Thursday, January 19, 2012
Ruffle Tote Tutorial
Have you seen these cute Ruffle Totes on Pinterest? I came up with my own pattern and made a bunch for Christmas.
They are quick and easy to make.
Tote bag (13x13 I bought mine at Joann's in a 3 pack)
1/2 yard of 2 coordinating fabrics
1 spool of 1 inch gross grain ribbon
Cut 4- 2 1/2 inch strips WOF (width of fabric) from pink fabric.
Cut 4- 2 1/2 inch strips WOF from black and white print.
Mark a line 3 inches from the bottom of the tote bag all around the bag. *Mark a line 2 inches above the first line around the bag. *Do this 2 more times so that you have 4 lines drawn on the tote bag.*
Sew 2 pink fabric strips together end to end to make a big circle. At this point you can finish the raw edge by adding a narrow hem on each side or leave it raw edge. (I hemmed mine). Then on the top edge do a basting stitch. Gather the ruffle and place on the bottom line. Sew onto bag. (I used white thread in the bobbin so that the sewing lines would not be too noticeable.)
Now do the same thing with a black and white strip. Repeat alternating colors. After all the ruffles are attached Topstitch the Ribbon over the top of the ruffle.
Fold scrap strip of pink in half baste along raw edge. Gather slightly and roll in a rose shape hand Stitching as you go. Attach to the tote bag over the ribbon seam.
All done!! Now you have a super cute Ruffle Tote Bag!
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