|the completed ruffle gift bag!|
my inspiration came from this wonderful website sew.craft.create. heidi saw this one on pinterest by blue robin cottage on the u-create crafts website which has a wonderful tutorial for making a ruffled tote. i pinned it to my sewing diy board knowing it would be perfect. i was totally inspired by both of these but wanted to make my own tote and have unfrayed edges for my ruffles. i used purl bee's 20 minute tote tutorial to make the bag, complete with french seams! this is the same tote design i used for all those halloween goodie bags on day 124, so i know the bag works well :)
|the supllies, the circles are to make some flowers with|
|the twenty minute tote is so easy ... this is step one, step to|
is to sew up the sides ... easy aye!
|the attached ruffles .... this was HARD work!|
|a close up of the ruffles and the two flowers i made|
to go up the top of the gift bag :)
outcome: ruffles on a bag are so much harder than they look. it is really hard to get a straight line when your ruffles want to curve all over the show! if i were to make this again i wouldn't bother with the unfrayed edges as that just added to the stress! in the end i am really chuffed with this bag, but to make another like this probably won't happen in the near future, it was a lot more work than i anticipated!
many thanks to heidi at sew.craft.create and also to blue robin cottage for showing me how to make a simple ruffle to add to tote bags. and for the actual bag, if you want a simple tote or gift bag you seriously can't go past the 20 minute tote tutorial for the purl bee website :)