Yo-Yos and Couching: Two Easy-to-Do Embellishment Techniques
Couching is simply sewing a heavy thread in place with a finer thread. Its a retro technique, too, that was originally done by hand, but it works beautifully by machine as well. I use a zigzag stitch to secure the heavy thread in place.
Smocking Tutorial for Beginners
Smocked Dress Tutorial - Melly Sews & other smocking
Tutorial for pleated A-line dresses, Project Run and Play: Sewing Friends: Marta from Do Guincho
Everything you need to know about Sewing Patterns Pinned from Love to Sew at Joann's .
origami -Original design by Nakamichi Tomoko - the book-Pattern magic vol 1