Thursday, May 22, 2014

Episode 129: Crepe Paper Ruffles

Did you know you can ruffle crepe paper?  I didn't until my friend Heather told me she had done it for a baby shower and that it was easy.  So, I googled it.  I guess I've been living under a rock and unaware of this technique.  But, NO more!  I decided my Memorial Day doorscape was the perfect time to try this ruffle out.  So, I went to my trusty Hobby Lobby and purchased some patriotic crepe paper (at least that's what I call it, but the package says crepe streamer).  I found it on the party decor aisle with the patriotic stuff.


Sewing Machine
White Thread
Patriotic Crepe Paper

Now here was the only tricky part to this mini project--getting the tension right on my sewing machine. I have a basic Singer Sew Mate sewing machine.  I bought it for my daughter.  It sat around unused, so now I guess it's mine.  Anyway...check out the settings that I used to make the ruffles:

Here we go:

Now, take a look at the video.  Yep, I goofed in the beginning, but it turned out great in the end. Persevere crafters!

I'm really excited about the finished ruffles and can't wait to add them to my decorations!  A lot of people sew two streamers together and ruffle them at the same time.  

Check back soon for my Memorial Day Doorscape!  Since it is #TBT, take a look at my Memorial Day Door from 2012 by clicking HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!
Take time to "Prettify Your Life"!!!


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