Free Technique Monday: Gathering and Ease Stitching

Gathering and Ease Stitching

Gathering and ease stitching are used to fit a longer edge of fabric to a shorter edge, like when you’re creating a ruffle or fitting a sleeve into an armhole. In this class, Liesl shows you how to accomplish this with aplomb.

Gathering and Ease Stitching

  • Gathering a skirt
  • Basting
  • Pull up gathers
  • Sew gathers in place
  • Ease-stitching a sleeve
  • Basting
  • Easing in sleeve
  • Sew sleeve in place

Liesl previously worked as a designer at Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger, and now designs sewing patterns for her company, Oliver + S, as well as the Lisette line of patterns that is carried at Jo-Ann stores nationwide.

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