If you're wondering after basting a stitch and then pulling it into a ruffle and then sewing over that ruffle if there is a better way... there is!!!
If you haven't purchased one already, or discovered you have a RUFFLE FOOT in your sewing stash of accessories, check again, because this thing is amazing!
Here are a few of my ruffle projects as of late...
Ruffle Christmas Tree Skirt
Simple Tutorial: I bought 115" wide white muslim at walmart for 6.00 a yard! I cut the fabric into 8" wide strips, sewed all the strips together, then folded them in half, popped in my ruffle food and ruffled all the white at once! Then I pinned it in circles around a white circle, (you could use a round table cloth if you wanted) and then sewed it all together. It was really simple, and I love the way it turned out!
Ruffle Bloomers, pretty easy, I just got a 1/8 yard of coordinating fabrics, ruffled them, and sewed them onto some white bottoms that came with one of my little girls dresses. She wears tights so we never use the bloomers, this was a great way to re-purpose those!
Ruffle crib skirt! This was so easy and I love the way it turned out. I bought a king size sheet from walmart for $8.00 in the solid aqua color, then a yard of the coordinating print for a 1.50 a yard! This crib skirt cost me less than $10.00 to make and turned out darling I think!
Speaking of DARLING... Here's my 2 year old reading to my 6 month old while she was crying in her crib one day. You can see the crib skirt in this picture, but that really isn't the cutest thing in this picture is it?!