Gathering is done by running the needle in and out of the cloth, passing over twice as much cloth as is taken up. It is used in joining a full part to a plain part, as an apron to a band.


No. 8 needle, and a large blunt-pointed needle, No. 40 thread, and a piece of cotton cloth half-a-yard long and seven inches wide, hemmed at the sides and lower edge, and creased at the top.