So, I have been complaining about having NO FREE TIME! WOE IS ME! I am actually a lier. I have carved out a little free time to do some sewing. I call it my Sanity Sewing Break. I found this adorable little bag pattern on Arin Rollins sewing blog. Her blog led me Made by Rae. Here I am, giving you the links, dear reader. But most of you who read this blog are related to me. Here is my warning: DO NOT GO TO THESE LINKS, PRINT THE PATTERN AND MAKE YOUR OWN BUTTERCUP BAG (at least not until after Christmas, wink wink!)
Anyways, I LOVE sewing these bags! They are super fun and quick! I had the great idea (if I do say so myself!) of trying to sew the bags out of recycled material, aka old clothes from Goodwill! So far, I have sewed several bags out of curtains, pants, and two ladies blazers! They have turned out amazing! I have even sold two purses! YEA! If YOU, dear reader, are NOT related to me, and would like to buy a bag, I have some for sale. Here is the break down of prices:
Small: (date night bag or purse for a little girl) $15
Large: (this is a great purse size. I am toting one around myself these days!) $20
If you provide your own material, I can make any size bag for $12
Here are some pics. Enjoy!
This purse is made out of curtains! I made one for myself and for a friend of mine. I still have tons of material left if you like this look!
I love this combo! My sis in law as already claimed this purse...sorry...
My "upcycling" process: Before...
AFTER! This purse went to my BFF Candace for her birthday
My very first Buttercup bag! This is a Small.