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. Deb G — October 8, 2012 @ 10:01 am

    Great little bag! Would love to make a few for Christmas gifts!

  2. Jennifer — October 8, 2012 @ 10:02 am

    Love the Runaround Bag! The first one I made only took me about 2 hours start to finish. It’s a great pattern. My daughter also made one, took her a little longer, but it was her first project that wasn’t a 9 patch small quilt top.

  3. Susan b — October 8, 2012 @ 10:04 am

    I love this bag. I have been making the really small yoyo’s and putting them above the zipper, and putting the slightly bigger yoyo on different bags, below the zipper. It’s fun embellishing them. They make great gifts.

  4. Sandi Fisher — October 8, 2012 @ 10:06 am

    Just 2 FQs!!! What a deal for such a cute purse!!

  5. Kathleen S — October 8, 2012 @ 10:06 am

    I love this bag…it looks like it would be easy to whip up a few in no time. thanks for the giveaway….

  6. Zina — October 8, 2012 @ 10:09 am

    The Runaround Bag is super cute and practical, for those times when I don’t want to carry my giant Mom bag. I love your patterns, Joan!

  7. Cheri King — October 8, 2012 @ 10:10 am

    Can’t wait to make the runaround bag for myself. I love simple bags when I’m going out.

  8. Mary Furber — October 8, 2012 @ 10:10 am

    I love the size of this bag. And look forward to trying the Dreamy Fusible Fleece, having used a lot of the Pellon fusible fleece.

  9. Lori — October 8, 2012 @ 10:11 am

    Been eyeing that pattern and would love to try out the new fleece!

  10. Carolyn H — October 8, 2012 @ 10:11 am

    My daughter would love the Runaround Bag. I’m anxious to try the new fleece.

  11. Susan — October 8, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    This bag is just what I’ve been looking for — just the right size for taking to craft shows!

  12. Karen Ann Osborne — October 8, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    I carry my Runaround Bag inside my other Lazy Bags. It holds two Wonder Wallets and a lipstick. At the end of the day, when my Lazy of the day gets heavy I just pop out my Runaround and I have everything I really need. I can’t wait to try the fleece.

  13. Kathy Bumb — October 8, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    I love this little purse, but would especially like to try the fusible fleece. Both items are great!

  14. Sheila Galindo — October 8, 2012 @ 10:15 am

    I love this pattern. I have made around 35 of them and everyone I show them to, loves them. Tried your Dreamy Fleece yesterday. I am impressed. I’ve been using PELLON 987 for all my bags and the inconsistency of it drives me nuts. I never know if the bolt is going to be thick or thin. I’m welcoming your new products with open arems.

  15. Lynne Green — October 8, 2012 @ 10:16 am

    I saw a Runaround Bag this last weekend at an Avocado Festival in California. I commented on it and she told me it was the Runaround. Made me want to go right home and sew. I am going to Europe for New Years and meeting family from all points of the world. The Runaround would make a great gift to take to the ladies, young and not so young, in our family gathering!

  16. Shannon — October 8, 2012 @ 10:24 am

    Love this bag! Can’t wait to try your fusible fleece!

  17. Terri Thayer — October 8, 2012 @ 10:24 am

    I love Lazy Girl Design bags. I’m carrying one right now! I’m anxious to try the new Dreamy Fleece.
    Thanks for your wonderful designs.

  18. Robin Christensen — October 8, 2012 @ 10:34 am

    I LOVE this bag! I haven’t tried the fusible fleece yet, but can’t wait to! I would like to make all the girls on my list a Runaround Bag for Christmas – oh, and make one for me, too!

  19. Teresa Armbrust — October 8, 2012 @ 10:35 am

    This bag is perfect for those on the go items when you don’t want to carry a big purse. The dreamy fusible makes it even easier to sew. Would love this!

  20. Betty — October 8, 2012 @ 10:36 am

    I haven’t tried the new interfacings yet but my shop where I buy my supplies (River Place Quilt and Sew in East China,MI) is them in stock now. I can hardly wait.

  21. SandyS — October 8, 2012 @ 10:37 am

    I need one of these bags so much-fingers crossed!

  22. Jo Anne — October 8, 2012 @ 10:37 am

    I really like the size of this bag since I don’t like a heave purse and sometimes I just need a bag for the essential items.

  23. Linda Hand — October 8, 2012 @ 10:37 am

    I love lazy girl bags. This runaround is a great little bag. I can’t wait o try the fusible fleece. Love lazy.

  24. Mary Snyder — October 8, 2012 @ 10:42 am

    Thank you for sharing the Run Around Bag with us. Haven’t tried the fleece or other of your stabilizers. Not carried near here, but would be nice to try some.

  25. Janet — October 8, 2012 @ 10:42 am

    This is a great bag – would love to have it

  26. Liz Nieman — October 8, 2012 @ 10:43 am

    I love this bag! Made 25 of them as gifts for a family reunion — they were a hit. Would love to try with your new fusible fleece! ( i have always used pellon’s fusible fleece before)

  27. Renee O — October 8, 2012 @ 10:46 am

    I put a zipper in a little bag last night for the first time! Would love to try again with this precious bag.

  28. Betty Gracie — October 8, 2012 @ 10:47 am

    I would love to try this pattern.

  29. Mary Clarke — October 8, 2012 @ 10:49 am

    I’ve been anxious to try making this cute little bag and especially to learn how to install the zipper. Wouldn’t this be the perfect little bag to make for my 4 yr old granddaughter 🙂

  30. Bea — October 8, 2012 @ 10:50 am

    WOW! I like what I see. This is the first I have heard about this and I really like the bag! Thanks for sharing this!

  31. Wendy Johnson — October 8, 2012 @ 10:55 am

    Thanks for your generosity in offering this as a prize. It’s a great pattern!

  32. Debbie Yeager — October 8, 2012 @ 10:56 am

    LOVE! LOVE! Lazy Girl Bag Patterns! Hopefully this will be my chance to try the Run Around Bag. It’s just the perfect size for my grand daughter!

  33. Cindy Farmer — October 8, 2012 @ 10:56 am

    I love the run around bag and the fleece! You have a very informative news letter. I really enjoy reading it!!

  34. marjorie — October 8, 2012 @ 10:57 am

    I love the new cover for the pattern. I haven’t yet tried the fusible fleece in a small bag, but this does give give me some new ideas. Thanks!

  35. Sara Hauser — October 8, 2012 @ 10:59 am

    This bag would be perfect to take to the fall craft fairs. Leaves you hands free!

  36. Nanci Race — October 8, 2012 @ 11:00 am

    I absolutely love this bag.I have lots of fat quarters shouting at me to sew them into this bag.

  37. wildwinowoman — October 8, 2012 @ 11:08 am

    It would be perfect for my trip to London this Christmas! And I have the perfect material!

  38. Wanda — October 8, 2012 @ 11:09 am

    This bag is so cute. There are times I don’t like taking my big handbag with me, especially when shopping. This would be great to take your wallet and a few necessities and cross it over from your shoulder. It would be light and your hands are free. Very nice.

  39. Carmen — October 8, 2012 @ 11:12 am

    The Runaround Bag looks great. Would be great for travel carrying your passport and money. I think it would make a great gift for teenagers also. It is Fat quarter friendly. Everyone should make one.
    Joan I know you’ve tested this fleece. Anytime you have recommended a product in one of your patterns. I have not gone wrong by getting exactly what you recommended. I definitely will use Dreamy Fusible. I love your patterns. Have several and i look forward to the new ones to come.

  40. Christine Wolf — October 8, 2012 @ 11:13 am

    would love to try the pattern and the fleece!

  41. Patricia Lenhart — October 8, 2012 @ 11:19 am

    This fusible fleece seems great for many projects, not only this cute bag.

  42. Christine — October 8, 2012 @ 11:19 am

    This is the first purse I ever made! I am dying to try out your new fusible products. Your patterns are what started my obsession with bag making, so I know I’ll love them too. Thanks for being such an inspiration, and making it easy for the rest of us be creative!

  43. Gaycha Mayhew — October 8, 2012 @ 11:22 am

    Dreamy seems to be made for projects like this purse. Anxious to try it out.

  44. Chrissy — October 8, 2012 @ 11:25 am

    Oh, I want to try this stuff out! Looks like exactly what I need for a bag project, plus would love to try this bag as well. So cute!!!

  45. Cindi C — October 8, 2012 @ 11:26 am

    I have made several of these bags and love, love, love them! The pattern would make a wonderful gift for a sewing pal. Can’t wait to try your fusibles. Thanks for the giveaway.

  46. Patti — October 8, 2012 @ 11:26 am

    What a great bag! Love the pattern.

  47. Susan K — October 8, 2012 @ 11:27 am

    I have made a number of these bags & they are great. My elderly mother loves it as it fits nice around her body & carries her essentials such as keys etc.

  48. Peggy Jebavy — October 8, 2012 @ 11:28 am

    I love the Runaround bag. I have made several other Lazy Girl purses and always loved them. Your tutorials rock! This would be a grat little purse to make for friends!

  49. jeri — October 8, 2012 @ 11:29 am

    love that little bag

  50. Cathy — October 8, 2012 @ 11:33 am

    Love this little bag! Makes it much easier to get around rather than dragging a huge purse from place to place.
    Thanks for the giveaway,