Sewing Tip-Quick and easy gathering with Dental Floss!

Here’s a great tip from So Sew Easy How to do quick and easy gathering with dental floss!

dental floss


Have you ever tried to gather a longer fabric into a shorter fabric piece? Well Deby has…”No matter how careful I was, how slowly I did it, I kept on breaking my gathering threads.  Over and over again.  And I’d have to unpick and start again.  And again.  My fabric was starting to fray and really suffer and I was getting no where.  That’s when I threw it all the floor in disgust and took a break for coffee and a Creme Egg.  I like to brush after eating sugary snacks, and when I opened the bathroom cabinet to get my toothbrush I had a eureka moment!  My eyes fell on the dental floss.”  Read more here….

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Deby Coles says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this tip. I don’t gather a lot, but there are a couple of friends with babies on the way so it could be very useful for the future.


    1. lacartera says:

      This tip is awesome! Thank you for sharing! I would have never thought to use dental floss! Awesome!!!! 🙂


  2. rohma0malik says:

    love this DIY and how simple it is 😀
    Im a Swedish fashion blogger based in London, would love it if you could check out my blog 😀


      1. rohma0malik says:

        Thank you 🙂


  3. WOW! What a great tip. I will keep this in mind for sure. To remind myself I’ll transfer some dental floss to my gadgets drawer in the sewing room. You have saved me a great deal of difficults at some future date.


    1. lacartera says:

      That’s great! Happy sewing!


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