Gathering with the Sewing Machine

I use an easy way to gather fabric without the gathering thread breaking. Pull out both the bobbin and the top threads to a length longer than the piece to be gathered, and pull them to the right of the needle. Set the machine to a ziz-zag stitch. Put the fabric under the pressure foot and make 2 or 3 stitches. Pull the two threads to the front of the pressure foot and start sewing. The zig-zag stitch will cover the threads almost automatically. Pull the threads to gather as full as needed. If I have several widths of fabric to gather, I divide it into quarters or half and gather each section separately.

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July 31, 2006

Thank you so much. My machine is a little old with no "gathering" setting. Worked like a charm :)

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

September 30, 2007

I had absolutely no idea how to do a machine gather. With these instructions, it was SO simple. Thank you so much!

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

February 21, 2008

How wonderful is this! I am so thankful to know this now.

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

February 22, 2008

That is a GREAT idea, Bette! I can't wait to try it!

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

February 8, 2009

That was awesome, thank you so much for your time to post this advise!

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