has turned out great – and, believe me, I am really NOT a sewer. Cheers from Germany, Brigitte

  5. Jane — October 8, 2012 @ 8:13 am

    I am on vacation and would really like to try the new interfacing. They really look like they make such a positive difference in a bag. Thanks alot, jane

  6. Laura Laslett — October 8, 2012 @ 8:14 am

    Wow, this would make a great last minute Christmas present. I always have a couple of people I have forgotten….I could make several and stash them for emergencies.

  7. Tina — October 8, 2012 @ 8:15 am

    This would be a perfect purse for just a few things with when traveling.

  8. Barbara Karklins — October 8, 2012 @ 8:17 am

    This bag would make great Christmas gifts!

  9. Martha Kirkcaldy — October 8, 2012 @ 8:18 am

    This bag looks perfect for a trip I am planning – I would like to make it, so it will keep my hands free while taking photos and traveling around… so cool. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I will win…

  10. Tracey Gonzales — October 8, 2012 @ 8:18 am

    Love the Runaround pattern :o)

  11. CarolH — October 8, 2012 @ 8:18 am

    I really NEED to make this bag and try out the Dreamy Fusible Fleece. Thanks for offering the give-away.

  12. Joni Weed — October 8, 2012 @ 8:19 am

    I have my runaround bag that I made years ago- one of my first projects with a zipper. Thanks so much for creating these fun little bags!

  13. Anne R — October 8, 2012 @ 8:20 am

    HI, I belong to a sewing club and the ladies all use your patterns on a regular basis for their show and tell. However, the winner hands down is your runaround bag. It’s the go-to pattern for everyone when they need a quick gift or when they want a new little something for themselves for a trip. I am on vacation and in my project bag are the makings for 2 runaround bags. One for me and another for a friend!

  14. Nita — October 8, 2012 @ 8:21 am

    Wow! Color combs are endless! Anxious to try the fleece!

  15. Deb Cline — October 8, 2012 @ 8:22 am

    This bag is beautiful. I’ve not heard of Dreamy Fusible Fleece and would love to try it out. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

  16. Nancy Wagner — October 8, 2012 @ 8:22 am

    This bag looks so fun! Perfect for motorcycle riding!

  17. Beth Strand — October 8, 2012 @ 8:23 am

    I love this bag! I’ve actually made it more than a dozen times then I loaned my pattern to an acquaintance borrow it and it never came back! I’d love to have a new updated copy to make bags for my 13 year-old’s friends for Christmas!

  18. Virginia — October 8, 2012 @ 8:24 am

    I wish we could purchase the new fleece on line. Our local stores do not carry it. Has any one tried this pattern in faux suede?

  19. Judy — October 8, 2012 @ 8:25 am

    Great size! I love making little bags like this. Perfect for everyday errands.

  20. Patti W — October 8, 2012 @ 8:25 am

    Anxious to try Dreamy….

  21. Shellee — October 8, 2012 @ 8:26 am

    Love the style of this bag, my daughter would love to make one to carry to school. Since she is only 11 and loves to sew on her new sewing machine that she won, this would be a perfect project for her.

  22. Cherri White — October 8, 2012 @ 8:26 am

    This looks like the perfect little bag for a quick run to the store, or out with friends when a big bag is not an option. I need to downsize my bags and this would be great. I love the lemon yellow fabric choice!

  23. Cindy — October 8, 2012 @ 8:28 am

    Love this bag for traveling

  24. Wanda Porter — October 8, 2012 @ 8:30 am

    I really like the size of the bag.

  25. Liz — October 8, 2012 @ 8:30 am

    Just the size bag that would make wonderful Christmas gifts for several of the gals on my list.

  26. Kathy Crose — October 8, 2012 @ 8:30 am

    The bag looks really nice ith that interfacing. Would love to win.

  27. Deb — October 8, 2012 @ 8:31 am

    great bag for the teenagers in my life…

  28. Donna — October 8, 2012 @ 8:33 am

    How cool would this bag be for an electronic device! I am wondering if the iPad will fit inside?????? HMMMMMMMM

  29. Pat — October 8, 2012 @ 8:36 am

    What a great size bag to make for gifts and for me! An easy way to put in a zipper??? Count me in! Thank you!

  30. Susan — October 8, 2012 @ 8:36 am

    I have made this bag probably 30 times now in various color combinations — usually team colors as this makes a fabulous gameday bag. Put in over your neck and wear it cross-body and you won’t lose it as you are up and down, clapping, cheering, running to the snackbar. Just the right size for a wallet, lipstick, keys, camera — the essentials!

  31. Joyce Doehlman — October 8, 2012 @ 8:36 am

    I love this bag, it is great for all ages, the elderly love them, teenagers love them, can be made in so many colors, great bag

  32. DebrafromMD — October 8, 2012 @ 8:37 am

    This looks like the perfect size bag to take to a quilt show. I’ts just big enough to hold the essentials but leaves your hands free (to check out all of the stuff at the merchants mall).

  33. Bette Hyde — October 8, 2012 @ 8:38 am

    I would love to win this pattern and some of the new fusible fleece. Those bags would make great Christmas gifts! Love all your patterns!

  34. Maria — October 8, 2012 @ 8:40 am

    Cute little bag! Looks like it’ll be perfect for wearing to quitl shows and fairs, when you need to have both hands free for all the stuff you ‘had to have’!

  35. Norma — October 8, 2012 @ 8:40 am

    This bag is very practical. You can carry the essentials and make it combining a couple of fat quarters. Great! Will love to try the Dreammy Fusible Fleece. Great giveaway!

  36. Becky — October 8, 2012 @ 8:41 am

    That bag is very cute. I can’t wait to make it. Also am very interested in trying the fleece. It seems I never pick the right filler/support for my bags that I make, they get too soft too quickly.

  37. Rieann — October 8, 2012 @ 8:42 am

    Awesome bag!! Would love to make a few of these as gifts!

  38. sign and sew — October 8, 2012 @ 8:42 am

    My niece who is only 41 years old will begin a fight for her life next week and it will be a gruelling six weeks of radiations and chemo. It would be lovely to make her this purse and fill it with comforting quotes and goodies during that time.

  39. Carol Breault — October 8, 2012 @ 8:43 am

    You can never have too many bags!

  40. JAckie — October 8, 2012 @ 8:44 am

    Love this pattern, have made probably 25 of these bags for myself, granddaughters, sister and others. Fun to pick out fabric , takes such a small bit so can use some crazy combinations.
    Love it , love it.

  41. Linda S — October 8, 2012 @ 8:45 am

    Beautiful and functional. Loving it.

  42. Janet — October 8, 2012 @ 8:47 am

    This is just the right size for me! I love small purses – this would be a great bag to make for Christmas gifts too!

  43. Kathy Gordon — October 8, 2012 @ 8:47 am

    I have to try the fleece but I love the “Run Around” bag pattern and have n
    Made many of the bags. The Lazy Girl bag patterns are the BEST.

  44. Debbie Harmon — October 8, 2012 @ 8:49 am

    I love the runaround bag! I have made many for my daughter and me to use. This time of year I carry the one I made using WVU fabrics. I have Runaround Bags made in all seasonal fabrics and carry one of them all the time! Debbie in WV

  45. Judy P — October 8, 2012 @ 8:49 am

    Have made the run around in several fabrics its a winner every time!

  46. Deborah — October 8, 2012 @ 8:49 am

    Love this little bag, and the fabrics are always so fun! Can’t wait to try the new interfacings!

  47. Jeanne Robinson — October 8, 2012 @ 8:49 am

    Just made a Candice last night using your new stiffer stuff. Love the new line of

  48. Linda — October 8, 2012 @ 8:49 am

    What to do when you are unemployed? Sew bags! Need this lovely one!

  49. Eileen — October 8, 2012 @ 8:49 am

    Always love your choice of fabric. This is one bag I need to make!

  50. Lori — October 8, 2012 @ 8:50 am

    I really like the new cover colors! Great bag!