New: ‘Maggie’ Pattern For Little Bags From Lazy Girl

Lazies, I’d like you to meet our newest Girl: Maggie, #LGD126. Maggie will be here by the end of November and I’ll keep you posted.

Maggies are little bags for little things. Use for a camera or cell phone case and still carry by its leash. The small size is perfect for giving gift cards or carrying business cards. Add ribbon and a clip to hang Maggies from a favorite purse. Stow, tuck, hang, clip either size anywhere you need a little bag.

Maggie from Lazy Girl Designs, #LGD126

Layer Cake Friendly
Both sizes of Maggies can be made from 10” squares! They are Layer Cake (pre-cuts from Moda Fabrics) friendly! See the back of the pattern below.

Grab a 10″ square for lining fabric, trace one large or two small Maggies, then stack, stitch and finish. That’s it – Maggies are quick, quick, quick. All of the fabrics shown today are ‘Cherish Nature’ by Deb Strain for Moda.

Maggie offer two sizes: large 4 1/2” x 5”, small 3 1/4” x 4”

Large and small Maggie Bags

Large Maggies
As a general rule of thumb, the large Maggie will fit things that are about the size of the palm of your hand: cell phone, small digital camera, tea bags. Here, I’ve tucked my camera inside and I can still carry it by the leash.

Large size Maggie Bags

Small Maggies
The small Maggie will fit things about the size of three fingers: credit cards, gift cards, business cards, a dollar folded in fourths, a few pieces of hard candy or loose coins. Works beautifully for loose change inside my Miranda Day Bag.

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Business or credit card sized.

Think about all of those frequent shopper cards overflowing your Wonder Wallet – transfer them to a small Maggie!

Clip, Hook, Hang
As an option, add ribbon and some purse hardware to either size Maggie. Here are a few ideas. I added a Dark Chocolate Brown Handy Tab and an ‘O’ ring.


Here I’ve attached a swivel clasp, great for clipping a Maggie to the handle or strap of a purse. That’s a great way to add a cell phone case to the outside of your favorite purse or bag. A Handy Tab is a quick way to add a hanging loop.

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Maggie Supplies
Click on the images below to enlarge.

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Where To Order and When Will Maggie Be Here????!!!!!
Order Maggie from your favorite local quilt shop! I hear from my printer that Maggie goes on the presses this week and will be here shortly. She should be here in time for last-minute sewing for holiday gifting.

Next Week – More Maggie info.


[tags]bag pattern, purse pattern, sewing pattern, layer cake, purse hardware, lazy girl designs[/tags]

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25 Responses to “New: ‘Maggie’ Pattern For Little Bags From Lazy Girl”

  1. Christie Staton — November 9, 2009 @ 6:40 am

    What a perfect way to give that gift card with a “little extra” punch to those really special people on my list. I see coordinating sets lined up under the tree this year for last minute gifts for those that I saved til the last minute in true Lazy fashion. As usual, you saved the day…and the season. Tell the printer to print faster. Thanx, Christie

  2. Barb in Northwest Ohio — November 9, 2009 @ 6:41 am

    Neat pattern, Joan, as always. Will need to order one. I just finished a Mini Miranda and Wonder Wallet. I have made serveral of your patterns but this was my first Mini Miranda. It was easy to follow the directions and she looks great. I wll post a pic on the Lazy Girl site soon. Need to get hubby to take pic for me.

  3. Carol Pope — November 9, 2009 @ 6:46 am

    Looks like just the thing for a lot of my ideas to accompany some of the larger bags and tote bags of any size.



  4. Judi — November 9, 2009 @ 7:32 am

    I was telling my husband that I need a new case for my PDA and low and behold you’ve come up with the perfect solution. Can’t wait till Maggie is available. Judi

  5. Jeannie — November 9, 2009 @ 7:43 am

    Super, super cute!!!!

  6. Frances — November 9, 2009 @ 8:18 am

    Hi Joan, can’t wait to make a million Maggies!

  7. Bobbie Bentley — November 9, 2009 @ 8:31 am

    Hi Joan from Cocoa Beach, FL.
    I love your new Maggie Bags. I hope to see the pattern in my favorite quilt shop soon.
    I think this one will be as popular as the Wonder Wallet. It will be my perfect little take-a-long. I’ll bet you can make four from a Fat Quarter, two small ones and two biggies.
    A college student to keep a calculator or Blackberry in the large Maggie. A new mother could keep spare Binkies and such in the small one.

    Keep em comin,
    Bobbie in Cocoa Beach, FL

  8. Robbie Foster — November 9, 2009 @ 8:43 am

    I love it. I can’t wait to “package” some of my Christmas gifts–gift cards and other small gifts. Maggie will be a great stocking stuffer also.

  9. Martha — November 9, 2009 @ 8:45 am

    What a great idea! Can we also order Maggie from you? We don’t have a LQS in the area! Love this little bag!!

    • Joan Hawley replied: — November 9th, 2009 @ 9:01 am

      Hi Martha, I’m glad to hear you like Maggie! She’s a sweet heart. If you don’t have a LQS nearby, consider shopping online. There are a few stores listed at my website here: My best, Joan

  10. Cecile — November 9, 2009 @ 9:13 am

    Cute, cute, cute! Everyone loves sweet little containers and you’ve created a perfect way for us to make our own. I’ll never give a naked giftcard again!

  11. Penny — November 9, 2009 @ 9:52 am

    Oh my gosh they are the cutest!!!! Want one now! So many ideas for my doll making buddies, I have some paper doll fabric and these will be great for gift cards for Christmas. I love Cecile’s comment about naked gift cards!! LOL

    Penny D in gorgeous Chesapeake, Virginia!

  12. Penny — November 9, 2009 @ 9:53 am

    OH and I forgot there is a place for some really wonderful buttons. You know I love the bottons!

    Penny D

  13. Rhonda — November 9, 2009 @ 10:32 am

    I just love these!!!! What a great idea!!! I cannot wait to get the pattern. Now I will have one more bag to give for Christmas. Thanks again for making such fun, easy, and functional bags.

  14. Willynne — November 9, 2009 @ 11:24 am

    I need it now. I was downsizing your fanny pack purse for my iphone. I will make a Maggie bag as soon as it comes out.

    Willynne T

  15. Kim McCann — November 9, 2009 @ 11:44 am

    ADORABLE! I can’t wait to get the pattern.


  16. Andrea Stevens — November 9, 2009 @ 12:36 pm

    Perfect for holiday gifts & it looks like fun too! No local quilt shops here, so I hope some of the online suppliers like Sew Thankful get it quickly.

  17. Lynne — November 9, 2009 @ 1:00 pm

    Where can I buy this pattern in UK please?

  18. Patricia "Pat" Hogge — November 9, 2009 @ 3:32 pm

    CUTE CUTE CUTE!!! And VERY HANDY too. What a super way to use up those left-over scraps, after making your AWESOME LG Totes/Bags too. Your Patterns are TERRIFIC Joan…& so easy to follow. Keep ’em coming. 🙂 HUGS!!!

  19. Jan Goppert — November 9, 2009 @ 3:56 pm

    Love the Maggie! When you mentioned keeping all those frequesnt buyer cards in one, I knew I’d NEED it as soon as it comes out. Your patterns are great!

  20. Charlotte — November 10, 2009 @ 8:46 am

    Very cute, Joan, just what I’ve been waiting for! The neices will love these for their phones & other gadgets. I’m sure to love them for myself. Thanks again for your great, fun, easy patterns

  21. Cindy Young — November 10, 2009 @ 10:14 am

    OMG another winner, Joan! These little Maggies are ADORABLE!! And the fabric you used, GORGEOUS! Can’t wait to get me some Maggies!

  22. Chris Lawlor — November 10, 2009 @ 8:44 pm

    I can’t wait to get it… I ordered it today from my local quilt shop… yeah… what a great idea… will make nice gifts for Christmas! You guys are the best at designing great patterns.

  23. Heather — November 11, 2009 @ 11:11 am

    LOVE IT!! how cute! great idea.

  24. WANDA ROSZAK — November 12, 2009 @ 11:10 am

    Hi Joan. your works are beautiful,

    wish you successes, hugz, Wanda