Shirring Elastic!

20170905_113645-1I decided to take on a project that involved an elastic back, quite brave I thought!  I had a brief look on line for how to use it but I was so impatient and didn’t really fancy doing a lot of reading I just wanted to get stuck in.

So, if like me, you to just want to know the basics on sewing with elastic, keep reading I have put together a short ‘need to know’ list

  1. Your shirring elastic only goes in the bobbin,  wind it by hand careful not to stretch as you wind it round
  2. Thread your machine as you would normally on top and select a long stitch
  3. I used my presser foot as a guide for the distance between stitches

My three steps in pictures below, ensure you practise on a spare piece of fabric before attempting the real thing

 

Good Luck!

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