Ruffles are all the rage in fashion right now, so why not add a little bit of frill to your scrapbooking pages?
You’ll need a sewing machine, thread, scissors, ribbon, scrapbooking paper, and whatever scrapbooking embellishments you want to include.
First, arrange and adhere all elements of the scrapbook page that are going to be underneath or overlapped by the ribbon. Make sure to go light on the adhesive; it can make your sewing needle gunky. If your needle does gunk up, just sew through a sheet of wax paper and it should be fixed right up.
Line up your ribbon where you want it on your page. Make sure that the ribbon is at least twice the length of the area you want it to cover on the page. I’m a messy scrapper, so I don’t worry to much if I’m sewing the ribbon in a straight line. If you are more linear, you can draw a light line in pencil to line the ribbon with and erase it afterward.
To create the pleats in the ribbon, fold the ribbon over and sew right over it. If you can’t squish the ribbon under the foot, then lift the foot up and put it back down over the pleat. If you need to do this, make sure that the needle is in the paper to hold it in place.
Continue pleating until you have the ruffles the length that you want them. Cut the ribbon and the thread.
Embellish away! I like to scoot paper and embellishments under the ribbon, as I did with a paper strip here:
Lovely! This technique can be used for more than scrapbook pages. Purses, clothes, headbands, the choices are endless. Here are a few of our favorite ruffled Etsy finds:
Make sure to share a link if you use this technique! Are you digging the ruffles trend?
[Edited: We’re pretty sure one of the photos we linked up was to a fake/scammy shop; so we took it down. The shop no longer exists.]