Ruffle Bag {Made out of IKEA fabric}

March 14, 2011 |  by  |  Blog, DIY, Home & Decor, Ikea Love, Sewing

The day of ruffles prt 2!

Originally I wanted to make a ruffle duvet cover, but then ran out of ruffles, dughh!

So my duvet project turned into this beautiful drawstring totebag/ laundry bag  made of cotton with a cascade of ruffles.

{UPDATE: My ruffle bag is featured on Knock Off Decor!}

Once upon a time I bought a lot of IKEA Knoppa bedsheets {they were on sale, how could I resist!}, thinking of using the fabric for one of my projects. And voila, today is the day!

You will need:

– Ikea KNOPPA sheets or any kind of light cotton fabric (bag)

– Ikea fabric or any other slightly transparent fabric (ruffles)

1. Cut the right size for you bag (double for back and front).

2. Cut transparent fabric in same size stripes (x2 the bag), mine are 5cm wide.

3. Sew a gathering stitch.

4. Pin gathered ruffle to bag. Each ruffle will overlap the last one.

5. Sew the ruffle to the bag.

6. Turn fabric with ruffles inside out and sew sides together.

7. Add drawstring casing like here.

8. Hang the finished bag on you bed, window, chair, chest, …… to achieve the perfect romantic look!



The best of the whole project: costs are under $10!

If this is too much work for you {it took me about 3 hours}, then you can buy the bag at Lavender Fields! Or here…{those remind me of Anthropolgie aprons!}.

And don’t forget to check out this beautiful beautiful tutorial on how to make a ruffle shirt!




Linked with Made by You Mondays & The DIY Showoff & Amaze me Mondays & Here & Tatertots and Jello

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//xoxo, Sibylle//

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  1. What a great “girly” project and for only $10. Ya gotta love IKEA!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Miss Char recently blogged..The Headband that never was

  2. That is gorgeous!
    Jess K. recently blogged..Totally Turquoise

  3. Beautiful! I wish I had this kind of talent. My goal is to get into the basics and get myself a sewing machine this year. :o)

    Found you from the Tatertots & Jello blog – got yourself a new follower. :o)

  4. Thanks for the tutorial, I’ve been admiring that laundry bag for awhile now.
    Have a fabulous day!
    Fabulous Finds Studio recently blogged..Wonderful White Wednesday

  5. Lazy me! When I saw that you bought the fabric at Ikea, my first thought was “Yay! I won’t have to make the ruffles myself!” Oh, I do have to make the ruffles. Hmm, well, alright! I’ll do it! But I think I might do mine with mix and match fabrics, like a quilt… Thanks for the How-To!!

  6. Gorgeous! I have loved this on UO for the longest time. I plan to make this bag for myself and my 4 closest girlfriends as graduation gifts. They will be perfect for the dorms! Awesome tutorial too, I am sure it will be simple enough for me to do and I just started sewing in January!


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