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Video: How to Make Pleated Trim from Petersham

Threads magazine - 184 - April/May 2016 Issue

Evamarie Gomez and Stephani Miller; Videographers: Gary Junken and Jeff Roos

Petersham ribbon, a couture mainstay, has many sewing uses and one of them is as an embellishment. It would make a beautiful trim on an garment edge, such as a neckline. Watch this Threads Essential Techniques video to learn how to create this style of pleated trim. Be sure to read Threads #184 (April/May 2016), for couture expert and contributing editor Susan Khalje’s 18 creative uses for petersham.

How to Shape Petersham to a Curve

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Also, don’t miss our video tutorial on how to shape petersham ribbon to a curve.

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  1. doreet November 25th

    YES, I have needs to trim a old dark brown fuzzy coat,i wear all winter,to brighten it with some kind of trim.--gold braid,color,not sure how to do it.Got advice on "how to brighten up that dark brown winter coat ."?its just that basic polyester-fabric, maybe recycled from plastic bags..its very warm,but BORING-DULL-DARK--BEAR-LIKE. any thoughts? thanks!!

  2. HollyJo February 23rd

    Wow... gorgeous detail. Looks like a lot of work, though.

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