One of the most popular free sewing patterns on the web is the Buttercup Bag by Made by Rae. And for good reason.
You can make a really cute bag using just a fat quarter of fabric, and some lining fabric.
A fat quarter is what you would get if you took a regular one yard cut of fabric and cut it in half both length-ways and width-ways to make 4 nearly square pieces. Commonly used with pretty printed cotton fabrics for quilting and crafting, if the fabric is 44 inches wide and 36 inches long in a yard, then a fat quarter measures 22 inches by 18 inches. It is an economical way to buy a more expensive fabric and perfect for making quilting patterns, or for small crafting items like this bag where the rest of the fabric would perhaps go to waste.
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And the Buttercup bag pattern has been drafted with this in mind to use a fat quarter of fabric to the best effect.
You can download the pattern for free from the Made by Rae site, for personal use. If you've never had a go at sewing a bag before, the pattern is a very good one with easy to follow clear instructions and I recommend giving this one a try.
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I love these bags and so much so that I make and sell them in my Etsy store – Print or Plain. But do be aware, that the pattern download is for personal use only unless you buy the additional licence that allows you to make the bags for sale. If you chose to download this pattern, please respect the licence agreement and pay the small fee if you plan to sell the finished item.
If you fancy the bag, but can't or don't sew, then do drop by Print or Plain to take a look at some of the designs I have in stock and one could be on its way to you soon.
Authored by: Deby at So Sew Easy