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Heirloom Sewing: Essential Techniques


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Add an air of elegance to any project with heirloom sewing techniques that recreate vintage French styles! Join former Martha Pullen Company designer Susan Stewart, who will begin by showing you how to choose the best fabric, pattern and lace for an authentic heirloom look. You'll start incorporating delicate details in your work as you discover how to sew lace to both lace and fabric. Continue adding classic touches with entredeux, scalloped lace edges, and shaped-lace heart and diamond embellishments. Want your projects to have perfect pintucks? Susan will show you techniques for stitched or released tucks and pintucks. And you'll learn how to sew her lovely triangle “shark's teeth” design! Expand your decorative possibilities as you work with Madeira appliqué and make exquisite cathedral lace windows. Plus, Susan will share the basic techniques for heirloom pleating and smocking.