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Black Ruffle Re-vamp Bag

I’m so excited I finally finished this project.  It only took a few hours but I’ve been putting it off all summer long.
Why?  

I don’t know.
It kept getting pushed aside and finally I was tired of my old purse and this was easy and simple.  

 I should have done this sooner.

Too cute!

I had found this hobo bag at a thrift store for $1.
Can you believe it $1!
It’s just a Target brand bag but it was black and sued.  Or faux sued anyway.

 Let’s put it this way it was a good base bag to re-vamp anyway I like.

Just a plain basic black bag.
Cute but it needed something more…

Some texture!

I cut up some strips of black faux-fur  and did a messy ruffle stitch.  You know where you just push the fabric under the presser foot.  I love this way, it’s so easy.  Now after I had all my strips ruffled and stuff I just started to lay the ruffles on top of the purse starting at the bottom of the bag and layered them toward the top.  At this point I wasn’t sure how I was going to attach them to the bag.  Then the light bulb went off and I would just glue them on.  I used that 6000 epoxy glue to glue the ruffles down to the bag.  I trimmed up the ruffles along the side seam of the bag so the ruffle appears to stops at the seam.    Let it dry overnight and I have a brand new Black ruffle purse.

 

 If you have any questions let me know.

I will do my best to explain.

 
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Comments

  1. HELLO????? EXCUSE ME????? "JUST PUSH THE FABRIC UNDER THE PRESSER FOOT??????" That is simply BRILLIANT!! I've been sewing for (never mind how many years) a long time and have NEVER thought of that!!! Sheesh! You young whippersnappers are SO smart! (Yeah, well, I'm not THAT old) I Love your purse and have SO many ruffling projects I want to try….now I'm gonna!!! Thanks so much!!

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  2. This is a super cute bag! I love it. I just discovered your site at a blog party and would love for you to link up at my Savvy HomeMade blog party at http://www.homesavvyatoz.com/2011/08/14/blog-party-3/I look forward to blogging with you!

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  3. Reblogged this on Drama Queen Seams and commented:

    Fun and easy DIY to make any store bought bag your own…

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  4. Super cute and fun new bag!!!!
    Beth

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  5. Love the purse and what a great way to attach the ruffles.
    Love this project!!! Your Mom

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  6. OH what a great idea and easy way to give it a fresh new look!

    Thanks for shraing.

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  7. What a fab idea to give a bag such a great new look!

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