If you are a beginner sewist and just learning how to use your machine, your projects are probably simple. That is okay! Simple can be beautiful. After too many projects, however, simple can also be boring. Flat and boxy projects are easy to sew, but eventually those are going to start to look a bit blah in comparison to other pieces. This is why we are giving you a tip on how to sew some texture into your free sewing projects. If you want to go from bland to stand-out style with just one step, follow this tip. This week’s Sewing Tips and Tricks Tuesday is to gather fabric on your project to add texture. It is surpisingly easy to learn how to gather fabric and eventually a pattern is going to call for this step anyways.
Learn how to gather fabric to add some texture to any of your free sewing projects.
This is especially easy when you are adding an extra pocket to a bag. To check out projects that gather fabric, check out these three gorgeous ways to do so!
- Gather fabric at the waistband of your next maxi skirt to learn how to make it flow in a bohemian way. We LOVE this one.
- Add a pocket that uses a fabric gathering technique to add some sass and some convenience at the same time.
- Make a project that relies on fabric gathering with this clutch to really add some ruffled fun to your wardrobe.
Don’t know how to gather fabric?
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