1. turn your stitch length to Baste... thats the longest stitch. 2. turn your needle tension as high as it will go... like, i think its a 9 on mine. 3. sew .the fabric will ruffle up, like magic. no need for ruffler foot or any thingies. 4.take the ruffled strip, attach it to the flat fabric(Remember to set the tension and stitch length to normal before sewing). 5. see, all done. no pulling .