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.

2 Ways to Store Paper Patterns

I make a lot of my own paper patterns. I prefer not to fold patterns if I can.


For large skirts and dresses, pattern drafts, pattern nests and anything really large I roll it up and store it upright.



Patterns with small pieces I store in plastic envelopes in arch lever files. I've tried many different ways over the years and this method keeps them clean, but full of folds. 

Sometimes I'll roll up a pattern but file the facings, plackets, pockets etc.

I'd love to have everything beautifully labelled, maybe one day. My patterns are getting to the stage where I probably need to create an index of some sort.

How do you store your patterns?

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  1. That is a great idea! the patterns I make are pinned to a corkboard. I may make room on my newly-built shelving and store them the way you do!

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    1. I've had one too many cat chewed (and worse) patterns over the years, and this has been the most successful system so far but I have run out of shelf space. Enjoy your new shelves!

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