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    Apr 8, 2010, 03.47 PMby Gabriele Yorlano

    Love this technique!

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    Nov 7, 2008, 03.27 PMby iheartsewing

    what is that fabric you used….its gorgeous

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    May 11, 2008, 06.22 PMby reneebeth

    I’m also wondering the same thing efran was…

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    Apr 19, 2008, 08.45 PMby camilaustral

    i was going to ask about putting the elastic thread in the lower bobbin (my mom sugested it) and mirela solved my problem

    thank you sooo much!!! i love shirred clothes ;)

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    Mar 5, 2008, 02.58 PMby efran

    I’m wondering if I did this with a non-stretch woven cotton, would the smocking w/ the elastic thread give my garment stretchiness in that area? Make sense?

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    Dec 8, 2007, 06.41 PMby julimonster

    brilliant I love this! now I wont have to mess with my lower tension. thanks so much

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    Jun 18, 2007, 02.20 PMby nayantara

    Thank you for this How To! What a marvelous tip!

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    Jun 16, 2007, 02.51 PMby marmota-b

    Thanks for this, it looks very useful! And I surprisingly probably even have that thread…

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    Jun 15, 2007, 08.43 AMby mirela

    Great tip!

    Also, if you are afraid not to pierce through the elastic thread while sewing over it, you can hand wheel it on the lower bobbin, not too tight! and adjust the lower thread tension to be looser. Then simply sew like with a regular thread. Depending on how tight you hand wheeled the thread, the fabric will gather itself as you sew. This way there are some disadvantages also, changing the thread tension on the lower bobbin and wheeling it too tight…

    Usually I test sew both these methods before doing the gathers.

    P.S. the top is amazing!

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