What could be prettier than the movement of a beautiful flowing fabric?
To achieve beautiful gathers, here's how! Whatever the piece of your sewing pattern that you want to gather, the method is always the same.
Here, I show you the realization of gathers on the bottom of the bust of the long dress Sonia.
Step 1: Set up the machine
Change the settings of your machine in relation to your straight stitch
Release the thread tension and increase the stitch length
Take a sample of fabric and sew on about 5 cm
Lift the needle without cutting the threadpull to get a good length of thread, keep the length as it is then cut
Step 2: Sew the threads on the garment
Sew 2 gathering threads on the right side of the garment and within the seam allowance so do not exceed 1 cm from the edge
Start from the 1st notch which marks the beginning of the gathers and sew on the whole length (without front/back stitch at the beginning and end of the seam)
At the end of the seam, lift the needle and pull a good length of thread out from under the presser foot
Stitch the 2nd length of gathering thread
Once you have reached the end of your gathered thread length, lift the needle and pull a good length of thread out from under the presser foot
Reset the settings to resume sewing with straight stitch
Step 3: pull the gathers threads
Gathering threads are stitched on the right side of the garment: threads from the needle on the top and threads from the bobbin on the bottom of the garment
Come and pull on the bobbin threads (pulling on the top threads will cause a blockage and the gathers will not be done well)
Step 4: Gather with your fingers
Ruffle to distribute the gathers evenly over the entire length which will then be assembled
Step 5: Sew
On the video, the gathers are made on a bottom of bust which will come to be assembled with a skirt
Pin according to the marks, here the middle bust and the middle skirt
Pin from the notches that mark the beginning of the gathered area and meet a notch that is on the skirt along the length of the garment ending with the area to be gathered
Spread the gathers to be at the right size with the fabric on which it will be assembled
Once the size is well established, pin in place keeping the gathers in place
Sew the work and once on the gathered area, do not hesitate to leave the needles in place to maintain the direction of the gathers. Otherwise, slow down the speed of the stitching drastically and shape well with your fingers
Step 6 : remove the gathers threads
Once the work is assembled, remove the gathering threads with a Decouvit (the threads are in the seam allowance)
Finish by overlocking the seam
Step 7 : the video sewing tutorial
Follow all this on the video :)
you've reconciled me with gathers!