|My Ruffler Foot|
|Laptop Bag Made From Army Uniform|
|Back has a large pocket for papers and folders|
- sewing machine
- Ruffle Foot
Cut your fabric to your determined width (plus any seam allowance or hem allowance).
Cut your fabric to determined length. Now this will depend on how full you want your ruffle to be. I usually use 3 to 4 times the width of my project. If your project is 12 inches, you will need at least 36 inches of fabric. I always err on the side of caution and cut extra.
Attach your Ruffle Foot to your machine according to mfg. instructions. Your Ruffle Foot will allow you to adjust the depth of your ruffle...from gathers to pleats. It will also allow you to adjust the fullness of the gathers or pleats. This is something you'll have to play with. One setting will not give you the same results for all types of fabric.
|Adjusting Lever sets the foot for gathers or pleats or a straight stitch|
|Adjusting Indicator regulates the fullness|
Slide your fabric in to the separator guide and between the ruffling blade and separator blade....sit back and let the foot do all the work. It may take a few tries to get the hang of it. But it is an easy foot to use.
|Using the Ruffler Foot|
|Pleats on a table runner using the ruffler foot.|
If you have a ruffle foot, then why would you ever use the manual method? That's a good question! There are some applications where the Hard Way is actually the better way. If you have a limited amount of fabric, using the manual method will allow you to adjust the fullness and in turn allow you to make your ruffle longer or shorter.