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Topic: Eva's Cowgirl Purse (buttercup)  (Read 1940 times)
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« on: December 14, 2009 05:51:27 AM »

I still find it so very satisfying to sew something for a very little girl. Eva is about four and a half and is the granddaughter of a friend.  I hope she likes this holiday cowgirl print. I've had it cut out for a few weeks and when I woke up at 3:00 in the morning (it's almost 6 my time right now) and couldn't sleep I thought it was the perfect time to sew it up. All the sewing work took slightly less than 2 hours.

I used the free buttercup purse pattern that I and many others in this forum have used to advantage so many times. http://madebyrae.blogspot.com/2009/02/free-buttercup-bag-sewing-pattern.html . This one is actually sized the same as the original pattern because it's for a little girl. Usually I photocopy the pattern up to 129 percent and sometimes I also extend the length of the bag.

I used crinoline (like interfacing but Joanne's carries it in a separate area) to stiffen the inside of the red cotton lining on one side and fusible batting on the other side of the lining. I really like those two structure building materials and use them in grocery bags. I also used a bright golden yellow rayon decorative thread and it looks nice against both the blue print and the red lining.

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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2009 07:53:23 AM »

That's really pretty!  I love how you did the pleats!  I'm sure Eva's going to love it.

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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2009 11:22:34 AM »

I really like your bag - Eva is a lucky little girl Smiley  I like the way you changed up the pattern a little bit - very pretty!

« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2009 07:26:46 PM »

How thoughtful of you to craft such a lovely bag for a little girl!  Love the fabric!  I'm sure the child will be happy to tote this bag around! Great job!
Thanks for sharing!  Mimi!
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2009 05:40:33 PM »

very cute !

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