Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Buttercup bag

Yesterday, I spent a few hours working on the Buttercup bag. I thought it would take me a couple nights to get it done, but (surprisingly), I got it all cut, sewn, and put together last night.

I bought a bag from Jessica Jones' etsy shop (now closed) last year because I love her fabric. I didn't realize that I could make one for myself for a lot cheaper. The one I bought was a tad on the small side, but still super cute.

I enlarged the pattern pieces a bit and added orange lining and orange buttons. I think it turned out pretty well for my first attempt making a bag of any kind. I have enough fabric to try another one, but I think next time I'll use a heavier fabric for the lining and sew the strap before I sew the inner and outer pieces together.

I decided to omit the decorative fabric piece to go under the buttons as well as add an extra pocket for the inside.

You can see some altered versions of the bag made by the designer, Rae, here.


Jess said...

So if I give you the two fabrics and $10, will you make me one?

Brooke said...

Sure thing! If you want to get me the fabric, I'd be happy to make one for you for free. Although, you may want to look at the one I made first so you can see all the flaws and then decide if you want one. =)

Brooke said...

I should say that I can't charge you for it (even if I wanted to - which I don't) because I don't have the license to sell them.

Anna said...

Hey Brooke this is Anna those are so cute. I love how yours look!

Anonymous said...

I love your bag!!!! I have been looking at one just like it to make. Di you make up yout own patern?


Megs said...

Very cute and well done. Wish I had the talent and more desire to do the whole crafty thing in general.

Marnie said...

my birthday is coming up... I'm just saying :) haha


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