Friday, January 27, 2012

sew & tell v3.16 - ruffles make everything better

Hey there! I realized that I finished this project up during the holidays and never posted pictures.  I made myself a new bag.

I'm not going to lie, I'm a little tired of this bag pattern.  As much as I love it, I think I've made so many of them that I'm a little burnt out.  Plus, I had bought this lovely Secret Garden (Sandi Henderson) in Utah in October to make it with.  I've had ideas about embellishing my signature bag with some ruffles, but wasn't sure what I wanted to do exactly.  And the reality is, the bag is super functional, and I love that about it.

Then one Sunday my cute friend had a leather bag with a two toned double ruffle across the front.  I had found it! I took a picture on my iPod and figure out what to do to make it work.

sneak peak

 I really love the way it turned out, I might do a few things different the next time, like gather it a little less, it was hard to sew on without a walking foot.

double ruffle

I love this fabric! It's Sandi Henderson's Secret Garden.  The interior and contrasting ruffle and strap is one of my new favorite tone on tone prints - Garden Gate (I think).  It reminds me a bit of Henna Garden, another favorite.

ruffled signature bag
It's has a great drape and I bought enough to make some dresses/skirts for sister and babylouwho. I may have just bought some more this past week in different prints.




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21 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Sarcastic Quilter said...

I like the bag. I just cannot make bags to save my life.

Glad to finally start linking up wtih you again. Have a great weekend.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I LOVE the bag Amy! Love the ruffles.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Crud, I'm sorry about the double link up there (Amy, can you delete it?). My computer froze and it appeared the first one didn't go through. Clearly it did and I should have been more patient.

Cheerful Homemaker said...

What a cute bag!

Rene' said...

Great bag, great fabric and great ruffles!!!!

Debbie B said...

Love the bag and what sweet ruffles! Having a senior moment - what pattern is it? Looking for a new bag pattern. I'm having a pocketbook quandry. Can't find one I really like that is the size I like and has all the pockets that I want.

Kristen said...

It really is a great bag Amy and perfect for a gift. I love what you are doing with Sandi's fabrics!

BumbleBee Bagz said...

Amy....I did the hard bottom bag tutorial for ya!!!

Amy @ Amy Giggles Designs said...

I couldn't agree more! I think the last 5 projects of mine have included ruffles!

Katie said...

I love making bags and I LOVE ruffles! Yours is so cute!

bethanndodd said...

Cute bag! The ruffles are so fun! I love when things click and everything turns out perfectly. Thanks for hosting! Smiles~Beth

Katy Cameron said...

Cute with the ruffle

Dayna said...

That bag is FABULOUS!!

Lynne said...

I love the ruffle idea! Good choice of fabric too.

Heather said...

That is so cute, Amy! The ruffle really does add a lot. Gorgeous fabric, too! :o)

ktquilts said...

That fabric is beyond lovely! I have been thinking I should hoard...er I mean save back a yard in each of the colors like I did the Henna Garden. Beautiful bag. Just love those colors together!

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

The purse it really cool with the ruffles! Just perfect!
Thanks for hosting!

**nicke... said...

ruffles do make everything better! everything.

Abby said...

Love this bag! I wasn't sure about this color way in this line, but after seeing your bag I want some now too!

Angie said...

Amy I found you from BumbleBeeBagz, who commented on one of my posts. I can't wait to participate in your next linky party ;)

Shay said...

AAAaawwww!!! I love the ruffles on the bag! So fun! I LOVE my bag and think of you everyday when I use it...EVERYDAY!

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