In our house we are always looking for a bag. One for a sleepover at grandmas house, or ballet, or an outing at the park. Always in need of something. I wanted to make a bag that was very feminine for my little girl. This bag has lots of ruffles and a LOT of pink.
1 Yard Material (if you don't want to line it)
(Another t-shirt for a lining)
To cut out the bag determine if how deep you want it and how big you want the gussets on the side. For this bag the I cut out 3 inch gussets= just under 6 inches when sewn together. No matter what you decide cut out a square on each corner (two sides to the bag=four corners.) If you would like handles out of the bag material cut out 4x16-18 inch strips. I cut strips out of the t-shirt for my bag. To sew it together fold the corners together to make corner of a bag--sew it and you have an instant corner. If this doesn't make sense I will show you how to do this on the next project. I cut out a lining of a light pink t-shirt, just use the same measurements for both inner and outer.
For the ruffles I used a t-shirt. I didn't take pictures of the t-shirt, but this is the same process I used. Find a round object. Obviously I used plate--this was a great cutting edge. No need to mark the fabric. If you use something besides knit you will need to finish off the edge. Cut to the edge of the material-it will make a crescent.
Move the plate a few inches and make a true crescent.
When you straighten the crescent out it will have a natural wave to it.
I sewed each crescent on. Because the crescents are knit I used a small zig-zag-sew it one direction, flip the ruffle over and sew again. This will help the ruffle to stand out a bit.
Ta-Da! Do you think it is girly enough?
Side view--I like that the ruffles are only on one side, if you look at the bag from the back it gives you a sneak peek of the ruffles.
Deep gussets. Love this bag, hope you do too.