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Seamless Pleating Method I am going to cover two methods of seamless pleating. I have used simple batiste because it was on my cutting t. Smocking Plates, Smocking Patterns, Sewing Patterns, Skirt Patterns, Coat Patterns, Blouse Patterns, Sewing Hacks, Sewing Tutorials, Sewing Crafts

Seamless Pleating Tutorial

Seamless Pleating Method #1 I am going to cover two methods of seamless pleating. I have used simple batiste because it was on my cutting table. And serendipitously there were two colors. At first I thought that would be a pain and then realized it was perfect. So it is two colors so you can better see where the seam would occur. Seamless pleating can be used anywhere you need to combine two pieces of fabric and don't want the bulk or worse the "bump" of the seam to show for example a bishop…

Why is Anna smiling? Because after months and months of planning, discussing, writing, and proofreading, the "Beginning Smocking Book" is f. Sewing Hacks, Sewing Tutorials, Sewing Crafts, Sewing Projects, Sewing Tips, Sewing Ideas, Smocking Plates, Smocking Patterns, Sewing Patterns

Creations By Michie` Blog

For the next few blogs I will cover several smocking tips. One term that you need to be familiar with when picture smocking is "back smocking." This is done on the wrong side of the pleated inset, and is nothing more than a cable stitch using two strands of floss to match the fabric. Most smocking designs will tell which rows to back smock, but when in doubt it will always be the pleated rows that will not be held in place with smocking on the right side of the fabric. When smocking the…

 This is part 2 of my pleating and smocking tutorial. Part which explains how to hand-pleat fabric, can be found here. Smocking is very simple once you get a few basic rules straight. Smocking Plates, Smocking Patterns, Dress Patterns, Sewing Patterns, Coat Patterns, Techniques Couture, Sewing Techniques, Sewing For Kids, Baby Sewing

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An example of smocking from the book Educational Needlecraft - I had to make a smocked baby dress as part of my Textiles & Design course. Smocking Plates, Smocking Patterns, Sewing Patterns, Dress Patterns, Apron Patterns, Embroidery Stitches, Embroidery Patterns, Hand Embroidery, Sewing Hacks

The gathered apron

There are plenty of period examples of the gathered apron. I especially like the women in the Luttrell Psalter, like this one. The Lutrell Psalter can be viewed on British Library Image Online, a g…

Previous Pinner said I am still super busy but I wanted to show you something that helps me save time. My Pleater Thread Box. To make one of your own you wil. Smocking Plates, Smocking Patterns, Dress Sewing Patterns, Skirt Patterns, Coat Patterns, Blouse Patterns, Sewing Coat, Hand Sewing, Sewing Hacks

Pleater Thread Box

I am still super busy but I wanted to show you something that helps me save time. My Pleater Thread Box. To make one of your own you will need: Plastic thread box that will hold at least 24 large spools of thread. Thread box need to be wide enough for your pleater to sit on. 1 inch wide sticky back Velcro spools of quilting thread (this will be your biggest expense) Ice pick Gas stove ( if you don't have one find a friend that does) On the hinge side of the plastic thread box measure up…

Sewing Pillows There seems to be quite a few new smockers (is that a word?)out in the sewing world, and they always have questions about pleaters and how. Smocking Baby, Smocking Plates, Smocking Patterns, Dress Sewing Patterns, Skirt Patterns, Coat Patterns, Blouse Patterns, Sewing Basics, Sewing For Beginners

pleater anatomy

There seems to be quite a few new smockers (is that a word?)out in the sewing world, and they always have questions about pleaters and how...

Learn how to sew smocking by machine with this technique guide by Lorna Knight. Smocking Baby, Smocking Plates, Smocking Patterns, Hand Embroidery Patterns, Embroidery Stitches, Sewing Hacks, Sewing Tutorials, Sewing Tips, Hand Smocking Tutorial

Machine Smocking Tutorial - The Sewing Directory

Learn how to do smocking on your sewing machine with this expert guide from Lorna Knight.

Medieval Silkwork: Smocked apron finished - smocking by hand Sewing Hacks, Sewing Tutorials, Sewing Patterns, Sewing Tips, Fabric Crafts, Sewing Crafts, Sewing Projects, Techniques Couture, Sewing Techniques

Smocked apron finished

Finally, I've finished my smocked apron:-). I've already worn it during the Medieval Week in Visby, but I haven't got pictures of me wearing...

Smocking by Janet: Changing a needle while pleating Smocking Baby, Smocking Plates, Smocking Patterns, Girl Dress Patterns, Skirt Patterns, Coat Patterns, Blouse Patterns, Sewing Patterns, Punto Smok

Pleater Board DIY

Not all of us have the good fortune to have or know how to effectively use this glorious pleat machine aka smocking machine to make pleats. As much as I dearly wanted one It was just not practical for the pleats I needed to make for my wedding dress. I still wanted them to be pristine and even. Then a friend suggested using a pleat board and DING DING DING we had a winner. The other wonderful thing about this Idea is that it is something that I am capable of making on my own. Essentially for…

Folk Embroidery Tutorial Ney Ney's Nest: "Spring Smock-Along"-Picture Smocking Part 1 Baby Sewing Projects, Sewing Patterns For Kids, Dress Sewing Patterns, Sewing Hacks, Sewing Tutorials, Skirt Patterns, Dress Tutorials, Coat Patterns, Blouse Patterns

"Spring Smock-Along"-Picture Smocking Part 1

Ney Ney's Nest: "Spring Smock-Along"-Picture Smocking Part 1

Broder les smocks - 1 - pour commencer - Smichkine Smocking, Baby Frocks Designs, Sewing For Kids, Sewing Ideas, Frock Design, Heirloom Sewing, Hand Knitting, Hand Sewing, Sewing Crafts

Broder les smocks - 1 - pour commencer - Smichkine

Vous êtes plusieurs à me l'avoir demandé, plusieurs aussi à penser que c'est une technique fastidieuse et compliquée.....alors que non J'ai...

There are a few ways to pleat fabric for smocking, but the easiest and fastest way is by using a smocking pleater. My previous post was all . Sewing Hacks, Sewing Tutorials, Sewing Projects, Sewing Tips, Hardanger Embroidery, Hand Embroidery, Canadian Smocking, Smocking Patterns, Pleated Fabric

pleating 101

There are a few ways to pleat fabric for smocking, but the easiest and fastest way is by using a smocking pleater. My previous post was all ...

The Original Perfect Pleater™ makes pleating fabric easy. Before pleating, relax the Perfect Pleater by rolling it back against itself to open up the louvers. Then tuck your fabric into the louvers on the Perfect Pleater and press to set pleats. Sewing Box, Sewing Tools, Sewing Hacks, Sewing Crafts, Sewing Projects, Smocking Patterns, Dress Sewing Patterns, Pattern Cutting, Pattern Making

Fun with Pleating Using the Perfect Pleater | LoveBug Studios

For years, I have been making pleats by hand; marking off the length, folding and pressing. They always come out a little wonky, but I didn't know there was another way. Until now.