8/06/2010

Making Ruffles the EASY way!

Oh my gosh....for REEEEALLZ!

No need for a ruffler foot--$$$$!!
Save that cash for your stash.



Turn tension dial all the way up on your sewing machine....


Yes..I'm a total dork and I write on my machines. It's the only way I can remember what dial does what.



It's also in case a Gremlin tries to steal my machine from me.




Now set your Stitch Length dial to the
l o n g e s t  setting (mine is 5)...



and RUFFLE away baby!

 EASY AS PIE.
am I the only person that didn't know this?


8 comments:

  1. ROTFL, now why didn't I think of writing what does what on my machine! It has a couple of different dials and I have no clue what's what! I am going to do THIS and thank you so much for the ruffle how-to! Easy peasy . . once I figure out where the tension button is LOL

    xxoo

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  2. First, yes you have to be aware of Gremlins with sewing machines! They do that crap all the time! 2nd wish you would have told me this two weeks ago before I bought a ruffler foot! 3rd you are so stinkin smart! 4th I would totally write on my machine! I like the way you operate! 5th I want the candy bracelet and am going to have to try to make one!!!!

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  3. HA! I knew the stitch length would do something.. but I NEVER touch the tension!! I am always afraid I will mess something up and not be able to figure out how to fix the machine.. I guess I need to be a little more daring and figure these things out! ;)

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  4. I just discovered this a few weeks ago. Ruffled like crazy since then. Then I thought that maybe it's just something my machine does and it wouldn't work for everyone, but it looks like it does. You are so good to share.

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  5. I'm following you from Mama's Litte Nestwork! I WANT A SEWING MACHINE SOOOO BAD! I have oooogobs of sewing tutorial saved just waiting for my sewing machine to come!! BTW your Victorian Cuff tutorial down there! SO AWESOME I love it!!!!! :)

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  6. ooops! I forgot to do this!

    http://alililly.blogspot.com/

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  7. Thanks so much for the comment and for the blog follow! I appreciate it! Oh and thanks for this tip! I'm still getting to know my sewing machine and I've had it for a year!

    Nicole
    www.craftmysoul.blogspot.com

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  8. I have been sewing for 40 years and did not know how to make easy ruffles.......you are amazing.

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