My sister tells me I put ruffles and bows on everything...I deny that accusation...well slightly. I do tend to think most (OK, pretty much everything) things look better with a bit of a ruffle somewhere on it. As much as I like ruffles though, I don't really care for all the work it takes to make one...gathering fabric is slightly annoying to me for some reason. A super easy way to achieve a ruffle, without all the gathering nonsense, is to use elastic thread.
Hand wind your bobbin with the elastic thread and sew straight lines. It will ruffle up as you go.
I made these scarfs out of 12 inch wide strips of knit fabric.
I made three lines, spaced about 3 inches apart, down them with the elastic thread.
It gives you all sorts of ruffly goodness without any of that hand gathering work.
I made a cowl neck variation out of, you guessed it, a circle. I sewed vertical and horizontal lines on this one.
Elastic thread gives such a lovely texture to things.
You can use any fabric you want, I just like knit because it is so soft.
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