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!

22 Responses to “More red linen”

  1. Amy @ parkcitygirl March 6, 2009 at 9:30 am #

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

  2. Regina March 6, 2009 at 9:31 am #

    Very cute bag! I love the colors!

  3. Rae March 6, 2009 at 9:35 am #

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

  4. Rae March 6, 2009 at 9:36 am #

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

  5. Carrie March 6, 2009 at 9:53 am #

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

  6. Cate March 6, 2009 at 10:15 am #

    I want one!

  7. Wendy March 6, 2009 at 10:35 am #


  8. Autumn March 6, 2009 at 10:40 am #

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

  9. katie March 6, 2009 at 10:42 am #

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

  10. Jackie March 6, 2009 at 10:47 am #

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

  11. Kristen Mary March 6, 2009 at 10:58 am #

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

  12. the1stdaughter March 6, 2009 at 11:03 am #

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

  13. kerri March 6, 2009 at 11:11 am #

    oh, i love it!!

  14. Terriaw March 6, 2009 at 11:23 am #

    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.

  15. Katie March 6, 2009 at 12:42 pm #

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

  16. jacquie March 6, 2009 at 12:50 pm #

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

  17. Jennifer March 6, 2009 at 1:12 pm #

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

  18. Rae March 6, 2009 at 6:28 pm #

    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!

  19. juliette March 9, 2009 at 12:57 pm #

    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?

  20. amandajean March 10, 2009 at 3:21 pm #

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

  21. alison March 11, 2009 at 4:05 pm #

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

  22. Nova April 16, 2009 at 5:25 pm #

    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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