I want to do some shirring with elastic thread in the bobbin of my machine and I understand one must wind the bobbin by hand, but I don’t know how tightly to wind the thread around the bobbin. Is it wound tightly or loosely or with a little tension on it or what? Any other tips on this technique will also be appreciated.
It should be just a little stretched.
Don't thread through collar of the bobbin which you would normally pass the thread through.
Needle thread tension should be lower than normal.
I am sure others will have a lot more to tell.
Rabia, here is a link to a step by step sewing tip covering this very thing over at PatternReview.com http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/review/readreview.pl?ID=1601Good luck.Edited 8/1/2008 4:28 am by JunkQueen Well that last edit didn't work, let's try it again.
Edited 8/1/2008 4:29 am by JunkQueen
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