Deanna from Sew McCool and Birdsong Patterns shows how you can make a pretty ruffled tote bag. It’s a rectangular tote with stiff sides and a full ruffle sewn around the top. It’s a good sized bag, measuring 13″ wide x 9″ tall x 5″ deep when finished. Pockets on the inside are a good place to hold smaller items. In addition to carrying it as a tote, she suggests using it as a storage basket around your house. Go to Sew McCool to download the tutorial.
[photo from Sew McCool]
By Anne Weaver