Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review


Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Find a member
MY Stuff
Friends of PR Benefits
My Pattern Reviews
My Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Widget
Photo Album
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Calendar
Deal Corner
Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine Central
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests
Read All Review Requests
Add a Review Request
Live Chats
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
See all Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
all contests
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials
Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
easy gathering (Tip/Technique)
Viewed 5313 times
Review rated Helpful by 4 people   Very Helpful by 7 people   
Posted by: Passion4Sewing
photo
Friend of PR
About Passion4Sewing starstarstar
SC USA
Member since: 9/21/08
Reviews written: 214
Sewing skills:Advanced
Favored by: 27 people
tips added: 30
Bio: more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 7/24/11 9:06 PM
Web site/URL: photo
I have discovered an easy way to gather. I bought a new serger (Juki MO654-DE). I bought a foot for it to use for fish line hems, and decided it would work for gathering. I have a cone of upholstery weight thread I use for gathering. I ran this tread thru the hole in the cording foot. I swung the cutting blade away and serged with long stitches over the upholstery thread. Be sure to secure one end of pull-thread and start pulling to gather at opposite end. It gathers very smoothly and quickly with this method.
I figured out this method just in time for all these gathers. It saves a lot of time!
Merchants on PR
Budo Bear Designs
Asian Designs
Web site
Patterns from the Past
vintage sewing patterns
Deals!
Elliott Berman Textiles
Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!

<< Previous Next >>

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques


7 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
MarianS said...
Thanks for the great gathering tip. I don't have a cording foot, but I will try it with the regular foot. I think that should work. Beautiful dress!
7/25/11 9:59 AM
RLL said...
That does sound like it could make a tedious job quicker.
7/25/11 1:02 PM
Pam~Off The Cuff~ said...
If you know that your piece will need to be gathered alot, you can speed the process by upping the differential feed to 2, so that the serger gathers the fabric "auto-magically" while stitching over the cord. When finished, you can then use to cord (as suggested in the tip above) to gather it more if necessary.
8/7/11 2:49 PM
Gail in Western WA said...
I've sometimes zigzagged over buttonhole thread for long or heavy gathering, but the serger, the cording foot -- Nice! Faster and more accurate. Thanks.
8/19/11 9:42 PM
gaza said...
big help as I make rock n roll pettie coats for my wife with lots of gathering
8/29/11 6:39 PM
jeannemarie1 said...
could i do this with a sewing machine with the same idea?
9/27/11 0:34 AM
Passion4Sewing said...
Jeannemarie-sure, A serger is just a lot faster :-)
9/27/11 7:32 AM

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us