Shirring is done by making several rows of running, parallel with each other.


No. 8 needle, No. 40 thread, and a piece of cotton cloth half-a-yard long and twelve inches wide. The cloth should be folded lengthwise and basted.

Fig. 32.

Fig. 32. - Showing shirring, and the stitches.

1. Begin as in running.

2. Make the required number of rows at the desired distances from each other (Fig. 32).

3. Draw the gathers up on the threads, or by cords run between the rows.

How is shirring done? How are the gathers drawn up?