The Canadian Smocking Matrix Design is a unique and popular way of creating smocking patterns. It is created by first creating a grid of horizontal and vertical lines on a piece of fabric. Then, the fabric is gathered along the lines to create the desired pattern. This method is often used to create intricate and … Continue reading "How To Do Canadian Smocking Matrix Design"
I have sewn tons of garments for my daughter, from teeny tiny rompers to delicate bonnets, but there’s one thing I had yet to tackle: a classic smocked dress. I have always wanted to try my hand at smocking but was too intimidated by all the tiny pleats and miniscule stitches to actually give it
Texturizing fabric can be a fun and easy way to add a lot of interest to your next quilting project. Heather Thomas reveals four simple methods for texturizing the fabric for your quilt. See what materials and tools you will need. Find out how easy it is to exercise these techniques.