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When you have hand wind the elastic on the machine and have everything in place but the material don't gather what do you do?

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2008-08-27 18:28:55
2008-08-27 18:28:55

Using elastic thread in the bobbin doesn't make the material gather, you have to do it yourself. This is called shirring. You'll need to use a zigzag stich, make several rows of stitching, secure the top thread and the elastic thread on one edge of the fabric and then pull the elastic threads on the other edge to produce the gathering or shirring.

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