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eBooks & eClasses

The iSmock Basic is a PDF Handbook of basic smocking stitches for the beginner and intermediate smocker with step-by-step color photographs & video.

This beautiful 43 page guide includes 155 color photos, 5 embedded videos, step-by-step instructions and a smocking plate! You must have an active wi-fi to view each of the videos in the eBook, but everything else is viewable anywhere at anytime without a wi-fi connection. Download the eBook to your iPad or other electronic device and open in Adobe Reader or iBooks. A perfect companion to reference smocking stitches while you work on your smocking project! Zoom in on pictures to see detail of a particular stitch! All the basic smocking stitches are covered in this guide along with variations of many of the stitches. 

This is the perfect guide for someone who wants to learn how to smock or for those who want to perfect their smocking stitches.

Heirloom Series 1 is appropriate for both boys or girls and includes the following items:

 

ePattern for day gown, dress, diaper shirt, diaper cover, and bubble size 6-12 months.

  • 4-patterns in one plus bonus diaper cover pattern

  • 22-page PDF handbook of  step-by-step instructions with photos

  • 16-page PDF of pattern pieces

  • 12-page PDF handbook of  step-by-step instructions with photos for making booties

  • 3 choices of hem treatment, 2 neckline choices & 2 cuff treatments 

  • total of 14 embroidery design files

Heirloom Sewing Techniques with instruction on the following: 

  • French seams 

  • Straight Pin tucks the old-fashioned way

  • Scalloped Pin Tucks - very pretty and unique!

  • Pin-stitched Painless Placket

Shadow Work Machine Embroidery Rocking Horse designs - 2 files - multi-format

  • Special step-by-step  machine shadow work instructions included

In-the-hoop Collar and Cuffs - 2 design files - multi-format

  • Special step-by-step instructions included

In-the-hoop Baby Booties in 2 sizes - 10 design files - multi-format

  • Separate 10-page PDF with step-by-step instructions

  • Scalloped Mary Janes

  • Scalloped Saddle Oxfords

Make a Smocked Tapered Bonnet from start to finish using my Smocked Tapered Bonnet ePattern, which is included in the eClass. The following will be covered in this eClass: 

  • PDF Pattern Prep

    Fabric Prep

    Pleating with or without a pleater

       1. How to thread a pleater

       2. How to use dots and pick up pleats

    Roll, Whip & Apply Lace in one step

    Heirloom Sewing Techniques

       1. Pin Stitch

       2. Lace Insertion + Pin Stitch

  • Basic Smocking Stitches

       1. The Cable Stitch

       2. The Wave Stitch

       3. Flowettes - Single & Double

       4. Lazy Daisy Stitch

    Bonus Smocking Stitches

       1. Bullion Flower

    Finishing the Bonnet 

       1. Ribbon Rosettes 

 

After payment, you will have access to all the PDF files and private videos, which includes my Smocked Tapered Bonnet ePattern and the smocking plate we will use in this eClass. Southern Stitches Designs has a Facebook page where you can post questions and photos and communicate with other students who may also be in the eClass. The Facebook group is optional, not required.

Heirloom Series 2 is appropriate for both boys or girls and includes the following items:

 

ePattern for scalloped diaper shirt size 6-12 months.

  • multi-format embroidery files for diaper shirt embroidery including split files for those with 130x100 hoops - (designs can be combined to stitch out in jumbo hoops)

  • 28-page PDF handbook of  step-by-step instructions with photos to make 2 different styles of diaper shirt - one created as an in-the-hoop diaper shirt and the other one completed by heirloom sewing technique

  • 8-page PDF of pattern pieces

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Heirloom Sewing Techniques with instruction on the following: 

  • French seams 

  • Pin-stitch hem treatment

  • entredeux to fabric

  • entredeux to lace

In-the-hoop embroidery files in multi-format to complete diaper shirt as shown (blue stitched diaper shirt)

  • Step by step instructional PDF guiding you from start to finish

This is my Heirloom Series 3 and it includes both boy and girl's Bonnet, Bib and Booties in all machine formats. All items are beautifully self-lined, following my instructions. Heirloom techniques for adding entredeux is included in the 12-page step-by-step PDF instructional. All designs can be stitched in 130x100 hoops except the center bonnet, you must have a larger hoop that 130x100. You can combine parts to stitch out multiple parts in large and jumbo hoops. Booties and Bib are one-size and Bonnet includes 2 sizes. This set fits newborn to approx. 6 months old and would be a darling coordinate with my Heirloom Series 2 in-the-hoop diaper shirt!

This is my Heirloom Series 3 and it includes both boy and girl's Bonnet, Bib and Booties in all machine formats. All items are beautifully self-lined, following my instructions. Heirloom techniques for adding entredeux is included in the 12-page step-by-step PDF instructional. All designs can be stitched in 130x100 hoops except the center bonnet, you must have a larger hoop that 130x100. You can combine parts to stitch out multiple parts in large and jumbo hoops.Booties and Bib are one-size and Bonnet includes 2 sizes. This set fits newborn to approx. 6 months old and would be a darling coordinate with my Heirloom Series 2 in-the-hoop diaper shirt!

This set is also available as a Custom-made Order

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