A tutorial on how to ruffle using your sewing machine by toying with the tension settings. Looks promising.
Especially in the face of 25 yards of tulle!!!
|This is what 25 yards of tulle looks like when the 17 year-old cutting counter girl doesn't want to wrap the cut on a bolt and just bundles it for you and hands it over.|
This photo is actually about six layers of tulle going in to be ruffled.
Because it is black, it made the pictures a little hard to see, but look towards the back by the word "ruffles."
Total cost: $0
Total time: Or should I say "Total time saved?"
Final verdict: The ruffles were not as tight as I was looking for, but I have a strong notion that that is due to the tulle rather than the machine or the technique. Thankfully, due to the tulle I was able to just give the threads a quick tug and tighten them up to where I wanted them. It worked and overall I would call the pin a success. I am keeping this trick around and can't wait to try it on some sturdier fabric.