Ruffles! I got me some ruffles!

Hey all,

Ruffles, ruffles and more ruffles! Just saying the word makes me smile!

They are everywhere at the moment and I finally got bitten by the ruffle bug! I’m so pleased I did, because now I want ruffles everywhere, and I’m going to gradually reclaim at least some of my house from the boys!

I wanted to start off with something relatively small, and stumbled upon a lovely ruffled laundry bag at Layla Grayce, I know mine is no where near as cute looking, but for a gal who’s never ruffled before I think I did pretty well.

I used a bog standard cotton tote, with the kids going mad I couldn’t get many photos, but I can talk you through it.

1.        I removed the handles
2.       Unpicked the side seams
3.       I chose 4 fabrics for my ruffles, and cut these into strips long enough for the ruffles
4.      Made the ruffles
5.      I stitched the ruffles to the front of the bag
6.      Stitched 2 loops of organza ribbon on to the back to hang it up
7.       Stitched the sides back together to make the bag shape again
8.      I then cut 2 slits in the front of  the bag, hidden under the second ruffle, threaded a piece of ribbon through each and stitched the end to the back of the bag,
9.      Tie the ribbon into a bow to keep the laundry bag closed

So, now I have a super cute laundry bag, and want to ruffle up something else, anyone else loving the ruffle effect?







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Comments

  1. It is too cute, it looks like a dress even! Thanks for sharing :)
    Hopped on over from the Boost Your Blog Hop. HAve a great Friday!
    http://texagermanadian.blogspot.com/

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  2. Cute Idea, I never thought of using an existing bag! I just ordered a ruffle foot for my sewing machine

    Carol

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  3. The bag is lovely, nice job! I'm looking forward to reading your blog and seeing parts of England. The twins are adorable! I found you on the Boost My Blog Friday post on Design It Chic.

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  4. I am a new follower from the Social parade. Please visit me at http://my-2-cents.blogspot.com/

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  5. hey....
    It is too cute, it looks like a dress even! Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. Very cute! I wish I could sew!...
    Jen

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  7. Hopped over from the blog hop. So glad I did! Love the ruffles! New GFC follower!
    http://stylendecordeals.blogspot.com/

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  8. Very cute, ruffles are so fun and girly! Thanks for linking up!

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  9. A very cute way to girly up a laundry bag!!! Thanks for linking up today. Chris

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  10. You are super creative! And inspiring. Now following from todays hop come by and say hello when you get a chance :)
    {tara} from Undeserving Grace

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  11. What the messy messy! That is adorable! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours is wonderful!

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  12. Hi!! Thanks for stopping by Kortney's Krazy Life! I love the ruffles!!! Tooo cute! I think I might have to give that a try! I just wanted to return the favor and follow you back! Hope you have a great week!!

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  13. Love it! I think you did a great job! Visiting from Craft Couture.

    Have a great week!
    http://gnarlynotes.blogspot.com

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  14. That's amazing, so clever, I'd never have thought of that.

    CJ xx

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  15. Such a beautiful bag!
    I'm a new follower! :) http://sneakymommablogdesign.blogspot.com/

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  16. thats really cute, I would never have thought of doing this. I will try this with some of my old bags. Oh by the way i'm a new follower of your blog from the i love my online friends monday blog hop.
    http://www.markgirldanielle.blogspot.com

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  17. Ruffles!!!!!! So fun. I love them. Your bag turned out super cute :)

    PS- I'm doing my first ever giveaway on my blog and I'd love for you to come enter! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-first-giveaway-and-introducing-your.html

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  18. Great job! I love ruffles :)

    www.youngnester.blogspot.com

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  19. new follower here from i love my online friends monday hop:)
    love your name, on occasion on some sites, I am City Girl Gone Country:))

    Happy Blog Hopping

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  20. I found you on the I love My Online Friends Monday Hop. I am your newest GFC follower. If you could check out my blog and follow me back I would appreciate it. Thanks Amber
    http://dragonflysweetnest.blogspot.com/

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  21. I am loving the ruffles! New follower from the I love my Online Friends blog hop. Come and visit me at www.mandysescape.blogspot.com

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  22. I am a new follower on the I Love My Online Friends Monday Hop and I am now following you thru GFC. I have someone working on my blog today and when you go on it as I just did it is still in process but you can GFC me and just leave a comment in any of the past articles. Hopefully, by tomorrow, I will have all my buttons back up. Thanks for the follow back.

    Mary @ http://mmbearcupoftea.blogspot.com

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  23. Thanks for linking up this week! Hope to see you back at next weeks party! Chris

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  24. Thanks for linking up to my party on Sunday! Love how you made the bag so pretty with the ruffles! I'll be highlighting your project on Sunday and I hope you'll come back again and show another project! Take care!

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  25. Thanks for linking up to my party on Sunday! Love how you made the bag so pretty with the ruffles! I'll be highlighting your project on Sunday and I hope you'll come back again and show another project! Take care!

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  26. Cute ruffle bag! I love the look of ruffles but keep getting too intimidated to try them. lol. Yours came out great! Thanks for sharing.
    Humble Homemaking

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  27. How cute is that !!!
    Come check my blog. Following you from the blog hop and would be happy if you follow back,
    http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com

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  28. So cute! Lovin' all the ruffles! Thanks for linking up!

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  29. I'm SUCH a sucker for RUFFLES - well done and so creative!

    www.northerncottage.blogspot.com

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  30. this is so cute! I love ruffling but have also had little practice....thanks so much for posting this to my Show and Share linky party.

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  31. LOVE your blog! I stumbled upon it today via FTLOB & I'm your newest reader :)
    ~Angel @ www.livinginaperrytale.com

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  32. so pretty! i like ruffles, too! thanks for sharing! We hope to see you again this week!

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  33. Love your creativity, thanks for linking up to my blog bash K.I.S.S. @ The Tattered Tag. Please link up more of your great ideas tomorrow. :)

    Drop by The Tattered Tag

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