Well, I finally made this AB bag from the pattern that I've had forever. I'm pretty pleased with the way it came out but the handles are a real pain to get right. I added an inside pocket but otherwise followed the pattern. I love this fabric and can't wait to use it for something else.
I'd love to see a category here on Craftster just for Amy Butler bags and stuff. It's always interesting to see the same pattern in various fabrics and to see the different ways that her fabric is used too.
Great idea and tutorial! Thank you so much for posting all of it When you get the lining in, will you post a pic or tell us how you did it? I am definately going to make one of these. I remember muffs from when I was little and they were great for keeping your hands warm, I wonder why you don't see more of them? Thanks again, beautiful stuff!
Fabric.com (http://store.yahoo.com/phoenixtextiles/) has a lot of Amy Butler fabric on sale right now if your interested but if you need to watch your expenses right now then just pretend you never read this!
Thanks for all the nice compliments!! Regarding the interfacing, I'm pretty sure that I used the craft fuse fusible interfacing (like what Avolian said), I use that a lot and it does make the bags stand up well. These fabrics are pretty sturdy on their own and I just don't remember if I used that one or a little bit lighter weight one on these. The fabric is from Joann's and it's considered home decorating fabric - the sale at my Joann's is this weekend, 50% off, so if you're interested you should check it out.
Wow! You did a great job on all of these! I was wondering how handy the side zip on the runway bag would be. I like the nappy bag a lot too. I've only made up the chelsea bag but I also got the pattern for the uptown/downtown bags that I'm working on now. I can't wait to see more of what you do and don't worry, everyone was a newbie at some point or another!