Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Ruffled White Tote

Last week one day while troling my mega list of blogs that I follow, I ran across one that was talking about getting a ruffler for her sewing machine that she ordered from her sister's store that sold sewing machine parts and vacumn parts. Now I can't remember who that was to save my life , I'm sorry ! I even looked back through the blogs to try to find it , but I couldn't.

Anyway it got me thinking that it sure would be a lot easier to make a ruffle with one of those gadgets , so I got on line to see if I could find one to fit my machine , and yep, sure enough I found one from a site called GoneSewing.com . It came today ! This is it !Look what it does ! It will also make pleats , but I haven't tried that yet. I made this bag from a resturant table cloth I found for a dollar at a local flea market.
I already washed it , because I got some shmutz on it from the machine while I was sewing it.
I put a gause rosette I made on it, the rosette has a pin so it can be removed.

It took me about an hour to make it once I learned how to make the ruffles.

I'm seeing a lot of ruffles in my futuure !

Go on over and take a look !


  1. EVERY time i make a pleat or a ruffle i wish I had picked one of these up!

  2. Love that bag. This little machine is a handy dandy item to have ;-)

  3. Hi Sharon,
    I love the ruffled tote bag....I wannnnnnnnnnnnt it!!!!

    I've thought about getting a ruffler attachment too, I think that you have just inspired me to do so.


  4. I think I'm going to get one too. Love the bag. I make so many ruffled pillows (working on some now) & believe it or not, I ruffle as I go by pushing the fabric under the pressure foot. Thanks! Jan

  5. I need to do the same thing. I have been wanting a ruffler attachment for my machine too. Thanks for the post.

  6. Oh, I love that bag!! but the ruffler thingy looks a little scary to me, I'm lucky to get my machine threaded, can't wait to see what you make! It's yucky and raining in my part of AR today, hope yours is better! Looks like a beautiful week end coming!! Lisa

  7. Hi
    That bag is too cute... love the ruffles. I might have to check into that ruffler!
    Thanks so much for supporting the challenge journey, I will look forward to going it with you! I have a class reunion this fall too, come to think of it!
    Blessings today

  8. Love your bag. I tried making one (pink with ballerina) and I didn't know you need the "ruffler mechanism" to make ruffles, haha, you should see my bag is so sad, http://arcefrenchofheart.blogspot.com/2011/03/i-learned-lot.html
    I guess I'll get the ruffler if I want to make another bag.
    Happy Wednesday!

  9. I just saw one at JoAnnes and it looked pretty complicated! Your ruffles and the bag make me want to get over my fear! They are wonderful, more ruffles in your future are a very good thing! xoxo

  10. Ok, It must be meant for me to get one of these. I love your ruffles! I keep seeing posts on these in blogland.

  11. Your tote is lovely. Looks like I need to get one of those ruffler doodads!


  12. Hi Sharon, My name is also Sharon, middle name Kay, I just lost my husband March 2nd of this year. I am now thinking what I want to do with the rest of my life. I see your husband passed away a few years ago and you seem to be very busy, which is a good thing. I have a blog but not sure if I want to keep it up. Your blog inspired me to think about it. Also love every thing cottage. Nice to meet you.

  13. I love the bag, so beautiful! I enjoy reading your blog, Sharon!