Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Tutu Totes

Party Bags {on a budget}

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I love having cute bags to give as party favors. I'm making these for our Pinkalicious party but they would be great for a princess party, ballerina party or just a for a little girlie girl. This is such a simple project that it is perfect teaching project for a new sewer.

Supplies:
*fray check & hot glue or fabric glue {not shown}
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Put your 10x10 felt squares together and sew around 3 sides, leaving the top side open

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Take the bottom edge and measure 2" on each side. Mark with pins or fabric pen

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Pull out corner matching edge to edge. Sew a line from 2" mark to 2" mark and trim off excess.

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Repeat on the other corner and then turn your tote right side out
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Use fray check to seal the ends of your ribbon and pin to the inside of your tote. Use a decorative stitch and sew around the entire top of your tote, making sure to catch the ribbon handles.

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Cut a 7" wide strip of tulle. Using the longest stitch setting, sew a gathering stitch along the top side of your tulle and gather your tulle piece to match the width of your tote.

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Using a zigzag stitch, sew your "tutu" to your bag, a few inches from the top
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Trim any extra tulle {above the zigzag stitch}. Use fabric glue or hot glue to glue sequin ribbon over the stitching.

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A tote fit for a Pinkalicious Princess!

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I will be linking up to THESE parties!

12 comments:

  1. So cute!! My niece is really into whole ballerina/princess thing right now and she would love this bag! Thanks for the tute. Found you at Fireflies and Jelly Beans.

    Check out my blog at naechic.blogspot.com

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  2. oh my! she looks just like i would imagine my niece to look with such a bag! she would love it!!

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  3. this is THE cutest thing! i have a friend with a little girl i know would just love something like this!!! it would be great if you would share this at my tip-toe thru tuesday party next week!! am a new follower too! stop over and say hi sometime! andiejaye @ http://crayonfreckles.blogspot.com

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  4. This is so cute! I am totally making this once I learn how to sew, lol! I love it!! I featured it on my blog today, come on by and check it out!

    http://livingcraftilyeverafter.blogspot.com/2011/06/five-fabulous-finds-12.html

    Kelly

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  5. Super cute! And a very cute model!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie. I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  6. Great photos! She is a cutie!! Love this idea! Can't go wrong with tutu's ;)
    Thanks for sharing!

    Here's my linky :)
    http://jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com/2011/06/gift-bag-redo-diy.html

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  7. This is such a cute idea! I'm a dance teacher and this would be an adorable end of the year gift for my preschoolers! This looks like such a fun blog. I'm following your blog now and would love it if you would come check mine out too, www.thebakingmom.blogspot.com
    Thanks!

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  8. Such a great idea! I love making tutus as gifts, but this would be so awesome for the older girlies in my life! Would love it if you linked up to WWWW!
    http://itstoilegood.blogspot.com/2011/06/wwww-3rd-times-charm-partay.html

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  9. Fun and easy. Gotta love that. I had a ballerina party complete with little tutus for my daughter's 5th birthday. These would have been so fun to add as a take home gift.
    Thanks for sharing at Motivated Monday at BeColorful
    Pam

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  10. That tutu bag is just gorgeous! Great idea and such a lovely clear tutorial too!

    I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
    http://jembellish.blogspot.com/
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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  11. thanks for the tutorial! i'm doing a rapunzel themed party and am determined now to make 15 of these! :)

    christina from www.lilsprinkles.com

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