Tip of the Week

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Instead of using a basting stitch to create ruffles, zigzag stitch on the widest setting over dental floss or cording. Push the fabric down the cording to create easy ruffles without straining your hands.

 Tip of the Week
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10 Responses to Tip of the Week

  1. Barbara Giamportone says:

    Thank you for this tip. I will use it on any gathering job from now on. We always expected wonderful tips from Sew News. I’ve been reading Sew News for many years & that’s one of the reasons I always renew my subscription. Love every edition.

  2. Jo Mimms says:

    yes – I would prefer the dental floss because it’s less bulky for apparel wear and lightweight home dec. For heavy apparel/home dec the thicker crochet thread would be preferable for me, as like others, it is more ‘arthritis’ friendly for me.

  3. Kyle Dietrich-Hughes says:

    Have used this tip in the past. It works very well and I use it for all big gathering projects.

  4. Kim says:

    This is a great hint – there have been many times when my basting stitch has broken halfway through gathering a sleeve or skirt.

  5. Kathy says:

    Great tip! I use crochet thread it’s cheaper than dental floss.

  6. Karen Farestveit says:

    An oldy but goodie. Often the best tip!

  7. gladgranny says:

    Love the idea ….. my hands are not what they once were ….. will use this idea

  8. Nancy Jellings says:

    Love to sew,, love it….nancy

  9. Terry says:

    Can’t wait to try this one