SewNso's Sewing Journal: {Smocked Socks}

Earlier this week, I had a journal entry about something sweet for baby& feet . In one of my photo& was a pair of smocked socks and I had .

Index for smocking plates in back issues of Sew Beautiful magazine.

Index for smocking plates in back issues of Sew Beautiful magazine. There are soooo many smocking designs on this site.

Do you have trouble keeping the edge of the fabric straight going through the pleater? You can insert a long pin down through the rollers to serve as a guide. Wiggle it until it slips all the way down. It really works!

Do you have trouble keeping the edge of the fabric straight going through the pleater? You can insert a long pin down through the rollers to serve as a guide.

SewNso's Sewing Journal: pleating 101

There are a few ways to pleat fabric for smocking, but the easiest and fastest way is by using a smocking pleater. My previous post was all .

How to use a smocking in the hoop design

How to use a Smocking in the Hoop design

I only took one picture of the smocking step when I learned how to smock in the embroidery hoop, but I think words will explain the rest of the process well enough for you to play around with it.

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