This handbag is super cute and not too hard to make, either.
Here’s what you need:
-1 Premade cotton canvas tote (I used 11″x13″… and my fabric measurements are based on that… you may have to adjust accordingly)
-1 fat quarter of your choice
-appox . 1/3 yd. muslin (44″ wide)
Here’s what you do:
-Cut (6 in total) 3″ strips lengthwise from the fat quarter. You will need the whole thing.
-Cut (3 in total) 3″ strips from the muslin, and then cut each of those in half for 6 pieces that are 3″ x 22″
-sew a gathering stitch 1/4″ from the edge of each strip.
-gather up eacg ruffle until it matches the width of the tote, knot it off, and even up your ruffles.
-Heat up your hot glue gun 🙂
-Evenly glue each ruffle onto the bag. I started by gluing one at the top, then one at the bottom, then one in the middle and then filling in from there.
-Do the above step for both sides of your tote, if so desired.
-I then glued each end together
-pin on a pretty embellishment of your choice- I used a muslin rosette.
And there you have it!!