Smocked Necklace
Intermediate | 1 hour 15 min
Prep and Practice
Make Necklace
Finish Necklace
Learn the classic art of hand smocking as you make a beautifully textured statement necklace. The scale of this project makes a perfect introduction to this rewarding technique. The overall effect is clean and symmetrical – while also organic and dramatic.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • gingham fabric for practice
  • lightweight fabric for actual necklace (lighter than quilting cotton)
  • coordinating thread
  • contrasting thread for pleats
  • hand quilting thread
  • embroidery needle
  • thimble
  • embroidery floss in contrasting color to fabric
  • seed beads (optional)
  • small ruler
  • embroidery snips
  • fabric scissors
  • fabric marker or chalk
  • ribbon or jewelry chain with clasp
  • wire cutter
  • sewing pins
Learn how to:
  • Hand pleating fabric
  • Adding beads to smocking
  • Smocking patterns
What you’ll get:
  • An easy-to-follow lesson on how to make a smocked necklace
  • 8 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from expert artist Liesl Gibson
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
113 users recommended this class to a friend
Anne Shields
I have been asked to teach this to the Needlework Guild I belong to. Your class was clear, concise generally well presented. When the work is completed, I will send photos of the completed articles..
More than 3 months ago
Pamela Ecker
The class was fascinating and fun to watch and do. There are some areas in the video though that went blurry at key moments, that had me going back to re-examine what was done. I realize it’s a very difficult angle to try and photograph and with such close-up views. I will be trying out some more brightly patterned fabrics, perhaps some dyed organza. Before this video I had no idea that smocking was such an art.
More than 3 months ago
Ritu Dua
I’ve been seeing these beautiful smocked necklaces on Pinterest and now I’ve learnt to make them!!! Fabulous!!
More than 3 months ago