Friday, April 24, 2009

Better late than never

Sorry for not posting this week, but I'm being overly cautious with my computer. However, I did actually finish a project last week and that accomplishment deserves to be shared. I made the ever popular Buttercup Bag, which is a fantastic bag designed by the ever creative Made by Rae. Oh, did I mention that it is a free pattern? Well, it is, so you should head on over there and make a bag for yourself.

Anyway, here's my bag:

The outer fabric was a fat quarter snagged at Joann's for $1.49. The inner fabric, which is hard to see from the photo, is a simple khaki fabric I had laying around. Add in the $1.39 for four sets of magnetic snaps, a bit of string, a whole lot of patience and seam ripping and the bag wasn't all that expensive to put together. It's a lot lighter than the heavy purses I normally carry, so the first time I wore it out I kept freaking out and thought that I lost it (the purse, not my mind... well, that's up for debate).

I think I have quite a bit to improve, but since fabric is relatively cheap, I think I'll be able to handle a few trial and errors along the way to becoming a better sewer (sewist?). I picked up three yards of fabric this week and I'm hoping my next bag comes along a bit smoother.

If anyone wants to share any cool sites for downloading free patterns, please feel free to do so.

2 comments:

  1. That is the cutest thing ever! Nice work on the crafting and the choice in material!

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