So I was reading the thread posted by a member where she had gotten a surprise package and it was texture magic. I have seen the stuff before and new that it cost more than what I was willing to pay for a little fabric shrinkage! So... Suddenly the light bulb came on, it kinda scared me cause it doesn't shine very often but when it does watch out!
Anyways I have been making tubetop style swimsuit cover ups for a couple weeks now. I use elastic thread in my bobbin to shir the top of a beach towel. then I hit the shirred part with steam and it shrinks right up. My kids think I am amazing and can do....wait for it....MAGIC! lol
Anyways I took a square of fabric grew a grid on the back side of the fabric (wrong side oops) and then started sewing from the backside. only to realize duh, the elastic is going to show on the front of the fabric. ok. impravize, flip the fabric over and just start sewing a grid on the front so the elastic (in the bobbin) is now on the BACK of the fabric. I then shot it with steam and THIS is what happened!
My lines were sewn about 3/8 -1/2 inch apart. I think if I were going to do a large project this way I would space my lines out more. and definitely use a bigger piece of fabric. The only draw back to doing it THIS way is that the fabric begins to shrink as yoru sewing it. but with a little effort it all works out!
It looks kinda crappy cause my thread didn't match but it was just an experiment.
The fabric started out 5x5 shrunk down to about 3x3
The texture that it got.