Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Featured Guest: Just Sew Sassy

Hello all you fabulous readers of She Wears Flowers!! We're super excited to be posting here today:) We LOVE this blog, and feel honored to have been given the opportunity to share a little somethin somethin with you!! We're Staci and Marina from Just Sew Sassy Come by and say hi sometime, we would love to have you over!!

Allow us to introduce...

I'm Staci. I've been married 7 years to a man I met in Bolivia. You know, just some man. J/K!! We were missionaries together over in the Santa Cruz Bolivia mission. I'm now a barely sane SAHM of three darling kiddos 6yrs and younger. Crafty things make me happy, and are probably what help me keep my sanity.

And I'm Marina, I have been married for 9 years to my amazing supportive husband. I have two little girls that are the inspiration behind most of my crafty attempts. We are two best friends that love to blog, sew and create...

Tammy asked us to share a tutorial with you today, so how about we do that!!
Our tutorial today involves, ruffles! Surprise. We are pretty much obsessed with ruffles over on Just Sew Sassy.

Check out some of our other ruffle tutorials HERE:)
This is a ruffled chiffon flower canvas bag.
We'll show ya how to make your very own...
a canvas bag (new or used)
3 different shades of chiffon fabric (I used leftover scraps)
a button or any other embellishments you would like
a needle and thread
rotary cutter and cutting mat
sewing machine

Step 1:
Cut your fabric strips.
I had leftover strips from THIS project and THIS one too, but you'll need strips about 2 inches wide and 44 inches long. This is the breakdown: Center of the flower=1 strip of chiffon, 2nd color= 2 strips of chiffon, outer color=4 strips of chiffon. So, you will cut 7 total strips for each side of the bag.

Step 2:
Sew a gathering strip (the longest stitch setting on your sewing machine) down the center of each strip. Pull the bobbin thread, or one of the threads on the end of the ruffle until it begins to gather and ruffle. Do this for all your strips.(In this picture, only some of the ruffles are shown, sorry if it's confusing!)

Step 3:
Start at the center of the bag and hand stitch the ruffle in a circular spiral design. Start the next color right where the first color ended. Follow the same spiral pattern, and repeat with all the ruffle strips.
Sew the button to the center of the flower, and you're done!

Do the same thing on the other side for double the fun!!Perfect for church, road trips, or a day at the beach!

Tammy, thanks so much for having us today!

Be sure to stop by Just Sew Sassy for moreTUTORIALS every Tuesday!!


Two Shades of Pink,  said... May 4, 2011 at 8:03 PM  

This is absolutely happy and fun! And I am a big, big, big fan of chiffon!

colorchic,  said... May 4, 2011 at 11:13 PM  

What a clever idea! and Thanks for liking my project enough feature it!

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