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

A few common examples of embellishment in sewing and craft[edit]

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 stitched 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