When I first saw the free pattern for this sweet bag –The Buttercup Bag– I knew I wanted to make one! It’s so cute. Ages later, I was in Fabricland during a big sale and decided to go for it. I really like how the denim came out, it has a nice weight and natural stiffness so I didn’t need to worry about a liner or anything. I added the pop of red as the liner and button detail for fun!
I am not a very experienced sewer -think back to grade 7 home ec, and a few projects at Grandmas house. I found this you tube video -Giddyup Buttercup really helpful, so if your thinking of giving this a try check it out. The free pattern is available here, and there are tons of photos of this bag that others have made if you’re having trouble imagining what fabric combo or colour to do it in, just check it out in google images!
I’m really pleased with my first attempt. It only took a couple of sewing evenings to complete, so even if you’re a beginner, it’s really do-able. I even did a fancy magnetic snap, and small inside pocket. I also lengthened the strap, cause you know they’re always just a little too short, especially with a winter coat on. I love how it turned out. Wouldn’t this be a lovely handmade Christmas gift. You’ve still got time to try it. I want to try a larger one next. I hope your handmade Christmas gifts are coming along…tis the season!