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Shirring sure is simple!

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Shirring sure is simple!

You've seen those cute sundresses with the stretchy tops right? They are really simple to make. The process is called shirring. Often, it's mistakenly called "smocking", but smocking is a very old form of embroidery that creates a stretchy, pleated effect without using elastic. Shirring uses elastic and a sewing machine to create a stretchy, gathered fabric.

It's deceptively easy to do. The only special tool you need is elastic thread, which is easy to find and comes on a spool.

Full details and instructions are here: Shirring sure is simple!

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Posted 02/24/2011 by Robyn
Company: Warehouse Fabrics Inc Blog

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