Monday, June 07, 2010

Ruffle Totes

I clicked on the "crafting" category recently and was shocked at how few crafty things I've done lately! But, there's one guarantee that whenever my friend Grace and I get together - we will find time to do something crafty!

Memorial Day weekend was no exception! We raided our fabric scraps and headed to Michael's for $2 tote bags. Here was our inspiration and here are our finished bags!

Have you been sewing or crafting lately? What colors would you sew onto this bag - the endless possibilities are delicious aren't they!? And, at $2 plus some scraps - we could make a whole rainbow of these!

25 comments:

Mary Ann said...

My sister sent me the link to these and I'm so wanting to make some. They are too cute!

Grace said...

YAY!! They look great! I can't wait to use mine!! I can't bring myself to empty my other purse that we worked so hard on. ;)

Anonymous said...

So cute!
Would make a sweet gift! :o)

Thanks for sharing!

TamaraP.

Krista said...

I just sewed some cute zipper bags last night! I used scraps, too, and they turned out totally cute!

Nessie said...

Monica, I am so sorry i can't sew, your bags are just wonderful! Normally, I would always go for the natural colours, but the red ones are so cute as well. They brought a smile onto my face. Sooo beautiful!

asnipofgoodness said...

very very very very cute! Thanks for sharing!

Wendi said...

I plan to pull out the sewing machine this week. I can't tell you what I am making since it is for the swap.

Those bags are cute and you can't beat the price!

Dawn M said...

one day you need to put all your ideas in a book and title it "My Friend Grace." LOL!!

joysmallpack said...

Monica,
Can't tell you how much these delight me! LOVE them!!!! Tis wonderful indeed to have a go-to friend for good crafting time and conversation too! :) Thanks for sharing... I am so inspired and need to ask my friend if she's interested in a little crafting time this summer!
Have a wonderful new week! ~Annmarie

Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

Those are so cute!

angie said...

I was thinking along the same lines as Wendi. Will your swap partner see one of these in her box??
I love these bags! They remind me of a peasant skirt. Are you considering selling these in your etsy shop?

Sheila said...

Those are so cute! I have finally been getting to sew a little again now that my kids' school and after-school activities have slowed for summer. I made a zip top bag and picnic platemats for myself (placemat pattern from One Yard Wonders), and think they turned out so well I'm now making a set for a friend. It's so satisfying to get to make something. I liked the natural color ones best, but I think that would depend on my mood. On another day, I would probably go for the bright colors. They are all very cute!

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Oh...these are so cute...and those bags came like that? that's great and you added fabric scraps? You ladies are so creative :) :) :) Those are cute!!!
Oh I haven't done any crafting or sewing lately. I've found that when I put it down, it's hard to pick it back up. So I need to start working on all of this again. Lately, I've been knitting French bath mitts for the bath/shower and dishcloths for washing dishes or cleaning up. It beats using paper towels all the time :) :) For sewing, I have this flannel quilt in a "Grandmother's Flower Garden" pattern...but very untraditional type of pattern. Only the pieces itself are traditional. I'm completely sewing this by hand....it's taking forever..but that's okay. It's fun to work on and I can literally take it anywhere :) :) Greetings from Oregon, Heather :) :)

petrii said...

OH I just love them!!! Does the bag come ruffled like that for $2?

This I must check out.

Thanks so much for sharing and have a Blessed day,
Dawn

Anonymous said...

I would like to try these. I may have missed it, but are there instructions on how to make the fabric rose?

Thanks so much!

Elise said...

It must be the time for crafting...I just posted about my craft night with a friend.
I love those totes!! I was going to make some myself-for an antique booth that isn't-and the ones I got from HL shrank up so much, so as not to fit anything in them. I'll have to check Michael's out. I LOVE your's and wouldn't change a thing!!
Elise

Shelley said...

Love these totes. They are so adorable!! My 9 yr old daughter and I are in the process of learning to sew. I aspire to make something so cute like these.
Shelley :)

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

They look wonderful! :)
I love them! You did a wonderful job!

Heather said...

I love these! I've been searching for just the right birthday gift for a friend, and I think these would be just the thing!

No Ordinary Me said...

LOVE!!!! I want one. I have no sewing machine. Super!

Caitlin said...

Oh these are so fun and pretty! I love them. I bet they would look really nice with a vintage-looking pin instead of the flowers too! Though, I do love those little fabric roses.

thehomespunheart said...

Dawn: no, the bags do not come ruffled for $2! Just a plain tote bag sells at Michael's for $2. We sewed on the ruffles and fabric roses.

Instructions for making the fabric roses are also over on Susie's blog: same link as mentioned for the totes. I'm pretty sure there is a link within her post, but if not it is on her right sidebar.

Enjoy making these!

Angela said...

These are lovely Monica! Did you make the red one? That's my guess!
:)

thehomespunheart said...

I made the top two, Grace made the one with one ruffle across the top!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

These are so adorable. Thanks so much for sharing the link.
Blessings,
Marcia