Saturday, January 1, 2011

Buttercup Purse

So I had fully planned out a gift for my sister-in-law. I found out what color she is into (turquoise), and bought a whole set of coordinating red, aqua/turquoise, and grey fabrics for it. Then, as a showed my husband what I bought, he said I should make her a purse. My sister-in-law and I have enjoyed purse shopping together in the past, and as soon as he said it I realized he was right. Too bad he didn't think of it about 3 hours sooner before I bought a bunch of fabric that is now just going to be added to my stash. Oh well. My life is so hard. ;)

I used two prints from the stack (ironically neither containing turquoise), and decided to use the Buttercup pattern from Made by Rae.  I was worried about the cotton being too weak for a purse, so I sewed in a layer of home decor weight fabric from my stash in between the exterior and the lining.

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Doesn't it just look so cute hanging with all the stockings? ^_^

<3 Kelsey

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful and yes so cutes with the stockings. Still can't figure how you can get so much sewing done with a new wee one. Super job honey.

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  2. Cute! I've had this pattern saved for a while, I definitely need to give it a shot. Great fabric choices, too :)

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  3. I just love this bag. I saw the pattern before but wasn't sold on it, but your bag has changed my mind. The fabric you chose for the exterior is just beautiful!

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  4. That is really adorable! Love love love it! Fabric choices are perfect.

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  5. Super cute! I love the picture too...

    Jennifer :)

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  6. Great bag! This is definitely going into my must-make pile!

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  7. Great bag! This is definitely going into my must-make pile!

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  8. That is really adorable! Love love love it! Fabric choices are perfect.

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  9. Beautiful and yes so cutes with the stockings. Still can't figure how you can get so much sewing done with a new wee one. Super job honey.

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