04 April 2009

buttercup bag

A couple of weeks ago I found this FREE pattern for this cute bag. Here's where you can find the pattern. I've used the purse a couple of times already, and it's just right for my wallet and a few other small things. I think it turned out really great.

Check out that cute pleat detail.


I used an Amy Butler fabric, can't remember the name of it off-hand. And the lining is just a solid brown. There is a pocket inside, and a magnetic snap closure, which is so fun. And... it can be made with two fat quarters - one for the outside and one for the lining.

What I changed: The pattern didn't call for interfacing, (well except for a small piece if you add the button flap thingy - see pattern and you'll understand). I was afraid that it would be too flimsy, so I interfaced the outside fabric and the handle. But, the next one I make I think I'll try using canvas as the lining instead and see how I like that. Overall I really liked that pattern. It was a lot of fun and the bag is really cute and was easy and quick to sew up. Can't wait to make another one. In fact, I may send this as my "handmade something" to my 3 "pay-it-forward" people... well except of course to Daniel - I'm not sure how great he would look with one of these on his arm. Course, Sara would love it I'm sure... hmmmmm.

4 comments:

Candice said...

I want one!!! Pick me, pick me! I need something that will go with my "nude" shoes. LOL!

Sara said...

Don't give up on Daniel too quick. He already has that bright pink one we got as a free gift! :) haha. But I do think it is cute.

Katie S said...

Very cute!! I've been needing a new purse. Maybe we'll give this pattern a try. I need to clarify - I'll have my Mom give it a try for me...

Clint, Mel & Kids said...

You always make such cute things. I was wondering how you include your link in your post. I haven't figured out how to rename them like you did with "here"