Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Upcycled Chevron Purse

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I made this little bag using the Buttercup Bag Tutorial at Made By Rae.
I haven’t purchased any of her patterns yet, but I know if I had a serger I would have to try the Washi Dress.

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Also, if her Flashback Tee pattern came in an adult size, I would totally try making it.
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But anyway, this bag was easy to make. I used a small scrap of chevron fabric I had left over from making the bias tape for my refashioned skirt for the front. I also made some piping! For the back, I used some leftover linen fabric from the refashioned skirt.
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And for the lining, I used some fabric left from a pair of my husband’s khakis.
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It is pretty small; my wallet may not fit, but for church or a short outing it will be cute to carry.


  1. Love, love, love it! Very pretty and now I want one for me :)

    Have a great day!


  2. That purse if adorable! Great job!

  3. So pretty! I love the patterns (the fabric and the style)! You did a great job on this. I wish my sewing skill were up to this level :)

  4. So pretty! I love the colors on the patterns you used. It looks store bought. Good job! :) Visiting from Gingersnap Crafts.

    ~Emily @ Texas Life Blog

  5. What a great upcycle! I'd love it if you stopped by and linked up at Thrifty to Nifty Thursdays at A Jennuine Life.

  6. So cute, love that it's all made from leftovers and scraps.

  7. This is adorable! I found you at The Fun in Functional Link Party-- thanks for sharing this cute bag with us!

    ~Abby =)

  8. Great Buttercup bag! I just found you on the Craftionary Link party. I also posted a bag tutorial. Janelle at

  9. Beautiful work! I really love it ;) I found you on The train to to crazy "wear it make it" linky ;)
    Bisous from Paris

  10. Gorgeous!!!Love the colors of fabric you used! Thanks so much for sharing.
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft


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