I bought a ruffler attachment for one of my sewing machines a couple of months ago. It works nicely for a few inches, then jams the machine. It has given me plenty of grief and no instructions came with it so I have not had any idea of what settings I needed. Which one you buy has to do with if you have a high shank or a low shank. I am lucky to have two machines here, one a high shank and one a low shank. I have been sewing since the early 70s, and have always wanted a ruffler attachment. In the past, I have always made my ruffles the old fashioned way, with gathering stitches.
Today, I had a friend available to help me transport the machine and accessories so we could get things checked out.
The very nice lady
Cathy, at Northside Sewing Centre, tried to get it to work too and it was not working for her either. The final outcome was that she swapped that ruffler out for another one. In her test trials, the new ruffler made much less noise than the first one I bought and she said it seems to be working better too. I am tired tonight so I won't be trying it out, but I am hoping to get familiar with the new and hopefully working well ruffler sometime tomorrow. Have you had a hard time with the ruffler attachment? Any advice is welcome because I love ruffles!!! debbie