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Week 6: Fabric Manipulation & Stitching with Elastics

What is Shirring:

Shirring is an technique which gathers fabric together into pleats to allow stretching. It is also used to add elasticity to fabrics and clothes. 

What is needed: Elastic threads, Fabric, Sewing machine

How it’s done:

Step 1: Arrange fabric onto sewing machine

Step 2: Start sewing along the width of your fabric (fabric is right side up) using a 5/8 inch seam allowance and backstitch at the beginning, then continue sewing until you reach the end of your fabric
Step 3: Sew to the end of the fabric in a straight line

Elastic thread