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. Jeanne G — October 8, 2012 @ 4:43 pm

    I love that Lazy Girl Bag. Citron, black and gray my colors for sure. I use iron on all the time. Thanks for a chance to win

  2. Lisle — October 8, 2012 @ 5:01 pm

    That’s the only Lazy Girl pattern I don’t own! Pick me, pick me!!

  3. Betty Allis — October 8, 2012 @ 5:06 pm

    I love the bag pattern, I have never used the dreamy fleece but would love to try it out soon. Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. Pam — October 8, 2012 @ 5:09 pm

    I really like this pattern, I am learning to sew and love making purses and totes. This is a great size bag and would make a great gift for my daughter-in-law and my granddaughters mother. Thanks for the chance to win this pattern.

  5. marianne — October 8, 2012 @ 5:38 pm

    love this bag and just the right size

  6. Diane Miller — October 8, 2012 @ 5:49 pm

    Bless you. I have been trying & trying to come up with a nice Christmas gifts for my sister’s granddaughters without breaking the bank. They will love this.

  7. Kathy C — October 8, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

    This looks like the PERFECT bag to travel with.
    Please count me in on a chance to win.

  8. joyce — October 8, 2012 @ 6:07 pm

    such a fun litle bag to use when you go out for the evening..You could make one for every season of the year.

  9. Jenn J — October 8, 2012 @ 6:15 pm

    Cute little bag – can’t wait to make one!

  10. Deanna B — October 8, 2012 @ 6:16 pm

    Another new bag!! I can’t wait to try this one. The fusible fleece could be a real winner.

  11. Judy — October 8, 2012 @ 6:28 pm

    I love those colors! I’m new to Lazy and I love it!

  12. Heidi — October 8, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

    So want to try the Dreamy Fusible fleece, I use fusible fleece all the time but have not seen Dreamy in store yet!

  13. Holly — October 8, 2012 @ 6:33 pm

    Very cute bag pattern!

  14. Lynda Ward — October 8, 2012 @ 6:33 pm

    I have a daughter-in-law with a birthday fast approaching, and this looks as if it might be perfect for her. Thanks!

  15. Kylee — October 8, 2012 @ 6:34 pm

    I love this little purse! I’ve been looking for something to make for my mother who has taken to walking every day to keep up her fitness and carries her bits and pieces in a plastic shopping bag! This pattern will fit the bill!!

  16. Mary — October 8, 2012 @ 6:37 pm

    Looks like a great bag for a shopping trip.

  17. Laura — October 8, 2012 @ 6:37 pm

    This looks like the perfect size for my daughter!

  18. Patricia Purkey — October 8, 2012 @ 6:45 pm

    I simply love this bag. I know my grand daughter and all her friends would love it also. Cant wait to get the pattern and help her make one.

  19. Libby — October 8, 2012 @ 6:46 pm

    I have used the fusible pellon fleece and this sounds wonderful! This purse is the perfect size to make one for every day of the week!

  20. SharelJane — October 8, 2012 @ 6:50 pm

    Just big enough to carry the essentials on a busy day!!!

  21. Sue Baker — October 8, 2012 @ 6:55 pm

    A great sized bag to grab & go.

  22. Keri — October 8, 2012 @ 7:17 pm

    Love the simplicity of this bag. It would be great to carry tickets, passports, etc. and stay hands free. Can’t wait to try it.

  23. Glenda — October 8, 2012 @ 7:40 pm

    Great looking little bag and the georgus fabric!!!!!!!!!
    Would like to make it and use the new fusible fleece.

  24. candy — October 8, 2012 @ 7:58 pm

    I think I love this bag because of the yellow and gray colors you chose. I haven’t had a chance to try the fleece yet but plan to. thanks

  25. Irene Fitzsimonds — October 8, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

    I volunteer sew at our local weaving center and I have used your pattern numerous times. With all the colors and textures of the scrap fabrics that I have to pick from and the limited time that I have to sew, this bag couldn’t be more perfect. This is a great pattern.

  26. Yvonne — October 8, 2012 @ 8:05 pm

    I love the runaround bag. Perfect for my day to day errands or a day at the flea market! Thanks for the generous giveaway.

  27. Johanna — October 8, 2012 @ 8:21 pm

    I love that bag, it is adorable. I need to start sewing bags again, the last bag I finished was in July!

  28. Patty H — October 8, 2012 @ 8:31 pm

    I have always loved this little bag and want to make it.

  29. Gayla — October 8, 2012 @ 8:39 pm

    This is a great little purse, and it is so easy to put together! I made one last spring and couldn’t believe how quickly and easily it came together.

  30. Teresa Block — October 8, 2012 @ 8:48 pm

    I’m so ready to try out your new batting!

  31. Peggy Forbes — October 8, 2012 @ 8:48 pm

    I love, love, love this pattern. Just finished six!

  32. Michele Bristoll — October 8, 2012 @ 8:58 pm

    This looks like a fun bag to make. I would love to try it. thank you

  33. Kathy A. — October 8, 2012 @ 9:04 pm

    The runaround bag is really neat especially if it is easy;-) I’d love to have that pattern. tks for the chance.

  34. Cecilia — October 8, 2012 @ 9:09 pm

    I like the sound of your dreamy fleece and the looks of the bag. I made your Mini Miranda bag and your instructions were very clear and easy to make. Thanks for the chance to win.

  35. Dee Raymond — October 8, 2012 @ 9:17 pm

    I’d love to try this pattern using your new Dreamy fusible. This bag looks like it would be really handy to carry.

  36. Mary Ellen Coumerilh — October 8, 2012 @ 9:27 pm

    The bag is so adorable AND practical! I was just using some Pellon fusible fleece on a mug rug project this afternoon and was lamenting how stiff it made the little quilt sandwich feel. The Dreamy Fleece sounds wonderful.

  37. Roseanne Kaseforth — October 8, 2012 @ 9:43 pm

    Would love to make many of these for Christmas gifts!

  38. Kathie — October 8, 2012 @ 9:53 pm

    Perfect for a long day of shopping!

  39. Anne V. — October 8, 2012 @ 10:04 pm

    I just love small bags for just taking the necessities. I can’t wait to try your new interfacings–bags are my favorite thing to create!

  40. Carolyn Howland — October 8, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

    I love the Runaround bag, it looks perfect for traveling. It would also be perfect for cell phone and keys and Wonder Wallet. I have not had a chance to try the new Dreamy Fusible batting, but hope to soon. The new look of the pattern looks great.

  41. lynn — October 8, 2012 @ 10:06 pm

    What an adorable bag! And the cross body is just in time for the upcoming holiday shopping season. Hands Free!! Would make great Christmas gifts as well. Love to give this pattern a try.

  42. Kulsum — October 8, 2012 @ 10:08 pm

    I love the bag like to try the stiff stuff interfacing

  43. Maeve — October 8, 2012 @ 10:29 pm

    Oh, I just LOVE this mini bag . . . the kind I love to use myself. And to have the pattern would mean using all sorts of fabrics to make one-of-a-kind bags to go with my clothes – and my moods! Thanks for the great giveaway. I’ll be trying that new fusible soon. Here’s hoping I win this time!!!!!

  44. Ellen Barth — October 8, 2012 @ 10:31 pm

    I love the style of the Runaround bag! As others have said this would make great gifts!

  45. Bea @ CancunCOOKIES — October 8, 2012 @ 10:48 pm

    I love this bag! My daughters will love it! Thanks for the chance to win!

  46. SONJA — October 8, 2012 @ 11:08 pm

    I am anxious to try the fleece. This bag looks like something my granddaughters would love and it looks like it would make up quickly enough for me to be able to make several.

  47. leelee — October 8, 2012 @ 11:12 pm

    This bag is perfect for traveling.Having this pattern mean I could make gifts for the holidays! I would love to try out fuseable fusion fleece. The winner will be one lucky lady!

  48. Cathy — October 8, 2012 @ 11:38 pm

    I love this bag. For Christmas I am giving my girlfriend one for each season. I would love to try it with your new fusible fleece!

  49. Barbara — October 8, 2012 @ 11:41 pm

    Would love to make this bag for my niece and myself. Love all your patterns. they are well written and go together easily.

  50. Anne-Marie Fisker — October 9, 2012 @ 1:22 am

    Absolutly lovely bag, i would love to vinn it.