Collection: Aqua

Trim made with the middle (mid) gather series is the quickest trim to create in the entire textiles7 shortcut range. The distinct quality of the mid-gather trim is the placement of the gather stitches between two edges, ie exactly in the middle, or near the middle of the trim. The mid-gather stitch lines include curves and zigzags (indicated by slots and holes in the shortcuts), once these stitches are sewn in place, and drawn up with gather, they distort and buckle the fabric edges - resulting in the outside straight fabric edge to change into a new silhouette.

Pivoting, zigzag, and straight stitching are the most utilised techniques when creating mid-gather trim and is therefore suitable for all skill levels (beginner to accomplished).

The mid-gather trim is intended to sit on top of a fabric surface, the gather line is used as a guide and directly sewn over with a tight secure stitch to hold the trim firmly in place.

Each Mid-gather shortcut includes:

- 20mm joining seam allowance on each shortcut end.

- 4mm seam allowance for edges to be treated with a simple zigzag finish. (Other finish options may include serger/overlocked, rolled edge)

- All mid-gather shortcuts create a repeated and defined fabric edge when lined up along the grainline. However, each shortcut also indicates the bias, resulting in an unstructured scattered edge for a different overall effect.

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