03-01-2012, 01:10 PM
Join Date: Feb 2008
Re: How to get a ruffled edge?
Ok, this is one method, with stitched down elastic, and what I prefer for the ruffly edge T&T (you can case it as well, though).
I am making an AI2, so your layers maybe be a little different depending on what you are making.
I start with my 3 shell layers: print cotton, PUL and fleece, cut them to my pattern, and secure the print to the pul for this type of diaper. i make my elastic marks on the inside of my PUL:
Place my elastic on my mark and tack down the end:
Start sewing with my 3 step wide zig zag, stretching the elastic appropriately as I go:
one finshed section:
Do for other leg and waist:
Then I pin my inner (fleece in this case) right side to right side of the outer layers. I actually don't usually pin, lol. I just did it for the photo, you probably won;t have to after the first few times, either.
stitch the whole way around, leaving a turn hole:
Turn and topstitch very close to the edge:
And all done:
I used orange PUL so you could hopefully see it, I usually use white.