Today we have Andrea from The Train to Crazy! Andrea is always whipping up something cute, like the mod outfits she made for project run and play or this gathered duvet cover she shared earlier this week! She hosts a weekly link party called Make it, Wear it and hosted a fun Dress Up series last year! Today Andrea is sharing a simple way to add some ruffle to your life!
Sometimes a simple bed just needs a little something to make it go from boring to fabulous. I bet you can guess that involves a ruffle, of course. Friends, adding a ruffle to a sheet is probably the easiest project you can ever do. This tutorial seems almost unneccessary but here it is!
You’ll need a strip of fabric at least 4″ wide by about twice as wide as your sheet. The longer it is, the rufflier your ruffle will be. This ruffle I made was 4″ wide but I think next time I’d cut it wider. You will most likely be using fabric that is not long enough so sew your strips, right sides together, to make the really long piece.
Finish the two ends by ironing a 1/4″ hem or just use pinking sheers or a serger. These ends WILL show at the edge of your sheet.
Fold your piece in half. You can finish the long raw edge now or after you ruffle. I’ve include the “after” instructions below.
Use a ruffler foot or a long stitch to ruffle your fabric.
For a more professional finish fold and iron any raw edges up so they will be between the sheet and the ruffle. Then sew two stitches. One on the edge of the ruffle, attaching it to the sheet. Another 1/4″ away trapping the raw edges between the sheet and ruffle. (sorry not pics of that!)
I think this would look fun in a larger or even a little smaller ruffle. I’m also imagining a double contrasting ruffle– smaller ruffle over a bigger ruffle. Need something to go with your new ruffled sheet? Check out this duvet I made as well!
Thanks for inviting me Kate! Such a fun series!
Thanks Andrea!! I hope my husband doesn’t mind if I try this project :). Also check out Andrea’s ruffled skirts and ruffled duckling costumes (so cute!) and follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest!
See you later for the sew-a-long tutorial!