How-To Ruffled Diaper Cover Tutorial (Part 2)
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Now, that your Diaper Cover Part I is almost finished we can start on the fun ruffling part! You can use the Rolled Hem stitch on your Baby Lock Serger and then, the Ruffling Foot on your sewing machine (or you can always baste and gather)!
See below for more ideas on creating ruffles.
The possibilities are endless with this tutorial, so keep scrolling for a few ideas on how to make it your own. Here are a couple variations that I've made in the past:
Sew 6 layers! Add a double layer of tulle in between (I cut 6" strips of the tulle and lightly pressed it in half (lengthwise) so the fold was the hem rather than the serged roll hem). Your ruffles are lined up a 1/2" apart.
In this little number, I found a pair of clearance jean shorts, opened up the legs at the inseam and overlapped the fronts and backs edges, and stitched down to make it skirt like (it doesn't have to look pretty, the ruffles will cover up anything funny). I think I did cut a little off of the hem to make it the length I wanted after the 3" strip (technically 2.5" after stitched on because of seam allowance) was sewn on. Then, I sewed the lowest ruffle on to the lower edge creating a 1/2" seam allowance. Then, topstitched the middle and upper layer a 1/2" up from the last. Also, the middle layer is an eyelet lace...so, I didn't have to hem that! On the red layers, I used a white thread for my serged roll hem.
She cracks me up! Made a little onesie to match! Got the little hat from Hobby Lobby and rigged it up to where I could bobby pin it in!
The following is similar to this tutorial (little ruffles sewn on the rump of a pair of pants).
Photos courtesy of Christine Guest Photography, JMarie Photography & JHeart Photography, respectively.