Thursday, April 5, 2012

Ruffles!

I have a confession... Although I know how to sew fairly decently, I don't like to sew. I get impatient and don't always take my time. Sewing calls for neat and strait lines, with very little room for error.
Which reminds me of the episode of the Cosby Show, where Denise insists on making a "designer" shirt for Theo. Hilarious!
Start it at minute 4:58 :)
 
Although I've never messed up as bad as Denise, I have had some mishaps myself. So much to my surprise, when I learned how to make ruffles, I was in lazy sewing paradise. I don't know why it took me so long to learn how to make ruffles, there is a very easy way to do it and it's basically setting your tension to the highest setting and away I went.
I've seen a million ruffle totes all over Pinterest and I really wanted to make one. So I went over the top crazy and made this ruffle color bomb!






It's a little intense and the ruffles are messy, but now I know how to make ruffles! And life just got a bit more interesting with that knowledge!


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8 comments :

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i feel exactly like you do about sewing!!!!! i once loved it but have since discovered so many things i love to do more! :) and i remember that episode!!!
ruffles are on my list of things i want to learn to do though.

Kristina P. said...

Sewing totally scares me. But you did a great job!

Shannon said...

I've been wanting to buy a sewing machine for the past 2 years but I'm afraid I might get in over my head. I'm pretty sure I could figure it out and seeing that I could make cute lil bags like this someday pushes me along. It's adorable and how could it not be, anything with ruffles is ;)

Andi said...

I love the colors you used! It's so bright and fun! Great for spring.

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

yay for ruffles! So jealous that you know how to do that. Your tote is so super cute & colorful!

joolee said...

I totally just pinned this on Pinterest not realizing you made it!!!! AmazinG!

Katie @ Pincushion Creations said...

This is really cute!! Sewing isn't so bad once you get the hang of it! ;) but yes...it definetly can be scarey.. Thanks for sharing at {Homemade By You}!!

Nicola Trumble said...

This is brilliant -fab bag and such a good inspiration. My sewing machine stares at me accusingly, but I can't remember how to change the thread so I just avoid it.. this might help!

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