Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Reflections From a Female Entrepreneur

Ms. Butterick

My daughter-in-law, Megan, received a sewing machine for Christmas this year. I think we have unleashed the next "Ms. Butterick!" (Remember the sewing pattern company)? She has made a few Minkee blankets, but is hooked on making small purses. After a quick zipper lesson from Pat in the Rexburg store, she is a whiz! Megan embellishes with rhinestones, rickrack, beads, and buttons. She is using the Amy Butler "Stash & Dash Bags" pattern. Of course, her mom-in-law is keeping her supplied with all the new fabric that Theresa and Dorothy are buying for the stores. Go Meg!

These bags were all made by Megan from the same pattern. She has just changed their looks by choosing different fabrics and adding little embellishments like ribbon and colored zippers.

Don't be afraid to add a funky lining!

Notice the fun little "Handmade by..." tag sewn inside? So fun!

Megan added beautiful brown ribbon to the outside of this purse and sewed it with a decorative stitch. She has also created a similar bag and attached the ribbon as a handle (not shown).

Let your imagination run wild and see what fun items you can create with this versatile "Stash and Dash" pattern!

1 comment:

Alicia King said...

Hi Linda! what a talented daughter in law you have! love that Amy Butler fabric...I'll be in to get me some!