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Canadian Smocking – Tutorial 14 (Bones)

This is the fourteenth tutorial in this series of Canadian smocking tutorials. Today we will be stitching the bones design.

Tips, tricks and general instructions for Canadian smocking can be found here. If you are new to smocking, reading that blog post first might be helpful.

Canadian smocking tutorial - Bones design - step by step pictures and graph

Here is the graph for the bones pattern. This is quite similar to the waves pattern.

Canadian smocking tutorial - Bones design - step by step pictures and graph

The grid has squares that are 1 inch tall and 1 inch wide. The grid and pattern are drawn on the back side of the fabric.

The ends of the diagonal lines are tied together.

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Come back to A and pull tight and add a knot. This will cause the fabric to form a diagonal fold.

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Work in progress.

In this pattern, the back side looks pretty too.

Canadian smocking tutorial - Bones design - step by step pictures and graph

Canadian smocking tutorial - Bones design - step by step pictures and graph

Length and width of the fabric required

This smocking pattern does not require a lot of cloth. The smocked piece was 30% lesser than the height and width of the  original fabric. Don’t forget to add 5 inches on all 4 sides

Completed look.
Canadian smocking tutorial - Bones design - step by step pictures and graph


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