A Round-up of Free Geometric Smocking Plates

Updated: Jan 22



Free Geometric Smocking Designs

Over the years I have done several round-up posts of free smocking plates. There has been Smocking Plates for Boys, Smocking Plates for Girls, Smocking Plates for Christmas and Smocking Plates for Babies! But all of those round-up posts have focused on free picture smocking designs. In the Smocking Basics Series, I recommended that you start with a geometric smocking plate for your first smocked project, so it seemed only natural to put together a round-up post of Free Geometric Smocking Plates! I haven't rushed to do this post because I didn't think I was going to find much, but I was pleasantly surprised! So, let's see what I found!



Over at Gathering Threads, Claire Meldrum has several vintage designs posted as well as a few that she has designed. This is from the 1930s.

Vintage smocking design

This design is from the 1940s.


1940s smocking plate

This design she re-created from the book Simplified Smocking.


Vintage smocking design

And finally, this is a free design of her own.


Narrow Trellis Smocking Design

Martha Pullen has two different geometric smocking designs available. The first is known as the Prince William Suit,


Prince William Smocking Suit

and the second is Pink Carnations.


Pink Carnations Smocking Plate

Michie Moony has three free geometric smocking plates available. You need to scroll down to the bottom of the page, but they are there! First is this plate she designed for a bonnet.


Bonnet Smocking Design

The second graph is this one designed for a bishop.


Bishop smocking design

Finally, there is this lovely design entitled Snowflakes.


Snowflakes smocking plate

From Janet Gilbert, there is Baby Charlotte,


and First Christmas.


Finally, there are several free smocking designs from Pink Hollybush! There is Findley.


Three free patterns for Wee Care.


Wee Care Smocking Plates

And last but not least, Daisy!


Daisy Smocking Plate

I hope you get a chance to give one of these smocking plates a try and if you would like to see my latest find, follow my Smocking Pinterest Board!

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