Thursday, January 12, 2012

The ruffling continues...

My little ruffler attachment is getting quite a workout! Though the 2012 self proclaimed "year of the ruffle" has only just begun!

 This is my project I spent my afternoon and evening yesterday working on. Being fast with a project has never been one of my attributes! It makes me tired thinking about the 3 more of these I need to make. It was a lot of pressing, sewing, ruffling, repeat. Thank goodness I wasn't having to do the ruffles the old fashioned way or I would probably still be working on it. I did french seams and made it all very finished so it can go through the wash many many times.
 I am pretty pleased with how it turned out. Even though it took me hours...I have to be happy in the fact that the total cost of this project was 3.99...the cost of a sheet set at Goodwill that looked like it had never been used. Oh, how I love Goodwill!
I thought I would add some pictures of the ruffler attachment for those of you that don't yet have one..the pictures are dark because I took them last night. You can see how you can adjust how full the ruffles are, etc.

This is a piece that is really worth the money if you plan to do many ruffles. I got mine several years ago for $25.  I consider it a necessary part of my ruffling projects. I was never very good at ruffling by hand.






The ruffles are uniform and can be adjusted to be fuller, or less full, depending on what you like.



Can't wait until all the chairs are covered, ruffled and beautiful!

Thanks for visiting my blog!

30 comments:

Magnolia Cottage said...

I will definitely need to get a ruffle attachment for my machine. Your ruffled chair cushion is lovely. Hope you will stop by Magnolia Cottage for a visit!

lynn said...

i just LOVE this, sandy:)

Strawberries and Sweet Love said...

I love it! I've seen them with one ruffle but never 2. I just got a french set to paint and I need to make seat covers for. I'm your newest follower.

WhyCuzICan said...

Read before about you declaring the "Year of the Ruffle" and by golly, that's what's going on for you- and I L.O.V.E. it :) Doing great, these seat covers are adorable.

Thanks for sharing with all of us :)
Visiting from My Romantic Home's linky party.
Smiles from Suzanne in NW Illinois

Cindy said...

I'm pretty sure it's not possible to make a chair look any cuter than that! Love the double ruffle and the white... my goodness!

Cindy

Bring Pretty Back said...

Ruffles- oh how I love them! How I wish I could sew!!!
I am SO jealous!
Lucky you!
Have a pretty day!
kristin

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

You are a beautiful seamstress and I love that you love white! The chair is just delicious! Now I want to make a cover just like it! Found you on Feathered Nest Friday Link and I'm so happy I came. I just signed up to follow you. You have a wonderful blog!!

Nann

Scribbler said...

The chair is very cute. I would love to do some of these but I don't know if I have the patience to do six of them. I'm thinking about it.

I have the old ruffler from my grandmother's old treadle sewing machine that I use as a paperweight/art object on my desk. I love the one that I actually use -- it is so lightweight in comparison to the old relic!

jeanetteann said...

Beautiful Sandy, I so love ruffles and especially those bows at the back.
I bought a ruffle foot a few years back,but find it doesn't ruffle up enough. I suppose I will have to practice more,when I can get the time. You have inspired me to get into it. Thanks, xx jeanetteann

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Looks like I need that ruffle thing for my machine:) Love what you did....so very PRETTY!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Olga said...

So beautiful and romantic. You did a wonderful job!

chateau chic said...

Love, love, love the ruffled seat cover on your chairs!
Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comment.
Mary Alice

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

Beautiful! Ruffles make everything so ladylike :)

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Sandy, your chair seat covers are so nice. I just love ruffles and you have done a wonderful job.

Happy Friday,
Barb

odetoinspiration said...

Oh my goodness...I didn't know such a thing existed! I definitely need to get myself one! I love ruffles:D Thanks for sharing! And thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment for my ruffle pants and silhouette top outfit:)

Elisa said...

Oh my - love the ruffles - your home is so pretty I just want to move in with you!

Hannele said...

Oh,how wonderful your blog is.
I`m from finland and i do not speak good english, but you pictures are wonderful, i joined your wonderful blog readers :)
Have a good weekend for you...

Helen's Decor said...

Hi, I'm a new follower and enjoyed viewing your posts. I admire your work....I can't sew a straight line! Very pretty blog! Hope you visit and follow me if you'd like...I'd love it!
Thanks, Helen
P.S. I noticed your mantle...love it..I'm mantle crazy! Decorating them are a challenge to me.

Mimi said...

Your ruffled chairs are just lovely!

Lisa Summerhays said...

Love them!! A ruffle attachments, didn't even know such a thing existed! It would save a lot of time!

Can't wait to see what you come up with next...

Janae said...

I want six! LOL!!!!

Grandma Carolee said...

I love ruffles and bows...your chair is beautiful!!

Something Special said...

I am your newest follower. I love blogging, scrapbooking, sewing, crafting of any kind and especially anything vintage, or vintage look. I love what you did with your sweet French chairs. I think we have lots in common and would love to be known among your blogging friends. Maybe in the spring we could do a swap of some sort. Thanks for your sweet comment over at Something Special.

Andrea said...

I love it! I am getting ready to make a ruffled bedside table cloth, and didn't realize you could get a ruffling foot. I'm going to have to check out my sewing store for one (since I can think of many more ruffling projects in my future-I just love ruffles!)

michelle said...

This is beautiful! I love ruffles and I so need to invest in a ruffling foot, that would make things so much easier.
Beautiful blog, following you as well.
xo

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I am loving them- and I need a ruffler too!! I usually ruffle by hand and sew! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

Heaven's Walk said...

OK....I do NOT consider myself a sewer AT ALL....but I think I need one of these! Now I want to sew ruffles on everything! lol! BEAUTIFUL job on that gorgeous chair!!!

xoxo laurie

summersoul said...

Just found your blog and happy that I did. What in the world is a ruffler attachment? I sew quite a few ruffles on to things and do everything by hand. I mean everything. I have redone my entire apt that way, including slipocvering my sofa and parsons chairs. I got a sewing machine for chirstmas and am just learning to use it. I have tons to learn but am happy to know that this exists.

your chair looks great

MC

J. Beaudet said...

I love ruffles! Beautiful job! Thank you for visiting my blog and for your nice comments about my art! Have a great weekend:) Jenniferxx

Sweet Melanie said...

I would die without my ruffle foot! I've done it the hard way for so many years and finally got one for my new sewing machine. Shwew...talk about easier! This is just so darn cute! You've done a super nice job!