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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

My first attempt at a Buttercup Bag

A couple of weeks ago my sister in law and I decided to try out hand at this cute buttercup bag pattern from  Made by Rae.  Made by Rae has great tutorials and project ideas.  If you like to sew or want to learn to sew  you should definitely check out her blog.

The pattern is quite simple to follow and I really like the way that the bag turned out.  I think that I took in a bit to much fabric for the pleats which made my bag a little on the small side, but it is a great bag to tote around the basics. 

I am really in love with the fabric that I used.  It is a home decor fabric so it provides nice stability to the shape of the bag.  I also used a heavier green fabric for the lining.  I like my bags to be thick enough to contain what they should be containing, no poking pins please.  I wish that I had pictures of my Sister in laws black and white bag, it turned out great.  Try it out, you just might like it.  Flickr has a great group of images for Buttercup Bags if you need some inspiration


The Mother Huddle said...

I love that fabric too. I love using home decor, especially for coats and bags, they just hold up better! Great job, it turned out great!

Lisa said...

Your bag turned out fabulous! Love the fabric too. You really did a great job!
Thanks for visiting today.

MandeeFranee said...

OMGosh I LOOOOOVE this bag! The pattern is adorable yes, but I really addore that fabric! GORGEOUS!