People often use elastic to create a gathered or ruffled effect. But what if the elastic itself had ruffles？ I'm no math expert， but I think that might be ruffles-squared. The new Dritz？ Ruffle Elastic is a fun way to add both texture and color with the extra bonus of functional stretchability. We used this pretty new elastic to create a easy ruched effect on a pillow front. "Ruched" means the gathers are secured on both ends. Our pillow fabric is from the brand new Amy Butler Organic Forest collection for Rowan， coming out this October. Ruching is traditionally done with a gathering stitch on your machine. We're using elastic to do the work instead， creating the same effect but with the addition of an eye-catching trim. A little trick to stitching down the elastic along both edges and still keeping a perfectly centered motif： a zipper foot! It fits perfectly down the center of the elastic. Stitch once with the needle to the leftaccent pillow case baby burlap decorative， stitch again with the needle to the right. "Why， yes... we do show a picture."
Dritz？ Ruffle Elastic is very soft and easy to work with. There are nine fashion colors to choose from： Navy， Orange， Olive， Brown， Gold， Wine， Purple， Green and Tile Blue. You get a full yard of ？" wide elastic on each card.？jute lumbar pillow
Today's pillow shows you a unique home décor use for Ruffle Elastic. It also would be just the ticket for all kinds of accessories， like hair bands and purse accents. Or， how about as a garment trim around cuffs and pockets？ We love it when we discover a new product with so many uses... in so many colors.？
The supply list below gives you a click-to-buy link to Jo-Ann.com for the rich brown Ruffle Elastic we used. You'll find a great variety of all the Dritz？ Fashion Elastics (and more) both online and in store at Jo-Ann Stores as well as your other favorite fabric retailers. Dritz？ is the Sew4Home go-to brand for sewing notions and tools： easy to find， easy to use， always economical.？
Project Design： Alicia Thommas？？ Sample Creation and Instructional Outline： Kathy Andrews What Sew Ever
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