Sunday, 20 February 2011

The Buttercup Bag completed

In my last post I talked about how I had started on the Buttercup Bag, the pattern for which can be found on Made by Rae's blog.  Well, thanks to a change in family plans, I got to spend all of Saturday sewing.  I manged to finish the bag and I'm really pleased with it!




There are still a few issues with the finished bag, that seam at the top is still a little wonky, but the button bit covers the worst of the sins.  I had to make that part longer than the 3" suggested as my buttons were quite big.

It's a little bit wobbly and a bit wonky as it's hand sewn on and I was trying to make it invisible, but hey! it's handmade, what can you expect!


Here's a back view and below is the inside view.



I bought some little silver "handmade with love" charms and I want to add them to handmade items - where relevant of course, not on a scarf or a baby blanket, but definitely on a bag.  I attached it to the handmade pocket.



I made something else too, but I'm saving that for its own post later in the week.

In other news, I've won two giveaways recently!  First I won some lovely bug fabric over at Follow the White Bunny, then I only went and won an Amy Butler bag pattern and 2 half yards of fabric from Kite & String.  Thanks so much girls, I'm absolutely chuffed and can't wait to get my goodies, I'm definitely in the mood to make another bag!

18 comments:

PootleFlump said...

Thats lovely. Really like your choice of fabrics. Very cool buttons as well! x

PACountry said...

CUTE bag! I totally want to make one of these! I even have fabric picked out waiting to make myself a new purse, too!

Cheri said...

Very cute bag! You know, I have wanted to make a bag for at least 6 years but just haven't gotten around to it. You have inspired me!

Joysze said...

Wow, great job!!!!! It's such a darling bag... I especially love the buttons. :D

kris said...

looks great! I am scared to try making a bag. :)

Sandra :) said...

Your fabrics are gorgeous and your bag is DELICIOUS!

Sandy@Life Began In A Garden said...

I love the fabric you chose, great job on your first Buttercup Bag! I have made quite a few myself, they are an adorable pattern. Make sure you put a photo on Rae's Flickr page;)

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

oh this bag is adorable!! I always have the brilliant idea of making purses and then get distracted :) If you have a chance please come link up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings & enter my giveaway too :)

Amanda said...

The bag is lovely, great choice in fabrics

Coco loves vintage said...

Love your bag! Love the fabric, love the style :)

Heather at Dragonfly Designs said...

Love, love, love it! The fabric is gorgeous ~ thanks for sharing ~ stop by and say HI sometime!

Katherine said...

What a beauty! Love the fabric, the buttons and the sweet charm you added.

Congrats on those bloggy wins! I'm sure you'll put them to good use.

Katie @ EyeSpyDIY said...

So cute, I love the buttons on it!

Also, I have a great Dove chocolate giveaway going on right now and would love if stopped by and entered: http://eyespydiy.blogspot.com/2011/02/dove-chocolate-discoveries-giveaway.html

~Katie @ Eye Spy DIY

Mary Jo said...

What a lovely bag! I've been wanting to make this same exact bag for a while, but haven't worked up the nerve or energy, I guess. Yours looks great!
And thanks for stopping by my blog too! Made my day! :)

Marina said...

I Love the colors of this bag! Perfect for Spring! featured you today over at Justsewsassy.com

Mar

Jennifer said...

Love the lining fabric and the button accents. I featured you today on my bag round up :)

http://sunshineandchaucer.blogspot.com/2011/02/bag-round-up.html

I'm Jess. This is a creative outlet. said...

I love your buttercup bag! The fabric and buttons are so pretty!

Pam said...

I really must make this bag!!! Love your choice of fabric...