Saturday, March 1, 2008

All Ruffled Up

I just finished working on a very cute linen slipcover. The client chose two shades of linen from this wonderful online store. She asked me if I could put ruffles on the cushions in place of cording. The fabric was lightweight enough for me to use my ruffler attachment. If you don't have one you should really consider getting one. I'm pretty sure they make them for most brands of sewing machines.

You can adjust the size and frequency of the tuck which will regulate the fullness of your ruffle. They are fun to use.

I usually make the ruffle and then sew it on to the main fabric.

But you can actually do both steps at once. It almost seems too easy doesn't it?

A ruffled up pile of cushion parts.

The sofa was a rose color before, so what a dramatic difference. I love when I get to do work for this very nice lady. She is very artistic and always making inspiring changes to her home. She let me take some pictures in her backyard studio where she does papercrafts. My photos really don't do it justice, but I will post them in a day or two.


Tessy said...

I really want a ruffler attachment now. The slipcover turned out beautiful!! I love linen.

raya said...

I think you need to teach me how to make slipcovers soon. Unless you want to recover all my furniture for me : )
love the ruffle instead of cording - adds a romantic touch.

Angie said...

KT, how cute! You are so lucky to get to do so many cute details. Trying to get my clients to be more adventourous.

Tessy, are you the Tessy I know?


Katie said...

Pretty pretty! I think I have a ruffler attachment . . . may have to give it a whirl. Love your blog, which I have just found. I, too, have planned creative projects while having my teeth cleaned! hee hee.

Tessy said...

Hi Angie!

Yes, I am the Tessy you know. Hopefully I will get to know you better this summer at the Slipcover Summit in IN.

Merci-Notes said...

I was just thinking aboout a gizmo I found in my grandmothers sewing things a long time ago! It ruffled, so I was told. This is a wonderful invention! Thank you for sharing!!!

ARe you a grandmother now!? I just saw a beautiful baby over at Raya's...and I now you have another daughter recently married. It is a most beautiful baby!!!


Julie said...

Look how easy that is and the results are so beautiful.

Sarah said...

I'm dying! That sofa is wonderful!

Bob said...

Love your work!

I have a Brother sewing machine, rather new. Do you know of a store where I can go to purchase a ruffler attachment?

Thank you!

Morning T said...

That is absolutely gorgeous- great work! WOW.

Jen R. said...

I LOVE THAT! IT looks awesome!

Cozy Cottage Slipcovers said...

Is your ruffler attachment on your industrial?
Do you know what model ruffler attachment you have?
I am looking to buy one for my industrial and I would like to get the same one you have.

Cyndi's Re-Creations said...

Love the Slipcover! what a beautiful job you did.

Storibook Designs said...

Fabulous job and look!!!