Friday, October 7, 2011

Pattern Review: Amy Butler's Key Keeper Coin Purse




I don't often capture the process in my sewing projects, so I smiled when I saw these pictures my good friend Lizzy took and edited for me.  I love that she blurred out the messy background too :), yes, it ALWAYS looks like that.


I've made other bags from Amy Butler patterns and one specifically from her Style Stitches Book.  
I have to say, She gives good directions and though they sometimes seem long, I'd rather be over informed than lost.
I always love the design quality in her bags, they are so cute, but I have noticed (after being informed) that she calls for, what seems like an excess of fabric.  The Perfectly Pleated Clutch I made from her book called for a yard more fabric than I needed, but I've utilized the left overs in lots of scrap buster projects and  that's exactly what this project ended up being.  I used the remains from Juliette's Ruffle Pants to assemble it.


Lizzy and I made them on a whim, so we used what I had.
 Hers turned out unbelievably sweet, but sadly, someone else thought so too, and snagged it.  Guess all you can do is hope they are enjoying it :(



The bag was appropriately labeled "intermediate" in Amy's book. I'm anxious to try some of her others which range from easy all the way to experienced.  This pattern is a definite recommend. 


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18 comments:

Anita said...

That looks cute, but the opening is pretty small..I have fairly big hands...not sure it would work for me.

Lindsay said...

I love the fabric. What a sweet little bag! Great job!

Carla said...

That is very sweet! I like it for a change purse but I think the opening is too small for my large hands.

Katie said...

It's so bright and cute! I love it! I especially love the upper polka dot fabric!

Tiff said...

Thanks for the review! Looks like a gorgeous project! X

miamihoney said...

Super cute! Thanks for the review.

Jill said...

Cute little purse - and some lovely photos!
I have an Amy Butler pattern waiting for me to try out! You've inspired me to look it out!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Sofia L said...

I love the fabric choices and you did a great job

Laura said...

I love that! We are currently doing Dave Ramsey's cash system and I need somewhere CUTE to keep my change! (I came from your link over on Fabric Tuesday!)

Krafty Max Originals said...

Love it, it would fit right into MY bag!

Hop'n by from 'Creative Bloggers Party & Hop'. I'm following your blog now, wont you please come and follow me back?? ~KM

Krafty Max Originals

Sara said...

Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/10/turquoise-lovin-8.html

Rolled Up Pretty said...

Super, super CUTE! You need to start a shop. Your stuff would sell like crazy! :)

shopannies said...

how cute

Fay said...

Cute purse!

Adriane said...

What a cute little coin purse!! I need to get a little more skilled on my sewing machine before I give it a try!!

-Adriane@fruitfulhomejournal.blogspot.com

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

Ohhh...I love Amy Butler!! Her fabric and patterns are wonderful! This little key keeper is so sweet. If I added a strap to this it would be a perfect mini purse for my little nieces!

Mike and Jen said...

I've tried this pattern out too, and it was super easy to make, and it had great instructions. However, I am not sure if I like the pattern itself because the opening is pretty small, and the purse is deep. I think if I had to make this again, I'd have to alter it a bit to make the opening wider.

Marie said...

This is darling! I want one! Thanks for linking up with us at Show & Share! Can't wait to see what you link up this week!

Marie
mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com