Ruffled Tote Bag
And then the cuteness wore off when she was in need of a nap on the way home. Meltdowns are never cute, am I right ladies?
Well, I was inspired by this post on Susie Harris’ blog and just plain fell in love with the ruffle bags she made. I mean, how can you not? Seriously.
I lugged out the sewing machine and got to work! Susie posted great instructions for making it on her blog, but I’ll just give you some tips as well. Oh, and by the way, I’m a VERY amateur seamstress and am just learning how to sew, so you really don’t need to be an expert to make these! I promise! It just takes some time.
What you’ll need:
-Set of 3 canvas tote bags from Wal-Mart (around $5 for 3 – in the craft section)
-1 yard of fabric (I used unbleached cotton fabric from Wal-Mart that was around $2/yd)
-Silk flower embellishment or whatever you want to use – I got the flower at Hobby Lobby a few years ago.
You’ll ruffle the strips, then sew them onto the bag. I just put ruffles on the one side of the bag, but you could do both if you wanted. I just got impatient and ran out of time, so I did it the easy way!