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Janome The Ultimate Ruffler

Creating ruffles and pleats

It’s called the Ultimate Ruffler because it’s absolutely the easiest way to make ruffles and pleats using your sewing machine. You control how many stitches between each ruffle by moving in to the various slots. The first slot is every stitch. The next is every six stitches. The 12-slot is every twelve stitches.
You turn the screw to adjust the depth of your gathers, so they’re at the standard 2:1 ratio. You’ll want to sew some test pieces until you get this.

•  The foot snaps on to your machine with the black plastic arm going over the needle screw.

•  Choose a straight stitch

•  Feed your fabric in to this slit and begin sewing. The foot has made a gather with each stitch. Now we’re going to change it to once every six stitches, by lifting the arm and moving it over one slot – and we’ll tighten the screw to deepen the pleats.

•  Feed your fabric through the slit, and now the machine makes a gather every six stitches.

At this distance apart, these would be considered pleats rather than gathers.

•  Now we’ll change to one gather every twelve stitches, by moving this to the third slot. We’ll deepen the gathers even more by turning the screw.

•  Feed your fabric in to the slit and begin sewing. Your pleats are set even further apart.

​​Attach lace while gathering fabrics

The Ultimate Ruffler makes it possible to attach lace to a gathered piece of fabric in one step. You control how many stitches between each ruffle by moving this into the various slots. The first slot is every stitch, the next is every six stitches, the twelve slot is every twelve stitches. You turn this screw to adjust the depth of your gathers. The foot snaps onto your machine with the black plastic arm going over the needle screw. Here's how it looks from the back of the machine. Choose a straight stitch. The fabric you want gathered goes under the metal bar. The lace you want to attach goes over the top of the bar. Your fabric is gathered, but your attached lace is not!