sewing 101: how to make a ruffle (and RUFFLES 2013!)

RUFFLES 2013 starts on Monday! Like THIS Monday! I’m so so excited! If you’ve been around here for a while you may have caught Ruffles 2012 or even 2011, but if not, RUFFLES is my yearly event where we sew ruffles on everything for a few weeks.  Because, why not? I have a great line-up of guests, with my own tutorials thrown in there are some exciting things to share. (Oh and some fabric giveaways! And a free pattern/sew-a-long!)

So anyways, before the ruffle event starts, let’s review how to make a ruffle.

This is a very basic tutorial for gathering a strip of fabric into a ruffle. You can start with any size piece of fabric to create different sized ruffles

sewing 101: how to make a ruffle

Check out more sewing 101 posts here.

See you soon for more ruffle!


  1. Sarah says

    Yay! I bought a ruffler foot all because of Ruffles 2011. I have yet to use it, but I have great intentions! :)

  2. says

    Oh wow THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I just bought a sewing machine, and no one sews around me but I absolutely want to learn (as I did with knitting). I am so happy I’ve found your blog with very clear explanations :) Can’t wait to start a project