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April 14, 2009

Monday sewing

Yesterday I showed a friend the bag from the last post, and she said, "YOU made this? Are you feeling all right?" She's obviously aware that sewing makes me want to smash things. So get a load of this. I made another bag last night. Hell must be freezing over. This one is from the adorable, free Buttercup Bag pattern from Made By Rae, with Beads fabric. And I didn't even bleed on it like usual.

62 comments:

Prudy said...

So cute!

rads said...

your bags look so fresh and pretty :)

Jenny said...

Super cute Buttercup bag. Love the fabric.

Laura Trevey said...

I think it's adorable! I love the 2 pink buttons...
xo Laura

B said...

no blood hey? Good job!

Genevieve Gail said...

Ooh, I love that!

Ashlee said...

I just finished three of these for my nieces! I love this pattern!

seemommysew said...

Love it! How did you get the little button tab so nicely shaped?! Mine looked like a two year old made it! :(

Jess said...

Mine originally came out too tall, so I cut some off and resewed it. Mine looks like an 8 -year-old made it, so I guess that's not too bad. I turned the hand cranky wheel thing to go around the corners since I didn't trust my lead foot. Maybe that helped.

Andi said...

Love it.
Thanks for the free pattern link.
Andi :-)

Allison said...

ok, I need help!
I'm looking for a bag pattern that :

is pretty big- about the size of a duffel

easy to sew

flat bottom

kinda square-ish

vintagey-feeling

If anyone knows of a bag pattern like this, please let me know!
(I posted here because at lot of awesome people come together here!)

email me here : danceri110@yahoo.com

btw that purse is SO CUTE :)
go you!

Zeemaid said...

absolutely adorable!!! My niece's birthday is coming up this summer and if I can find some "cool" fabric this will be perfect. That purse looks so professional, I hope mine turns out the same! :)

Grandma G said...

I am sooooo glad you didn't bleed on it!!!!

"Hand cranky wheel thing"... so THAT's what it's called! :-)

Mum

P.S. Beautiful bag!!!

Amy said...

LOVE it! I think I need to make myself one- thanks for the inspiration!

Ellyn said...

adorable! great job

Katrina said...

Great job, its so cute!!

Drea said...

very very very cute!

Michelle said...

Love it!

Nutsy Coco said...

Very cute! I just made a Buttercup Bag last week.

jenniferlynn said...

I love the purse you made! Would you consider making more to sell at your etsy store?

Jess said...

It makes me wish my sister hadn't "borrowed" my sewing machine!

Costume Diva said...

You know, in the costume biz, bleeding on a garment is good luck!

Pattern and Perspective said...

Sewing makes me want to smash things and put a hole in the wall and break the machine. I still have my sewing machine that I received as a Xmas gift in 3rd grade. Um, I think I need to upgrade and maybe that will help. I can't even figure out how to thread it!

I think you are quite good, becuase I am the worst!

leta joy said...

Oh wow, very cute bag. Love it!

Craftpassion said...

This is pretty. I love bags, I love making bags and I also love to see bags made by someone else. Thanks for the link to the pattern, will download it and make one. Will drop a line at Rae's blog :) Thanks again.
Btw, I am one of your followers :))
Have a nice day with your beautiful buttercup bag!!!

Jenny Hirschy said...

It is so cute! Thanks so much for sharing and you did a great job!

Amy said...

That is beyond cute!

Em said...

It's adorable! That fabric is great!

kawentzel said...

I second the request for you to make more and sell in your Etsy shop, I need a few of them!

Larissa said...

have we had a sewing epiphany? cool purse! I've had my eye on that pattern too.

Sandra said...

Both of the bags are just adorable! Great job.

Katrina said...

This is so beautiful. This project is definitely being added to my list of things to do in the next week. Must have!

Anonymous said...

Jess, you are a pretty good sewer for all your talk... is that the right word, "sewer", it looks like thestinky place where water goes.
Lyla

Sarah said...

I would so buy that if it was in the Etsy shop...too cute!

Carissa said...

I have been wanting to make this for a while now... my last sewing project went strangely well so I may have to give it a go!

Yours turned out beautiful!

jubistacha said...

It gets easier to make second bag after having trouble with first one, this is from my experience :)

Mamati @ Daily dose of me said...

That is soo cute, for someone who doesnt like to sew much, you make cute stuff!

Love the fabric!

millymollymandy loves to quilt said...

What a sweet bag....
must go and make one...maybe for my Pay it Forward gift... ??

agoodbuild said...

ack! so cute!

Jennie Bee said...

I love the new fabric and the bags are so cute!

Erin said...

i just made this bag too! i love it. :) unfortunately, the fabric for mine isn't nearly as cute as yours. looks cute!

Carrie said...

I just cut this pattern out of my favorite fabric!
I have been itching to make it and I am SOOOOOOOOOO thrilled to see your beautiful bag. I can't wait to sew it up for my friend's bday.

thanks for sharing

Cordelia said...

That looks great! I love the fabric you used for it.

I've made myself a couple of these bags, and they were such a satisfying project, I want to start making some to give as gifts.

For the people asking for her to make more for Etsy sales, the free pattern is licensed for personal use only, so you'll just have to find a sewer friend to make you one as a gift. :)

Ashlee said...

I love it! I want to make one.

Heide said...

Fab! It really is all about the fabric. I've been wanting to make the Buttercub bag, but then I saw some I didn't love so much. But yours is great, so now it's back on my to-do list!

Heide said...

Um, buttercup, not buttercub. That makes it sound like a delicious baby bear.

vicki said...

Jessica, You're hilarious! I feel the same way about sewing. I admire the people who can do it and are so talented, I just don't have the patience. I remember ripping out alot of seams in "Home-Econonics" class.

Your purses turned out great!

~ Vicki

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

Adorable bag! Sewing makes me crazy too! I am always excited after I finish something, but sewing it is a nightmare. Arg! :-)

missweb said...

Too funny. I made the exact same bag (different fabric) last night.

Mel said...

i need to try different fabric or something. the one i made on my first try? too flimsy. :p

sewfunky said...

Looks fantastic, I love the fabric you chose! :)

Emily said...

It's absolutely darling! Please tell me you'll start selling these in your shop!

Tanya said...

Great bag! I couldn't sew if my life depended on it. Funny, I want to learn though!

Jess said...

Thanks, guys! Currently the pattern is for personal use only, so I wouldn't be allowed to sell any in the shop. You'll have to bribe a friend to make you one as a present!

nancy l. said...

Thanks for showing this bag in this fabric!!! I have this pattern and I've been eyeballing your new fabric. This is the one I'm considering!!! Yeah!! I love it!! I just might have to order some. : ) And then all I need is the time to put it together.

Kate said...

lol, I just made one of these this week too! I love your fabric :-)

chunkychooky (Cath) said...

it looks great- I am going to attempt it this weekend.

Claire said...

I love your bags so much!!!

dana said...

totally cute. I'm glad you're becoming more of a sewer. it really can be fun! :)

S.Dixon said...

thanks for your post. I fell in love with the pattern. I mentioned your site and Rae's also.mine has a twist to it.check it out

Kosmika said...

Cute, adorable, well sewn (yes, i said that)...what else? ah! nice fabric ;)

Anonymous said...

Wow-- I love that fabric and the design is great! You should definitely sell these. All that money you will make might make up for the need to smash things when you sew:-)!

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