Thursday, April 24, 2008

I love Amy Butler

I've linked to the pictures on my flickr page.

I have done a couple of Amy Butler bags before and I've been really happy with the outcome of them, but this bag was different and very much special because of it.

I took the class for this bag at Lavender Lime and I'm so glad that I did. I never would have had the nerve to try this pattern without the class. I've never done zippers before and I've never tackled such complex construction before.

The bag has multiple pockets, three of which are zippered and two pleated pockets. These are new skills for me but I did a good job on it and the instructor at Lavender Lime did a great job walking us through it. I choose two Amy Butler fabrics and a really stiff canvas lining. I'm especially proud that I made it through this project without breaking any needles although my machine and I had a few fights along the way.

I love it! Let me know what you think.


  1. I love it! I've got some of her older stuffed stashed w/ dreams of a skirt... I wish I could get my ironing situation resolved, but I can't work efficiently without one, ya'know?

  2. Wow! you finished it. You are a zipper sewing pro. Still chugging along on mine.

  3. That bag is awesome. You did wonderful work. No need to avoid complex stuff now, right? It is really beautiful!

  4. Oh, no I understand why you love those bags!

  5. Wow! I can see why you love Amy Butler! This is gorgeous. Congratulate yourself!