i love ruffles...full, layered, cinched bunches of fabric LOVE.
2 days ago i woke up with this idea of ruffle-ing my canvas messenger bag. the most exciting part about the whole process is going through my fabric stash and coordinating fabrics...it is a total high for me. all the patterns and colors...oh my!
i love fat quarters, they are usually the perfect size for most all my crafting needs and i can buy several coordinating fabrics for the price of 1 yard of fabric. i chose some new and some of my favorite hoarded fabrics and layered them out mix and matching color and pattern.
ruffled layer by beautiful ruffled layer i began sewing them to the messenger bag flap.
until finally i covered the entire flap.
i wrapped the top ruffle around the top of the flap so that there is a small ruffle on the back side. this covers the flap in its entirety
but then i still wanted to play. what if i made the bag in a completely opposite palette? hmmm?
say something darker, like this?
are ya feeling it...giddy!!!
perhaps my most favorite fabric EVER is this big red poppy fabric by laura gunn...it's magnificent!
so i began layering ruffles on a new bag.
i LOVE all the raw edges...so girlie, so punk!
the big poppy on top makes this bag so awesome!
i think i will need to make more...oh Prima, more canvas messenger bags , please...and bring on the fat quarters, mamma's making ruffle bags! lol!