I'm Janimal, happily gainfully employed Momma to a sweet girl. Livin' it up in Atlanta with a great husband and a good job. Sometimes I make stuff and here's my spot to show it off! Life is good, so I'm sharing....

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Buttercup Bag Sewing

Hello Blog Friends!

Last week a friend came over after Delilah went to bed and we tackled making little purses.
(Check out this free pattern and tutorial of the Buttercup Bag from Made By Rae, HERE)

We made our way through putting together the Buttercup Bag. After making the first one, I knew I had to make another. For my favorite little person of course! Check out Delilah's Buttercup Bag!

That minky fabric shed all over my sewing room. But it was worth it. Delilah has been carrying her bag around with her since I gave it to her. She looked awfully cute as she swayed through Home Depot with it on Sunday.
When we go out shopping, Delilah clamors to hold my purse for me. So it was high time she had her own.

She kept it with her right up until bedtime. I think it coordinated well with her jammies!

(I think the look on her face is hilarious)

I had a half yard of some cute Amy Butler fabric and made another using an orange cotton for the lining. So cute I think!

Making these bags may be my new obsession. I have two more cut and ready to sew as gifts for some little girls. (With their names embroidered on, of course!)

To make these for little girls, I used velcro as the closure as I found the magnetic closure on my first one to be too strong for a small child to maneuver. Also, in the instructions, it says "attach straps" at the end. I sewed them on the outside per the instructions for the first one I made, but on these two versions I decided to sew the strap to the inside of the seam, so it looks a bit more finished. Here's a pic that shows the strap ends hidden inside the seam, rather than sewed to the outside.

(If anyone wants to know how I sewed the straps, email me and I am happy to send you pictures of how I did it.)

Here's a peek inside the other bag to see the velcro and the pocket.

I used sew on velcro. And it's the kind that has the hook and loop together rather than separate, to reduce the fuzzies that can caught up on the hook side of velcro. (Purchased at Hancock's)

Thanks for stopping by!


BCD 125

PonyTails and FishScales


  1. Ooooh! I do like that Amy Butler fabric. It looks really good on that bag. I've got that pattern and it's been on my to-do list FOREVER! Yours turned out great!

  2. I have been meaning to make that bag for a while but never got round to it..isnt it a cute bag?
    Yours turend out so cute looking forward to seeing the others you make :)

    Thanks for stopping by so glad you did

  3. This pattern has been on my must-sew list for so long. I love the way your purses turned out. It looks like Delilah likes bags - A true little lady!

  4. I love the Lotus flower Amy Butler fabric, too. I had someone on etsy make me a ribbon taggie blankie out of it (before I began to learn how to sew.) Thanks for popping onto Vintage Pollyanna!

  5. Hi, hope it's OK to contact you here. We would love to include your blog on our giveaway search engine: Giveaway Scout (http://www.giveawayscout.com). Have a look and if interested, use our online form to add your blog (http://www.giveawayscout.com/addblog/ ). thanks, Josh

  6. Delilah looks adorable with her little bag. Too cute!! Oh, I saw your bag on the Gabba Friends site...it looks great. Congrats!


I love comments!