How to Sew with Shirring Elastic
Learn 3 methods for sewing with shirring elastic using a sewing machine: Working in rows, sewing continuous rows and working in the round.
Shirring elastic is a very narrow cord elastic which can be used in the bobbin of a sewing machine. It is used to create a gathered effect on cuffs, necklines and waistlines, or throughout a garment such as a top for a fully fitted finish.
I’ve written a tutorial about these techniques which can be found on my blog at https://www.houseofmisssew.com/sewing-with-shirring-elastic/
00:00 What is shirring elastic?
01:37 Overview of the 3 techniques for using shirring elastic
02:08 Winding the bobbin with shirring elastic
03:29 Setting up the sewing machine
04:56 Method 1: Working in rows
07:13 Finishing the ends of the shirring elastic
08:27 Using a steam iron to increase bunching and gathering of shirring elastic
08:38 Method 2: Working continuous rows
11:11 Method 3: Working in the round, sewing a spiral in shirring elastic
14:50 Tying knots and darning in the ends of the shirring elastic
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Last update 2021-06-27. Price and product availability may change.