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Soutache Basics Part 1

Learn to Curve Soutache Around Beads
designed byArtbeads
Skill LevelBeginner
TechniqueSoutache
Time4-6 hours
From military uniforms to haute couture creations, soutache creates amazing texture in looks. Get started with the basics here and then move on to part 2 to learn the rest.
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Soutache has been around for a long time, especially in the world of fashion. From military uniforms to haute couture creations, soutache creates amazing texture in looks. It has just recently made a splash in the world of jewelry with the renewed interest in adornments embroidered from beads and soutache. Soutache is a flat braid with a groove down its center, made of two rows of cording wrapped in rayon. It is added to designs stacked in layers - the edges of the braid are what are visible in the design and they are often sewn on around beads or cabochons. This tutorial will get you started with the basics of working with soutache. Check out our second soutache tutorial to continue to learn about the techniques used when working with this unique material.

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