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Smocking Basics 101
Smocking Basics 101

Sat, Feb 03


Sew Magarbo

Smocking Basics 101

A beginner class for those who want to learn how to smock.

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Time & Location

Feb 03, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Sew Magarbo, 44933 George Washington Blvd #130-135, Ashburn, VA 20147, USA

About the event

Learn how to smock in this beginner class aimed at teaching the basics of smocking. Students will learn the basics of smocking while creating a handmade heart that can be used as a hanging decoration, or as a fragrant sachet.

What is smocking? Smocking is an age-old textile embellishment technique that involves gathering fabric in a pattern to create a textured and decorative surface. The gathered fabric creates dimension, adding a tactile and visual appeal to garments and accessories. Smocking is used to create pleats on shirts, dresses, and skirts and is most recognizable as a  decorative touch to children's clothes. This beautiful decorative stitch can also be added to a variety of projects, adding a special handmade touch. 

This class is designed for beginners, and is the first step in learning how to smock. Students will leave class with a smocked heart-shaped sachet.

Skills Taught:

  • Basic Smocking 
  • How to trace a pattern
  • Sewing curves using a sewing machine 
  • How to read a smocking pattern
  • Understanding beginning smocking concepts
  • How to prepare fabric by pleating & basting


Saturday, February 3, 2024; 1:00-3:00pm


Everything needed to complete the project is included! 


Beginner -> refer to skill level guide

INSTRUCTOR: Ms. Della of Instagram Della.Sews

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