Saturday, 11 April 2015

hand smocking

Hand smocking pattern 1

smocking is a kind of fabric manipulation.... a technique used to gather fabric over pleats to embellish the item...this is a decorative needlework with no limits..
here is a simple pattern for beginners... i 've used this pattern on my daughters frock.. sorry for the little imperfection.....

this is the smocking pattern

 initially , mark pattern on the reverse side of the fabric with equal intervals...... i've used 1 inch interval

 for your convenience i  made markings ...
 join 1 and 2 with needle and thread.... knot it
 without tightening 2 and 3  ... join 3 and 4
 complete each parallel columns

finally, your fabric appears like this on the front side