Sew Easy You’ll Think You Cheated
Lazies, Our Runaround Bag pattern has been one of our most popular designs since it came out a hundred million years ago. The secret it holds…a fantastic zipper installation that can’t be beat. It doesn’t sound sexy, but there is nothing like learning a trick you can use over and over again. Read on for details, a video demo and tips.
Runaround Bag LGD111 by Lazy Girl Designs
Sew Easy Zipper
I developed the Sew Easy Zipper technique just for our Runaround Bag, but you can use it on so many projects once you learn this handy trick. Part of what makes the zipper technique so wonderful is that we totally ignore the zipper ends and just use the good part in the middle. It’s like cheating! Or eating the middle of an Oreo cookie first. Or finding an extra piece of chocolate when you thought you were out. Oh yeah, it’s that good.
Handy back pocket
The Runaround is just a little bigger than my hand, making it the right size for a little bit of this and that for a light day on the go. It has a back pocket and long shoulder strap making it perfect to wear cross-body.
Take a few minutes to watch me explain the project and demo the zipper with Kaye Wood on Kaye’s Quilting Friends in the video below.
You probably already have what you need to make a Runaround Bag. Grab a couple of fat quarters, a bit of batting, a zipper and you are good to go! Click to enlarge the image of the pattern supply list. For best results, use our Dreamy Fleece (fusible or sew-in) from Sew Lazy.
Give the Runaround Bag a try and see how fantastic the zipper is for yourself. Post a comment and tell me if you’ve tried the Runaround Bag or how you will use this handle little gem.