Although I almost exclusively use this method on sheer fabrics, I'm demonstrating on a strip of cotton for the tutorial.
The How To:
1. If you are ruffling only along the seam allowance, make sure that there is at least about half an inch between the edge of the fabric and either side of the presser foot.
- Once you get the hang of it, scrunching is fast and fun! I love seeing the ruffled fabric coming out of the machine
- Unlike the other methods, these ruffles are stitched down and won't shift. In fact, you can stitch these ruffles direction onto another piece of fabric in one step!
- You can create voluminous ruffles quickly with this method.
- If you look at my sample, you can see that the ruffles aren't very even at all. (and I was really careful!) The good news is that these errors would be less noticeable with a sheer fabric.
- The ruffles can't be adjusted after they are sewn
When To Use:Choose this method for very sheer fabric where you want to minimize the amount of stitching that shows through the fabric. Or when there is so much to ruffle that another method isn't feasible.
Try It Out:
This beautiful wreath from Cluck Cluck Sew is a great way to try this out for the first time since you finish by glue the ruffles.
You can also use this method to make cute little ruffle dresses like this one from Little Pink Monster.
Stop on by tomorrow for our Rufflicious week wrap up!
This tutorial was part our Rufflicious Series. For more ruffling tutorials see: