Monday, May 16, 2011

Buttercup Bag

 Yesterday I had some free time and decided that what I REALLY need to work on was a new purse.  Mine has holes worn in it and is looking quite shabby.  I had discovered Rae's Buttercup Bag Pattern looong ago.  It was time to make it. 

I even made a recessed zipper!  I had a hard time figuring out how to do it.  I combined the tutorials from here and here.  Basically I cut the lining instructed in the first link, and then followed the sewing instructions from the second link. 

The only bad thing is that it is waay to small!  My stuff barely fits into it.  Even the pen holder pocket I added is too short!  Ugh!  I had even enlarged the pattern 130% like Rae had mentioned.  I don't think it worked.  But the good news is that I have enough materials to make another -larger- attempt.  The second round should go much smoother...if I ever get around to it!

This post is linked up once again to Sew Modern Monday.  Check out the goods here


Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

Cute bag! I have that pattern bookmarked, I should probably just make it, yours looks way cute!

Anonymous said...

Ooooo! You used that fabric I unloaded on you! Your purse looks awesome, but, yes, you should have enough over to make another. You could use this smaller one for power shopping (when you don't want to take everything in the store with you).
~ Mom