Amy Karol, of Angry Chicken craft blog goodness has been up to some ruffling. She is a BERNINA owner, and you can read all about why she loves her Artista over here. She has been hankering for a ruffler for awhile, so I though it was a good time to get one in her hot little hands to make ruffle magic happen, right in time with the BERNINA Ruffler Sale! That is right, ruffler foot #86 is 20% off all month long. Keep checking back for more of Amy’s Ruffle love.
What you are looking at here is Bernina ruffler/pleater foot. Not to be confused with a gathering foot. This short and very helpful video clearly shows how awesome this foot is.
So, a project for myself first, I thought this purchased cardigan needed some love and something special. I had just the right patterned fabric to go with it in my stash.
To make this I cut strips of fabric, finished the edges by serging them and made the ruffle with the foot. You could also hem the edges or you can skip the hemming step altogether if you use ribbon, but I wanted a pattered fabric for the ruffle. Then I pinned and stitched the ruffle onto the sweater, sewing down the middle. Done. I have more projects to using this foot coming soon.