How To: Make a shirred fabric summer dress

Make a shirred fabric summer dress

This week a special SewingTips 101 will show you how to shirr fabric and create a cool new summer dress. You'll need fabric, thread, and elastic thread. Follow along with this video fashion design tutorial and learn how to sew a simple shirred summer dress.

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i have tried but mine is not shirring, what am i doing wrong :(

I found that I had to loosen my bobbin tension and increase my top or needle tension, then I set it to the longest stitch length I had. Good luck, this worked well for me. I also found the more rows I sewed the better the shirring looked.

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