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. Joanne H. — October 9, 2012 @ 1:52 am

    This bag is awesome and I can’t wait to try the dreamy fusible fleece!

  2. deana rogers — October 9, 2012 @ 2:54 am

    Oh this bag is soo cute. This will be perfect to give to my girls for christmas this year. I have been wanting to make them a bag for the first time to give to them at christmas time and this one will be perfect. They are always on the go and do not like to carry their bigger purses for just doing a small errand or for when they go out and and just have fun with their friends. Perfect size for just their phones, ID’s, and their credit card and bank card holders they have. No more lugging around the big bags and wallets.

  3. Rinda Herrington — October 9, 2012 @ 5:31 am

    Love the Run Around bag. So simple and quick to make. I’ve added applique initials to the front of the bag for my mom and girls. Can’t wait to try it with dreamy fusible fleece. Thanks for the new SewLazy line of batting and interfacing.

  4. Ann Phillips Thompson — October 9, 2012 @ 6:14 am

    I like the looks of the Run Around bag and would enjoy making and using one. I’ve never used Dreamy Fleece but will be sure to pick some up, it sounds like just the thing for several projects coming I’m beginning work on.

  5. Anne Finck — October 9, 2012 @ 6:21 am

    Very cute! I can see that bag in many Christmas boxes this year!

  6. Terri Musulin — October 9, 2012 @ 6:57 am

    Travel to Flordia about 3 times a year, this would be a great little bag to travel with! Love it!

  7. Shannon — October 9, 2012 @ 9:54 am

    Once again, you are an inspiration to we Lazies everywhere. Thank you for sticking with us!!

  8. Tish Painter — October 9, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

    I love this bag! Just the right size for going on a shop hop! ..or farmers market…etc. ^_^

  9. Pat — October 9, 2012 @ 12:43 pm

    I’m looking forward to using this pattern. It is just the perfect size for quick trips to the store and holds all my essentials.

  10. Sammi — October 9, 2012 @ 12:46 pm

    Great little bag for those of us that want to shop hands-free and not drag a purse around!

  11. Jan Everett — October 9, 2012 @ 1:37 pm

    This Runaround bag just begs to be taken on a trip somewhere; so handy for keeping passport and absolutely necessities right at hand in those moments when you’re arms are full and you’re scrambling for details! And my daughter would use one everyday because she likes to travel light.

  12. Kalynn — October 9, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

    Love the bag, so cute and would be great to make and take on my cruize! Would love to try the Dreamy Fusible Fleece – havent tried it yet. Thanks for the chance to win.

  13. TinaM — October 9, 2012 @ 2:25 pm

    I have this pattern and STILL need to make the bag. My pattern is several iterations old though. I love your work!

  14. Miss Sherry — October 9, 2012 @ 2:54 pm

    I’m just sayin’ you can never have too many bags and this one would be fab!

  15. Ann Miller — October 9, 2012 @ 3:29 pm

    This is a great bag. From the looks of it, your new dream fusible fleece gives it a bit more oomph.

  16. Pati Cook — October 9, 2012 @ 4:35 pm

    This is also a great bag to make for younger Lazy Girls, like the toddler to primary school ones. It is small enough for them to not be overwhelmed,but large enough that they can actually use it for school and such.
    Love this bag. looking forward to trying the new fleece.

  17. Polly — October 9, 2012 @ 4:58 pm

    I have made several Lazy Girl Bags – I’d love to have this pattern. Would make a good travel bag with the zip pocket for boarding passes.

  18. Sandra — October 9, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

    This bag is perfect for my fabric shopping trips, as well as for ‘to and from’ work. It would make a great Christmas gift too.

  19. Deborah — October 9, 2012 @ 6:53 pm

    perfect on-the-go bag

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  20. Kim — October 9, 2012 @ 7:32 pm

    I love the pattern. This will be a great bag to throw my essentials in while traveling, weekend errands, and those trips to the zoo.

  21. Lynne Tilley — October 9, 2012 @ 11:25 pm

    I love this bag, just my style for quick little outings, and I adore your fabric choices!

  22. Jamie Martin — October 10, 2012 @ 3:34 am

    I want to make one!

  23. Hueisei — October 10, 2012 @ 4:38 am

    I love the size and the color of the bag.

  24. Sue Carr — October 10, 2012 @ 5:29 am

    I love this darling design. I have a small shop and look for designs that people would like to purchase. This one would be a hit! I would love to showcase your design in my new little shop and promote your blog. I also would really like to try the pattern and fleece to see how easy this one would be to make. There are several ladies that I know would love this one as a bag to carry while riding on there bikes, as well as for a little girl bag. Thanks for putting this one out for a give away…Susie’s Stash

  25. Valerie — October 10, 2012 @ 5:44 am

    I love the size of this bag!! Great to take along when doing a lot of walking and don’t want a heavy purse to carry. Thanks for all the great bag and purse patterns.

  26. Linda Kenney — October 10, 2012 @ 6:11 am

    I have never tried sewing with the fusible fleece,,, but would love to make this great new bag!!
    I would absolutely love to win this so I could convince myself to do this!! I do things more “old school” rather than trying new products,,, I have to put this on top of my bucket list of new products to try!!

  27. Jan In Oz — October 10, 2012 @ 7:17 am

    Love my Runaround … it saves me carrying too much junk 🙂 All your new interfacings and fusibles make so much sense – especially to a Lazy Girl. Can’t wait to try them all out.

  28. Donna Joy — October 10, 2012 @ 7:22 am

    This would be a great bag for holidays. I’d love to try fusible fleece. Thanks for giveaway.

  29. judy — October 10, 2012 @ 9:14 am

    just found this website a while ago. haven’t yet fully checked it out. but this bag is one that i definately want to make.

  30. Ann — October 10, 2012 @ 9:47 am

    That’s a pretty “to go” purse. I’m looking for something not to hard to make. Thanks!

  31. Megan — October 10, 2012 @ 10:17 am

    These bags are absolutely adorable! I love the runaround bag, it’s perfect for a minimalist like me! 😀

  32. jerry church — October 10, 2012 @ 10:33 am

    I love to try new interfacings and new bag patterns. They often give me the opportunity to teach a class (with the designer’s permission, of course) and share a new product with other quilters.

  33. Pam — October 10, 2012 @ 12:19 pm

    The bag looks like a great project for Christmas presents! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  34. Ann H. — October 10, 2012 @ 12:32 pm

    Oh this is so cute! The name rings true for me…my husband calls me the “runaround girl” because I’m always running after my grandkids and doing countless errands! This would be perfect for me!
    As always, LOVE your designs!

  35. Linda Lester — October 10, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

    Such a cute bag — it just might fit an ereader also. I would love to make one of these and I love the fabric as well.

  36. Heather — October 10, 2012 @ 2:25 pm

    The runaround bag looks like a great pattern for someone … such as me … wanting to try making some kind of bag for the first time. I think it would make sweet Christmas gifts, too.

  37. stitchbee..Debbie McClain — October 10, 2012 @ 5:15 pm

    I love the look of this bag and I am anxious to give your dreamy fusible fleece a try. I really enjoy making bag, but they have to serve a purpose. This bag would be perfect to tote my Kindle Fire around. The dimensions might need to be adjusted a little but it would be perfect. I have made several of your bags because of the great instructions, short cuts, feature you incorporate in them. Thanks for the opportunity to win this gift.

  38. Dell Martinez — October 10, 2012 @ 5:31 pm

    As soon as I receive my pattern and the fleece the bag is MINE. I have some fabric that needs to be a Runaround Bag”.

  39. Shirley — October 10, 2012 @ 5:35 pm

    This little bag looks so handy for gadding about. I would really love to make one for each of my 7 granddaughters and 3 great granddaughters for Christmas. I’ve used some of your patterns and have not found one I didn’t really enjoy making because your instructions are even easy enough for this 80 year old grandma.

  40. Maryann Cavanaugh — October 10, 2012 @ 8:31 pm

    A friend made me this little bag for a recent trip. it was just big enough for using at the resort. I love it and want to make some myself in lots of different colors/patterns.

  41. Melinda — October 10, 2012 @ 9:18 pm

    This was probably one of the first of many Lazy Girl bags I have made. I always urge people who compliment my purses to try LG patterns because the zippers are SO EASY.

  42. Diane Graham — October 10, 2012 @ 9:51 pm

    I love having a purse to match outfits. The yellow, black, white and gray are awesome together. To me it is like a sassy elegant color combination.

    Love all your bag patterns. Thank you for having this contest.

  43. Cynthia — October 10, 2012 @ 11:09 pm

    Cute pattern — like the zipper! Always up for a new batt.

  44. Patty — October 11, 2012 @ 12:29 am

    Love the bag – fun use of fabric!

  45. Sali O'Shea — October 11, 2012 @ 7:37 am

    Just love the bag, will be great to do small instead of the large thing i usually carry around.Can’t wait to try the Dreamy fusible stuff

  46. Pat — October 11, 2012 @ 8:21 am

    This bag is awesome! Exicited to use it. Thanks.

  47. Debby — October 11, 2012 @ 11:02 am

    Love the bag. The Dreamy fusible sounds great. Will look for it to try.

  48. Lindsay — October 11, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

    Love this bag! Perfect when you don’t want to carry around all the extra clutter in your purse. Or would be PERFECT for my daughter to take to dance and keep her shoes in. Would LOVE this pattern….

  49. Janie Marie — October 11, 2012 @ 6:26 pm

    This looks like a great bag for quick trips out and also a great small bag to have in a larger bag or suitcase. Awesome bag. Thanks!

  50. Norma Jean McDarmont — October 11, 2012 @ 6:36 pm

    I love Lazy Girls bags. I have almost all of their patterns and enjoy working on them. Can’t wait till I get the Run Around Bag.