Shirring Fabric for Dolls
Shirring is a great technique to spruce up any old fabric while adding some serious visual interest without a lot of effort.
Think of it as “cheating surface embellishment.” It can be a relaxing pause when you’re in dollmaking mode, but not quite sure where your doll is going. Shirring is a great way to create “something from nothing” without thinking or planning too far ahead.
Here’s how it’s done:
4. GATHER! Secure the threads on the” pulling side” to hold the shirring in place. Do this either by sewing a line across all the stitching, or by making knots in the thread.
The tighter you pull, the denser the fabric will become.