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.

Wrung Out

Antique clothes wringer
This morning we are without power. This means I can't access my photos on the shared drive and that I've got limited internet until my phone run's out of battery. Luckily I had a handful of shots still on an SD card.


At least I don't need to do laundry today or else I would be wishing for one of these old fashioned clothes wringers.
Antique clothes wringer

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  1. You're without power, and I'm without hot water or a central heating system! I'm now curious to know if that ringer is in your house or elsewhere? #MySundayPhoto

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    1. I wish it were in my house! It was in an antique shop, in a narrow hallway which proved interesting for photography angles. I hope you have hot water and heating now.

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  2. Now that old mangle reminds me of the one we used to use at the local swimming baths we used to go to when I was a child. I used to love wringing out everyones swimming costumes with it. I doubt very much that it's still there though.

    #SundayPhoto

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    1. It might be, that's the sort of thing kids love so much that they keep around. It makes you wonder.

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  3. It's amazing to think that it wasn't that long ago that everyone had one of these

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. It's fascinating how much the world has changed in such a short time, and it just keeps changing!

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  4. I actually remember my Grandmother having and using one of these, it was in the same green colour too!

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    1. Ahh, yes the horrid green that was all the rage at the time!

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  5. Oh wow! That looks very old. Great photo x

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  6. I remember using one of these. My Mum didn't have a washing machine and before she got the spin drier I can (just) remember wringing clothes out with the mangle .... and when the spin drier broke down!

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    1. Some clothes I think it would just be easier to do by hand rather then moving that huge hand crank for but as soon as it comes to towels and denim and heavy items it would be so much easier with this beauty.

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  7. Wow! That's a blast from the past!!
    Hopefully the powerlessness didn't last long!!
    Melinda

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    1. 12 hours no power - luckily the chest freezer survived the power outage and we didn't loose all our food.

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  8. wowee thank goodness we don't have to use these anymore. hope you got your power back.

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    1. I love my washing machine but it's spin cycle is in it's death throws, I may very well be wishing I had one of these in the coming weeks.

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