Friday, March 23, 2012

Ruffle Tote DIY

Ruffles, Ruffles, Ruffles
We see them everywhere.
This tote is no exception.
There are so many versions. 
 I'm not a big fan of hot glue and decided to sew mine.
Takes a little more time, but I think it will hold up a little bit longer.

Start out with a canvas tote bag.
They can be found in about any craft department.

Other supplies included fabric, ruler, rotary cutter
 and pinking shears.

With the ruler, mark where you want to place your ruffles...this helps when pinning and sewing to get them straight.

Make ruffles...
I cut mine with pinking shears instead of hemming.

Pin in place.

Sew ruffles to tote, making sure not to catch
the handles of the tote under the needle.

I attached four ruffles...this is where you can make it your own.
You can choose your fabric and the width of your ruffles to make your tote personally yours.

Here's is the fun part...I dug through my ribbon stash.
I did a running stitch and gathered ribbon into a circle.

Then I made a fabric rosette out of the same fabic as the ruffles.

Hand sewed rosette to my new ruffle canvas tote.

There ya have it ... one ruffled tote made from a canvas bag...

DIY Ruffle Totes can be found everywhere..
For more ruffle inspiration visit these blogs


Judy said...

Saw this on Pinterest and just loved it! I am going to add ruffles to a tote I bought a few weeks ago. Thanks so much for sharing this! Love it!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Cute, Melissa! Will you be filling it with hunted treasures this weekend?

NanaDiana said...

LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT. Do you know I love it? So much easier than sewing the tote first! xo Diana

Judy said...

Hi Melissa, are you going to be selling these in your shop? If you decide to will you let me know? I love the ruffled tote!


Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

This is so cute! You should sell these!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Love it! So cute!

Clydia said...

So cute! Had to catch up on your posts! I took last week off from everything but family for a fun spring break. Hope your doing great...Love the bag! HUGS

Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama said...

Love ruffles and love your tote bag.. the flower adds just the right touch. I seriously need to invest in a good pair of pinking shears.