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Bias Chart
Smocking and Elastic Shirring Spacing Chart

 

Bias Chart

Cut Size Width of Fabric
  36" 38" 39" 42" 45" 48" 50" 52" 54" 56" 58" 60" 62"
1/2" 50 66 68 74 80 84 88 92 96 100 104 108 112
5/8" 38 55 56 60 64 68 72 75 78 81 84 87 90
3/4" 35 40 41 44 48 51 53 56 59 62 65 68 71
7/8" 32 37 38 41 44 47 49 51 53 55 57 59 61
15/16" 31 34 35 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56
1" 29 33 35 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56
1-1/16" 28 31 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52
1-1/8" 26 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 47 49 51
1-1/4" 24 27 29 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 47
1-3/8" 21 25 27 29 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45
1-1/2" 19 22 22 24 26 28 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
1-5/8" 18 21 21 23 25 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
1-3/4" 16 19 19 21 23 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32
1-7/8" 16 17 17 19 21 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
2" 15 17 17 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
2-1/8" 14 15 15 16 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
2-1/4" 13 15 15 16 17 19 20 20 21 22 23 24 25
2-3/8" 13 14 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 21 22 23
2-1/2" 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 20 20 21 22
2-5/8" 12 13 13 15 15 16 18 19 19 20 20 21 22
2-3/4" 11 12 12 14 14 15 16 17 17 18 18 19 20
2-7/8" 11 12 12 13 14 15 15 16 16 17 17 18 19
3" 10 11 11 12 13 14 14 15 16 17 17 18 19

Smocking and Elastic Shirring Spacing Chart

This chart will help you figure out how many rows of smocking or elastic shirring will fit on your garment:

  • Measure the section of your garment that requires smocking or elastic shirring.
  • Under the Smocking Space column find the row with the measurement value closest to the one on you got from your garment.
  • Under Needle Spacing locate your desired needle spacing column.
  • For example: let say I had 3" of smocking space on my garment. I look under the Smocking Space column and find 3". I desire to have a needle spacing of 3/8". I look where 3/8" needle spacing meets 3" of smocking space and I know that I can have up to 9 rows of smocking or elastic shirring. Also, I could request to have less rows of smocking or elastic shirring in my 3" space; e.g. 8, 5, or 2 rows of smocking or elastic shirring.
Smocking Space Needle Spacing
  15/16" 3/4" 9/16" ** 3/8" 3/16" *
3/16"         2
3/8"       2 3
9/16"     2   4
3/4"   2   3 5
15/16" 2       6
1-1/18"     3 4 7
1-5/16"         8
1-1/2"   3   5 9
1-11/16"     4   10
1-7/8" 3     6 11
2-1/16"         12
2-1/4"   4 5 7 13
2-7/16"         14
2-5/8"       8 15
2-13/16" 4   6   16
3"   5   9 17
3-3/16"         18
3-3/8"     7 10 19
3-9/16"         20
3-3/4" 5 6   11 21
3-15/16"     8   22
4-1/8"       12 23
4-5/16"         24
4-1/2"   7 9 13 25
4-11/16" 6       26
4-7/8"       14 27
5-1/16"     10   28
5-1/4"   8   15 29
5-7/16"         30
5-5/8" 7   11 16 31
5-13/16"         32
6"   9   17 33
6-3/16"     12   34
6-3/8"       18 35
6-9/16" 8       36
6-3/4"   10 13 19 37
6-15/16"         38
7-1/8"       20 39
7-5/16"     14   40
7-1/2" 9 11   21 41
7-11/16"         42
7-7/8"     15 22 43
8-1/16"         44
8-1/4"   12   23 45