Sunday, December 2, 2012

“Sewing in the Wiregrass Winter Workshop”
For those of you interested in Jeannie Baumeister’s
Rosebuds and Hemstitched
Old Fashioned Baby Dress Class Project
When: February 22_23, 2013
Time: 9:30-4:30 (Lunch time included)
Lunch and Snacks will be provided
Area of Study: Fine Hand sewing
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced because you will need: have some embroidery experience in order to learn the hemstitching and bullion stitch, layout a pattern on fabric, mark it and cut it out, con­struct the dress at home using a sewing machine and the pattern instructions
Cost: $300 for two day session plus Daygown kit fee of $67.50. Kit includes Ulster Linen fabric, all Laces, needles, floss, entredeux and pearl buttons. It also includes her pattern Best Embroidered Baby Clothes One.
Students' Basic Sewing Supplies: 18” x 2” ruler, washout fabric marker or pencil, Cutting out and Embroidery Scissors, Lace Board , Magnification and lighting. Off white DMC #50 thread, off white #80 Madeira thread .
Jeannie has been teaching, designing patterns and publishing for nearly twenty years and we are excited to have her share her love of heirloom sewing with us. Don’t forget to check out her website The Old Fashioned Baby and her blog,
where she shares her beautiful work and techniques.
Space is limited for this wonderful opportunity.
Call today and reserve your spot.
THE SMOCK SHOPPE will open at
10:00 A.M. during the month of December.
We still close at 5:00 P.M. Monday-Friday.
Saturday hours will remain 10:00-2:00.
If you have misplaced a pair of glasses, we might have found them. There is an unclaimed pair of gold rimmed bifocals here in the shop!!
The Smock Shoppe
1445 Westgate Parkway
Dothan, AL 36303

Monday, August 13, 2012


New Classes

Tatting Class
When:  August 21, 23, 28,& 31
Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Teacher:  Amy Young
Cost:  $40.00 plus kit

Machine French Sewing
When: Monday August 27
Time: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Teacher:  MaryStrickland
Cost:  $45.00 plusproject kit
             (Daygownin your choice of color)

(It’s not too late to join one of Margaret Land’s Classes!!)

August 20
10:00-12:00 Monogramming I($40)
1:30-3:30 P.M. MonogrammingII ($40)
6:00-8:00 P.M. Basic EmbroideryStitches I ($40)

August 22
1:30-3:30 P.M. Greek KeyShirt, Shadow work Embroidery ($40)
 6:00-8:00 P.M. BasicEmbroidery Stitches II ($40)

Call the shop for details on any of these classes and reserve your spot today!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Margaret Land Classes and AS&E Issues


Revised Class Schedule

If you missed Margaret’s basic embroidery class, you might
be interested in one of the classes coming up.
The embroidery class was so popular that we have added an evening class for those of you that cannot attend a day class.
Check the schedule below and join the fun.

August 6
10:00-12:00 Basic Embroidery III ($40)
1:30-3:30 P.M. Embroidering Words ($40)

August 20
10:00-12:00 Monogramming I ($40)
1:30-3:30 P.M. Monogramming II ($40)
6:00-8:00 P.M. Basic Embroidery Stitches I ($40)

August 22
1:30-3:30 P.M. Greek Key Shirt, Shadowwork Embroidery ($40)
6:00-8:00 P.M. Basic Embroidery Stitches II ($40)

***See attached samples***
Call the shop for a supply list and to reserve a spot.

Australian Smocking and Embroidery

The next to the last issue #99 of Australian Smocking and Embroidery is available.  Issue 100 will be available this fall and will be shipped around the end of September. The complete Austalian Magazine Guide covering issues 1-100 will also arrive at this time.  Contact us today to reserve your copy.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Change In Margaret Land's Class Dates

Margaret Land's classes have been moved back a week.  Please check the schedule below for changes.  We hope you will be able to attend your favorites!  Please call the shop to reserve your spot! 334.793.8233

July 23- Basic Embroidery Stitches I ($80)
10-12 AM
Angel Class I ($120-160 depending on

whether it takes 3or 4 sessions)
1:30- 3:30 PM
July 30 - Basic Embroidery Stitches II 10-12 AM
Angel Class II 1:30-3:30 PM

August 6- Embroidering Words ($40) 10-12 AM
Angel Class III 1:30-3:30 PM

Aug 13 - Monogramming I ($80, with optional 3rd session for add. $40) 10-12AM
Angel Class IV (if desired) 1:30-3:30 PM

Aug 20 - Monogramming II 10-12
Silk Ribbon Florals I 1:30-3:30

Aug 27 - Monogramming III (if desired) 10-12 AM
Silk Ribbon Florals II 1:30-3:30

Monday, July 9, 2012

Beginner Smocking Class
Teacher: Mary Strickland

When:  July 12, 19, 26
Time:  6:00 p.m.-8:00p.m.
Cost:  $45.00
Call the shop today to reserve your spot.


Margaret Land will be teaching again in the
Wiregrass at The Smock Shoppe. She will be teaching a series of individual classes during the months of July and August.

July 16  - Basic Embroidery Stitches I ($80)
                10-12 AM
               Angel Class I  ($120-160 depending on

               whether it takes 3or 4 sessions)
               1:30- 3:30 PM
July 23 -  Basic Embroidery Stitches II  10-12 AM
               Angel Class II  1:30-3:30 PM

July 30 -  Embroidering Words  ($40) 10-12 AM
               Angel Class III  1:30-3:30 PM

Aug 6 - Monogramming I ($80, with optional 3rd session for add. $40) 10-12AM
             Angel Class IV (if desired) 1:30-3:30 PM

Aug 13 - Monogramming II 10-12
              Silk Ribbon Florals I 1:30-3:30

Aug 20 - Monogramming III (if desired) 10-12 AM
               Silk Ribbon Florals II  1:30-3:30

Hope to see you soon---A cool place to shop and play.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Tatting Class

Amy Young will be teaching tatting on July 10, 12, 17, and 19.  The class will be 6:30-8:00 PM and cost is $40.00 plus kit.  Please contact the shop to sign up to learn this beautiful old world skill!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Class Cancellation & New Fabrics

I just wanted to let everyone know that my smocked insert class for t-shirts class on Monday is canceled due to poor response.  If you are interested in this class in the future, perhaps late July or early August, please call the shop and let us know. 

We also have 2 more embroidered seersuckers with yellow ducks and red with navy sailboats. They are already moving quickly! Get yours today!

Don't forget we take phone orders :)  334-793-8233

Happy Sewing! Jennifer

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

New Classes!

Smocked T- Shirt Insert Class
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Time: TBA
You will need to have completed smocked a small insert before class.  A good idea is to pick a stacked design, including back smocking, and only do one figure. You will need to bring your own
t-shirt, sewing machine and general supplies. Check with the shop for complete listing of supplies.
Fee: 3 hours $25.00
Teacher:  Jennifer Watson

Crochet Class
Do you want to learn to crochet?   The crochet class teaches you how to make the basic crochet stitches to add an edge to a burp cloth.  Call or email the shop and let us know if you prefer day or evening class.  Class will be determined by response.
Fee:  2 hours $25.00 plus supplies
Teacher : Rose Cooper

Call or email the shop for more information
regarding these classes.

Don’t forget the SALE this week on our Novelty Fabrics.  Due to the great pricing, a minimum of 1 yard length is required.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Summer Hours and Sale

In Observance of Memorial Day, The Smock Shoppe will be closed
Saturday, May 26th & Monday, May 28th.

 Come to our
All Novelty Fabrics will be
30% off
Tuesday, May 29th –Saturday, June 2nd

 Summer Store Hours effective June 1st:
The Smock Shoppe will open at 10:00 A.M. until Labor Day.

Saturday, March 31, 2012


Embroiderie by MargaretLand

If you enjoy the art of needlework,
you will want to attend this workshop.

Margaret Land will be teaching a two-day workshop
at The Smock Shoppe
Thursday and Friday, April 19th and 20th.
10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

She is the author of Embellish with Embroidery and
is featured in the current
Sew Beautiful Magazine (Issue 141 2012).

Margaret is a designer of the Embroiderie patterns
and an experienced instructor in the
Alabama/Mississippi area for the past 20years,
and most recently, an online instructor.

Project:Silk Ribbon Pillow
This elegant pillows feature silk ribbon embroidery
techniques to create 
a garland of flowers surrounding a silk ribbon monogram.
 It will be offered in two color combinations.

Space is limited, so call today to reserve a place.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Warm Weather is Here!

Warm weather always means beautiful new fabrics and fun patterns in the shop! "Jane" is Children's Corner's newest pattern and perfect for this time of year. 

            Seersuckers are always a favorite in warm weather!

The new boys' prints are some of the cutest ever!

The next post will feature some precious examples patterns!

Friday, February 10, 2012


Don't forget to shop our SWEETHEART SALE through Saturday, February 11.  Wonderful on many in-stocks merchandise.  Call the shop to place your order in you won't be in town. To view some of fabulous merchandise, visit our web page, 

Sunday, February 5, 2012


Monday – Saturday February 6-11, 2012

We have been tomarket and need to make room for all of our new patterns, fabrics, trims, etc.
that are coming in.

Look for great deals on in-stock fabrics,notions, trims, patterns, laces, etc.
Savings from 15%-50% on items throughout thestore.

**There will be a 1 yard minimum yardage on all cut yardage for the sale price.**

ELNA Sewing and Embroidery Machines and Sergers
Special pricing on in-stock machines as well as floor models.

Email, as well as phone orders, will be accepted during regular store hours beginning at 9:00 a.m. Monday, February, 6th and will be filled in the order they are received throughout the week until 2:00 p.m. Saturday,February, 11th.

We are sorry but wewill not be able to help you figure yardage ordesigns during this sale. For your convenience,please have your list ready when you shop.

**As always, some exclusions apply.**