Blue smocking dots are available in two sizes,
Narrow 0.5 cm x 0.8 cm - narrow dots have 30 rows per sheet, Sheet size 24 cm x 115 cm (9" x 45")
Wide 0.6 cm x 1 cm - Wide dots have 24 rows per sheet sheet size 24 cm x 115 cm (9" x 45")
Blue Smocking dot transfers are a good contrast colour for light coloured fabrics
Wide dots are pleater compatible
Posted by carolyn on 25th Sep 2017
Although I have a pleater I still find uses for dots. I find it fiddly to manoeuvre fabric for a bishop yoke for example so being able to cut and spread dots is a practical solution.
I also use them if only the centre of a garment part is to be smocked. I have not had the patience to fiddle the needles into the material at the smocking start point and once pleated it's almost impossible to remove on either side even with a steam iron if I pleat the whole width and then remove the threads to just leave the centre part pleated.
Posted by Unknown on 15th Aug 2017
Very pleased to have found these, why oh why aren't then put in with the patterns.
Answer, because the Americans assume everybody has a pleater, sorry, but also because there are lots of sizes to choose from depending on your fabric.
Posted by Caryn on 7th Aug 2017
Exactly what I needed for my first ever smocked dress. Ironed on well and washed out easily in lukewarm water. I think I might try some closer together dots next time. It's hard to know what to buy when you haven't ever done any smocking, but I used blue wide and the dress looks wonderful! Will definitely be back for more. Very fast delivery too.
Posted by pauline on 4th Aug 2017
Bought the blue dots. Was unsure what I needed as I haven't done smocking for 35 years. Perfect for the job in hand. Ironed on to Liberty lawn cotton beautifully . Just completed a lovely little dress for my 8 month old granddaughter. Delighted. Will be back for more.
Posted by Liz on 27th Jun 2017
This is exactly what I was looking for. The quality is excellent and must have been dispatched very quickly because it arrived just a couple of days after I completed my order. Would recommend this seller and would definitely order from them again.