I saw this over at The Painted Parsonage and immediately wanted to make one for myself.

painted parsonage tote

I had a denim tote on hand, so that’s what I used. It originally came from Hobby Lobby. I gathered some fabric scraps from my collection and came up with my own version of the tote while watching the US Open on television on Labor Day. Three of my favorite things collided: tennis, ruffles, and my grandmother’s sewing machine. It was a great way to spend my afternoon. I hope you’ll give it a try!

blue tote bag

fabric for ruffles

ruffled tote

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6 Responses to Ruffled Tote Bag

  1. I LOVE this. Def going into my Pinterest :)

  2. Judy says:

    Cute bag, will defintely also do these. Was going to take all the jeans I have saved and make the ladies bags anyway. Can also sew jeans into any kind of purse. Cut off the tops of jeans straight across at the crotch and then belt a rope thru the loops to make a gathered closure after sewing the bottom shut. Also going to make all the old jeans into camp and hardware bags for men.

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