Here's the how-to:
- Cut your fabric into a strip. Mine is about 1 1/2" by 30"
- Use your sewing machne to sew two lines down the length of the strip close to the edge, being careful not to et the lines cross over each other.
- At one end, tie the two back thread (from the bobbin) together.
- At the other end, begin pulling on the bobbin ends and gently sliding the fabric along the thread to gather.
To create the flower, use a narrower and shorter length of fabric (mine is about 1/2" by 6", but I would make it more like 12") and follow the same instructions for gathering. Once ruffled, stitch the two ends of the strips to each other and flatten to create a circle.
Could it get any easier?! Give it a try to girlie-up your next layout, and post your creations at Method Playground. And here's one more link to give you some inspiration for your project: ruffled flowers.
This layout uses a sketch from My Sketch World.