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Gathering fabric is really simple on a sewing machine! Much easier than doing it by hand with a running stitch, and also easier to control. I guarantee you'll ...
a sewing machine a piece of fabric a ruler (if you're wanting to gather it to a certain size) You can do this on any sewing machine because ...
Set your machine to a long stitch length - anywhere from 3 to 4. Make sure you have long tails on the thread in the machine. Sew one ...
You will want to do this from both ends - do it from only one and you'll end up pulling the strings out! You'll be using the top ...
Once your piece of fabric is the right size (or gathered enough!) tie both sides of it. You'll want to tie all four strings together. This will keep ...
Once it's all gathered properly, you'll want to sew back over the 1/4 inch stitches with a normal stitch length to secure everything. Take it slow and guide ...
This technique can be used in so many ways! Depending on how you'll be using a gathered piece, you might want to remove the initial gathering stitches or ...
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