Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Another Buttercup Bag and I won!

I love the blog over at Sew, Mama, Sew. They have awesome tutorials, pattern reviews, and giveaways- I almost always enter the giveaways and today I won a yard of free fabric!!! Yay!

Tonight I sneaked away from the cranky teething two year old and made another Buttercup Bag. This one is also a refashion! I picked up two placemats at Goodwill (a fantastic fabric resource). I also got an awesome vintage sheet with orange flowers, two yards of neutral batik, and two incredibly soft flannel pillowcases with the cutest blue flowers- The pillowcases will soon become skirts for the girls!

But I digress- back to the bag. The placemats were woven like Kaffe Fassett shot cotton (another fave of mine!), the warp was one color and the weft another. In this case the colors were dark turquoise and wheat. When I first assembled the bag I topstitched the band with a contrasting thread. I decided I didn't like it after I'd already sewn the two sides together. So rather than take it all apart, I decided to hide it with my first attempt at decorative trim! I think it looks really cute- Far from perfect, but I don't know why I shied away from trims for so long!

This blog is called Sleepytime Sewing, so you'll have to excuse the fact that all of my pictures are wonky and dark. We get so little sunlight here anyway, that even if I could sew before 10pm, the pictures wouldn't be much better!


  1. Very cute! I wondered if that was you who won!! congrats!! So what yard are you going to get? :)

  2. Oh, that's really cute! Congrats on the fabric win! I should hang out with you and Julia more often, lol.

  3. Hi, I'm Laura from Italy! I have a blog and I'd wrote a post where is cited also your blog:


    I'd like to invite you to visite my italian blog (on the column on righ there is the link for transalte my blog in numerous languages), bye bye Laura!

  4. I won a free yard of fabric too from Sew, Mama, Sew. I picked the turquoise Hummingbirds by D. Young. How about you, which did you pick? I've got NO idea what to make with it (almost don't want to cut it up).

  5. I chose Wall Flower Fiesta ( http://www.sewmamasew.com/store/ecom-prodshow/HVWALFLFIESTA.html ) and I'm having the same issue- too pretty to cut!


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