No Fear Shirring Tutorial

By: Florence from Flossie Teacakes
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There is perhaps no scarier sewing technique to tackle than shirring. Thankfully, this No Fear Shirring Tutorial will walk you through a series of easy-to-follow steps with plenty of accompanying pictures to clear up any confusion. Shirred fabric is so beautiful and comfortable, and once you have the technique down, you'll be able to whip up gorgeous summer sundresses in no time. Shirring with elastic thread gives dresses and skirts just a little extra stretch for added comfort and style, and thanks to this easy sewing tutorial, you can master the technique!

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Time to CompleteIn an evening

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I use to do smocking when my daughter was a baby 32 years ago. I bought the smocking machine and everything. I just loved the look. This shirring reminds me of that look and it looks so pretty and makes some beautiful pieces. The sundresses with the shirring on them are so cute. This shirring is so much easier than smocking and with this lovely tutorial and pictures it can be done. Pictures always help a lot. Once you get started I can see this getting addicting. So why not give it a shot and start shirring. Anyone want to do this. How about you?


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