The other night I didn't feel like grading papers. I've had this beautiful Poppy fabric staring at me for a while. I was hunting for a fun zipper tutorial when I stumbled upon Gussy Sews! I LOVE the little ruffles she puts on her bags. You can see some pictures on her post here.
I still made my zippered bag the way I like to, but I tried my hand at a ruffle!
Ruffle placement was difficult because of the size of the Poppies on this print. I think next time the ruffle will definitely be vertical.
The beautiful back! Love the fabric.
It's a bit hard to tell, but that's Tinkerbell in there!
For the Strap I cut my fabric a width of 2 1/4". Then I fused some leftover interfacing (Pellon 911FF) over the entire 2 1/4" x 50". (I made it my normal way... I folded it in half and ironed. Then opened it up and folded both of the edges toward the middle. Then in half again!!)
I REALLY like how the strap turned out. The interfacing is awesome!
I think attaching the straps this way worked. It's not completely ideal, but its fine. I have another idea brewing... we'll see when I have time to sew again!