Monday, August 9

Tutorial - Deco honeycomb tucks

This is how you can make this happen :


* On the backside of your fabric, trace evenly spaced parallel lines - Here every 2"
* Trace perpendicular lines with the same spacing
* To get started and check you like the spacing, at the grid intersection, pinch your fabric every other square, alternate for the next row
* If you are satisfied with the appearance it's time to start stitching each pinch 
Here I pinched 1/4" on either side of the lines
Depending of your fabric and the desired effect you will have to change the spacing

Here is a close-up of the result

See what I did with it in a future post !
Update - see the finished project here


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55 comments:

  1. Caroline,
    I just found your craft blog and it rocks. I'm just inching into sewing and I'm smitten with the honeycomb tucks. Stunning. And the up-cycled laundry basket--ridiculously cute.

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  2. Thank you Nike ! It took me a bit to figure out the trick for the honeycomb tucks but it turned out to be pretty easy so I had to share. Such a big wow factor even with simple fabrics.
    I'm one those few you allowed to follow TDHD and I love it! I tune in every week for your adventures. I had a good giggle with your last post and I'm thinking my daughter also needs a good splash in the puddles now!
    Have a fabulous week

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  3. ooh this looks like lots of fun! Not sure my sewing skills would be up to it but I would lov this in orange for a cushion in my bedroom! Oooh tempting! x

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  4. Oh wow...this is some serious talent!! It looks so amazing! Thank you so much for linking it up to Fabulous Friday Finds @ FrouFrouDecor!
    Have a terrific weekend
    ~Terrell~

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  5. Thanks for the tutorial! You've made it look so easy...time consuming maybe...but easy! LOL!
    I'd like to try this sometime! Thanks again!

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  6. That looks awesome! You made it look so easy- I'm going to have to try this.

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  7. Lovely! Love how it turned out, too!
    Lisa

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  8. I love how this turned out. I use this technique on pillows for great texture and interest, without using expensive fabrics.

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  9. WOW that is really neat! I love the style and look of it!

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  10. Great job and great tutorial. Thanks! I am definately going to try this on some pillows and maybe a lampshade, too.

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  11. I'm so thankful you did this post!!! I really like the look and just couldn't figure it out!! It's wonderful!

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  12. I really like this. I will try doing it. Thanks for the directions and for sharing.

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  13. Very nice! The honeycomb pattern is so beautiful. And yes, those stretchy fabrics can make sewing anything (even a straight line) a pain! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  14. Oh wow I'm feeling so energized by all these wonderful compliments!! My goal was to show everyone how easy it is to get that expensive designer look. It looks like it's a home run. Thank you everybody for your feedback and I hope you have fun and success trying this project. I would love for you to show what you did with it too and you want me to, I'll showcase your creations in a future post!!

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  15. ooooohhhhh! Soooo pretty! This is absolutly wonderful! I love how your pillow turned out!

    Thanks for linking up at www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

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  16. Great tutorial- love the texture it adds to the pillow case!

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  17. Wow, this is pretty intense. It turned out beautifully.

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  18. Great tutorial! Love your blog, I'm going to check it out more.

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  19. That's so cool! It looks great! Thanks for showing us this awesome tip!!
    Visiting from justsewsassy.com

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  20. Thanks so much for the tutorial. The pillow looks amazing. I'm going to have to give this a try.

    http://boyohboyohboycrafts.blogspot.com

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  21. This is gorgeous and you make it look so easy! I need to try this one day!

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  22. Great post! I just love this look!

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  23. This turned out gorgeous! I love it!

    ...visiting from Sassy Sites! I'm a new follower! Come by and say HI! I love your blog! It's such a SASSY site! :)

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  24. What a lovely design. I'm so excited to see how you did this. If you don't mind, I'll be linking it up to my Sewing 101 archive.
    You can find the link here:

    Sewing 101 Sewing Tips Roundup

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  25. Oh wow! SO pretty! Thanks for sharing your project at Anything Related! ~Bridgette

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  26. Gorgeous! Our bedding has that same pleating & I LOVE it... thanks for the tutorial!

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  27. Wow! I can't wait to try this.

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  28. Great tutorial. Its such a pretty look.

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  29. Caroline,
    Thanks for sharing this tutorial!! I never knew how ppl did that. Awesome! Thanks for leaving me a link on FB :)
    happy crafting!
    Linda

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  30. That looks really really ridiculously good!

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  31. hey there, just wanted to let you know i featured your tutorial today!
    best wishes,
    Linda

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  32. What an awesome tutorial--turned out great, thanks for sharing.

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  33. Featured on Craftaholic Anonymous!! I'm in heaven :)
    Thank you Linda!

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  34. Love that look! Great tutorial! Thanks!

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  35. this is great! i'm definitely bookmarking this! thanks for sharing!

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  36. You did a great job. Thanks for the instructions. I have always wanted to make one of these.

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  37. It looks very pretty. Thank you for the tutorial.

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  38. LOVE this & SO easy!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  39. Looks great! So you sewed by hand, or with a machine each of the pinches? Love the pillow color too :) Nice work

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  40. Thanks for this - I didn't know how to do these and I was wondering if you handstitched the pinches too. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

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  41. Again a big thank you for all the positive feedback! I wish I could have responded to all individually but with a full time job things have been a bit crazy trying to keep up with posting already. I'm getting organized and I'll be better at it I promise. In response to your question, yes I hand stitched all the pinches, while watching a movie. It really doesn't take that much time though. I found the most time consuming part was to draw the grid.

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  42. I love this!

    I featured you here:
    http://firefliesandjellybeans.blogspot.com/2008/08/sunday-spotlight-soys-41-favorites.html

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  43. Oh my goodness this is darling! Thanks for the tutorial. Would you please come link this project (and any future projects you do ) to your tuesday fabric linky party? we are at quiltstory.blogspot.com hope to see you. So cute!

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  44. Thank you for the invitation! I just linked up

    Caroline

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  45. Thanks again for linking up. Seriously amazing!!

    Hope to see you next week :)

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  46. Hello Caroline, what a great idea, I m in love of cushions and yours is outclass, its amazing, I want to feature on my blog, can I? you will be the first one.. I am bit new on blogging, please try to check mine and tell me can I link up you...

    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/

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  47. awesome!- so simple and easy,I imagined it much harder when I saw pillows and cushions in the stores!-
    thank you!

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  48. That's so beautiful!! I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-create-honeycomb-tucks/2010/09/13/

    --Anne

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  49. The honeycomb tucks would look amazing on a valance! Thank you for sharing this wonderful technique!
    JR Nuerge
    Eco-friendly+Eco-nomical=Eco-fabulous!
    www.jrnuerge.com

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  50. I love how this turned out! I took a stab at it, and made a post about it. Come check it out! And grab a Feature button while you're at it!
    http://thecraftymamablog.blogspot.com/2010/11/fancy-pillow-part-1.html

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  51. This looks awesome, but also very time consuming. Kudos to you for the patience.

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  52. I just love your blog, and specially the pillows, the white one rocks, and the brown one is awesome, I tried to get my ruffler working, and I am having a problem it but I will be following your work you are awesome

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  53. This is the best post I have found all month, maybe all year! I have a shirt that looks like this honeycomb texture, and I was wondering if there was a way I could make my own shirts into something similar. Well, you have given me a great tutorial on how to make my own. Thanks so much!

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