Thursday, September 15, 2011

My Creative Space: Buttercup Bag

I've had this pattern and tutorial bookmarked for ages but it wasn't until I saw how well Juliet's bag over at Tartankiwi turned out that really gave me the push to try it and of course I bombarded her with my 101 questions before getting started.

It took me a long time to finish. Not because it was hard but because I wanted it to be perfect and I was scared of mucking it up. So its been sitting, half finished in my sewing room for the last couple of months until I finally plucked up the courage to finish putting it together and as it turns out I had nothing to worry about.


I did make a few little changes/additions:
- I used light weight interfacing on all the outside pieces of the bag.
- I used heavy weight interfacing in the handle. (If you're like me and hopeless at sewing handles, a good tip is to use applique adhesive which will stop the layers from moving as you sew).
- I opted for a cell phone pocket rather than the square pocket, using this tutorial.


I had also planned on sandwiching the handle between the layers rather than sewing it on afterwards but once I'd sewn my outside pieces together I noticed that my side seams didn't quite match up and sewing the handles on the outside covers that up nicely, phew.


Its definitely not a very practical bag because of its size (who needs practical anyway?) but I just love how it turned out! Now all I need to do is plan a night out so that I can use it.

Joining in with Our Creative Spaces.

16 comments:

tartankiwi said...

Well done, it looks great! Love the red lining.

Rie said...

Sweet! It looks great & you should be very proud of it!!

*Staci* said...

Very pretty and perfect fabric choice! I feel the same way about the size of this bag. I carry too much stuff around for it to be practical for me. They are still fun to make though. :)

Sarah@Dolls And Daydreams said...

Very nice, I live the fabric you used :)

Suz said...

Well done. Love the little snaps inside:)

Katie said...

Looks lovely :-)

teddybearswednesday said...

it's gorgeous ! :)

Sarah said...

Love it, after seeing yours and Tartan Kiwi's I think I'm going to have to give this pattern a go myself!

Leonie said...

That is gorgeous! I especially love that fabric :)

Limarea said...

Oo, that's a really nice bag! Good job :)

Fiona said...

Such a pretty bag. I have that pattern too and have never made it up - no idea why! Maybe it's time to raid my stash and have a go! Hope you get an occasion to use yours soon!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Cute little bag. Love the shape.

Christie said...

Wow you did a great job, it looks gorgeous, who needs practical when it's that cute?!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Hi Fay, I've featured your Buttercup bag today...

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Hi Fay, I've featured your Buttercup Bag again today...
Ten Fabulous Totes

shirrel said...

wow,nice! what a cute bag