RUFFLED CREPE PAPER TUTORIAL
Here is what you’ll need:
- 2 Rolls of Crepe Paper Streamers
- A Wooden Dowel
- A Sewing Machine
Place two rolls of crepe on a dowel rod (we learned this trick from danamadeit.com.) This will help you evenly feed the two spools into the sewing machine. Seated at your sewing machine, set the dowel rod across your lap.
Set your machine tension to the highest setting, and set your stitch length to the longest stitch.
Place one length of crepe so that it overlaps the other – you can do this as wide as you’d like to get different effects. Begin with a backstitch to lock your stitching in place.
Feed the crepe through the machine. As you begin, hold onto to the thread tail to increase the tension on the string. After that, the ruffle will practically make itself. Keep going for as long as you’d like. Remember that if you need to cut your ruffle length down to smaller sizes, the tension will release and you’ll loose your ruffle – so it’s best to know what size you’d like your finished product to be.
When you finish, backstitch a bit to lock into place again
It’s so easy to work with inexpensive rolls of crepe paper for dramatic results!
These make great garlands or strung together as a stand alone photo backdrop!!
Photography: Jessie Senese
Tutorial : Jena Selph