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Beginner’s Guide to Serging (Ep 12): How to use a Gathering/Shirring Foot

written by Sarah

Welcome back to our Beginner’s Guide to Serging! In this episode, we will teach you how to use a Gathering/Shirring Foot on your serger.

Gathering on your serger is as simple as switching your differential feed to 2.0 and increasing your stitch length. However, with the gathering foot, you’re able to gather fabric and attach it to a straight edge while finishing your raw ends – all in one easy stitch. It’s the fastest way to create ruffled edges for cute girl skirts, frilly tablecloths, elegant tapestries, or anything else your mind can think up.

Happy serging!

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Riny December 6, 2017 at 8:18 am

Thank you very much!!!!!

Sarah December 6, 2017 at 4:22 pm

You’re welcome!

Mayra Hansen August 28, 2017 at 11:07 pm

Hello! My name is Mayra and I really love this video I learned from it, but I have been trying to use the shirring foot, but I just can’t make it work. The problem is that the fabric that goes in the foot opening doesn’t pass through the shirring foot, it gets stuck in there, the only one that goes throuhg the foot is the one on the bottom under the foot. I have set up my serger as you show in the video, but I just can’t make it work. Could you help me out please? I will really appreciate it. Thanks in advance.

Sarah August 30, 2017 at 8:52 am

Hi, Myra! Can you send me a picture of how you have the fabric inserted in the foot? Info@sewingpartsonline.com – ask to be forwarded to Sarah.

Suzy Wright July 27, 2017 at 11:20 am

I really enjoy receiving the information from you.

Sarah July 27, 2017 at 1:51 pm

Thank you for watching!

katheryn June 5, 2017 at 9:04 pm

hello i am trying to use my shirring foot but the flat fabric to feed through. the more i try even the fabric thats supposed to be gathered isnt gathering as well matter what I do, it won’t feed through and attach to the gathered piece. i dont know what im doing wrong, im using chiffon and spandex for my two fabrics mayb that could be problem? Thanks in advance!

Sarah June 6, 2017 at 10:17 am

Hi, Katheryn! This may require a bit of troubleshooting. Can you send me a picture of how your fabric is inserted in the foot and a list of your settings? You can email us at info@sewingpartsonline.com. Thank you!

Lucinda Young May 4, 2017 at 11:06 pm

Is there a heathering foot simplicity SW 432

Sarah May 8, 2017 at 11:14 am

Hi, Lucinda! There isn’t a gathering foot that I can *guarantee* fits your SW 432 machine, but this foot *should* work: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/shirring-foot-singer-a1a233000.aspx

Nelsy arevalo September 26, 2016 at 9:38 am

Quiero consegir todos los pies de la fileteadora elna 683

Ellen September 26, 2016 at 4:44 pm

El único pie que tenemos para la Elna 683 es ​​el estándar: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/presser-foot-singer-g1288.aspx

Denise Ribas Marques September 16, 2016 at 9:15 am

Hello , I “d like to Know were to buy these feet fo my ultralock Singer 14SH754.
I live in Brazil and my daughter will be in NewYork the Sep/24 . Must be a retailer who sends to NY
Thanks , Denise

Malaina September 16, 2016 at 10:34 am

Hello Denise,
Here is a link to a gathering/shirring foot that is guaranteed to fit your Singer 14SH754, https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/shirring-foot-singer-550620.aspx
We do ship to New York and we also ship to Brazil so, your daughter could purchase it and have it sent to New York or you could purchase it and have it shipped directly to you.

Micheline A Briere September 1, 2016 at 11:00 am

I would like to see more of this as I am new to this type of work. It looks like a great way to get the best looking finish I have been working on.

Barbara Hudson August 19, 2016 at 3:52 pm

Finally I found You. Great narration. Great visual demonstrations. Thanks .


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