Maggie – Purse Coordinates From Scraps

Lazies, I have a few samples of Maggie to share today. First up, I made two large Maggies for my Miranda. Think: big sis, little sis combo. I used left over fabrics from my Miranda project and found a coordinate I love. I added a brown Handy Tab and 1″ silver swivel clasp from Leisure Arts. It clips beautifully to the luscious brown fashion handle from Clover (I love this handle set!).

Miranda and Maggie
Miranda Day Bag with a large sized Maggie clipped to the handle.

Note: I have a busy month of December and may take a few Monday’s off from blogging between now and January.

I made two coordinating Maggies for Miranda. I’ll use the brown and white one inside Miranda, probably for my camera. I’ll use the other for my cell phone.

Miranda and Maggie4

I also dug out my remnants from the ‘Lily’ collection from Timeless Treasures and made a few Maggies. I love these in black and white. These go with the Miranda I made for Carolyn, shown below.


Then, continuing on with my remnant efforts, I dug out the scraps from the Tom and Jerry pillowcase project (below) and made a few Maggies for my nephew. He’s 4 1/2 and very gadgety. He’ll have these things clipped everywhere! I used a scrap of fabric and make a 5″ strap with a clip at the end. He can feed the strap around a belt loop or backpack handle and clip it to itself to form a loop.

Tom and Jerry

Maggie, paired with ‘guy’ fabric or novelty fabric, might be perfect for that hard-to-sew-for man in your life.

I also made a couple of Maggies for Yolanda Fundora using her Garden Party fabric line from Blank. Scrumptious! You can read about Yolanda’s Garden Party Sassy Bag at her blog here.

Garden Party Maggies


I also made two Maggies to go with Yolanda’s Miranda done in her Sketchbook fabrics.

Maggie Sketchbook

Tracy Chapman of Sew Thankful posted some of the Maggies she’s made lately. You can see them at her Sew Thankful blog here.

Last week I posted a list of recommended supplies for use with Maggie here.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving this week. Travel safe, eat well, laugh lots and have a slice of pumpkin pie for me!


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16 Responses to “Maggie – Purse Coordinates From Scraps”

  1. lourdes — November 23, 2009 @ 7:49 am

    where can I buy a pattern if I dont have a dealer in PR that sells your patterns.????

  2. Laura — November 23, 2009 @ 8:33 am

    Well now I see… cute, can hardly wait to make one and hang it on the outside for my cell phone……I need to make one today…..Thanksgiving grocery shopping can wait!

  3. Margaret B. — November 23, 2009 @ 8:52 am

    I love those Sketchbook fabrics-where can I ind them-what company??

  4. Penny — November 23, 2009 @ 9:24 am

    Lots of scraps at this house! Love the ones you came up with and they suit big sis very well! You have a great Thanksgivining as well.

    Penny D in Chesapeake

  5. Valerie K — November 23, 2009 @ 10:45 am

    Maggie is wonderful. I made two last night in an hour – large and small. Guess what will be in everyone’s stocking this year?

  6. Gail Pritchard — November 23, 2009 @ 12:35 pm

    Hi, girls,

    I have a problem – I am somewhat disabled and have to carry and wear a small oxygen cylinder when I go out. I also have arthritic hands and have trouble carrying a purse (although I still use and love my Gracie bags). However, I am still sewing. My husband was just saying that what I need is a small backpack with pockets. Has anyone any suggestions from the Lazy Girl line? The cylinder is a little shorter than a 2-liter soda bottle and weighs about 5 pounds, with a slender airline coming out of the top.

    – Gail.

    – – – – – – – – –
    Hi Gail,
    Our Yahoo group is a great forum for this type of question. Why not join us there at:

    My best, Joan

  7. SewCalGal — November 23, 2009 @ 12:40 pm

    Cute bag. I’m anxious to give it a try. I’m also interested in trying some threadplay and machine embroidery with some of your designs.


  8. Paige Rambow-VanLaningham — November 23, 2009 @ 2:58 pm

    Where can I find pattern for the little key ring bags?

  9. Sheila Perl — November 23, 2009 @ 3:52 pm

    I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of Maggie at my house! She should be here any day now, being in Canada the post is quite slow because of customs (and no Saturday deliveries!).
    I just love how you’ve teamed the Maggie with your purses, Joan! Beautiful!
    Sheila, ON, Canada

  10. Jeannie — December 5, 2009 @ 7:25 pm

    I just got my Maggie pattern today from Sew Thankful and I am so THANKFUL!!
    Super fast and fun to make!

  11. Jeannie Smith — December 17, 2009 @ 8:19 pm

    Hi, just loved looking at all your Maggies. I just got my pattern and was cruisin’ and lookin’ at others before I started. I understand the usefulness of he swivel clip, but cannot figure out how you would “use” the ring or just a ribbon tab???
    My daughter is heard of hearing and often does not hear her cell phone ringing. If she has no pockets, she has no where to keep the phone on her person. Any suggestions for what type of attachment to use??

  12. Ann Marden — December 29, 2009 @ 11:54 am

    I spoke to a participant of Lazy Girls designs and she had a wallet size “pouch” that was jsut bigger than a credit card . It had a few pockets and was opened not fomr the long end , rather from the “looking directly at a the credit card end”???? Does that make sense?
    Anyeway , I am trying to find that pattern. All the ones I am seeig on yoru website seem to be opening form the end.


  13. Ann — February 2, 2010 @ 2:44 am

    I am so sorry to hear about your father. I am the first 15 year survivor in my family for several generations. Also, lost my father to colon cancer. One of the joys of being with him was seeing him wear a special shirt I had given him. It was not so pretty, but for some reason he chose to wear that shirt day after day after day. we would have to wash it while he was in bed so he could wear it the next day. You are a remarkable lady to throw yourself into the sewing so he would have something bright and chearful to wear. You know he had to be happy to have his back side fully covered. I can just see him smiling when anyone commented on his cheerful pillow cases and garments. I will also be making several now so that when the time comes, I will have a meaningful gift to cheer my special friends. As another poster indicated, this is an awesome charity opportunity for those who can not wear regular clothes during treatments. I will be making some of these for our local hospice programs.

    I will be praying for your father’s medical needs and for God’s grace to sustain your family in the times ahead.

  14. Patty — October 30, 2010 @ 11:41 pm

    What have all of you used to make the template for the Maggie?