Ask: 5/23/11

What's the one type of embellishment technique that you want to learn/give a try?


Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.


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  1. I’ve been wanting to learn embroidery. Too bad the book I ordered won’t be in until after this challenge! This week I’ll be trying piping.

  2. I would love to learn tatting. Mum and I had a go at it when I was young and I would love to have another go.

  3. I have been thinking of learning smocking. I even took out a book from the library, but I am too scared to try.

  4. I’d say ruffling…I’d really like to speed up my gathering techniques on the sewing machine and all this hand gathering is so not RTW.

  5. embroidery or piping for sure :)

  6. All of them?
    I really want to add my own tatted or crocheted laces to something.
    And I really want to smock my daughter a dress.
    I LOVE embroidery- I used to add it to my clothes when I was in school :)

  7. embroidery, piping, crochet trims or inserts

  8. I don’t know if buttons are an embellishment but if they are I would love to learn to make button holes. I really feel limited in what I can make since I can’t make them. I just don’t get how it is done.

  9. It sounds so simple, but: topstitching. Also couched cording.

  10. Blackwork embroidery! When I was last in London, I saw a 17th century linen shirt covered in blackwork embroidery. It was stunning!