well first off, THANK YOU so much for the warm acceptance and love of my upcoming book. :) i'm excited. and i'm excited to see some of you in houston in october. make sure to say hello. i'll be the one with big DOE eyes trying to hide the fact that i'm about to puke.
so you all saw my first "sewing with ruffle fabric" when i made my skirt (which i think i'm going to be sporting at the Sewing Summit Conference when i'll be trying not to puke in front of people while i talk about "setting up the shot" )
well this time around i made a cute little tote...
i wanted to see how this fabric would look as a hand bag and it did not disappoint. i was able to use it ONE day, because katie decided it HAD to be her new "back pack" for school. it caused a little contention between the two of us when i had to take it away from her so we could take pictures with our cute model.
she does in fact use it for school on occasion, but mainly it is used to tote around dolls and important drawings and books. i'm happy she likes it, but i was kind of wanting to use it too.
okay to make this bag this is what i did:
-ruffle fabric (1/2 yard, you will have left over because it comes in 52" wide bolts)
-liner fabric (1/2 yard)
-fusible interfacing (1/2 yard)
-strap fabric (1/2 yard)
**all seam allowances are 1/2" unless otherwise instructed.
-cut liner fabric and interfacing to 16"x 24"
-on the wrong side of the liner fabric, iron on the interfacing as per instructions that come with the interfacing.
-step 3.- fold in one edge to the middle crease, and iron down.
-step 4.- fold in the other edge to the middle crease, and iron down.
-now we're going to place your strap on your inside liner fabric (on the right side). on the 16" side of your rectangle place your straps.
-do the same to the other 16" side of your bag.
-sew both 16" ends
-sew down your two long sides leaving at least a 4" opening in the lining side for easy turning inside out.
grab your cute fall jacket, jeans, and HOT looking shoes...
and enjoy the change in the weather and being out with friends and having a cute accessory bag to go with you.
or in my case, lose to an almost 5 year old who will use it instead for a school back pack and library tote. :)
have a sweet weekend.
we will be having a sponsored giveaway come monday morning. you wont want to miss it!
we'll talk soon.