SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
Platinum Sponsor
Fashion Fabrics Club
Fashion Fabrics Club

Tips & Techniques > GAthering in garment construction

Viewed 5221 times
Posted by: Eli
photo

 
 
About Eli starstarstarstar
CO USA
Member since: 2/7/04
Reviews written: 92
Sewing skills:Intermediate
Favored by: 91 people
tips added: 5
Bio: more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 10/11/05 5:35 PM
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 3 people   
When gathering, and moreso when gathering pieces longer than 3"-4" on a garment, I like to place scotch tape (the matte finish "magic tape by 3M) on top of the gathers, finger press the area flat, then sew a row of short stitches on top of the scotch tape, 1/16"into the ultimate construction SA. Then I peel off the scotch tape and continue. I feel this helps keeping the gathers prim and proper and prevents distortion.
It is important to use the matte finish tape since it is easy to peel off and you an use it on delicate fabrics as well.

<< Previous    Next >>

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques


3 Comments
Login to Add a Comment
regine said...
good idea - will try it next time
10/12/05 4:49 AM
Nickle said...
Great tip- thank you
10/14/05 6:03 AM
Vonnevo said...
Terrific idea..have to try this one :)
10/18/05 8:55 PM
 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Serging Ahead with your 5 Thread Serger
Serging Ahead with your 5 Thread Serger

Register

Clone Your Favorite Garment
Clone Your Favorite Garment

Register

Victoria Jones Collection Misses' Traditional Muumuu

Victoria Jones Collection Misses' Traditional Muumuu

Buy Now
Christine Jonson BaseWear Two - Straight Skirt, Taper Skirt, & Top with Options

Christine Jonson BaseWear Two - Straight Skirt, Taper Skirt, & Top with Options

Buy Now

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.