Add designer details to towels in a few simple steps

Start with toweling fabric or a purchased towel, then add layers of ruffles for a designer look in only 60 minutes. Choose fabrics to coordinate with kitchen colors or your favorite holidays and seasons.


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Learn an easy technique to dress up plain toweling fabric or purchased towels with ruffled fabric.
  1. Launder toweling fabric or purchased towels, as well as the fabric intended to be used for the ruffles. Press with Best Press Starch Alternative.

  2. Cut fabric strips for ruffles and trim.

  3. If using toweling fabric, hem short edges to get a nice, clean-finished edge.

  4. Mark lines on towel for attaching ruffles.

  5. Seam short edges of ruffle strips; trim, press, and turn right side out. Use the Bamboo Pointer Creaser to get sharp corners.

  6. Set up Ruffler Foot, adjusting the Pleat Fullness Lever and Pleat Depth Screw to achieve desired pleating on ruffles.

  7. Attach Ruffler Foot to sewing machine, and adjust stitch length to a basting stitch.

  8. Create ruffled strips using the Ruffler Foot.

  9. Attach ruffled strips to towel along marked lines in your favorite arrangement.

  10. Create trim using Bias Tape Maker. Open folds at short ends and press under. Edge stitch all four sides of trim strip to towel, making sure to cover top edge of uppermost ruffle.

Embellish your completed towels with details that give them a true designer look—add accent pieces that make your towels one of a kind.

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