Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Happy Holidays and ELNA

Happy Holidays from The Smock Shoppe!
You are invited to a demonstration
of our ELNA Sewing and Embroidery Machines
Saturday, December 11th
Special pricing for a limited time
just in time for Christimas!
RSVP at 334.793.8233
If you are unable to attend, call the shop
for an appointment.
Come visit the shop and enjoy a light
Christmas refreshment!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Precious Dresses, Pretty Prints, & Ruffle Ribbons

These adorable jumpers are perfect for a pair of sisters for the Christmas holiday season!

Peasant dresses are a wonderful year-around choice! These fabrics are so sweet....cute with tights now and sandals in warmer weather.

Some of the pretty, pretty coordinating prints we have received recently....many are wonderful year-around designs! Hurry before they are gone!
Just a sampling of the colors of double-sided ruffle ribbons that we have! GORGEOUS colors!!!

If you haven't begun your Christmas sewing and smocking, now is the time to begin! Many beautiful holiday and winter-themed fabrics await! Need a nightie or nightshirt for that special outing, picture, or Christmas morning? We can help you, too!
Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


This is navy corduroy with a red truck (sorry for the sideways pic!).

Chocolate brown corduroy with red/white jeep/van and Christmas on top.
Both are fine wale corduroy and sooooo soft...60" wide! Beautiful! Come in or call to get yours.....we are sure these won't last long!

Sunday, October 17, 2010


This is just a sample of the pretty prints we have received recently. Visit the shop to see the others! Also, check us out on Facebook for other pictures...minkee...cuddle cloth pictures are there! Remember to "like" us on Facebook and check for updates often.

Beginning Smocking begins on October 19th! There's a few spots left. If you're interested, call the shop to sign up!
(334) 793-8233

Thursday, September 30, 2010

New Smocking Designs!

8 New Designs from Crosseyed Cricket-including 2 Bishop designs!

"Spencer the Bulldog" is from Collars, Etc and so cute!

Updated class schedule to follow this post very soon!!!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New Patterns

Children's Corner Isabella

Children's Corner Ellen

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Some Changes and 2 More Classes

Mary, Sally, Kathy, and I had a wonderful time at the Heirloom Market in Birmingham. Mary ordered lots of new fabrics, many for Spring delivery and some new trims. We brought back new fabrics, restocked patterns, and got some wonderful ideas. I will post some pictures soon! Children's Corner has some precious new patterns that should be in the shop within the next week!!!

We have a new email address: And, we finally have a Facebook page! You can "Like" us at "The Smock Shoppe." This is much easier to update than the blog, for those of you not familiar with FB. If you are on FB, please suggest us to your friends!


French Handsewing- Toni Nowell

Thursdays: October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11 (6 classes)

Choose either morning or evening time-

9:30-11:30 AM OR 6:30-8:30 PM

Cost: $80.00 plus kit (you will make a daygown)

Beginning Smocking- Tami Stanford

Tuesdays: October 19, 26, November 2 (3 classes)

6:00-9:00 PM

Cost: $45.00 includes kit

Sally's Shadow Work Class is full but let the shop know if you are interested in taking this class because a second session may be scheduled!

Call or email the shop to sigh up for these classes! Check back soon for more new things here and on Facebook!

Happy Sewing!


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

New Classes for September

We have scheduled a few classes for this next month...

TATTING: Amy Young-Amy teaches the basics of tehnique of forming stithes and reading patterns for tatting.

Class will meet for 4 sessions-Mon, Sept 20, Thurs, Sept 23, Mon Sept 27, Thurs Sept 30.

You choose morning, 10-11:30 or evening, 6-7:30. Cost: $40.00 plus materials

SHADOW WORK: Sally Everett- Sally will be teaching the basics of shadow work embroidery and plans to use a daygown pattern.

Class will meet for 4 sessions-Mon, Sept 20, Tues, Sept 21, Mon, Sept 27, and Tues, Sept 28. Time- 5:30-7:30 PM

Cost is $45.00 plus cost of materials

CROCHET: Rose Cooper- Rose will be teaching basic crochet stitches. The project will be creating an edging on a hemstitched burp pad.

Tues, Sept 28th, 5:30-7:30 PM

Cost is $25.00 plus kit.

To sign up for classes, please call or email the shop, 334-793-8233 or We look forward to assisting you with learning a new skill!

Happy Sewing!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Happy Labor Day and ELNA Event Winners

I hope everyone is enjoying the nice weather. What a wonderful way to begin a new month! The Smock Shoppe will be closed on Monday, September 6, 2010 for the Labor Day Holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 7th. We will return to our regular store hours: 9:00-5:00, Monday-Friday and 10:00-2:00 on Saturday.

Thanks to everyone who came to our recent ELNA Event. Luanne Hartley, our guest educator, was impressed by your wonderful support of our shop. If you were unable to attend come see what all the excitement was about! We carry a fabulous line of sewing machines to meet every skill level, as well as sergers and embroidery machines.

Congratulations to gift certificate winners from the drawing!

Betty Vaughan of Elba- $50.00

Sandy Voss of Altha, FL- $25.00

Alice Versemann of Thomaston, GA- $10.00

Look for more fall fabrics to be posted to soon!

Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

YEA TEAM! Collegiate Sewing:Part III

As promised, the Alabama version of the Nancy Coburn's "Isabelle" pattern! Rose paired the gray twill and crimson and grey houndstooth for her creation. The elephant on the houndstooth shows an optional bodice your could choose to do.

The first two fabrics were accidently left off the Auburn post. The madras is a great fall piece but could be used for Auburn because it has a lot of orange and navy. (I'm using it but not for that!) The other is the navy/orange micro check.

The last two pieces are great for Georgia. The black/red check can be used for Dothan H.S., Cottonwood, Slocomb, and probably some that I can't remember right now! We have the black/red tri-check but do not currently have the bulldog print. We want your input! Call or email the shop and tell us what you think about the bulldog fabric. Tell your friends about this cute piece! (It is a twill-great weight for pants, shorts, jumpers, john-johns.)

Other fabrics we have in stock:

All ginghams-red, orange (2 colors), yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, black, etc.

(Black and Yellow or Maize would be great for GA. Tech and Ashford!)

Blue/Red tri-check-Ole Miss

There are many others you could choose from as well! Some cute prints you could use for girls' outfits!

Smocking Designs:

Go Dawgs

Tail Gator


Yellow Jacket & Hornet

***Remember to check the first Yea Team post for the general plates, too!

I hope these three posts have helped you plan your outfits. We look for to helping you in person, over the phone, or by email. If you find a plate I have omitted, let me know so I can share it with others!
Happy Sewing!

Monday, August 16, 2010

YEA TEAM! Collegiate Sewing:Part II

Some smocking designs for your Alabama outfits:

Elephants on Parade

Car Wash (use just the elephant)

Martha's Minis
Elephant Parade

Notice there aren't many as the earlier post! The reason is because many those tiger designs are actually in purple and gold. We change them to orange and blue for customers.

See the previous post for the list of general sports designs. They are really cute, too; include some letters, football players, cheerleaders, and balls.

One more post to come! Don't you just love all the possibilities!
Happy Sewing!

YEA TEAM! Collegiate Sewing:Part I

The solid and print fabrics shown are twills. The gingham checks and stripe are pima cottons.

Below are some smocking designs available for your Tiger outfits!

Terry's Tigers

Go Tigers

Tiger Spirit

Tigers Football

Tiny Tigers


Tiger Cubs

These are generic football/sports:

Pep Ralley

Team Spirit

Golden Gals

Go Team Letters

Have A Ball

TD for Dad

Remember, many of the smocking plates were designed in other areas and you may need to change your floss colors. We will be glad to assist you with this when you come in the shop, or place your order by phone or email. By phone: (334) 793-8233; email:

More teams to come!

Happy Sewing!