How-to Sew: Gather with Yarn
This sewing video shows a technique for creating gathers with mid- to heavyweight fabrics. You can use yarn, floss, or twine – whatever you have available. This method is preferred for heavier fabrics since it could cause stitches to break if the basting method is used. This method is easy and a great thread-saver. Have your sewing machine book handy for adjusting the stitch length and width.