Miranda Day Bag Pattern, Give Your Bag a Waist!

Lazies, The Miranda Day Bag pattern (LGD123) is available now, link below. Thank you for being so patient in waiting for our new Girl to get here. This open-top tote is easy to customize with this cool trick to create a ‘waist’, to create a different silhouette.

Here’s our Miranda Day Bag, side by side, showing her as designed, and then with her waist cinched, using the trick below. She’s a cutie!

The Miranda Day Bag, LGD123, is one of our most popular designs.

Magnetic Snap Closure
This is a special touch just for this Miranda sample. I used the directions for the flap closure in the Miranda Day Bag pattern, reduced the size a bit, and made two tabs. These two flaps finish to approximately 2 1/2″ x 4″. Insert a magnetic snap closure in place of the Velcro. Stitch tabs to the lining of the bag, at the side seams, snaps facing each other. Attach these flaps to the bag using the same technique shown in the pattern for the flap closure.

Make two small flaps and insert magnetic snap closure.

Flaps reach across the center of the bag, pulling the sides in.

I used the 1/2″ size magnetic snap closure in the black nickel finish (item 6241). The 3/4″ size would work well, too.

Other Add-On Ideas
We have profiled some fun things you can add to Miranda: swivel clasps, detachable shoulder strap, cinch the sides, add pocket flap closure and choose and attach fashion handles. All of these posts can be found here. Most of these ideas can be used on any open-top tote bag.

Where to Buy
Try the Miranda Day Bag pattern now, available as a digital pattern.

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Fashion Handles
I used the same beautiful Clover ‘U’ shaped saddle brown ‘marble’ style fashion handles (item 6335) that we learned about in this post.

If you’re a yo-yo fan, make and add a few as a way to showcase more fabrics or reinforce a color family on the final bag.


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