Wondering what I did with those new fangled ruffles... I made a tutorial for you on how to make ruffle stripes. Remember them on this purse?
Then ruffle them with your sewing machine using these directions. Make sure to leave long threads on both ends! (We'll pull them out later.)
Making sure to keep the strips in order, remove all the ruffles except for the first one on the left side of your suface. Pin the first strip in place. Sew 1/8 inch away from the edge of both long sides of your ruffle (not the top and bottom edges) making sure not to sew over the long threads from the ruffling.
Pin your next ruffle strip in place by placing it right next to the one you just sewed. You want to try to cover the surface so that you don't see the surface fabric peeking through. Continue sewing strips in place until you have completely covered your surface.
If you're adding these to something that already has a defined shape, like the flap on a purse, sew the top and bottom edges of your stripes 1/8 inch away from the edge of your item. Then cut your stripes along the edge of your shape.
There you go - ruffle stripes! I did a little something different with my group of turquoise stripes. Next up, the reveal (and another tutorial)... a mini ruffle stripe series!