The gathering foot is used to gather one layer of fabric and attach it to another in one step. The gathering foot works best with medium to lightweight fabrics. It gives a neat finish and saves time. Commonly used for home decorating and clothing, this foot is a must-have for creating easy decorative pillows, modern peasant skirts and frilly dresses!
Please Note: To gather a single layer of fabric, the standard/grooved foot must be used as the gathering foot will not create the desired effect – it is used to gather and attach at the same time only.
On 8 thread machines
The gathering foot can also be used with a triple or wide coverstitch to gather a ruffle in from the edge of a fabric, or gathering a ruffle to ribbon etc.