Smocking techniques

Sample of English hand smocking, smocking techniques workshop - Jane White Couture Tuition

This most traditional of hand sewing techniques has returned to the catwalk and children’s clothing! Book our online Smocking techniques workshop and discover the fabrics and embroidery stitches used.

Be warned, it’s addictive!

Smocking techniques:

  • Suitable fabrics
  • Drawing up the fabric
  • Embroidery threads
  • Hand embroidery stitches
  • The foundation and finishing row
  • English smocking
  • Mock smocking
  • American smocking

We have changed the format of our Sew Short Course programme in 2023 to make it more flexible for you. Instead of specific course dates you can now book any of the courses as a Sew Personal session or a shared Sewing Bee workshop. The session is limited to one or two sewers giving you lots of tutor time.

Course difficulty rating suitable for all levels of sewer

When I removed the draw threads it was like magic!