SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login

Tips & Techniques > Better ruffle sewing

Viewed 5394 times
Posted by: amycat
photo

 
 
About amycat star
TX USA
Member since: 10/28/06
Reviews written: 16
Sewing skills:Intermediate
Favored by: 1 people
tips added: 1
Bio: more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 1/22/10 1:20 AM
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 9 people   
You can very easily keep your ruffles from wiggling around when you are sewing them down to your fabric, as I did when I was sewing my daughter's birthday dress.
I gathered my tulle in the normal way (using threads 1/8" apart) and pinned it into place on the underskirt. I then pinned over the top of the ruffles with long strips of tracing paper, which allowed the sewing machine foot to have a smoother surface on which to sew (rather than the bumps of the ruffles). When done, I simply cut/tore away the paper.
For a more detailed description, follow the link to my sewing blog:

http://wannashareaneedle.blogspot.com/2010/01/painless-ruffles.html

<< Previous    Next >>

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques


5 Comments
Login to Add a Comment
Kirstenw said...
More than brilliant, thank you.
1/24/10 12:31 PM
fryman said...
nice hint!
1/23/10 7:07 PM
vasallese said...
Thanks. I keep forgetting that lovely tip.
1/23/10 8:54 AM
petro said...
That's a great tip. Thanks.
1/23/10 3:23 AM
svetlana said...
My friend and I have 2 flower girl dresses coming up. Good timing for this tip. Thanks!
1/22/10 7:46 AM
 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Expert Sewing Techniques for Jackets
Expert Sewing Techniques for Jackets

Register

Bust Adjustments
Bust Adjustments

Register

SewBaby Casserole Carrier Pattern

SewBaby Casserole Carrier Pattern

Buy Now
Christine Jonson Bell Sleeve Wrap & A-Line Skirt

Christine Jonson Bell Sleeve Wrap & A-Line Skirt

Buy Now

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.