Sunday, July 17, 2011

Ruffle Tutorial or How to Make Ruffles

happy monday
I've gotten some comments on my
spring burlap wreath about how
to make the ruffles.
I'm no seamstress {heck I'm afraid to turn my sewing machine on w/o my mom around}
but I'm going to show you how I did it.
It's really very simple
I started with my burlap (or any other fabric).

cut it into strips {you decide how wide and full you want them}


Take a coordinating thread and needle.

Take one end of your strip and put your needle and thread through it. Make sure to tie and knot at the end {extra knots if you're using burlap}

The trick is that you want that end of the thread to stay put while you weave your needle and thread through the rest of the fabric.

In and out, in and out.
You decide how wide the stitch.

At the end you cut and hold on to that end.
Pull on it to make it ruffle.
You decide how tight the ruffles.
Make several knots to keep it taught
if burlap, one knot for any other

Now you can take your ruffles and glue or pin them to your wreath.
Don't worry if they are not long enough.
Simply glue them end to end to make them longer ;)

you can do the same for those fancy ruffles that are
stitched thru the middle.

Here they are in denim

Now just glue to your wreath and enjoy ;)

I'll be back later this week to show you how to make a beachy wreath using the denim ruffles above.

Would you like to comment?

  1. Thanks soooo much for this post!! I've been trying to figure out how to make ruffles w/o a sewing machine and its sooo much easier then what I had imagined!!

  2. I'm glad you found this post useful! Thanks for following my blog :)


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