I’ve had the same handbag/diaper bag for 2.5 years now, so this is huge. My sister is getting married in November and I was experimenting for some bridesmaid ideas (BTW, she is coming out here next week for the LPGA qualifying….and she has promised to do some guest craft posts!)
Step 1: Cut three long strips of fabric varying in width. Mine were 25 inches long and 3.5 inches, 3.25 inches and 2 inches wide, respectively.
……and carefully formed it into a spiral, overlapping the gathers carefully. I stitched up and down through the center to secure the fabric.
Step 4: I repeated this process with the next “narrower” strip of fabric and then placed it on top of my other gathered piece and secured it by stitching up and down through the center.