Stephanie Hung of The Crafts Dept. ( suggests smocking on gingham for beginners. She says,

The squares in the gingham pattern act as sewing guides so you can make perfectly spaced stitches.  As the thread makes knots in the front, it floats between the squares in the back of the fabric.

See more, and get a free template and instructions, at Stephanie’s post.

By Denise Felton


3 Comments so far

  1. sam on October 3, 2011 10:26 am

    wow great.. Very useful site.must watch

  2. Elisa Beck on January 13, 2012 9:17 pm

    My grandmother died about 20 years ago but always used to make pillows like this. I never thought I would ever see the pattern of how to do it. Thanks, this brings back some great memories…

  3. magda on February 16, 2013 9:19 am

    hola!! por favor me puedas ayudar.con este proyecto.

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