Adding side panels to a smocked insert.
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.
A step by step video tutorial on how to clean your pleater
A history of where smocking came from and how it started.
The history of smocking from the 1800s until today.
Resources and an explanation of pleating fabric for smocking.
Step by step directions on how to read a smocking graph.
An explanation of how to center your smocking design.
A video tutorial on how to center a smocking design.
How to choose a fabric for your first smocking project.
Recommended sewing patterns to use for your first smocked garment.
How to alter a pattern to add a smocked insert.
Tips for picking floss colors for smocking on prints