Couching a strand of pearls – SINGER 6550-WORKBOOK Scholastic User Manual
Couching a Strand of Pearls
Couching is a term for sewing over trims, such as cord, ribbon or a strand
of pearls. The stitch may or may not penetrate the cord it stitches over,
depending on the desired effect. A Zigzag stitch or a wide decorative
stitch are excellent choices for this technique.
Adjust according to size of pearls
3 or 4
Strand of pearls
Felt or stabilized woven fabric
Lay pearls or other couching trim on top of fabric.
Stitch, adjusting width to ensure the stitch slightly encases the trim as