This bag is so much fun to make! If you have a ton of handmade gifts to make for family and friends this is a perfect pattern to use. You can make this bag out of scraps from other projects!! I found the pleated Buttercup Bag Pattern at Made By Rae's Blog! It is a free pattern that you can download and use! I made a slip pocket for a cell phone. To see more ways to use the Buttercup Bag pattern go to The Buttercup Bag Flickr picture group.
If you love pleats, I know I do!! You might want to try the Sew Spoiled Pleated Wristlet ePattern. After making this Buttercup Bag it will be easier to make the Sew Spoiled Wristlet, you can learn how to install a zipper too. You might want to try the two ideas together!
A Buttercup Bag with a zipper. Also the Sew Spoiled Boxy Wristlet base could be used too with the Buttercup Bag pattern, just make it a little longer.