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.

Purfylled Clutch - How Old Is It Really?

Last week I shared the provenance of this clutch as told by my neighbour and I asked you how old you thought this pretty purse really is.

Beaded clutch. Vintage or not?

I loved reading all of your guesses and what I found intriguing is that all of your estimates ranged from 1920's to the 1950's definitely putting it into the 'vintage' category. 

No one thought it might be a modern piece or an antique.

Here are the clues to it's true age.

The label. 

Beaded clutch. Vintage or not? Labels reveal the truth

 And the care instructions.

Beaded clutch. Vintage or not? Labels reveal the truth

Yes, that beautiful Indian purfylling (embellishment) had us all fooled. 

Even the lady who owned it thought she had it for longer then she did. 

Beaded clutch. Vintage or not? Labels reveal the truth

Forever New was founded in 2006 in Melbourne, Australia. That dates our pretty clutch to less then 10 years old. Are you surprised?


  1. I think my heart dropped when I saw the label and to be honest, I was hoping it was from the 20s and was excited to find out more about it's history. On the other hand, it's good that she had it for nearly 10 years. i think it's too good to throw away.

    1. ' heart dropped when I saw the label' That's exactly how I felt when I saw the label too. I am now very undecided as to what to do with it. I already have several of my own clutches that don't really get used, I'm thinking it might be better off being donated. But it's so pretty!


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