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A Quick Sewing Tip to Gather Fabric Evenly | Video

Watch a demonstration of this easy method.

One of our creative readers devised and shared a technique for gathering fabric that produces fast, even results using elastic.

You will need 1/8-inch-wide clear elastic. We recommend an unusual source—a fly-tying supplier—for this elastic, which is available in different colors and in 1-yard lengths.

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  1. ClaudiaLR | | #1

    Thank you for showcasing my tip.

    Claudia

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