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neater gathering (Tip/Technique)
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Posted on: 11/8/10 0:30 AM
When sewing the 2 rows of basting stitches for gathering fabric, sew the first row 1/8" to the left of the seamline, and the second row 1/8" to the right of the seamline. Then pin the gathered piece to the piece your adding it to, adjusting the gathers, and sew the seam down the middle of the 2 rows. This keeps the gathers neat on both sides of the seam. It's easier to pull out the basting when the stitches aren't sewn over. Use a contrasting thread to make it even easier to remove the basting. I did this by accident, and I liked it!
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RockNRoll said...
Great Tip!
11/8/10 2:19 PM
ryansmumAria said...
brilliant~
11/8/10 2:32 PM
Denise L Perry said...
Thank you! A great idea!
11/9/10 4:58 AM
RLL said...
Boy does that make sense!
11/9/10 9:28 AM
loloma said...
I plan to try it, makes a lot of sense
1/8/11 0:40 AM

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