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I have a book full of fabric manipulation techniques that I've been too scared to try, but I think an accent piece like this might be doable...

I have a book full of fabric manipulation techniques that I've been too scared to try, but I think an accent piece like this might be doable...

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Fabric manipulation swatches using gathering to create different texture and surface effects - creative sewing; textile techniques

Fabric manipulation swatches using gathering to create different texture and surface effects - creative sewing; textile techniques

Learn unique techniques that will enhance your next quilt! These vintage sewing techniques will raise the surface of your quilt and truly impress. We'll learn heirloom smocking techniques, tucking...

Learn unique techniques that will enhance your next quilt! These vintage sewing techniques will raise the surface of your quilt and truly impress. We'll learn heirloom smocking techniques, tucking...

Several different ways to decorate and finish knit fabric.  Needs translation, but some nice ideas.

Several different ways to decorate and finish knit fabric. Needs translation, but some nice ideas.

origami instructions for fabric manipulations - Google Search

Декор от кутюр: рассматриваем детально. Часть 2

origami instructions for fabric manipulations - Google Search

This technique looks confusing, but is not difficult to sew. These alternating pleats are just created by marking pleats at the top, and the bottom. The pleats at the bottom should be marked directly in between the marked top pleats. When you sew the pleats, it looks like the fabric is folded in on itself and intertwined together.

Block 1: twisted pleats – Textured 4-patch quilt

This technique looks confusing, but is not difficult to sew. These alternating pleats are just created by marking pleats at the top, and the bottom. The pleats at the bottom should be marked directly in between the marked top pleats. When you sew the pleats, it looks like the fabric is folded in on itself and intertwined together.

Use unexpected details to create interest.

Use unexpected details to create interest.

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http://mypatchwork.wordpress.com/2014/07/26/41-fabric-manipulation-tutorials/

41 fabric manipulation tutorials

http://mypatchwork.wordpress.com/2014/07/26/41-fabric-manipulation-tutorials/

i think this is so cool and super-classy! Fabric manipulation | Origami shirt, tie knot but no tie :) . . .

i think this is so cool and super-classy! Fabric manipulation | Origami shirt, tie knot but no tie :) . . .

DIY fabric manipulation (Kenneth King had an article on a similar technique in Threads, iirc. He did it with ribbon. - Matti)

DIY fabric manipulation (Kenneth King had an article on a similar technique in Threads, iirc. He did it with ribbon. - Matti)

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BRANCO & PRETO, gorgeous!

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Draping on the stand - bodice design with pleated structure to accentuate the bust & waist - fabric manipulation; fashion design; couture techniques

Working on the stand (pleating/gathers)

Draping on the stand - bodice design with pleated structure to accentuate the bust & waist - fabric manipulation; fashion design; couture techniques

Distressed Textiles Design - stitched layers of fabric, with irregular cuts to reveal the layers & textures beneath - wadded quilting; fabric manipulation techniques // Daniela Maschera

Distressed Textiles Design - stitched layers of fabric, with irregular cuts to reveal the layers & textures beneath - wadded quilting; fabric manipulation techniques // Daniela Maschera

Tuck & Fold - fabric manipulation sample with contrasting stitch detail; textured wave patterns with fabric; creative sewing techniques #textiles

Tuck & Fold - fabric manipulation sample with contrasting stitch detail; textured wave patterns with fabric; creative sewing techniques #textiles