Fine Heirloom Sewing, Smocking and Hand Embroidery
"Baby will be well and smiling in little garments made by Mother, Auntie, Grannie and loving friends!"
Please join me as I teach the old fashioned techniques and skills needed to sew baby clothes. You will find lessons that start at the very beginning and take you step by step as we sew little baby clothes together. May you find much joy and pleasure in making them.
Heirloom Sewing stands up to the test of time. The stitches, if by hand or machine, are worked carefully to last a long time. The workmanship needs to be done well. There are some techniques and some methods that will ensure this garment will last through one generation to the next, much less through the first wash!
Fancy apron - stitched decades ago.
Embroidery is such a part of Heirloom Sewing.
And to me, the two dominate stitches you should know how to work?
Featherstitching. Bullion Rosebuds.
In my class "Playing with Lace on an Heirloom Pillow", we will take the time to learn basic Featherstitching and the Bullion Rosebud.
We will also learn how to do the hand stitched Pinstitch over Applique Cord when attaching lace to fabric.
If you are worried about the art of Heirloom Sewing and Smocking not surviving in this fast paced world….book your ticket and
If you love the beautiful heirloom collars and dresses embellished with lace then this class is the perfect beginning for you.
This class is a Technique Class that will allow you enough time and materials to learn the techniques so you can then apply them to lovely garments you want to stitch.
It is a Project Class in that you will learn how to actually work the techniques onto fabric so you will be prepared to apply them to the garments you want to stitch. The Pillowcase pattern is included so you can make your lace creation into a pretty pillowcase if you wish.
This class will teach you some of the basics you need to know when stitching with lace. The class is a hand sewing class but what you need to understand is that shaping lace, mitering lace and preparing the lace for machine stitching is all done by hand! And we will discuss how to attach the lace by machine instead of by hand once the preparation is done.
You need to know this information.
Oh, and this is the flower you saw in the first picture. It is a Passion Vine. It only blooms in all it's glory for one day. But don't worry because there will be more flowers tomorrow!
I love babies, embroidery and old fashioned Baby Clothes!! I am the designer for the pattern line "The Old Fashioned Baby". My designs reflect my interest in vintage infant's and children's clothing, as do my classes, many of which include techniques and embellishments used from the late 1800's to the 1950's. I teach these techniques around the United States and publish some of my designs and ideas in Sew Beautiful magazine. And I love Roses and all the flowers in My Garden (and yours too, probably).