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