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Friday, January 18, 2013

Summer ruffle tote

refashion tee shirt to bag
Snazzy little tote, right? It wasn’t always this rufflelicious…. 
A friend gave me this happy striped bag and immediately I knew I wanted to ruffle it up a little bit.   There is a teeny tiny spot of dirt that I wanted to cover up too.
refashion a tote bag
I found a white camisole in my refashion pile.  Someone cut off the shoulder straps.  I guess that would be me, but I can’t remember why.   Whatever- I don’t need them anyway! 

upcycle tee shirt
I started an episode of Downton Abbey, grabbed the shirt and some scissors.  Starting at the bottom and cutting in a spiral, I cut one long strip of fabric about one inch wide.  That took one episode.   Because I could barely take my eyes off the show.  Wow.   I’m hooked.
The next night, I ran that super long strip of  shirt fabric through my machine using a long stitch and high tension setting to get a pile of ruffles.
Then I plugged in my hot glue gun and started up the next episode of Downton  Abbbey. 
The clothes.  That HOUSE.   60 maids????   oh my. 
upcycle tote bag
Starting in the center of the bag, I glued the ruffle strip around and around. 
It probably took me an hour…a Downton Abbey hour.  Sigh.  

If you like ruffles, check out these other projects!
Conference bag tote
Ruffled hoodie refashion
Pillowcase and Ruffles Dress
Ruffled Curtains
Waterfall Ruffles Pillow
Ruffled Sweatshirt
Orange Shirt, Pink Ruffles
Ruffled Grey Tee Shirt
Ruffled Pants
DIY Ruffled Layering Shirt
Ruffled Crepe Paper Decorations



Nonny said...

I love this!! Thanks so much for sharing how to do it!!

Stopping by from Refashion Co-Op

Mandy said...

This is beautiful. I've nominated your blog for the Liebster Award!


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