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Thread: Ruffler Sewing Machine???

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    Has anyone heard of a "Ruffler" sewing machine? My husband's secretary’s mother has one for sale. She paid $500.00 for it, and wants to sale it for $75.00. I've seen the attachments you can buy to make ruffles, but I haven't heard of a ruffler sewing machine. Any help would be great.
    Thanks to all, Beckie :thumbup:

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    I have never heard of it. Is it a modern machine or vintage?
    Can you possibly get anymore information or a picture.

    If it is a vintage machine then it most likely is a badge name. What that means is that a sewing machine company put a store or some other name on the machine they made.

    With out a picture or more description its really hard to say what she has. Hope you find out

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    You could always take a look at it with no obligation to buy it!

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    I have never heard of them, I have a ruffler attachement for my machine.

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    I'm wondering if it's an industrial machine set up just for ruffling. Factories would have that kind of machine -- for example, to make ruffled curtains.

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    I'd jump on that deal!

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    I tried to look it up online, and it showed 2 machines...1 was an industrial, the other was an old singer...I just don.t know. The lady that's selling it is supposed to bring a picture to my hubby...at least until I can go see it in person. Thanks for the in-put everyone. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    oh yes...they were industrial and very HOT to have in the 80's during the "country" decor rage... it should be a steal at that price! BUT how many ruffles are you going to make in your life time...those machines were designed to make those lovely country ruffled curtains..MILES of ruffles...nowadays they are used to mainly make costumes/ ballet outfits, anything with multiple layers of netting/tulle to make the POOF factor explode!

    http://johnsonrufflingmachines.com/products/index.html

    http://www.sewingmachineoutlet.com/jruffler.htm

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    Yep, that's one that i pulled up...the inventor for the Johnson is actually from NC...about 3 hours away from me. I appreciate the help. Beckie :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by wuv2quilt
    Yep, that's one that i pulled up...the inventor for the Johnson is actually from NC...about 3 hours away from me. I appreciate the help. Beckie :D
    I remember the first time I used one of these..was around 1990 maybe...the lady made the curtains and what we down South refer to as "Pageantry dresses"...think toddlers & tiaras...ickkkk....so many ruffles...I got iron and feed the fabric to her...what a job...

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    Today I purchased a Johnson Ruffling Machine at a garage sale for $20.00. The seller said she had bought it new about 20 years ago for about $300.00. She said that she did a craft that utilized miles of ruffled lace and this was just the ticket for her. According to her, it never gave her any problems. It has been stored in her garage for the past 5 years. I asked the seller if it sewed straight stitches also or just ruffled. She said it did both beautifully.

    The machine is very attractive. Aside from easily washed off garage dust on the case, the machine is a beauty. It comes with a 15 page manual.....in very tiny print that describes the essentials of the mechanisms but does not really give a clue as to how to ruffle with it. As a matter of fact, the manual reads very similar to the manual on my 1971 Kenmore.

    I have been searching the internet on information about this machine but there really is not a lot. It looks like it is ready to go, and maybe I will just jump in and give it a try tomorrow. It is very clean internally so I think I at least scored there.

    Some of the info I read on the net is that this machine can be cantankeroous......yet others say it is a dream. I am so hoping I bought a 'dream' and not a cranky ol' gal.

    Oh....what am I ruffling?!? Haven't a clue! Just liked the machine.....LOL

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    Help!

    Hi! I saw your quote and wondered if you would be able to share your manual with me? I do pageant dresses and had been looking for a Johnson Ruffler for a long time - finally bought one from eBay and it came with NO instructions. I don't even know how to thread it!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ladypetite View Post
    Today I purchased a Johnson Ruffling Machine at a garage sale for $20.00. The seller said she had bought it new about 20 years ago for about $300.00. She said that she did a craft that utilized miles of ruffled lace and this was just the ticket for her. According to her, it never gave her any problems. It has been stored in her garage for the past 5 years. I asked the seller if it sewed straight stitches also or just ruffled. She said it did both beautifully.

    The machine is very attractive. Aside from easily washed off garage dust on the case, the machine is a beauty. It comes with a 15 page manual.....in very tiny print that describes the essentials of the mechanisms but does not really give a clue as to how to ruffle with it. As a matter of fact, the manual reads very similar to the manual on my 1971 Kenmore.

    I have been searching the internet on information about this machine but there really is not a lot. It looks like it is ready to go, and maybe I will just jump in and give it a try tomorrow. It is very clean internally so I think I at least scored there.

    Some of the info I read on the net is that this machine can be cantankeroous......yet others say it is a dream. I am so hoping I bought a 'dream' and not a cranky ol' gal.

    Oh....what am I ruffling?!? Haven't a clue! Just liked the machine.....LOL

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    Many ruffler attachments are over $75, so I would jump on this machine!
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