- Cut strip of fabric.
- Sew a basting stitch (longest stitch length) down the middle of the fabric.
- Pull the top string and hand gather, adjusting until ruffled as desired.
All in all it's a great way to get the job done, but it does require time and effort.
Somewhere in the dark recesses of my brain, I had a hazy memory that you could use your machine to make ruffles without a ruffling foot by adjusting the tension. I googled this, but couldn't really come up with hard cold facts on the first page of possibilities.
I did some experimenting. Woo hoo!!! It works! Here are the hard cold facts on how to machine gather ruffles without using a ruffling foot...
Ruffling just got easier!