More red linen

I’m loving linen.  Way back in this haul, I got a bunch of different colors and there was yards of it.  I was, needless to say, delighted.  I’ve been using the aqua here and there for awhile, but this red was recently rediscovered when I clean up my stash.

A new purse for me!

Red Purse Wide

Made with this pattern. I modified it a bit – mostly in how I sewed on the handle strap. I included the handle in the step when you sew the lining and the outer shell together, rather then sewing it on at the end.

Red Purse Close up!

And that pretty patterned fabric?? A fat quarter that I got in the Sew, Mama, Sew! fat quarter swap. I love it with the red linen!

Happy weekend to you all!

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  • Amy @ parkcitygirl

    March 6, 2009 at 9:30 am | Reply

    Very Cute bag! I love having a new one with the changing season, hopefully it changes . . . love the linen too 🙂

  • Regina

    March 6, 2009 at 9:31 am | Reply

    Very cute bag! I love the colors!

  • Rae

    March 6, 2009 at 9:35 am | Reply

    Awesome bag and awesome blog! Will be visiting again!! Thanks for sharing your bag with me!

  • Rae

    March 6, 2009 at 9:36 am | Reply

    Oh I was also going to say: great idea sewing the handle into the lining — I love it!

  • Carrie

    March 6, 2009 at 9:53 am | Reply

    I saw this bag and love it’s petite size. It looks great in your red linen!

  • Cate

    March 6, 2009 at 10:15 am | Reply

    I want one!

  • Wendy

    March 6, 2009 at 10:35 am | Reply


  • Autumn

    March 6, 2009 at 10:40 am | Reply

    So cute…..Red is my favorite color. It just “pops”.

  • katie

    March 6, 2009 at 10:42 am | Reply

    i love linen too. any color. it is classic. love your new bag.

  • Jackie

    March 6, 2009 at 10:47 am | Reply

    Cute bag and fabric. I just printed this pattern off yesterday. I think it is calling my name.

  • Kristen Mary

    March 6, 2009 at 10:58 am | Reply

    Linen is so beautiful, but do you find it hard to work with?

  • the1stdaughter

    March 6, 2009 at 11:03 am | Reply

    Love love this bag! And I think it was a good idea to change up the strap, that way it should be more sturdy.

  • kerri

    March 6, 2009 at 11:11 am | Reply

    oh, i love it!!

  • Terriaw

    March 6, 2009 at 11:23 am | Reply

    Love love love your new purse! I saw the tutorial for that bag a few days ago, so now seeing it in your fabrics, I might have to try it.

  • Katie

    March 6, 2009 at 12:42 pm | Reply

    Super cute! The print is great, have fun with the new bag!

  • jacquie

    March 6, 2009 at 12:50 pm | Reply

    linen is growing on me too…love this, especially the strap! enjoy your weekend too!

  • Jennifer

    March 6, 2009 at 1:12 pm | Reply

    I LOVE your quilts. What do you back them in?

  • Rae

    March 6, 2009 at 6:28 pm | Reply

    I just put together a flickr pool for the Buttercup Bags:

    I would love it if you have a couple minutes to add your pictures to the pool — I’ll put it up on my blog tomorrow or so, so make sure to put your blog address on your pictures so people can find your blog!

    Happy Sewing! Thanks again for sending me your link!

  • juliette

    March 9, 2009 at 12:57 pm | Reply

    Alissa, did you have any problem printing the pattern? Fit to page made it ridiculously small and if I put it in Illustrator and try to move the page around to get the all picture is comes out really huge, any advice?

  • amandajean

    March 10, 2009 at 3:21 pm | Reply

    that print looks great with the red linen. cute cute cute!

  • alison

    March 11, 2009 at 4:05 pm | Reply

    Love what you did with the fabric! It looks great! The red linen looks perfect with it. 🙂

  • Nova

    April 16, 2009 at 5:25 pm | Reply

    gorgeous! You inspired me to make one in linen too 🙂 I love the top stitching on the handle aswell and how you have sewn it in to the lining, nice and neat. Nova xxx

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