Monday, September 7, 2015

Ruched Silk Chiffon By Hand and Machine

These are ruched samples of silk chiffon by hand (top pics) and machine (bottom pics).  I stitched basic grids without worrying about how even they were.  For the machine sample I set my sewing machine on the largest stitch.

I love the hand ruched sample!  It has a looser organic look, and most of the threads are hidden.  I started with a piece about 12" x 17" and ended up with a usable area about 2.5" x 5.5".  The threads were easy to gather tightly in both directions.


The machine stitching was much faster but it's very difficult to gather the threads tightly in both directions so most of the threads remain visible and there's more of a linear look.  I started with a piece about 12" x 17" and ended up with a usable area about 2" x 9".

Hand stitched grid (top) and finished ruched sample (bottom)


Machine stitched grid (top) and finished ruched sample (bottom)

3 comments:

Seams French said...

That's a great comparison to the two ruching techniques. I'm with you, I like the hand ruching better as well. Be interesting to see what you do with the ruched fabric.

Giac said...

Hello Marie,
Those came out beautifully! Both look very good, but I must say the hand made one looks less heavy!
Well done.
Big hug,
Giac

Suztats said...

I think the hand-stitched one looks more organic......