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Smocking

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Learn unique techniques that will enhance your next quilt! These vintage sewing techniques will raise the surface of your quilt and truly impress. We'll learn heirloom smocking techniques, tucking...

Learn unique techniques that will enhance your next quilt! These vintage sewing techniques will raise the surface of your quilt and truly impress. We’ll learn heirloom smocking techniques, t…

Free vintage patterns including sewing, embroidery, cross stitch, knitting and crochet; 1930s reproduction quilt fabric, quilting and crafting.

Free vintage patterns including sewing, embroidery, cross stitch, knitting and crochet; 1930s reproduction quilt fabric, quilting and crafting.

Pleated Embroidered (Smocked) Apron. A very detailed tutorial.  Beautiful results. Can't wait to try this!

First, I finally got the fabric I’m going to use for the side-laced cotte dyed!! I love the color! I was thinking it would be a bit more blue-ish, but I am pleasantly surprised by the results…

SMOCKING | How to Do Smocking the Easy Way | TREASURIE

Learn how to do smocking with easy photos and instructions. Learn pleating for smocking & embroidery stitches. Easy tutorial for beginners.

Contemporary Smocking Techniques

Tightly pulled vertical smocking. Image via Trans.lu.cent» Smocking is a fabric manipulation technique that is generally created by using hand stitching to create areas of tension and release in the fabric. This results in very sculptural

Bottega-Venta-Smocked-Dress, I used this stitch a while back for a baby's dress, it is pretty

Lately, I’ve become obsessed with smocking. Not the old school style, but newer approaches.

Robe classique chic pour petites filles sages.

French style classic smocked dresses & daily chic outfits for children. High quality, timeless, handmade clothing for girls from 3m to 12y & for baby boys.

Sample: Beaded smocking. Never knew about this, but might be awesome on the right dress!

When I first saw smocking and shirring it didn't feel like my cup of tea. Too cutesy, too time-consumer (yes, I know I work with time-consuming techniques like seedbeading and embroidery all the time), too traditional, too often done on boring white cotton to make sugar-sweet toddler clothes with pastel embroidery. I could go on, but I think you get the gist... But since rekindling the love of hand embroidery -- via bead embroidery -- I've spent a lot of time contemplating what it is I want…

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