Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Easy Peasy Beach Bag Pretty-fying

Don't you love the Dollar Spot at Target? I found this little straw bag, perfect for holding all the sunscreen and other summer essentials without having to lug around a huge bag --which I do. I use this beastly mama and love it. But sometimes you just need to downsize, know what I mean?

It's a cutie, but it needs a little pretty-ing up.
So I hot glued a ruffle of cute fabric. I tried a new way of ruffling that I saw somewhere on some blog in the crafty blogosphere, but don't remember where. You set your tension to its highest and your stitch to its longest. So, so easy and it makes such a pretty ruffle! I love this method! Try it you must (Did you hear Yoda's voice?? It's probably just me. My Star Wars geek of a husband has corrupted me for life.).

But it needs just a little more...
So I added a flower. I debated - fabric flower, silk flower? I went the easy route and hot glued a silk flower.

I don't know why it's looking all lean-y. It looks kind of warped. I didn't notice it when I took the picture. But I'm too lazy to go take another. :) You've got the idea, right? Trust me, it's cute. Perfect for the little trip to the pool or beach without having to lug around the beast bag. And it started with the Dollar Spot. Frugal, fast and fun!

8 comments:

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

we got those bags too!! http://www.sugarbeecrafts.com/2011/04/last-minute-easter-baskets.html

Chelsea said...

I tried making a ruffle like yours but it didn't work. Is there any other trick other than tension to the highest (9 on my Singer) and length to the longest (4)? I tried it a couple times and it puckered the strip of cotton fabric a teeny bit, but nothing like that cute ruffle. I ended up pulling one of the threads and just gathering it. Thanks Christie!

~The Bargain Babe said...

Oh I haven't seen those at my target, but I like how you added the ruffle and the bow!

porn blocker said...

It made with only one material and because of it looks very simple and stylish. The belt of bag is very beautiful.
It is spectacular treasure.

Birthday Party Treasure Hunt said...

The bad which you made is amazing..
Its color, material both are very fine...The fabric silk flower is looking very pretty...

hediye said...

I do this same work for my sister 's daughter. But I was done it with the red, blue and yellow combinations. She receive that with the sweet smile and I will share that moment in my blog soon.

Sharon said...

I love the ruffle tip! Totally worked! Chelsea, try tension on 5 and length on 5. That worked on my Singer. . . .

emergency shower and eyewash station said...

Its color, material both areequivalent. And the fabric silk flower is looking very pretty, I ordered same bag from on of the online shopping website, will share soon in my personal blog.

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