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How to Gather With Elastic

Apr 07 2021 1 Comment Tags: sewing, sewing shop, sewing techniques, Sewing tips

There's a definite trend at the moment for gathered skirts & ruffles & if like me you find sewing 2 or 3 lines of gathering tedious & then getting the gathers even arduous, here's a nifty little trick that I use to get a nice even gather. This method is most suitable for those larger expanses of gathering rather than smaller ones in a sleeve head or a cuff for example. In this example there is a 5/8" (1.5 cm) seam allowance & I've used 3/8" (1cm) elastic. Step 1. Measure the width or circumference of the area that you...

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