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Old 11-23-2011, 12:41
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Default Re: Ruffling Help

Originally Posted by Gr82cre8 View Post
The secret is to let the heat, not the flame make the organza fabric pucker.

Hold the organza fabric edge about 6-8 inches over the flame (with tweezers to avoid burning your fingers), then slowly lower closer to the flame. You will notice the edge will start to pucker.

- Singe your edges first. Makes it easier later on.
- Lift quickly after you get the right pucker because these can pucker too much very quickly.
- Work one section of the edge at a time instead of trying to do the whole piece in one pass.

Hope that works for you.
Ah ha!!! This makes sense, I noticed she doesn't have burnt edges either so she must not be getting too close to the flame. And the tweezer hint--priceless!
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