I started blogging last year as a way to keep myself accountable in my lifelong struggle with weight loss and diabetes, but it has morphed into a blog all about my craftiness as well.
I want to thank Melanie so much for having me today. It is a very special day in our family. Today is my baby girls 10th birthday!
I know 10 is no longer a baby, but you know, she always will be…
I’m going to share a tutorial of her very special birthday present.
5 fat quarters(I had a bundle on hand, but you could prob get by with 3 or so.)
1/2 yard fusible interfacing
About an hour(or a nap time)
Thia all started as a fat quarter bundle I got at Joann’s.
Yellow and blue are her favorite colors.
First I ironed all the fat quarters with steam, to get rid of the creases. Then…
I used 5 different patterns of fabric, but you could use 2, or 3. Just remember that you need one whole fat quarter(minus a strip)for the lining and the ruffle. And 5 strips of fabric that are 2.5 x 22 inches.
Then sew them together.
Please don’t forget to iron, it looks so much better, and helps tighten your stitches.
Next, lay your patchy piece on top of the lining you chose, just like in the picture, and cut the right side and top off.
Now you have 2 that are exactly the same.
Do the same with the interfacing(don’t worry it’s really easy)
No steam when doing this part…
Sew across the part of the bag with the pins on it.
This is what the bag looks like after you sew the ruffle in place.
Close the Velcro and there it is, your pretty ruffle wristlet!
I know my daughter is going to love this! It is a very grown-up gift for my (almost) grown-up girl.
If you have some extra time today, please go check out my favorite tutorials on my blog.