Thursday, June 26, 2008

Amy Butler Bags...Completed by following instructions

I rarely spend big bucks on patterns, call me el cheapo at heart. And, when I see something I like, I'm likely to have this moment where by I say to myself "Well, I could probably figure that out." Which 1/2 the time I cannot. I also have myself convinced some of the time that patterns stunt my creativity. But the reality of it is that when I do use patterns I always learn something new. This ultimately makes me more creative and daring for future projects which are wholly my own.

Where is all of the existentalism going on the craft blog? I recently sprung for the Amy Butler Sophia Carry All and the Weekend Traveler patterns. I was so darn excited I could hardly stand it when they came in the mail. I skipped from the mail box to the couch to read and re-read the instructions.

Then, the very next day I went to one of my favorite fabric stores and spent way too much money on expensive fabric. No pressure or anything making sure this project comes out!

Here is the Sophia bag all made up. I'm pretty pleased with it. It has a double open purse zipper and everything. The false bottom turned out great too. Although making the piping by hand covering 1/4" cotton cording...ugh, the tedium. And stress to make sure it gets added to the bag evenly.

Next up...the matching weekender bag. Wheee....

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