Well, in my quest to fancy up my everyday tshirts, I saw this 6 1/2 " leftover strip from Tula Pink's Parisville fabric called French Lace in pomegranite. I forgot to measure the length! I think it was apx 22". I ironed the strip in half, then brought the raw edges to the center as shown above & ironed the ends towards that side, too. Originally I tried to do a large stitch length 6 on my machine on both sides about 1/4" from the center to pull the threads to gather both sides. The usual happened~ both strings broke. I really detested gathering until I bought a gathering foot. So, I just went over those stitch lines again & voila! Why didn't I do that first? Well, I was afraid the machine gather wouldn't keep the sides straight, so if I do it again, I would do the same, but call the 6 stitch length a basting stitch to hold it in place. It came out a little longer, so I cut a little off & then attached the bottom end on the inside of the tee. I went back and pinned fairly often and in different directions & sewed down the center & 1/4" from that on both sides. How will it wash, you may ask? Don't know, hopefully well. When I get a creative moment, I just go for it. If it washes well, then I can make them for others, if not, thats the end!! It is now my official Valentine's shirt. :)
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