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Gathering Fabric Sewing Technique

By: Angela Peterson for allfreesewing.com
Updated December 15, 2017
Gathering Fabric Sewing Technique
Gathering Fabric Sewing Technique
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There are so many purposes that being good at gathering fabric can be useful for when sewing. This Gathering Fabric Sewing Technique how-to video takes you step by step through all the different techniques you could use for gathering fabric. This technique is particularly useful in terms of creating ruffles or setting a sleeve, and this craft video shows you exactly how to get the perfect ruffles by hand or with a machine. Whether you want to become a ruffle queen or you are simply just beginner at sewing, this how-to video can really show you all the best techniques for cleanly gathering fabric.

Project TypeLearn a Technique

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Sewn byEither Hand or Machine

Beginner

About Gathering Fabric Sewing Techniques

  1. Ruffler foot: Pretty but not great for exact gathering

  2. Gathering foot: Lighter ruffle and can’t be adjusted but still pretty.

  3. Machine Gathering: There are two methods, the basting stitch method, and the floss method.

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For any beginner this is a very important video to watch if you plan on gathering anything at all. I tried all but the flossing technique and I still like the triditional way best but I always did it single but must try the double one. Everyone has their own favorite way to do it. This video teaches you 4 different ways. This is a must watch. Sometimes I split my gathering in 4 sections to give a even gather on project.

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