The Stitcher's Circle

Sewing-Along Together

in 2020

Rosie will be coming this Fall! Sign up for the wait list below

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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 two Sew-Alongs but you can join us for the remaining 3.

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 Rosie Dress pictured in the Holiday issue of Classic Sewing Magazine.

When & How to Participate:

Registration is currently closed! Rosie will be coming this Fall. Sign up for the Wait List Below!

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Smocking

  • Handwork is the best.

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

  • 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.

The Twirly Skirt Sew-Along

  • The Twirly Skirt Sew-Along will be our next Sew-Along and will begin in August 18th.

  • We will work at a slow and steady pace and finish the dress by mid September.

  • There will be over 11 lessons with step by step videos covering each aspect of the construction process from choosing a fabric, preparing the skirt for smocking and hemming the skirt. 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. Twirly skirt can also be made with a gathered skirt. 

  • Twirly Skirt can be made with a knit or woven. You can sew the knit version of Twirly Skirt with a sewing machine. Serger instructions are also provided but having access to one is not necessary. You will need a sewing machine to sew Twirly Skirt even if you have a serger.

  • Choose from 4 fabric kit options for Twirly Skirt: Star Chambray Woven, Melon Floral Woven, Blue Dottie Knit, or Coral Floral Knit. 

Overview of the Program

  • 5 Sew-Alongs throughout the year. We have finished our first two Sew-Alongs but you can join us for the remaining 3.

  • 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 third Sew-Along on August 18th. The sew-along will be the Twirly Skirt pattern pictured, the fourth will be a button down the front knit dress and the final project will be a smocked ornament.

  • 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!

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Skirts

  • Sewing is Fun!

Handwork makes every project special.

  • All of the remaining projects will include some type of smocking; the Twirly Skirt pattern for our third sew-along may be smocked or gathered.

  • The fabrics used will be a mixture of knits and wovens. Twirly Skirt can be made in a knit or woven. Knits are easy, I promise!

  • The Twirly Skirt Sew Along with include a video tutorial on smocking in the round.

I hope to see you in the next 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!

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.