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Smocking A Honeycomb Texture

Smocking A Honeycomb Texture
I really love how this smocked honeycomb texture adds elegance to any garment. You can use it just for decoration, but also to reduce width when you're making a waistband in a straight loose dress for example. I still plan to do that :-). The amount of fabric you need is twice the length your final piece needs to have.

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Lattice (Canadian) Smocking So here comes a tutorial on how to do lattice smocking, the smock on the left in this picture. Just as in honeycomb smocking one have a net of dots on the fabric, this time we are marking them out on the backside of the fabric. To make it simple we also mark out how we are going to gather the dots this time. In this kind of smocking we are working from the back, so the result will not be visible unless you turn your work over. It is also hard to see how it looks until you have made a few rows. Like this. Make An Easy Patttern For Gathered Fabric Items Alright, as promised here is a "making a gathered pattern tutorial." I hope at least someone finds it useful! For the tutorial, the pictures come first, and then the explanation. 1. Draw out what you'd like your bag to look like. I always just use whatever scraps I find on the floor, but you can use a fancy notebook if you'd like!

Make Your Own Damn Bras I got sick of waiting to go to Spotlight to buy a good bra pattern, I decided to DIY! This is good if you do not have a very large bust. I'm a 12C-ish, and this tutorial shows you how to make a basic padded bra. You can easily add underwiring, which - when I get some - I will add to this tute on how to put that in as well. Sewing married to a bmw Free Sewing Patterns: Sewing 06. February 2009 · 1 comment · Categories: Sewing Back to Free Sewing Patterns Square Deal Pincushion by Heather Bailey (sewn here ) Stickin' it to the Pincushion by Weighted Pincushion Organizer by Elizabeth Hartman for Sew, Mama, Sew!

Baby Gifts: Pretty Bird Binky 'Leash' & Carry Bag Summer seems like the prefect time to pull up some projects that will make the most of all those pretty pieces in your scrap bag, bin or box. This week's ScrapBusters Series brings you five great little-bit-o-fabric ideas, starting with today's perfect baby gift bundle of two binkys on their own little leashes and a matching drawstring carry bag. This project is at the very Tip-Top of the Cutie-Pie Ranking & Rave Scale. For those of you unfamiliar with the C.P.R.R.S., a project's ranking consists of the combined number and volume of "Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhs" generated at baby showers.

Gather A Ruffle Without Pulling A Thread I enjoy using center-gathered strips to use as a ruffle embellishment (often called a "Euro-Ruffle"). The ruffled strip on the top pictured above is for my little friend Julianna, age 3, but I have used this same technique with narrow ruffles around necklines or sleeves on adult garments. The ways to use this embellishment are limited only by your imagination. In this tutorial, I will show you how to make a center ruffled strip, without having to pull any gathering threads! You can click each photo to enlarge it, then click the << BACK button of your browser to return to this page. First, start with a strip of woven or knit fabric.

beltmaking 101 Finally–the long-awaited beltmaking tutorial! way I make my fabric-covered belts has been learned from a mix of trial-and-error and vintage manuals. The supplies are simple, and making a simple pass-through belt is quite easy. I have, however, included instructions for how to add a pronged buckle to a belt and add eyelets. Miscellaneous married to a bmw Free Sewing Patterns: Miscellaneous 06. December 2008 · Write a comment · Categories: Sewing Back to Free Sewing Patterns Share this: Silk Lotus Flower The silk lotus flower is easy to construct, but looks very luxurious. You can make it in any size, but pick fabrics that tend to be stiff, like silk taffeta or dupione. You can singe the edges of the petals with a flame, or just leave the cut edges raw.

The Art Of Smocking: How To Guide Examples Of Smocking Of peasant origin, smocking is a decorative means of gathering a wide piece of material into a required measurement. The word “smock” comes from the Anglo Saxon–smoce–meaning a shift or shirt, and from early Saxon days men working in the fields wore these loose fitting tunic-like garments. Later on the gathered portions were decorated or “smocked” with embroidered patterns and the designs had various motifs introduced into them which indicated the occupation of the wearer. Woodmen had trees and leaves; wheelwrights, wheels; and shepherds crooks and hearts. How to create a hand rolled hem Hand rolled hems are so lovely, and with a little practice and a few tricks, quite easy to do (if a bit time consuming). Begin by machine stitching 1/4″ from the edge along the entire edge. Press the stitching flat.

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