My youngest daughter loves all types of “things” with handles.
Baskets. Purses. Totes.
So when her dolls and doll clothing overtook the house a couple of years ago, I realized that if I could contain them to a tote, my house would be much neater.
I’ve taught many sewists how to sew a ruffle tote bag through my “paid” tutorial in my Etsy shop for a couple of years, but decided it’s time to give it to my fabulous readers.
I’m sharing this now-free PDF downloadable tutorial so you can sew a ruffle tote bag.
If you’re a confident beginner or an intermediate sewist with a decent machine, this project will be easy for you! It uses a stiff fusible so you (and your machine) will need to be prepared for that.
There are a couple of different styles to chose from, too! Make it with handles for your little one to carry, or sew a ruffle tote bag that can be used in a nursery to store diapers and other supplies.
Handy interior pockets will keep everything organized!
So tell me – does your little one leave a trail of dolls and doll clothes and shoes from room to room?
How do you handle the clutter?
And….if you plan to sew this ruffle tote bag, please share with me how you’ll use it! I’d love to hear from you in the comments!
THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. SEE BELOW FOR THE WINNER.
If you comment (below) about how you plan to use this tote once you sew it up, I’ll enter you in a drawing to win a copy of my other basket tutorial, the Halloween/Easter basket pattern! It’s another fun pattern that you’ll love sewing for any season. Please comment by 5 p.m. U.S. Pacific time on Monday, June 2 to be entered in the drawing.
The winner was Alissa! Congratulations!
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Deanna McCool writes for sewmccool.com. To make sure you don’t miss a tutorial, please follow SewMcCool by e-mail (the link is at the top of the right-hand column) or join me on BlogLovin’ – the button is just below the e-mail feed box!