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.

31 Things in 31 Days - Day 8: trial and error

Long forgotten first attempt at open work on linen and needlemade lace

Today I found things I'd forgotten I'd even tried. 

  • A first attempt at openwork on linen...and then the needle and thread required to finish it.
  • Another first attempt at some needle-made lace.
  • That last picture is a couple of bits of silk that were being lined with linen, all hand stitched. I'm not sure if it was going to be sleeve decorations or garters or what they were meant to be. I doubt I'll ever finish them. 

tins, box, pouch, paper bag

I also found more containers I don't need;

  • tins;
  • a box, 
  • a paper bag, and 
  • up the top there is a, now discoloured, cream silk pouch. 
  • I'm not keeping the silk kerchief either. 

macrame, crochet, lucet cord, scraps

More first attempts; 


  • Macramé, 
  • crochet circle, 
  • a crochet thing that might have been intended to end up as a skirt - that's the puke olive green thing there. 


  • More scraps both fabric and wool (they breed I tell ya!), 
  • disintegrating lucet cord or spool knitting, and in that last picture, 
  • more scraps
  • an orange crochet thing that got nowhere, 
  • and a different bit of macramé you might be more familiar with being referred to as 'friendship band'.

Who's counting? Have I hit 31 things yet? It doesn't matter, every day I'll be trying to ditch more.