Date: 01-05-2007, 08:55 PM (1 of 4)
I'm Debbie a/k/a onebigladybug from MD. I've been receiving the newsletters for a while now. I've retired a year ago and want to start sewing. I have several machines and lots of fabric. I bought my first machine back in 1988 and took a few lessons here and there. My sister who lives in SC was quite the seamtress. But alas too far away to teach me . One thing I'm interested in is making smocked Christmas ornaments. I saw these at a church craft fair several years ago. Does anyone out there know anything about making these?
Member since: 10-29-2006
Total posts: 2
Date: 01-05-2007, 10:35 PM (2 of 4)
Hi Debbie. Welcome. I've never tried smocking, but I like your approach--start with a nice small project while learning. Here's one to get you started. Smocked Christmas Ornament (http://www.everythingsewing.net/ornament.htm) Stick around.
Member since: 02-18-2005
Total posts: 1007
Date: 01-06-2007, 09:03 AM (3 of 4)
Welcome to the group. Sorry I can't help with the smocking but with all the talent in this group I'm sure there is someone who can help.
Projects Completed in 2007:
Sewing: biscuit quilt, 7 baby dress sets, piggy pillow, 7 baby pants, eyeglass holder, purse, 5 baby outfits, toddler dress set
Crocheting: red purse, piggy slippers, sweater shawl, 5 pr. sock trims, 89 squares, baby sweater, 2 afghans, toddler harness, baby poncho, baby dress
Other: 14 Autism pins
Works in progress:
Sewing: toddler overalls & shirt
Crocheting: vertical stripes afghan
Member since: 06-28-2006
Total posts: 380
Date: 01-06-2007, 11:09 PM (4 of 4)
Hi Debbie, welcome to the gang! I'm not a good resource for smocking for you but I know with all the knowledge around here someone will be along soon if the link Andrea left for you doesn't work out.
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
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