How to sew gathered entredeux to flat or gathered fabric | Heirloom Sewing Technique

How to sew gathered entredeux to flat or gathered fabric | Heirloom Sewing Technique


Hey everyone, here is how I sew gathered entredeux
to flat fabric – although this would work for gathered fabric, too. First I run a row of gather stitches right
next to the outside of the entredeux holes. Then I move my needle over about 1/8” of
an inch and run another row of gather stitches. And I’m not sure if this is actually how
to attached gathered entredeux to fabric, but this method works for me. I couldn’t find a method outlined in any
of my sewing books. Just wanted to put that disclaimer out there,
but anywho… Then I gather my entredeux and evenly distribute
those gathers and pin if necessary. I generally like to pin gathered things, especially
for sleeves, which is what I’m doing in this footage. Oh, and you are going to pin the right side
of your entredeux to the right side of your fabric. Just want to make that clear. So then I sew it right next to those holes
on the entredeux, and do another pass after moving my needle about 1/16” of an inch
over. From there, I trim up that seam and then take
it back to my machine so I can enclose it in a zigzag. And it’s as easy as that – gathered entredeux
to your fabric. I hope this video was helpful. If you have any questions, please leave them
in the comments below and I’ll do my best to answer them. As always, I appreciate y’all for watching
and I hope to catch ya next time.

3 Replies to “How to sew gathered entredeux to flat or gathered fabric | Heirloom Sewing Technique”

  1. Since Martha Pullen retired, and the other ladies who worked with her are, one by one, also retiring, your channel is the hope of the classic needle arts (English smocking/French handsewing). I love watching these (and hearing your little ones in the background).

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