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.

UFO's Have To Go

I am notorious for not completing projects. Today I did more decluttering and two, yes TWO, UFO's got discarded for good.

I should have got rid of them years ago but it's hard you know? Recently I had a bit of an ah-ha moment about how to declutter incomplete projects and today it really helped.

decluttered unfinished knitting project WIP UFO

This first one was a knitting project I never finished.

It's a synthetic faux angora that is just awful and now it's dirty and tangled as well. Not worth rescuing so it's gone. (Then I remembered to take a photo so I shoved the camera in the bag and took this shot.)

decluttered unfinished sewing project WIP UFO

The second one is the remains of an old project that is done and dusted. It is also a horrible nasty synthetic fabric that I do not ever want to work with again. I could probably make another shirt with the fabric that remains as there are cuffs and sleeves, a pair of bodice fronts with facings, and a collar and lots of fabric scraps, but I don't know where the back is and the fabric is horrid so out it goes. Hurrah!

I don't even want to think about how old both of these are but lets be nice and say it's only been a decade okay? Do you hold onto your UFO's?


  1. oh goodness I have so many ufo's......but I hate to get rid of them. I have chunked a few that were icky cloth or yarn though :)

    1. It's so hard to get through the UFO's isn't it? I'm working through them bit by bit and if I don't like them enough to finish them I'm getting rid of them. It's slowly working!


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