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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  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!

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


  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.

  4. I am a new follower from the Social parade. Please visit me at

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

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

  7. Hopped over from the blog hop. So glad I did! Love the ruffles! New GFC follower!

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

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

  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

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

  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!!

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

    Have a great week!

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

    CJ xx

  15. Such a beautiful bag!
    I'm a new follower! :)

  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.

  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!

  18. Great job! I love ruffles :)

  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

  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

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

  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 @

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

  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!

  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!

  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

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

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

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

  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.

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

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

  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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