Ruffle Love with Amy Karol

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.

A crazy contraption that will cover you in ruffles.

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.

I have been wanting a ruffler foot for a long time so when Modern Domestic asked if I wanted to try one out I just about got a speeding ticket getting over there to pick one up. It’s so easy to use and has me thinking about trims and pleated ribbon and ruffles in my sleep and ways to use them. With 4 girls in the house there is a strong need for trims and ruffles.
Purchased cardigan, ready for ruffle love.

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.

Newly fashioned embellished cardigan.

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.

5 Responses to “Ruffle Love with Amy Karol”

  1. kathyh

    Love the ‘new’ cardigan.

  2. Erin

    Love this! I’m totally obsessed with 3/4 sleeve cardigans and have wanted to embellish them for a while. What a great idea!

  3. Betsy

    I have the ruffler, and I love it!

  4. Tammie

    Do you carry the ‘old style’ ruffler foot too?? I have the 1970s Bernina 830 that my mom had when I was a kid…

  5. michelle

    We don’t have any in stock at the moment, but we would happily special order one if you like.

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