Sunday, December 12, 2010

Buttercup bag

I made this handbag for my sister in law today. She loves Cath Kidston so hopefully this fabric (by Tanya Whelan) will be up her street! I used Rae's Buttercup Bag pattern, which is so easy if anyone is thinking of whipping up something similar. I'm not sure if you can see in the photo but the front is pleated, which looks fairly impressive for something that's really simple to make.

I used a coral slub weave for the lining (I know it looks fluorescent pink in the photo, but it's coral, honest!) and added fabric covered buttons to join the strap to the sides.

The bag is really very small - only 10" across - so I'm going to make a couple more of these as make up bags, with a zip at the top and no strap.

Love from Tilly x

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