This is an easy way to gather fabric!! I have had my thread break on me soo I found a way to fix that!! I placed the crochet thread where I would gather at and did a wide zig zag and placed thread inbetween so it wasn't being sewn into the fabric. After you are done just pull the fabbric up the thread and evenly gather with out having to struggle or break your thread!!!!!

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I had a ruffle to gather and I used my color matching thread and Crochet Thread, not yarn

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    Feb 27, 2011, 12.01 PMby Denim Skirts Etc

    This certainly looks an easier way to gather. I’ll give it a try.

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    Feb 19, 2011, 09.44 PMby krricher

    could you use this technique on say an evening gown like the ruching on wedding gowns?

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    Feb 18, 2011, 10.36 PMby mixtlii

    looks interesting but i don’t get it… could you try to explain it more?

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      Feb 21, 2011, 07.59 AMby mixtlii

      Oh now I understand, I don’t know if you changed anything but the pictures, anyway, thanks!

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      May 2, 2013, 09.12 PMby rsharma

      The idea is to use the zig-zag stitch over a thick thread (gimp)so the thread slides under the stitch and you can pull the gimp to make a gather. For a uniform gather use as narrow a zig-zag as will just cover the gimp.

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    Feb 18, 2011, 12.39 AMby kposh

    DONE hehe!!

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