Ruffler Foot Made Sew Easy It's Hands Free!

If you've ever used a ruffler foot you will know you need to guide your fabric carefully.

I've been making a Victorian Gown. That means lots of ruffley goodness. I have about 150 meters of ribbon I'm using on this project most of which I've been pleating using my sewing machines ruffler foot. 
Carefully guiding that much yardage through would drive me insane!

I needed a way to make it easy and fast without needing a lot of concentration.

I needed to automate guiding that ribbon through.

It's so easy and simple and effective I can't believe I didn't think of this earlier.

Pillow Lace Cushions

Before I could make my own bobbin lace kit I had to decide what type of pillow lace cushion I wanted.

There are quite a few styles of lace making pillows and I had no idea what the differences were, but what was obvious to me was that some were flat and some were cylinders for making long braids and laces. A few 'bobbin lace cushion' searches later and I thought I needed a pretty antique* roller cushion style set-up, and I wasn't swayed by how pretty they were at all.


Well, yeah Ok, maybe the prettiness did sway me just a little.

Both of these lovelies I found on Pinterest. The little draw for keeping spare pins, bobbins and lace patterns, the care gone into decorating the wood, I just love that they are beautiful as well a functional.

So I set about making one.

*Modern roller pillows are a cross between a flat pillow and cylinder pillow offering you the best of both but the antique ones are more cylinder and don't offer as much flat working space.






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