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Posted on: 5/20/09 8:55 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 4 people   Very Helpful by 2 people   
I had trouble shirring with my Crafters Choice sewing machine, until I read that if you put a piece of paper on top of your fabric, and shirr on that. It keeps you from having to "pull" your fabric as you sew. Tear it away after and its great.Hit it with a bit of steam and it puckers right up!

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Scousegal said... (8/19/11 7:15 AM) Reply
3rd review on shirring I've read here. Another INFORMATIVE review. Paper sounds a good idea & steam to pucker. Imagine this would be great for voile Thanks
ryansmumAria said... (5/24/09 9:54 AM) Reply
This makes a world of difference! You can try using tissue paper under as well. THis is used to sew and cut chiffon in the garment industry. I often cut strips of tissue paper using my paper cutter or rotary cutter in 1 inch widths. I use it any difficult to sew fabric. Thanks for this great tip - many will appreciate it.
Merry G said... (5/21/09 8:14 PM) Reply
what are you using the shirring for?
Pam~Off The Cuff~ said... (5/21/09 5:30 AM) Reply
Thanks for this tip...will try it !
 
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