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We are happy to announce that we have added two new patterns to our collection! #142 is a bishop bubble and #143 is an updated version of our popular bishop dress pattern which now includes a angel sleeve. Both patterns include clear instructions and illustrations, along with a […]Read More
Before pleaters for smocking became popular in the mid 1980’s, we pleated the fabric by hand. Since recent changes in the sewing industry have made pleaters harder to find, it is time to look back at this method. Patterns that called for smocking had dots that were transferred to the […]Read More
I can’t resist sharing the smocking design for these sweet baby bunnies. A simple old fashioned look without overpowering your special little one. Click here for the free down loadable design for the the straight yoke version, and here for the bishop style. I would love to hear […]Read More
Before embroidery sewing machines were available, I enjoyed adding simple applique’s to my children’s outfits using a few basic tools. A scrap of fabric, machine embroidery thread, “Heat n Bond”, and a heart shaped cookie cutter were all that were needed for this simple heart. I set the […]Read More
The “Tiny Hearts” smocking design works up quickly and is perfect for those new to picture smocking. Click here for the free down loadable design. A few sketches just to get your creative juices flowing. I’m leaning toward the jumper for our girl and I just happen to […]Read More