May 18 2009

Buttercup Bag Part 2

Published by at 12:10 am under Sewing


Now we continue with our making of the buttercup bag. The finished product is above 🙂 We resume by working on the outside of the bag.

Pin the pleats

Pin and press the pleats.

Stay stitch the pleats

Put some stay stitches over the pleats.

Pin top to bottom of outside

Pin the upper part to the bottom.

Pressing the seam up

Sew and press seam up.

Press the seam

Press on the front.

Topstitched outside piece

Top stitch along the seam.

We repeat on the other side and then join the two sides together.

Pin outside pieces together

Finished bag outside

And then we flip it right side out. Probably press some more.

Then we stick the bags inside one another with right sides together, pin and sew.

pin the lining in the bag

Note: If you do this wrong, it looks like this:

What not to do

This is wrong and involves removing lots of stitches. Don’t do it.

Turn the whole thing right side out by pulling through the hole in the lining. Do a little top stitching at the top to make it look nice.

Finished bag part

Sew up the lining

. . . and stitch up the hole in the lining. I used small hand stitches. I usually favor machine stitching but out of laziness I didn’t want to change the thread. I think this was actually simpler and it certainly looks nicer. So this may become my default way of closing up these turning holes.

Button flap

I created the little tabby to go on the outside. I had to make mine a little smaller and trial-and-error it a bit because of some other errors I made. You can read more about those in my wrap up post.

Pin the strap

Press and pin the strap. And finally attach it:

Attaching the strap

Now attach the tabby with some buttons.

And you’re done!

To see the first part of this walkthrough, go here.

To see the wrap up, go here.

6 responses so far

6 Responses to “Buttercup Bag Part 2”

  1. […] Go here for part 2. […]

  2. snarfon 19 May 2009 at 3:06 pm

    How nice. so what do you actually do with one of these things, put posies in it?

  3. Pigleton 19 May 2009 at 3:30 pm

    No, not posies. At least not usually. It’s a purse. So wallet, phone, keys, tampons, lipstick, etc. 😉

    In the picture it’s stuffed with fabric though to make it look poofy 🙂

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  5. aprilon 06 Oct 2010 at 8:19 pm

    I cannot thank you ENOUGH for this walk through. Seriously. I’ve been studying it for days and had it open tonight while I made the purse. i couldn’t have done it without this. Seriously. thank you.

  6. Pigleton 06 Oct 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Awesome! Glad to hear it helped 🙂

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