How to Make Loops in Soutache Braid
In the current issue of Threads, you'll find great ideas on how to use the many and varied trims that are available today. One of the trims that can be found on many holiday decorations and garments is soutache.
Soutache is a narrow braid woven into a herringbone pattern around two strands of piping inside the braid. It comes in lots of colors and fibers. It’s used to create decorative details on garments and is often applied in intricate looped motifs. Creating the loops can be a little tricky, but with this tip, your loops will lie perfectly flat.
Care: Soutache is available in a variety of fiber types. Follow the manufacturer’s care instructions.
For more tips and tricks on working with trims, check out "All the Trimmings" by Carol Zentgraf in Threads issue #146.
Posted on Nov 18th, 2009 in sewing, tips & tricks, embellishments, trim, embellishment, adorn, soutache