five heirloom technique tutorials

Today it’s all about heirloom techniques. Here are five heirloom technique tutorials from our archives that will help you add pretty details to your sewing projects.

5 heirloom technique tutorials

1) Tucks
Learn about an heirloom technique called tucks and see how lovely they look on the Oliver + S Ice Cream Dress.

Tucks applied to the Oliver + S Ice Cream Dress

2) Smocked Pocket
Here is a tutorial on how to add smocking to the pockets of the Oliver + S Puppet Show Shorts.

Smocked Oliver + S Puppet Show Shorts smocked pocket

3) Entredeux and Pintucks
Liesl has a tutorial on two simple heirloom techniques you can add to many different sewing patterns to make it extra special: entredeux and pintucks.

4) Honeycomb Smocking
We’ve put together a Honeycomb Smocking Tutorial made on an Ice Cream Blouse.

Oliver + S Ice Cream Dress with honeycomb smocking

5) Hemstitching
We have a nice tutorial how to do hemstitching on the Liesl + Co. Weekend Getaway Blouse.

Liesl + Co. Weekend Getaway Blouse with hemstitching

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  1. JoAnn Horne

    I just wanted to say thank you for your wonderful Pinwheel Dress pattern. I have been sick and under a deadline to make one for tomorrow’s Harvest Festival at my grandaughter’s school. I made the mistake of putting the back opening on the front and was so upset as I only had just enough fabric to make one dress. But it came out great anyway. I modified the under ruffle so it was part of the tunic, instead of being part of the dress. I bias taped the front opening and put elastic loops to close the mistake I made with the opening. I would have liked to show you a pic of the finished top, but don’t see where to include it. Very pleased with my first time using this pattern.

  2. These add such a lovely detail and texture!

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