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!