Show and Tell: More Maggie Frenzy!

Lazies from all over have been posting or sending in pics of the Maggies they’ve made. Thank you for doing so – I love seeing pictures of your creations!

From Sauni-Rae, of my Yahoo group: I just finished a Mini Miranda using scraps from a quilt and I love it. Made 2 large Maggies to go with it. The girls will be going to my student observer (soon to be student teacher)…from the class to say thanks for all she did.

Music Maggies
That’s Mini Miranda shown under the music Maggies.

Mary Miller of Springfield, Ohio, sent this picture of some Maggies she made using Moda’s Gypsy Rose fabric line. Look at those tiny swivel clasps! Cute!

Maggie Bags.jpg

Here’s Mary Edwards-Hildebrand to tell us about her creations below: Ok, gals, this is a first attempt at Miss Maggie. Got the pattern last night and made this in about an hour. Yep, need to work on sewing a straight line for sure! This one has my 2nd gen iPod and headset (with a cord reel) inside so it’s plenty roomy. Maggie is sooooo easy to make! This weekend will make a couple to coordinate with my Gracie bag. Thanks for wonderful patterns! Even for those of us who are sewing challenged!

Maggie brown

I made both sizes Maggie to coordinate with her Gracie Bag. I’m using these for my iPhone and headset… I tuck the headset inside little Maggie, then tuck that into Big Maggie. No more crazy wire all over the place and it’s all together!


Okay, here it is… I still haven’t embellished the closure yet, but will. I love that I can make bags to fit MY life, colors I love, etc. I am also one of those “the more pockets the better” people as I love to find things easily. I also love fabric so this could also be a problem! A new reason to frequent the fabric store!

Mary Hildebrand Gracie

Jeannie sent in this pic of her scrumptious red Maggie. Love that button!

Maggie red

One of the gals in my Yahoo group, who goes by tonca, posted the collection of Maggies she’s been working on. Look at all of those beautiful fabrics!

Lots of Maggies

Niki Croft of Texas set a goal to make 50 Wonder Wallets for gifts this season. Not sure how far she is but I’m guessing she’s going to make it.

Niki Wonder Wallet2

Lazies, thanks for sending in pics of your beautiful creations!


[tags] Christmas Gifts, crafts, wallet, phone case[/tags]

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13 Responses to “Show and Tell: More Maggie Frenzy!”

  1. Margaret B. — December 14, 2009 @ 8:41 am

    i love the buttons but how to sew them on top of the velcro??

    • Joan Hawley replied: — December 14th, 2009 @ 8:55 am

      Hi Margaret, I usually sew the buttons on by machine. To sew them by hand, slide your needle from side to side (needle almost lays on the fabric) across the fabric below the button, just catching the fabric and batting a bit. Don’t sew up and down through the fabric/batting/Velcro. Joan

  2. Ashley — December 14, 2009 @ 9:07 am

    Margaret, when I do Wonder Wallets I sew the button on first and then put the top velcro piece on after, utilizing a pressing cloth. So far so good, no buttons have been harmed in this experiment. I’ve made 30 Wonder Wallets for gifts this year so far. I think Maggies are going to be next year! Yay!

  3. Debra Mohr — December 14, 2009 @ 9:32 am

    I love Jeannie’s red Maggie! What is the name of that fabric? It’s beautiful.

  4. Rosemary — December 14, 2009 @ 10:06 am

    OK, Guys, I need a bit of help. I love this pattern and have read the blog and bought the suggested Pellon fusible fleece,fusible interfacing, and fusion Velcro.. Does everyone fuse the fleece or interfacing to the lining fabric before sewing the three layers? I have been doing that and it seems to shift a litlle on susequent pressings and leave a little crease in the side of my Maggie. Should I be sewing it all first and then fusing while pressing it all?

    Secondly, does it really take 60 seconds to fuse the Velcro? My little Maggies seemed fine fbut I do notice that I need to re-fuse the larger one. Do you all fuse the body piece of velcro from the back (through all the layers) or do you stick the iron in the pocket – Is that clear as mud?!

    Sorry to be so long winded- going back to the sewing room! Thanks for your help. Keep ’em coming , Joan, love them all!

    • Joan Hawley replied: — December 14th, 2009 @ 10:18 am

      Hi Rosemary, I fuse after sewing and turning right sides out. The fusible is fused to the cover fabric for a nice crisp look. If your fabric has a lot of sizing/chemicals on the surface, use a wet cloth and wipe the area first. Let that dry, then fuse the Velcro in place. I give it a shot of steam first from both sides, then I place the iron on a piece of cotton as a pressing cloth on top of the Velcro. Joan

  5. Jean Zeiler — December 14, 2009 @ 12:36 pm

    I am about to recieve the pattern for the Maggie bag, and I can’t wait. I hope to use it this year for the ladies I work with at church.

    I may also make some of the wonder wallets, because I have several in my purse to let me know at the grocery store, or at the doctors, which one has what I need in it.

    I keep my license (this makes airport ID much easier) , and my insurance cards, AAA, and ARRP cards in one also.

    Thank you for all your help this year. Sincerely, Jean

  6. Peggy — December 14, 2009 @ 4:06 pm


    Just bought one of your Maggie patterns from an eBay seller. Can’t wait to get it to start making them up for my senior citizens neighbors and friends. Peggy

  7. Jeannie — December 14, 2009 @ 9:12 pm

    Debra, my fabric is Prairie Paisley by Moda. I love that line. This little Maggie lets me use all my leftover pieces from some of my favorite fabrics that just aren’t big enough to do something with. Now I can!!
    Joan, next to the Run Around this is my favorite! Well next to the Wonder Wallet :*)

  8. Kristy James — December 15, 2009 @ 9:11 am

    I’ve got at 10 Maggies in the works right now and I’m not sure how many wonder wallets. Thank you so much for coming up with this pattern. I love being able to put something together so quickly to give away as last minute gifts! I’m looking forward to all the wonderful creations you develop for the New Year!

    Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us.

    Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  9. Kaylee — December 15, 2009 @ 9:46 am

    Hey guys i love this bag i have one and it totally rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Linda Ramage — December 16, 2009 @ 3:37 pm

    Received my pattern 2 days ago, but have been sick with a cold. Hope to get some Maggies made up as Christmas last-minute gifts. Thanks, Joan, and all your bloggers for the wonderful inspiration.

    Merry Christmas!

  11. Niki Croft — February 17, 2010 @ 6:10 pm

    I made it, Joan! I think I actually got up to 54!! I was a wonder wallet maniac! That is such a fun and easy pattern! Thanks so much! I actually accidentally found this post , glad I did! XOXOXO
    I’m going to try out the Noriko Handbag you have on here! You’ll be tagged in Facebook! LOL