Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Ruffled Pouches

I have been seeing ruffles everywhere lately...all over Pinterest, blogland, catalogs.  I love ruffles!  If you've never ruffled before, it is just too easy to pass up!  I recently made a camera strap slipcover with a ruffled front, and I have to say I love it!  There are many ways to ruffle, but the method I like the best is to simply set your sewing machine tension to the highest it will go and the stitch length to the longest and then just sew your fabric!  Because you've changed the settings, it will ruffle as you sew.  No basting stitches to pull (and break as is the case most of the time with me) or worrying about pulling the threads out of the fabric completely.  If you want your fabric more ruffled than what you get, you can still gather it and scrunch it together...but what I like is that your thread STAYS PUT!  So, give it a try and you'll be glad you did.

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Thursday I spend the day with my sis-in-law just playing with fabric and I made a couple of pouches and a bookmark for my nose-in-every-book-she-can-get-her-hands-on Emma :o)  She was thrilled beyond belief and swiped it before I could get any pics of it! 

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My new make-up bag...not a big fan of the raw edges...they just become so messy SO fast!!

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New change purse...HAD to finish the edges here...couldn't help it!

Anyway, I plan to do some other variations of ruffled pouches in the future.  My husband saw my ruffly goodness and asked me..."so what's with the ruffles?"  He doesn't know they will be a part of my living room curtains in the very near future....insert evil laugh here :o)

2 comments:

  1. SO CUTE! We really do need to do a crafty weekend if you hubby goes on that trip!

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  2. Cute pouches, love the ruffles!

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