I had my first experience gathering when I made myself a shirt. I was scared at first because I had no idea what I was doing. It was a very small gathered spot and it turned out fine. Since then gathering has been a breeze. Until this week....
I decided to make Bella a skirt out of some fabric that I had purchased and chosen not to use for a project. It is a beautiful shiny blue fabric. I chose to make it into a simple skirt but instead of an elastic waistband I decided to gather it into a straight band and use a button closure.
I used my largest stitch setting to make the gathering stitches and off I sewed. As I started to pull on the thread to gather it I started to get worried. This was going to be tough! The fabric did not want to move on the thread. I stuck with it but it took longer to gather the fabric then it would have to pull the stitches out and do it by hand!
I have some more projects for that fabric and I will be doing the gathers by hand!