Pin Of The Week- Ruffle Fabric

Remember how I made ALL of Leyna’s bedding for her nursery (now known as The Very Fancy Room For Changing Diapers)? And remember how I gave up on ruffles after I tried to hand ruffle 9 yards of fabric?

Well, if you don’t, all you need to know is, while I love the look of ruffles, I am officially scared and scarred of making anymore on my own.

But what if I didn’t have to worry about making the ruffles? What if they already came attached to the very lightweight, stretchy, and gorgeous fabric? What if I could, with just a few simple stitches, create flowy ruffly nursing tanks and adorable ruffle-covered baby bloomers?


Behold the fabulousness that is Ruffle Fabric


Granted, a belted nursing top sort of defeats the purpose of the easy access nature of a nursing top, but I’m told by Callie at City Craft (which happens to have just got loads of Ruffle Fabric in the store), that the fabric makes a great unbelted tank, too. This tutorial from I Make Stuff is so easy I HAVE to try it.

And with my leftover fabric, I could make Leyna a pair or two of these from Make It and Love it


My sewing machine has been stuffed in a corner of our room since before the floor renovation, and I really haven’t had the urge to do much with it lately. Now, though, I’m so inspired to try out a couple ruffle fabric projects! There are so many more. You can check out more ideas here.

Have any of you worked with this? I don’t have a serger and I’ve never mastered the zig-zag stitch on the edge of fabric to finish it off, so this should definitely be a challenge. Any tips for me?

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  1. My sewing machine came with a special foot called the “overlocking” foot and it is basically a helper for finishing edges using the zig-zag stitch. It’s got an edge that you push your fabric right up against and then go crazy with your zig-zag edge finishing. It’s really the next best thing to having a serger, I think. In fact, the overlocking foot got me to be so good at using the zig-zag to finish edges that now that I can’t find the overlocking foot I’m finding I can finish things off without it! LOL! 🙂

  2. Thanks so much for featuring my nursing top! I agree that a belt can be a hinderance when it comes to nursing but with a post-partum tummy I feel like everything that accentuates the positive is a good thing 😉 The top looks really cute unbelted too.

  3. Guess what! The fabric does not fray AT ALL. There is no need to finish it or hem it. Just cut and wear! It’s the best!

  4. who knew this existed!?!?! awesome! now I need a little girl whos butt needs ruffling. well… that and I need to learn to use the damn sewing machine first… I did turn it on and thread it. with the help of my MIL.

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