Thursday, May 21, 2009

Buttercup Bag

My sewing machine has been lonely for the last couple months. I'd forgotten about her. I've gotten lost with wedding planning, but I was inspired again this week to make something. I found a free pattern for a pleated handbag and had to make it! I'd been wanting to learn how to do pleats for a while, so this was perfect - and it turned out to be super easy.

The pattern is for the Buttercup Bag, posted on the blog Made by Rae. The explanation she has is clear and simple. The only changes I made were to make the bag larger by blowing up the pattern 129% and adding interfacing to the lining fabric and handle to make it sturdier. It's lovely! Check out the flickr pool for even more inspiration.


Diana said...

Glad you're back in the sewing swing of things. I printed out the Buttercup Bag pattern, but have yet to actually make it. It's very cute, though! Good luck with all the wedding planning, too!

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