Meet my new best friend who has made my life so much easier. I might be biased but I think she is gorgeous:)
If you haven’t guessed already, she is a ruffler attachment foot and she works like a charm. I never thought to acquire one until now. Imagine that! I’ve been sewing for a very loooooong time and never had the pleasure of meeting this delightful being.
Here is how it all started. I wanted the brown fabric on my dining room chairs to go away, quickly. A few years back, I was into all things blue and brown and, unfortunately, the aftermath of that obsession still remains in various places in my home. I will forever love every shade of blue imaginable but lately I’ve been jonesing for the greys too. As for these chairs, rather than reupholster them, I thought I make some neutral chair covers using some Canvas fabric I had laying around instead.
I experimented with pleats and ruffles and ultimately decided on a ruffled edge. the fabric is somewhat heavy, so when I began constructing the ruffles, I was finding it quite difficult to form uniform, even gathers to my liking.
I searched online and discovered this ruffler attachment at SewingPartsOnline.com. I ordered it immediately. It arrived quickly and I have been smitten ever since.
It makes constructing ruffles so much faster and easier.
Onward and upper, this chair is now ready for a chair topper. To pleat or not to pleat, that is the question:)
To be determined and continued…….
Do you have a creative tool that you can’t live without?
Those look beautiful!
I’ve never even heard of a ruffler. I can totally appreciate the fun you’re having with your beautiful new friend!