|Basting stitch runs along the bottom of this sample|
The longer your stitch length, the more gathers you achieve.
The gathers are again manually adjusted so they are even.
|This sample row was started with a basting stitch length of (6 mm) which I then shortened to 3 mm.|
Notice there is more gathering at the start where I used 6mm length and less gathering with the 3 mm length.
One final option that I would like to share
is how I achieved the gathering on the aforementioned bubble skirt.
but simply use your standard serger presser foot,
increase the differential feed setting,
and increase the stitch length (again, the longer the stitch the more the gathers).
When you're done serging, you can still manually adjust the amount
of gathering by pulling on the needle threads only.
If you have other methods of using the basting stitch to gather,
please share them in the comment section.
I love learning new techniques.
Happy sewing, my friends.