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Topic: Two buttercup bags, please don't hurt me....  (Read 3628 times)
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« on: September 23, 2009 07:42:04 PM »

Sorry about this!  I know everybody is probably annoyed with the ubiquitous B-Bag, but hey, a good pattern is a good pattern.  Here are two that I made for my son's preschool teachers.  They whip up so fast!

This first one photographs strangely, the dark fabric is actually black with a very subtle grey pattern that is...not quite as subtle in the pictures.  Lining is Amy Butler, button is vintage from the thrift store.

Love that lining!

Second one, khaki pant fabric with unidentified floral lining, another vintage button (that I had trouble parting with!)

In both bags, I wanted a relatively conservative exterior with the surprise of the lining, since I didn't know the teachers that well, and didn't want to push the envelope on the exterior.  I did use the lining fabric on the interior of the handle on the black one, because I didn't want it to be too dark.  They both loved their bags.  Yay!
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2009 07:46:40 PM »

speaking as a teacher i would love to receive this as a gift!
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2009 07:48:21 PM »

Cute little purses Smiley
Nice work!

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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2009 07:53:29 PM »

love it!
Where did u get the pattern?!
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2009 09:32:09 PM »

very cute  Smiley
The lighting in the first two the white balance is just off most cameras have a setting you can screw with that will help with adjusting it Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2009 11:20:18 PM »

oooooo they are really nice!
is there a tutorial?

« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2009 05:52:37 AM »

Thanks everybody! 

shelbalou and heimlich: the pattern is from Made by Rae, called Buttercup Bag.  The tute is free (!) and really easy to follow.

CohesiveChaos: Thanks!  I didn't even think about checking the white balance, I just kept messing with the aperture and shutter speed and getting fuzzier and fuzzier pictures.  Can you tell I'm new to this whole photography thing? Smiley 
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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2009 06:29:36 AM »

Both are very cute.  Smiley I always like the idea of a simple purse on the outside with some crazy print on the interior.

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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2009 07:17:55 AM »

shelbalou and heimlich: the pattern is from Made by Rae, called Buttercup Bag.  The tute is free (!) and really easy to follow.

I'm a big fan of this little bag and yours are adorable!

Here's the link to the pattern:

Buttercup Bag
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2009 08:53:38 AM »

Those are so cute. What a great gift for a teacher. I remember just giving them some small wooden things my grandmother made but really only to the teachers I liked  Tongue

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