See also Ornament (music).

In sewing and crafts an embellishment is anything that adds design interest to the piece.

Common examples of embellishment in sewing and crafts

Items that normally serve a function may also be used as embellishment. For example

  • buttons can be placed anywhere on the piece
  • zippers can be unzipped and be used as piping, or simply stiched on
  • buckles can be placed anywhere on the piece
  • grommets can be placed anywhere even when there is no cord is looped through them
  • sequins can be placed anywhere

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