I can’t believe how quickly these Buttercup Bags sew up! (free pattern by Rae) I made two out of corduroy, and then these two are out of leather. It’s very thin leather that really didn’t challenge my machine any more than the thick wide-wale corduroy I used yesterday. The only tricky issue was on the shiny bag – when I sewed it right sides together, it wanted to slip against itself and line up incorrectly.
I’m more drawn to solid color bags than prints, but it’s fun to add a bright print on the inside. It peeks out slightly at me, when I look down at it swinging beside me.
I’m going to have to find or create another pattern today for my next bag. While I really don’t need more bags at all, I definitely don’t need more of this same exact style and size. But I do love it! And I want to just keep sewing it. Gifts? A few weeks ago, everyone was going to get crocheted gifts, and now I’m thinking bags. I really can’t focus!
I used to work for an online bag retailer, and I got any bags we sold at cost. That was fun, and I bought more laptop bags than most people have in a lifetime…and several purses…..and luggage. This is an even more fun way to get lots of new bags!