As with Assignment One, basically I just want to make something that incorporates at least one new technique I learned today.
I have been wanting to make this awesome bag found on one of my favorite sites (free pattern!). She mentions that cording at the upper seam would be nice, and so that’s what I’m going to do. It only needs a fat quarter and some other things, so should be a pretty inexpensive project, too.
But, I really need to work on my curved seams, so I’m assigning that to myself as well. Anyone with any ideas on what to make using them? I think I see some Googling in my future.
Anyway, I thought it would be fun if anyone else makes the same Buttercup Bag to compare notes and stuff. Also, she has a Flickr group for that bag, so you can look on there and then post on her page with what you come up with, too.
I didn’t get a ball point needle today. I bought donuts instead. Priorities. But I’m going into the big city this weekend, will get one then, and have the knitted seam tips up soon.
You told me:
1/21/10 ltommy writes: “I actually made the buttercup bag a while back, and while the original tutorial uses only a fat quarter, I warn you the resulting bag is really small – like “going out for a fancy dinner” small, not big enough for an everyday bag for a mom like me. I believe she mentions this in her blog and comments on tips to enlarge it. Just something to consider.”
1/21/10 The 4 Hoggans wrote: “My 10 year old daughter has made about 5 of the buttercup bags. They are small for a mom but good for a little girl. We have resized them and that worked out good. I need heavier fabric or interfacing to give it some body.”