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Machine shirring

Rabia | Posted in General Sewing Info on

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.

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  1. rekha | | #1

    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.

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    JunkQueen | | #2

    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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