Shirring with the gathering foot – SINGER 6550-WORKBOOK Scholastic User Manual
Shirring with the Gathering Foot
Gathering fabric means to draw the fabric up on a thread to
create fullness. Shirring consists of three or more rows of gathers.
Use only sheer or soft fabrics for this technique. The specially
designed Shirring Foot pushes fabric into even folds under the needle.
The stitch then holds the fabric folds securely.
0, no width
5 or 7
Fullness is regulated by stitch length
Increase the tension
Lightweight fabric, such as batiste
Pull one to two threads on the fabric’s crosswise grain, to create a
straight stitching line.
*Depending on model, the Gathering Foot might be optional. Check the instruction