Video: Gathering Fabric with a Serger


~Written by Brother Sews Blogger

We see gathered fabric all over the place from bed skirts and little girl's dresses to ruffled pillows and so much more. It can be a challenge to gather the fabric evenly, but not with gathering foot
on your serger
! Using the serger for gathering is simple and fun! As you will see in this tutorial, adjusting a few settings on the serger
can create perfect gathers:

  • Set up your serger for 3-thread wide overlock stitch or a 4-thread overlock stitch
  • Change to the gathering foot
  • Increase the differential feed
  • Increasing the stitch length

Depending on the thickness of the fabric and the amount of gathers you want, continue adjusting the differential feed and stitch length until you are satisfied with the look. Let me show you how easy this is!

 

Watch Video

 https://youtu.be/Tn4RdUipj44

Cheers,

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Joy Says:
6/9/2016 3:30:01 PM

Brilliant video and some great tips. Thank you

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Sue Says:
6/9/2016 6:32:59 PM

Enjoyed very much. I'm glad to have a lesson on the Serger.

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Marie Layman Says:
6/12/2016 1:36:40 AM

Great lesson I have this foot but was not confident enough to use it

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Laurabarba Says:
10/2/2016 11:32:44 PM

Great tips.👰 thanks for sharing! 😁

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Angela Wolf Says:
6/28/2016 8:54:51 PM

Hi Marie, Test it on some scrap fabric first and once you get the hang of how to hold the fabric, you are ready to go! Good luck :)

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Maria Pinon Says:
6/10/2016 10:55:11 AM

Thank you for a great tutorial! I can now gather on my serger with more confidence.

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Kimberli MacKay Says:
6/10/2016 8:49:03 AM

Thank you, Joy. Welcome to Stitching Sewcial!

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Angela Wolf Says:
10/3/2016 5:58:18 PM

Thanks Laura :)

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Angela Wolf Says:
6/28/2016 8:53:39 PM

Thanks Maria, The serger can be so much fun! Enjoy :)

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Angela Wolf Says:
6/28/2016 8:52:58 PM

Thanks so much Joy :)

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Kimberli MacKay Says:
6/10/2016 8:21:34 AM

Welcome Sue! We will have more Serger lessons coming soon!

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