Illustration from my 1954 Singer Sewing Book
Gathering is without a doubt one of my favourite sewing techniques. It's super easy and can be used in so many ways!
Here's some eye candy examples of gathering (all of these vintage pattern cover images are from the Vintage Pattern Wiki).
Here's some more gathering goodness from my 1954 Singer Sewing Book:
Here are some of my favourite gathering technique resources:
- Tasia from Sewaholic has several great gathering tutorials including gathering an edge using machine stitches and using a neat trick to secure gathers using a pin.
- The Coletterie blog has a fantastic tutorial on gathering including the tip to use three rows of gathers instead of two!