Most every Friday night, my friend Samantha and I have our weekly speakerphone sewing session. Sadly, she and her family moved to New York from here in Florida a few months ago. Some weeks we work on our Farmers Wife Blocks, and when it’s about to come due, we work on our monthly $6 block. This week we decided to do something new and make a little bag.
The pattern is the Buttercup Bag from the Made by Rae blog. The pattern was free (bonus!) and was pretty easy to follow. It has a magnetic snap enclosure and the lining is a solid pink that matches the flowers on the outside of the bag. The only modification I made was to sew the handle into the bag versus adding it at the end. The bag is pretty small, but would be fine to stuff into my file drawer at work. There is a pattern available to make the bag larger that you can purchase. I would definitely make this bag again, but would probably enlarge it and add some interfacing to make it a little less flimsy. Of course, heavier outside fabric would do that too. Overall, I’m quite pleased with how it turned out. You can check out Samantha’s bag over at her blog, Sweet Tea & Grits, it’s super cute!
In other news, I joined the Mug Rug Adventure 3 swap on Flickr. It’s a holiday themed swap where you choose the holiday you would like your rug to reflect. There’s still time to sign up so if you want to join in the fun, head on over to the Flickr group and sign up!