This week I have been making some aprons with ruffles around the edges. I had been putting off the job because of all the gathering, but then a saw a ruffler attachment video on facebook. Wait a minute! I own a ruffler! I’ve never used it, but it’s been sitting in the accessory box all these years.
It ruffles like a dream! It ruffled its way through metres and metres of narrow strips in no time, and soon I was stitching the ruffles to the apron edges. I can see myself using this much more often. Here it is in 16 seconds of action:
Do you have one? Before you use it, put a drop of oil on the moveable parts. When it’s installed, periodically check the screws that hold the foot and needle; they work loose from the movement of the ruffler. When ruffling, feed the fabric in of its own accord at a medium pace, otherwise the ruffler will occasionally skip a beat (I ran the fabric through too fast in the video). It won’t ruffle the first inch of fabric.