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. Becky Greene — October 8, 2012 @ 11:33 am

    What a wonderful pattern – it is the perfect size. I don’t need a huge bag that can carry everything I own (’cause that is what I would do!). I need a bag that forces me to edit what I am lugging around. Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Penny B — October 8, 2012 @ 11:34 am

    Once again you have hit a home run with your updated cover for the Runaround Bag and your fleece product sounds just wonderful. I have never been more confused than standing at the row of interfacings at the LQS and trying to decide from their non-descriptions just what would work for the project I was planning. Your descriptions and names of your products are perfect, Smart lady!!

  3. Chase — October 8, 2012 @ 11:43 am

    It’s an adorable bag and I would love to have the pattern. I’m also dying to try the Dreamy fusible fleece. Please pick me. 🙂

  4. Holli Smith — October 8, 2012 @ 11:47 am

    The runaround bag looks adorable. Have made (and loved) most of your other bags, but not this one yet. Looks wonderful for traveling or quilt shows! Haven’t tried your new products as have not seen them locally, this would be a great start.

  5. Mary — October 8, 2012 @ 11:51 am

    Love the bag design and fabric. Hoping to be lucky in the giveaway.

  6. Colleen Dobbeck — October 8, 2012 @ 11:57 am

    I love this bag. Will be so great for traveling. Will also make lovely Christmas presents for my quilting friends.
    Thanks for creating all these wonderful patterns.

  7. vickie — October 8, 2012 @ 12:09 pm

    i love your patterns and instructions are wonderful.can’t wait to use your new fusibles

  8. Wanda — October 8, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

    I just love the style of this bag. It will be great to wear for those shopping days when I need both hands. Please pick me.

  9. Lori M — October 8, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

    I just learned how to put in a zipper–this bag would be perfect for me! I love your bag patterns–very easy to follow. I will have to add this one to my collection! Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Katie — October 8, 2012 @ 12:19 pm

    What a great palette for all kinds of fabric and sewing techniques! You go Girl!

  11. Lucy — October 8, 2012 @ 12:32 pm

    Great idea, looks interesting enough to be a nice little challenge!

  12. Peggy — October 8, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    The LGD Runaround bag is one of my favorites. Made several of them over the years. Will have to give your new dreamy fusable fleece a try on one of them…

  13. jenny tribout — October 8, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    I LOVE the runaround pattern, I made my granddaughter one for every holiday!

  14. darlene — October 8, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

    i think by now i’ve made 5 runaround bags … love these bags and am going to enlarge one for my kindle; it has a leather cover but i just need something to carry it in and this works sooo well … or … maybe i’ll make the back pocket longer and stuff it in there …. or …. well, you can see there are a lot o options here ….

    thanks for the pattern; i love it …. darlene

  15. Dee — October 8, 2012 @ 12:47 pm

    Love this bag…..and love my Candace Bag:). Thank you for the opportunity.

  16. Darla E — October 8, 2012 @ 12:48 pm

    This is a great looking bag. Look forward to giving it a try.

  17. Dawn Pilotti — October 8, 2012 @ 12:56 pm

    The Runaround Bag is on my to-do list. Since I broke my ankle on Sept. 9 I haven’t been able to sew and it is driving me crazy. Your new batting line sounds great. Can’t wait to give it a try.

  18. tac — October 8, 2012 @ 12:56 pm

    This bag looks like the perfect size for carry e-reader. Thank you for describing Dreamy Fleece and how it differs from Pellon. I’m looking forward to trying it soon.

  19. Sharon Mazeroff — October 8, 2012 @ 12:57 pm

    I’ve never used Dreamy Fusible, so must give it try. Your patterns are attractively designed, with useful features. Thanks for this offer.


  20. Marie — October 8, 2012 @ 1:09 pm

    Looks like a fun project. I’m as lazy as can be these days!

  21. Sharleen — October 8, 2012 @ 1:12 pm

    Love all your patterns. The runaround bag will be great for proms. Would love to try your interfacing.

  22. Kathy O — October 8, 2012 @ 1:20 pm

    This bag would be great for shopping! I’d love to try out the fleece.

  23. Hazel S — October 8, 2012 @ 1:27 pm

    This sounds fabulous, both the Dreamy Fusible Fleece and the Runaround Bag. No excuses not to try to make one!!!

  24. barbara woods — October 8, 2012 @ 1:34 pm

    never tried it but want to would love to win thanks

  25. Donna — October 8, 2012 @ 1:35 pm

    This runaround bag is great. I have used it myself when just a small bag would do and also, my granddaughter loves it for school.

  26. Sharon L C — October 8, 2012 @ 1:37 pm

    Very Cute. I make a lot of bags. Usually big (but not that big), but this is a great size for throwing over head and take off to get all your errands done without the fuss of a big bag.
    Very nice.

  27. Donna Cox — October 8, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

    Love this little Runaround Bag can’t wait to try it out with your new Dreamy Fusible Fleece.
    Sounds great not to have to quilt it and the material pattern can be the visual.
    Love it !

  28. Helen Stewart — October 8, 2012 @ 1:40 pm

    I would love to make the runaround bag – just the right size for a quick run to the store. The fusible fleece sounds “dreamy”. I am anxious to use this.

  29. Deb — October 8, 2012 @ 1:43 pm

    This would be a great bag for my 4 teenaged grand daughters!

  30. Vicky Morrow — October 8, 2012 @ 1:47 pm

    This will be so perfect for my granddaughter!! Teenagers are pretty particular about what they carry, and I know this will be a hit!!

  31. — October 8, 2012 @ 1:50 pm

    Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks!

  32. Kathyo — October 8, 2012 @ 1:59 pm

    I use this style of ‘purse’ as a wallet! When I need a larger purse I just throw it in the larger bag… most of the time, though, it’s all I need for running errands!

  33. Donna — October 8, 2012 @ 2:07 pm

    The bag is so cute! I like to travel light all of the time. The fusible fleece sounds convenient and I’d love to try it.

  34. Janice Althaus — October 8, 2012 @ 2:07 pm

    Would love to give this pattern a try!

  35. Charlene — October 8, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

    I love this Runaround bag & would like the pattern to make several colors for me and several for gifts for other people!

  36. SueAnn Wirick — October 8, 2012 @ 2:33 pm

    This is a handy looking bag and I’d love to try out your fleece! That’s for the chance to win some.


  37. Linda S — October 8, 2012 @ 2:38 pm

    Love you patterns . You make it so easy with your directions..

  38. jen t — October 8, 2012 @ 2:40 pm

    i LOVE the runaround bag! its sew easy and your directions are sooo good my granddaughter has one for every holiday!

  39. Debbie Pogue — October 8, 2012 @ 2:55 pm

    That is the perfect bag for my two daughters and I would love to win the pattern to make it for them for Christmas!

  40. Elizabeth Bunn — October 8, 2012 @ 2:56 pm

    This bag is ideal for my granddaughters and me too. I will be making some new bags. I bought some fusible fleece, ready to try it. Keep up the good work and may God bless you.

  41. Patti Moore — October 8, 2012 @ 3:12 pm

    This is so cute and would look great in any combination of fabrics from my stash! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  42. Maggie Stockwell — October 8, 2012 @ 3:26 pm

    Would love to try both the pattern and fleece. Thanks for all your wonderful patterns:)

  43. Chris — October 8, 2012 @ 3:39 pm

    Love this bag, it is so cute! I just tried the Dreamy Fuisible…think it is now my first choice. Great job on bag design and the Dreamy!!!

  44. Bev. Bortner — October 8, 2012 @ 3:41 pm

    What a great bag! I know a ton of people who would love to have this on their Christmas list. Suites both young and old. Great for times when carrying around a big purse with everything you own is not an option…haha. I would just love to whip up a couple of these for gifts…(and myself.)

  45. Diane Leikam — October 8, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

    I have quite a few LG patterns, but not this one – I love it and know it would be a hit with my daughters!

  46. Becky Anderson — October 8, 2012 @ 3:48 pm

    This bag looks so great, love the colors! Looks like it would be good for those busy days of running around town and not wanting a big bulky bag to get in the way!

  47. Jackie — October 8, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

    WOW, just the bag I’ve been looking for. This style will hold only a few necessary items, keeps arms and hands free. It’s perfect to fit just the right things for a trip to the casino.

  48. Barbara Lange — October 8, 2012 @ 4:02 pm

    My friend and I made this bag to go on our shop-hops. It is just right for when you are going into 8 or 9 shops.

  49. Kim Dolan — October 8, 2012 @ 4:14 pm

    Would love to try the fusible fleece!… Gracie is wonderful too!

  50. Cathy Inman — October 8, 2012 @ 4:40 pm

    I love what this bag has to offer. I showed it to my 23-year-old daughter and she loved it too. She is hard to please.