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!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

ELNA Sales Event

LuAnne Hartley, our Elna national education consultant, will be here Friday, August 13, 2010. During this time, she and our staff will on hand to demonstrate our machines. One of the machines that will be featured is Elna’s new 9600 Haute Couture. Elna's Haute Couture is the only compact machine with the talent to quilt and embroider as well as sew.

We will feature special prices on all Elna machines at this sales event. If you would like to set up a personal appointment with LuAnne during this event, please call the shop to schedule it. Shop hours for this special event will be 9-5 or by appointment.
During your visit be sure to shop the new merchandise, sign up for the door prize, and have some refreshments.
To preview this machine, as well as Elna models, visit: .

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

College/Game Day Sewing

Here's a precious outfit that one of our vendors shared with us on a recent visit to the shop. We have these fabrics in stock and the company is expecting the Alabama dots soon. In the meantime, we have some wonderful alternatives for your "Bama Beauties!" The pattern is Nancy Coburn's new "Isabelle."