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Anyone familiar with rufflers?

sewhat | Posted in General Sewing Info on

Good evening, all.  I have pulled out the old ruffler I have owned since the beginning of time and never learned how to use.  I am using my 1968 portable Singer–my other machine broke down, and I am waiting for a new one to come in.  Figured this might be a good time to figure out how that thing works so I can decide if I want to get a ruffler for my new machine.  I just finished a queen size dust ruffle, and have decided there has to be a better way to do the gathering.

Are the instructions for using a ruffler fairly generic?  In the various pictures I have seen of rufflers, they all look similar, very much like this old relic I have. 

Does anyone know where I might search to find instructions?

Really appreciate your help.



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  1. Jean | | #1

    I think all rufflers are basically the same. I've played with mine, but have never actually used it for a project.

    This page might be of some help to you.


    1. sewhat | | #2

      Thank you, Jean, for leading me to that website.  It is a great one.  Shows step-by-step how to use the ruffler.  I played with it for a little while--and wonder after sewing for two girls while they were growing up, etc. why I never learned to use it before.  Makes the dreaded process of gathering to make ruffles a simple task--and you can gather and attach the ruffles at the same time.  What a find!

      Have a great day. 

      1. hunnybun | | #3

        Hello ckaya748,

        Another resource for the ruffler is an article by Andrea Moore in Threads magazine #66, pages 70-75. In it you will find several uses for the ruffler.



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