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.

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.

 Tip Junkie handmade projects


  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!!


  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 look forward to blogging with you!


  3. Reblogged this on Drama Queen Seams and commented:

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


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


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


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

    Thanks for shraing.


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


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