2.01.2010

more ruffles...


...is what I always say.


10 comments:

Anna said...

yum, so cute! I am so going to have to make one of these for myself, it's so fun and pretty!

ShEiLa said...

ruffles are vey cute on bags. Ü

ToOdLeS.

Jessica said...

How do you do it? Do you just surge the edges and then... bunch it as you sew? I'm jealous if you own a surge machine.

cally said...

i do serge, jessica. I am still trying to figure out my serger...it is a very intimidating and intriguing machine, but I love it.

If you don't have a serger, just do a tight-ish zig-zag stitch along both edges of your strip of fabric {2-3 times the length you need it to be to go around your bag} and then do a loose baste stitch down the middle of the strip. You can tighten the tension on your bobbin stitch if you want it to bunch as you sew, but I like doing that myself. So once I've basted down the middle, I pull {gently} on one of the strings {only one} and it bunches up real nice.

Then I use fabric glue stick to stick it onto the bag where I want it, and sew it on for real. Then you have to go back and remove the baste stitch.

Walla.

handmade charlotte said...

ruffles are my favorite! keep adding them to everything!

traskrocks said...

Love love love love this! So darling.

the mama monster said...

ooooh fabric glue stick! where can i find me one of those? and do you do a rolled hem, 3 thread, or 4 thread edge? i just used a 4 thread becuase i am lazy and thats how it already was.

mandi said...

***gasp!!!***

Jessica said...

I think I'm going to try it... once I finish sewing the binding onto my most recent quilt. I make a lot of bags (as gifts as such) but ruffles would DEFINITELY make them better. Thanks for the little how-to. :)

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