Saturday, 26 March 2016

Singer Ruffler Attachment Part No. 86742 & 86642


I have a couple of Singer Ruffler attachments and never found a use for them until now.

They both fit my Singer 221 and 201, they are slightly different to look at but work exactly the same. This one is the 86642 with the adjusting screw at the top.

This on is 86742, the adjusting screw for the size of the pleat is placed on the back of the attachment.

They both have the same adjustment for number of stitches between pleats, 1, 6 and 12 stitches.  So it sews 6 stitches and then puts a pleat in, then 6 more stitches etc.

Here it is fitted on the Featherweight 221, there is a hook that fits over the needle clamp.  You have to make sure that the attachment is firmly attached because its an "active" attachment it moves about which loosens the thumb screw attaching it to the machine so its best to keep checking its tight when in use.

Can you guess what I am making yet?

Rosettes for a village dog show.  All stitched on the Featherweight, in a hurry only decided to make them yesterday after work, the show was on today.

We have just come back from a trip to the Lake District, wonderful scenery, this is Derwent Water at Keswick, the hills are called Cat Bells, I have know idea why they are called that.

Here's Buzz having a snooze in the sun, his boat ride and walk wore him  out.

Take care



  1. The rosettes are lovely! I was only thinking about trying my ruffler the other day when I was going through my attachments so it was nice to see this post come up. What I need is a quiet week to try out everything in my Singer box! I have got to master rolled hems, as a customer wants some bridesmaid's dresses hemming. I have also just ordered a new foot controller, as I have never been very keen on the button one, (despite using it properly) so when that arrives and I have attached it I shall be rolling hems.

  2. Good luck with the rolled hems, I have tried my rolled hem foot, it definitely needs practice. x