Tuesday, September 4, 2012
ruffle on my butt, then I'd be willing to put it elsewhere, too!
Wanna make some? They are so easy, I promise!
-Plain Tanks with no adjustment straps (like Old Navy Intimates in the PJ area)
-3 inch strips of jersey fabric (I cut off the bottom of a white men's hanes shirt and another teal jersey shirt of mine for the ruffle.)
Grab your tanks... let's go!
Cut off 3 inch strips from the bottom of your extra t-shirts. I cut 3 strips off of a shirt that used to be mine, and only 2 off of my husband's XL hanes shirt, so you can kind of gauge off of that. You need to make one continuous LONG strand of jersey to ruffle, so better to have MORE than less, so you don't have to add anything mid project.
Cut apart the side of one or two, depending on which shirt you used, of your 3 inch strips, pin right sides together. Using the Men's Hanes shirt was nice because they have no side seams to work around. If you have side seams, cut off the excess bulky seam after you sew your new pieces together.
Adjust your stitch length to 4.5 or 5.0 using a straight stitch. Pull out 2 inches of your upper and lower thread, so you have thread tails to pull. DO NOT BACKSTITCH. Just sew along about 1/2'' seam allowance (the size of your sewing foot).
Gently, pull one of the thread tails and scooch your fabric down the thread like so...
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