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.

Hold Onto Your Nuts!

Loose nuts? How to hold onto your nuts

It's annoying when I go to open a drawer and the draw-pull ends up in my hand instead of the drawer actually opening. It's no big deal I just fanangle the drawer open and screw the silly nut back on, but that doesn't make it any less annoying.

I grumbled to hubby about it 'Surely there's some way to stop these stupid nuts from coming loose and falling off!'

His reply was, 'Yeah, there's even a special product designed exactly for that.'

I gave him the "Well, why didn't you say so earlier" look and suggested that perhaps we should get some.

So we got some of the purpose made hold your nuts on stuff.

It sat in the cupboard for a little while...well okay, more like a month or two, but really that's pretty good for around here considering the endless amount of things that need fixing.

I wasn't looking forward to having to empty all of our clothes out of those loose-nut drawers to put the few drops of sticky stuff onto every screwy nut combo.

There was my chest of drawers and hubby's chest of drawers, the two bedside tables and my lingerie cabinet. Some drawers have two draw pulls each, a total of 32 draw pulls, 64 parts that need to have a few drops of sticky stuff squeezed on them. Fun.

I'd like to swap the pulls for some vintage looking knobs one day, but until then I'd just be happy with the nuts where they're supposed to.

To use this stuff you take the nut off and squeeze some onto the bolt, or in this case, the drawer handle thread.

Loose nuts? How to hold onto your nuts

Then you squeeze some into the thread inside the nut.

Loose nuts? How to hold onto your nuts

Screw the nut on and your done.

Loose nuts? How to hold onto your nuts

The instant I tried to use it I was glad I'd put gloves on because it got everywhere.

While they were empty I also took the opportunity to treat the drawers for moths and silverfish. I turned each drawer over and sprayed the underside with surface spray. I wouldn't normally do this step but we've both found an odd hole in our clothes lately and it's that time of year where they start to show up, and I'm not emptying all those drawers out again in hurry.


  1. At first I was really worried about your food supply! Lol Thank goodness it was only drawer pulls!


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