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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing How Form 2220 Allowance

Instructions and Help about How Form 2220 Allowance

Hi I'm Jennifer from workroom social and today I'm going to show you how to gather fabric so we have our fabric piece right here that we want to gather and the first thing we're going to do is go to our sewing machine make sure that we're on a straight stitch and then we're going to turn our stitch length up as high as it'll go on my machine it's a 4 so we're going to use a large stitch length and then we're going to take our fabric and for this project we're going to assume a 5/8 of an inch seam allowance knowing that we're using a 5/8 of an inch seam allowance the first thing I'm going to do is sew a line at 1/4 of an inch seam allowance just on the 1 ply fabric so before I start I want to make sure that I have long thread tails going out the back because we're going to use these to gather the fabric so I'm just going to lay those there and then I'm going to put my fabric in the machine and for the 1/4 seam allowance I'm just going to use the edge of my presser foot and I'm gonna sew all the way across okay now when you get to the end of your fabric you want to pull your fabric out and keep these long thread tails so I'm going to cut just in the middle so that I have a long tail on my fabric and a long tail on my machine I'm going to pull that to the back and now I'm going to sew another narrow seam another quarter from the seam that I just sewed so if you add them together a quarter and a quarter you would want your the raw edge of your fabric aligned on the one half inch seam seam marker on your seam guide so I'm going to put my fabric in and then I'm going to sew all the way down again okay so we're going to do the same thing we did already we're going to pull on thread tails and clip our project off so now we are ready to gather our fabric the first thing you should do is separate separate your top needle thread from your bobbin thread and then you should tie off one set so I'm going to tie the set off which is on top and you can just make a knot so just a quick overhand knot and then I'm going to pull it tight down on the fabric and then since we have a lot of threads here I'm just going to clip this and because I don't have to worry about that I don't want it to get in my way so we we pulled the top here and tied it off so we're going to do the same on the opposite end I'm going to take the top threads and I'm going to tie them off just like I did on the other side okay and then I'm going to clip those threads great so now I can go ahead and gather my fabric so to do that I'm going to work from the left and then from the right gathering fabric towards the middle so all I'm going to do is hold these tails and pull my fabric in towards the center to make these gathers and then you can do it from the opposite side as well to make your gathers now if this we're going into something say this is going to be a skirt you would definitely want to sit this down and spread these gathers out evenly so you can see here they're really tightly gathered and here it's kind of a little loose so you take your tails and hang on and just kind of spread them out that made it a lot better and then you can balance it out from the opposite side as well just kind of move things along to get them nice and balanced okay then once you have your fabric gathered and it's in the place you want you can now tie your other threads off so that they won't move and you want to try and keep your knots close to the edge so that this won't come undone and then you'll take your fabric will make a little waistband say this is the waistband and this is our skirt piece you're going to pin the gathered fabric to the straight portion and then you'll take this to the sewing machine and we're going to sew our 5/8 of an inch seam allowance so from a raw edge to our gather stitch here we have half an inch so we're going to be to the left of all of our gather stitches so we'll take this back to the sewing machine and line it up with our 5/8 and sew across our gathers now as you come up to all the gathering I like to just kind of pull things down straight before I sew over them make sure everything's laying really nicely we have a lot of bunching here so we're just going to pull everything down make sure it's well balanced and then if something comes a little undone that's okay you have your threads tied so you can just grab it and pull it a little bit to get it to align correctly and then you'll just sew off and now we can cut all of our threads and take this to the iron and you see are very even and lovely gathers and that's how you gather fabric.

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