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my buttercup bag

Added Aug 26, 2009

by cannes04

Brooklyn, New Yo...






I don’t know if I should even post this….I am just learning how to sew and this was my very first bag made from a pattern. I used (what I think is) an upholstery remnant that is quite stiff and dusty pink linen for the liner. Using the pattern from, I followed her pattern excatly – except for the handles – I designed my own. Oh, and I didn’t have a magnet closure so I used a snap. I know, probably too flimsy but hey, it’s my very first try…..

Material Notes

stiff fabric for outer
linen lining




Garment Type

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    Mar 30, 2010, 05.54 AMby iljalamalice

    gorgeous! I’m planning to make a bag like yours! you really did a great job. :)

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    Sep 4, 2009, 12.40 AMby mayadaughterofsun

    Wow this bag is super cute!!! Handles turned out great! You re so modest. I want to make one of these..

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    Aug 27, 2009, 01.21 PMby sewbissy

    Gorgeous! I love the gray fabric—its color and texture are great.

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    Aug 27, 2009, 01.15 AMby ink

    I am so glad you posted that bag! Gorgeous. You did a great job and should be proud. I love it. Love the fabric and the handles really complement the design.

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    Aug 26, 2009, 07.23 PMby vmfashion08

    I think u did a great Job for your first bag. Keep up the great work.

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    Aug 26, 2009, 04.19 PMby cannes04

    wow, thanks everyone for the ever so lovely comments!! I really appreciate the encouragement :-)

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    Aug 26, 2009, 03.17 PMby lunatepetal

    so cute!

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    Aug 26, 2009, 08.09 AMby seemane

    Wow, it looks really good :) How big is the bag (left-to-right) please? I’ve been looking to make myself a new bag for work and this looks a lovely style to try – but I carry a lot of junk around (he he he) so I may need to enlarge the pattern.

    Is it this pattern please? Your handles look a little different in style to those on Rae’s blog – does the pattern come with different options for handles please? Wednesday, February 25, 2009 Buttercup Bag Sewing Pattern by Made by Rae

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      Aug 26, 2009, 04.20 PMby cannes04

      Hi Seemane – thanks for the nice comment!
      Yes, that is the pattern I used. I didn’t follow her pattern for the handles though, I designed my own; there is something I really like about having two handles on bags. I didn’t enlarge her pattern at all, although in hindsight it would probably be super cute a little larger! My bag measures about 11.5 in across the widest part and about 7.5 inches from bottom to top of purse body.
      I hope this helps!

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    Aug 26, 2009, 07.07 AMby pernille

    Very cute bag. Love the way you made the handles. They match the bag perfectly.

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    Aug 26, 2009, 05.48 AMby galatina

    Looks really good! Definitely worth posting. Look forward to seeing more of your creations.

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    Aug 26, 2009, 05.48 AMby pink-cornelia

    really nice bag, love the gray.

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    Aug 26, 2009, 03.25 AMby auschick

    great job! this is really cute!

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