I thought I would show you a new pattern that has just come onto the market. It's "Smocked with Buttons Bag" designed by HM Textiles. This bag can be made from Japanese printed or plain fabric and the tiny buttons that are required to complete the bag are included inside the pattern. I love the tiny pleated boxes that are across the top of the bag and the buttons that secure them...very sweet.
Ask your local patchwork store if they are going to stock the pattern as they are available now. I do know that this, this & this store have ordered them and QuiltEssentials is having the designer - Hiroko - teaching a class on November 19th so if you live in the Brisbane area or not too far away, book into the class and learn from Hiroko herself.