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Ruffled Crepe Paper Tutorial

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Crepe Ruffle Tutorial | The Sweet Lulu Blog

 

RUFFLED CREPE PAPER TUTORIAL

Crepe Ruffle Tutorial | The Sweet Lulu Blog

Here is what you’ll need:

 

Ruffled Crepe Paper Tutorial | The Sweet Lulu Blog

Instructions:

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.

Crepe Ruffle Tutorial | The Sweet Lulu Blog

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.

Crepe Ruffle Tutorial | The Sweet Lulu Blog

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.
Crepe Ruffle Tutorial | The Sweet Lulu Blog
When you finish, backstitch a bit to lock into place again

Crepe Ruffle Tutorial | The Sweet Lulu Blog

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!!
Crepe Ruffle Tutorial | The Sweet Lulu Blog
Photography: Jessie Senese
Tutorial : Jena Selph
Crepe paper streamers shown in aquamarine & mint available at Shop Sweet Lulu
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