Are you familiar with Made by Rae's Blog? I honestly can't remember the first time I landed on it but I DO remember WHAT brought me to her site.
And that was the oh so adorable...FREE...Butthercup Bag pattern that she designed herself and has made available to you! When I first began sewing, I was simply trying to find free patterns and tutorials that I could try. My goal at that point was to save money in my gift giving for Christmas, so it made no sense to me to pay for the tutorial! I was always thrilled to find patterns that were stylish, cute (looked like actual purses) and were free. Does anyone else know what I mean when I say "looked like actual purses?"
Let me explain: I love handmade...I am NOT a fan of homemade. What is the difference you say? There IS a difference! I have a hard enough time keeping my home picked up and clean as it is. To bring fru fru items into it that I don't need, don't use...and were slapped together with glue and a pom pom just doesn't appeal to me!! This sounds harsh but honestly, how much of this stuff am I expected to keep around? Yes, there are the sentimental things that your kids make for you. (You should see some of the stuff my dad has kept over the years that my brother made him in SHOP class!...Or I made in ceramics...or my sister in home ec)
There are some things we keep.
But for the most part, I am not the type who likes homemade. I am most impressed by an item that I know is handmade but LOOKS preofessionally made. I also appreciate something that has
One reason why you don't see a ton of posts of wreaths, and home decor items is because I just don't do those. No real purpose other than to look at them...and take the time to change them out frequently.
WOW! I didn't my post was going to go in this direction when I got started!!
This Buttercup Bag has both in my opinion: it looks professionally made and it has a purpose. This bag in particular is a custom order BUY YOUR OWN FABRIC item from my shop.
One of my customers sent me this fabric and I created the handbag for her.
I don't know about you but pleats=awesome!
Personally, I think this would make a decent beginner sewing pattern, especially if you're interested in making yourself a purse. The only part that I would consider to be difficult (maybe) for a beginner is the curved seam along the bottom. It's really not hard if you take it slow and steady though. Have you ever tried the Buttercup Bag pattern?
Be sure and come back for my next post. I have a purty...yes, I said...purty new bag to show you that I'm working on right now!! I would be working on it RIGHT NOW but my camera batteries died (always at the most inopportune times!) tonight, so I had to put sewing it on hold.
First off, you'll get a teaser of the bag itself along with an awesome tutorial on how to make zipper pockets inside of bags. Then after that, I'll show you the bag in it's entirety along with a complete how to on making the bag.
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