Sewing Tip – How to Gather Fabric and add Ruffles

Myra at So Sew Easy shares a tutorial on how to gather fabric and add ruffles properly. I love adding ruffles to little girls dresses, but I have stayed away from tulle. Now this tutorial will help me take on the challenge and I hope it’s helpful to you.

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Ruffle skirt


Myra says “Some lucky people have the use of a gathering foot for light fabric and the ruffler foot for medium to heavy fabrics. Others would much rather use the very handy dental floss gathering technique if pressed for time or are left with no other choice. I’m going to show you yet another, and I think better, technique. I use this technique to add ruffles properly when I am spending a lot of money on the fabric. The best example I could give you on when to use this technique would be a wedding dress or a dress that will be on stage for many eyes to see.” Read more here…

I see a little girls tutu in my future!

Gather cover

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Hmmm – I may have to make some Barbie tutus!

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    1. lacartera says:

      That sounds like a wonderful idea!

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