Yup, yup, yuppers. This pretty little tote will take you about 20 minutes to whip up, pinky swear. Yesterday I told you that I would share a fun and easy project that uses up fabric scraps. Well, this project not only uses fabric scraps (holla!) but it also is a quick one the looks totally shabby chic when you are done (double holla!)
That's right, today I am going to show you how I used fabric I received from a fabric scrap bag from my lovely blog sponsor, Southern Fabric, to make a sweet little tote that has now become my go-to purse/diaper bag, yeehaw!
Ok, so lets make this tote, shall we?
The 20 Minute Ruffle Tote
1 plain canvas bag (mine measured 11 x 13 inches)
1/3 yard of fabric
wonder tape or straight pins
canvas totes although these dimensions are different, you may only be able to buy the bigger totes in-store.
Then ruffle your fabric on one long side only using your longest stitch length and setting your sewing machine's to it's highest tension. Just a little FYI, your ruffle will roughly use twice the amount of fabric then where you want it placed. So, since my tote measured 11 inches wide, I have to take that times 2 to get the full amount of fabric since I am covering both front and back of my tote with the ruffles. This equals 22 inches so I will need to double that amount of fabric to about 44 inches to make the fabric ruffle properly.
wonder tape (link here). This stuff rocks and will totally help you achieve sewing straight ruffles on your bag without having to use a bajillion pins.
A pretty and chic ruffle tote made in no time at all...and it used up some pretty scraps to boot!
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