The Stitcher's Circle

Sewing-Along Together

in 2020

Membership in the circle is now  open! The Honey Sew-Along will be beginning on June 3rd.

Let's Get Creative Together!

The Stitcher's Circle is a group of creative sewists who love smocking and embroidery. Together we will be cheering each other on as we stitch 5 projects throughout 2020. Come join us for 1 or all 5! We have finished our first Sew-Along but you can join us for the remaining 4.

Each Sew-Along will include step by step videos that will walk you through each step of the construction process. Scared of knits? No problem!

Our next project will be the Honey dress as pictured above and in the Summer 2020 issue of Classic Sewing Magazine. You can smock it, embroider it, or just use a fun print.

When & How to Participate:

Registration is now open for our Honey Sew-Along! Click the button below for plan options and to sign up! Kit choices are explained in the video below. If you register for a kit I will email you to get your choice.

Here is What is Waiting for You

  • Handwork is the best.

Smocking

  • The Stitcher's Circle is a private and supportive community where you can get your questions answered and celebrate your sewing and stitching victories.

  • I will be hosting a Facebook Live session for each project so we can interact in real time and will be answering your questions in the Facebook group as we go along.

  • The Stitcher's Club community and Live sessions will be hosted on Facebook so you do need a Facebook account to participate in the community aspect of the Stitcher's Club.

Have the satisfaction of completing your projects as we stitch together.

  • The Honey Sew-Along will be our next Sew-Along and will begin in June.

  • We will work at a slow and steady pace and finish the dress by the end of June.

  • There will be over 11 lessons with step by step videos covering each aspect of the construction process from choosing a fabric, to binding the neckline and hemming the dress. Complete kits are available.

  • The instructions are designed for people who are familiar with smocking. Check out my Learn to Smock Course if you don't know how to smock and would like to learn. Honey can also be made with a gathered skirt. 

  • Honey uses knit fabric and can be made with a sewing machine. Serger instructions are also provided but having access to one is not necessary.

  • Choose from 3 fabric kit options for Honey: Red knit to smock, blue dot to smock or Navy Dot to embroider, or Petally Fresh. The smocking plate included is the one pictured on the red dress. The Little Bird smocking plate pictured above is not included. 

The Honey Sew-Along

  • 5 Sew-Alongs throughout the year. We have finished our first Sew-Along but you can join us for the remaining 4.

  • The Sew-Alongs will consist of 4 lovely garments that will fit a size 3-12 girl and a surprise bonus project. We will be starting our second Sew-Along at the beginning of June. The sew-along will be the Honey dress pattern pictured, the third will be a skirt, and the fourth and fifth are surprises.

  • The timing of each Sew-Along will be about every 2 months.

  • Step by step videos and blog posts walk you through each step of the construction process. The Stitcher's Circle is designed for those familiar with smocking; If you don't know how to smock, please check out my Learn to Smock Course and then come join us in the Stitcher's Circle, we would love to have you!

Overview of the Program

  • Sewing is Fun!

Dresses

  • All of the projects will include some type of handwork or embellishment; the Honey pattern for our second sew-along may be smocked or embroidered.

  • The fabrics used will be a mixture of knits and wovens. Knits are easy, I promise!

Handwork makes every project special.

I hope to see you in the Circle!

Welcome to the

 Stitcher's Circle 2020!

Hi, I'm Lisa, the owner of Pink Hollybush Designs. I love to sew, smock and embroider. Creating a special garment for a loved one brings me such joy. I design patterns that are easy to sew and wear  - perfect for today's busy mom and active child. I would love to teach you how to make them. So grab a cup of tea, and come join me - we won't be rushed but will go at a slow and steady pace. By the end of the year, you will have 4 finished garments (plus a bonus project), made new sewing friends, and taken some time for yourself and  your favorite hobby!

Get More Honey Inspiration in this Blog Post and see a teaching sample below.

Here's What Others Are Saying:

"Thank you for all your lovely and thoughtful videos. I love your calm demeanor and how you take the time to genuinely explain the process."— Diane Y.

"Just wanted to let you know how happy I am to have done your [Learn to Smock] course. I am Canadian and couldn’t find anyone here that knows smocking and could teach it to me. I originally just watched some of your you tube videos to learn how to start. Following along as you do each step has been amazing."— Ginny B.

"I enjoy & appreciate the informative & educational posts from Pink Hollybush Designs. Her projects are adorable."— Jan T.