A Round-Up of Hearts to Stitch and Sew
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A Round up of free Heart smocking, quilting and embroidery designs.
A Free Heart Pocket for My Valentine!
A free Heart pocket to add to your next sewing creation.
Hearts to Stitch and Sew
Quick and easy Heart patterns to stitch and sew, most of which are free.
A Round-Up of Free Heart Patterns
A round up of free heart designs for you to sew from smocking to bags to pillows.
Reese's Garden of Hearts Free Smocking Plate
A free smocking plate that can be downloaded featuring geometric and picture smocked hearts.
Resources for Donating Fabric
Places that accept donated fabric and craft supplies.
Gift Guide for Sewing & Smocking Enthusiasts
Here are 12 gift ideas for the sewing or smocking enthusiast in your life.
Different Ways to Organize Embroidery Floss
Different options to contain and organize embroidery floss.
Hand Sewing a Fine Rolled Hem with the Toymaker Stitch.
A video tutorial on how to stitch a fine rolled hem on that works on different fabrics and curves.
How to Block & Cut Smocking
Blocking a dress before cutting helps to set the pleats, establish the centerline and enable the piece to be accurately cut.
Seamlessly Pleating a Bishop Dress for Smocking
Pleating a bishop seamlessly avoids the lumps & bumps of seams caught in a pleater threads & broken pleater needles. Here is a full tutorial
Free Snowmen Designs to Stitch and Sew
A collection of free snowmen designs to stitch, sew and smock!
Piped & Bound Edge Heirloom Sewing Tutorial
A piped and bound edge is a simple way to finish an opening that doesn't have a lining. This tutorial will show you how.
10 Tips for Beautiful Picture Smocking
Create beautiful picture smocked designs with these 10 tips.
5 Tips for Efficient Pleating for Smocking
5 Tips to help pleat multiple items efficiently for smocking.
10 Tips for Choosing Thread Colors for Smocking
Picking thread colors for a smocking project can be challenging. Here are 10 tips to help choose the perfect floss color.
Tips for Smocking on Knits
Smocking on a knit rather than a woven fabric is different but not difficult. Here are 9 tips to help you get started.
How to Hand Pleat for Smocking
This video tutorial shows how to hand pleat fabric for smocking and provides several reasons why you may choose to hand pleat.
Sewing & Smocking with Double Brushed Poly
The advantages, disadvantages and tips for sewing with brushed & double brushed polyester fabric. Smocking with this fabric is also covered.
Hand Smock Simplicity 9141
Video tutorial showing how to easily adapt Simplicity 9141 to add hand smocking.
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