Hobkirk Sewing Machines

Hemline | Shirring Elastic

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£1.55
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Hemline Shirring Elastic 
1 package contains: 0.75mm x 20 meters approx. Made from polyester. For easy smocking or gathering of fabrics. 

Suggested Uses for Shirring Elastic:
1. Smocking
Wind shirring elastic by hand onto a sewing machine bobbin keeping an even tension as you do (do not stretch the elastic). Use a regular sewing thread in the needle, increase stitch length to 4-5 and stitch parallel rows of straight stitch, anchoring stitching at both ends. As you increase the rows, so the shirring looks more effective. Steam Press. 

2. Streng­thening Cuffs and Welts in Knitwear
Thread through the ribbing on the hem or cuff of a knitted garment to give the rib more or renew the elasticity. 

3. Gathering Fabrics
Lay a length of shirring elastic along the seam line, anchoring it in place at the start and then zig zag stitch over it, without catching the elastic. Pull up the elastic to gather the fabric quickly and easily. 
 
Washing Instruc­tions:
Warm machine wash. Do not bleach, iron, dry clean or warm tumble dry. Avoid direct sunlight. 

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