Sunday, February 5, 2012
How To Make A Fishing Line Hem For Curly Ruffles
Just one of the things that makes this dress stand out is the way the layer of ruffles have that curly effect. In this tutorial I will show you how to do the same thing.
What you will need:
1.) Fishing line. 50 lb test or higher. I used 80lb test for this project. My husband picked it up at Walmart.
3.) 1/4 " hem foot
Step 1 -Wind up as much fishing line as you think you'll need around a smaller spool. I'm so glad I give these things to the kids to put with their blocks, right about now. You want to wind it tight and keep the threads smooth. The best way to do this is to put a piece of packing tape on the end as you start winding (to keep it in place). And then put another piece of tape on the end of the line when you are done to tape it to the rest of the line and spool. You don't want it to move.
Step 3 - Put your fabric in your 1/4 hem foot by folding the edge over two times. Then place your fishing line inside of the fold of the fabric. You don't want to run it through your presser foot. You want to make sure that you don't run over your fishing line because it can make it noticeably kinked.