Preethi from WIDI shows her favorite method for gathering fabric, which uses three rows of basting stitches. Two rows of basting stitches are in the seam allowance, and the third is just on the other side of the seam line. The third row of stitches helps keep the gathers from pushing flat while they’re being sewn. This extra row of basting stitches requires a little bit more effort, but the prettier gathers are worth it. Get the tutorial at WIDI.
[photo from WIDI]