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Smocking: The Basics
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A history of where smocking came from and how it started.
Learn how to smock by making a Christmas Ornament or insert for a garment! This course will take you step by step through picking and prepping your fabric, all the basic smocking stitches, and finally constructing the ornament.
video tutorial on how to add a smocked insert to a pattern.
A video tutorial on the best needles to use for smocking.
A video tutorial on how to block a bishop neckline for smocking.
Pleating a bishop seamlessly avoids lumps from the seams & broken pleater needles.
Pleater recommendations and video on how to pleat woven fabric.
3 Situations when you might want to hand pleat and a tutorial showing how.
Step by step directions on how to read a smocking graph.
An explanation of how to center your smocking design.
How to choose a fabric for your first smocking project.
Recommended sewing patterns to use for your first smocked garment.
A step by step video tutorial on how to clean your pleater
Tips for picking floss colors for smocking on prints
Adding side panels to a smocked insert.
The History of Picture Smocking.