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How To Ruche

How To Ruche
1. FOLDFold the sides of the strip towards the center so that they meet in the middle. This is the back. Gently crease the folds down with your fingernail. 2. MARKUsing a pencil, draw lines at 90° along the front of the strip. 3. 4. 5. 6. If you would like to download and print this PDF please select the button below. Download and Print PDF Rose RushbrookeArtist

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Make An Easy Patttern For Gathered Fabric Items Alright, as promised here is a "making a gathered pattern tutorial." I hope at least someone finds it useful! For the tutorial, the pictures come first, and then the explanation. 1. Gather A Ruffle Without Pulling A Thread I enjoy using center-gathered strips to use as a ruffle embellishment (often called a "Euro-Ruffle"). The ruffled strip on the top pictured above is for my little friend Julianna, age 3, but I have used this same technique with narrow ruffles around necklines or sleeves on adult garments. The ways to use this embellishment are limited only by your imagination. In this tutorial, I will show you how to make a center ruffled strip, without having to pull any gathering threads!

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Shirring: a Tutorial! *Since there were so many requests for this tutorial after the Ruffled Scarf post, I thought I would post one on the main page, so no one misses it! But you can also find it in the "Sew Basic" section* There are many shirring tutorials out there. And a lot of them have different ideas on tension, thread length, how tightly to wind the bobbin, etc. So, in preparation for this tutorial, I tried it every way I could possibly think of!

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