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Easily Add a Ruffle Detail!

May 20, 2014 in Tips & Tricks

Totally Stitchin': Easily Add a Ruffle Detail All my daughter wants to wear these days are dresses...she's 3 and very opinionated! :) We went through her closet and tried on the dresses for fit because, you know, they grow so crazy fast. Some of the dresses from last year still fit, some too small, and some fit but were just too short. So, instead of buying new ...

Ruffled Diaper Cover Tutorial (Part 2)

April 15, 2014 in Projects

Now, that your Diaper Cover Part I is almost finished we can start on the fun ruffling part! We'll use the Rolled Hem stitch on your Baby Lock Serger and then, the Ruffler Foot on your sewing machine (or you can always baste and gather)! Head on over to the National Serger Month website for Part 2 of the Ruffled Diaper ...

Ruffled Diaper Cover Tutorial (Part I)

April 14, 2014 in Projects

These are just the sweetest little ruffled bloomers! Get excited, we'll get to use bias tape, the serger, and the ruffler foot (or gathering) in this tutorial! Part 1 shows how to make the diaper cover before putting the elastic in. Part 2 will be the serging and making the ruffles, then, adding them to the diaper cover. Supplies for the ...

Project Embellishment Idea

April 11, 2013 in Tips & Tricks

Embellish your serged blanket (or any project) using a Ruffling Foot on your sewing machine! It's easy to add a ruffled ribbon to your project for a unique touch, so read on to see how to accomplish this.  This can be applied using the Ruffling Foot, but can be applied with a sewing machine gathered piece of ribbon as well (or purchased pre-gathered ...

3 Ways to Gather Fabric

February 6, 2013 in News, Tips & Tricks

If you are new to sewing  and want to learn how to gather fabric or want to check out some extra gathering tips, read on! Here are 3 detailed methods of gathering! Baste Stitching 2 Rows Zig-Zag over a Ribbon or Heavy Thread Gathering with a Serger First, we have the most common method of gathering (used more for lightweight to medium fabrics). Baste Stitching 2 ...

Onesie Ruffles…so cute!!

January 16, 2012 in General, Tips & Tricks

One of my friends just asked me to add ruffles to a onesie and embroider 1 year on the front with my Baby Lock Esante for her daughter's first birthday. The ruffles are only on the back...such a cute idea...can't wait to make it (and make some for my own daughter for spring/summer)! Here is a link to the tutorial! ...

An easy way to ruffle without a ruffler foot

June 8, 2010 in General, Tips & Tricks

Don't think you can't add a ruffle to that perfect dress or pair of curtains for your kitchen.  All you need is some embroidery cotton or even dental floss.  Yes, I said dental floss.  It actually works very well because the material will slide easily.  In order to gather your material, set your machine on the zig-zag stitch.  You can ...
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