The tassel flower embroidery stitch-There are plenty of flowers in nature which are soft and fuzzy. The tassel flower gives you the means to portrait them properly. You can leave the ends in loops or cut them up for the fuzzy/fringe look.
Sewing Tip: No More Scratchy Zipper Ends -- Even an uncut zipper can irritate your skin. You can wrap the zipper end in a fabric tab to add a nice finishing touch and make your garments more enjoyable to wear. -September Issue 174 - Page / zip - astuces
This is how you get really smooth, lovely satin stitches. Outline in split or chain stitch, fill in the area with chain or long & short stitches, and then do the satin stitch. The underlying stitches support the satin stitch and help it to lay smoothly.