Friday, August 23, 2013


Fall is a time to introduce fabulous new collegiate-colored fabrics! We have four fun pieces for Alabama and Auburn fans!

(The Alabama quadtrefoil is on backorder. We hope it will be in very soon!)
Happy Sewing!

Sunday, July 21, 2013


New Store Hours
through Labor Day
 Tuesday-Friday, 10:00-5:00
Saturday 10:00-2:00
Preferred Customer Sale!!!!!
Help us make room for our fall fabrics!
ALL Summer fabrics 30% off
ALL Fabric Finders novelty prints 50% off
Ready-made shorts, pants, and bloomers 50% off
Look for other specials throughout the shop!
 Minimum 1 yard cuts
No other discounts apply
Some exclusions apply


Saturday, July 20, 2013


New store hours until after Labor Day
 Tuesday-Friday, 10:00-5:00
Saturday 10:00-2:00
Preferred Customer Sale!!!!!
Help us make room for our fall fabrics!
ALL Summer fabrics 30% off
ALL Fabric Finders novelty prints 50% off
Ready-made shorts, pants, and bloomers 50% off
Look for other specials throughout the shop!
No other discounts apply
Some exclusions apply

Sunday, July 7, 2013

AS&E~Final Two Issues

We still have some copies of the last two copies of Australian Smocking & Embroidery. They are 30% off. Call or come by the shop to get yours!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Class Update and New Favorites

Smocked Insert Class

The Smocked Insert Class will be this Monday night, July 1, 6-8PM.  If you would like to take the class you may, you still have time to sign up. However, you MUST have your insert completely smocked by Monday night, including the backsmocking. Below are some examples of inserts I have completed in the past, including one in the process of being put into a garment.

When you come to class, remember to bring your sewing machine, all feet to go with you machine, t-shirt, piping (already made), completed insert, and thread to match color of t-shirt. If you already have a large see-through ruler (quilter's rule), wonder tape, and blue washable marker, bring them.  If not, we will have them ready for you to purchase at the shop.
New Children's Corner Pattern!
 Parker’s Pants is a versatile pants pattern for both boys and girls. The pants are slim with a slightly tapered leg and have an elastic waist. Separate patterns are enclosed for Pants, Capris, Long Shorts, and Shorts. Instructions and patterns for a cargo pocket are included which can be added to the Pants, Capris, and Long Shorts. Parker is available is sizes 1-4 and 5-8.

The pattern includes wonderful instruction on attaching ruffles and how to adjust a pattern.  I am currently using this to make my sweet boy some shorts for school. I will post a finished pair next week. They are a little longer length, I think, and they are slim. I have a skinny little guy so that isn't a problem. The elastic measurement seems to be right on. :)

LOVE this new design from
Cross-Eyed Cricket!
You will love this for the sweet little girl in your life, especially if you love violets, flowers, or are an ADPi like me!
Don't forget to LIKE us on Facebook and check for updates there, too!
Happy Sewing,

Monday, June 17, 2013

Smocked Insert T-shirt Class
Wednesday, June 26
6-8 PM
Learn to put a completed smocked insert into a t-shirt. 
It's a fast and easy project to complete!
Items to bring:
piping/zipper foot
thread the color of shirt
insert completely finished (backsmocked, too!)
You MUST sign up for this class. 
Please call the shop by Monday, June 24 to sign up. 
New shipment of The Handmade Dress patterns just in!

Miss Penelope is a the newest style from The Handmade Dress.  We have restocked all other styles also.
A reminder:
Summer Hours 10:00-5:00 Monday-Friday
10:00-2:00 Saturday

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Looking for a new boys' sun suit? We love Michie's pattern featured in the new Sew Beautiful. We have the pattern, fabric, piping and floss to complete the outfit.
 We still have Chevron fabrics and many novelty prints to make darling outfits for your little girls, and boys, too.  Stop by the shop today and check out what we have for all your summertime sewing.
Also in the SHOP: 
The last issue of Australian Smocking & Embroidery #100 Celebrating 25 Years and  The AS&E Index. Both are 30% off while supplies.
New shipment of Children's Corner patterns, including all new designs, are in stock.  The Jane pattern is a very popular style: a sweet peasant dress.
Class Schedule

Teacher: Amy Young
Dates:  June 10th, 13th, 17th, and 27th
Time:  11:00-12:30 or 6:00-7:30
Cost: $40.00 plus kit
Pleater Class:
Teacher: Mary Strickland
Date: June 10th
Time: 10:00-11:30
Cost:  Call shop for details

Bishop Construction:
Teacher:  Mary Strickland
Date:  June 11th
Time:  10:00-4:00
Cost:  $35.00 (Need to have a bishop smocked ready to put together)

 A French Sewn Sundress or Adult Nightgown:
Beginning-Intermediate Heirloom French Handsewing Class-A fun, easy sewing class for beginners (as well as those who want a refresher) with a fun summer project.
Teacher:  Mary Strickland
Date;  June 8th
Time: 10:00-4:00
Cost:  $45.00 plus project kit
Wednesday Sit & Sew Group
This group meets weekly through the summer.  Bring you project, and work by hand or using your machine. Help is available if needed. This is not an instructional class.
Cost: $15.00 weekly
If these times are not convenient for you, or you do not see a class you would like, please contact the shop.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Happy Easter
All of us at The Smock Shoppe hope you and your family
have a Blessed Easter Sunday.
The shop will be closed on
Monday, April 1st for a little
“R & R”after all that Easter sewing.
We will be open again on Tuesday,
April 2nd to help you get ready
for Spring and Summertime sewing
for your special one.
Be looking for new and continuing classes
in future e-mails and let us know of any
project you would like for us to include.
We will do our best to include them in the schedule.
Class Already Scheduled:
Teacher: Amy Young
Dates: April 9th, 12th, 16thand 23rd
Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $40.00 plus supplies
If you are interested in this class, call the shop today and reserve your spot.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Wear Your Green!!

St. Patrick’s Day falls on Sunday this year, so we are having our sale on
Monday and Tuesday (March 18thand 19th)
in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.

Any fabric with GREEN in it will be 20% off
for these two days only.

****E-mail or call the shop with your order and we will be
happy to send it to you.****

We have Chevron Fabric and more coming in.
Stop by and check it out.
Don't forget to also look at our store website
and our page on Facebook.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Classes & Reminders

 to Sign Up for
Jeannie will be here February 22nd and 23rd
for her fabulous workshop.
She has taught workshops both nationally and internationally sharing her knowledge and techniques of her beautiful handwork.
She will be bringing her sample garments from
The Old Fashioned Baby pattern line that will be on display at the shop while she is here.
Limited space is still available. 
Please call the shop for more information. 
*****Weather Alert*****
Due to the heavy rain we experienced Monday, we postponed the Beginning Smocking Class a week.
If you would like to join this class, it will be meeting the next three Mondays—February 19th, 25th
and March 4th.
We would love for you to join us. 
Call the shop today and add your name to this class.
Chevrons Are in Stock!
We have a beautiful selection of Chevron stripes in stock! Stop by today to see our selection. We will gladly fill your order by phone also (334)793-8233.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day
The Smock Shoppe

Daddy’s Shirt Daygown- Make a daddy or granddaddy proud. In this class you will make a daygown using a man’s dress shirt. 
Date: February 9, 2013
Time: 10:00-3:00
Teacher: Cleta Harpe
Cost: $45.00 (includes Baby Daygowns Book II by Nancy Coburn)
Supplies: Man’s shirt, standard sewing supplies, sewing machine

Heirloom Workshop Resumes-Easter is coming!! This is a creative and fun class in designing and constructing an heirloom garment. (Must have some basic knowledge of heirloom sewing.)
Dates: February 13, 20 and 27, 2013
Time: 1:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M.
Teacher: Mary Strickland
Cost: $15.00 per session

Beginning Smocking
Date: February 11, 18, and 25, 2013
Time: 6:30 P.M.-8:30 P.M.
Teacher: Mary Strickland
Cost: $45.00 includes kit

Date: February 12, 2013
Time: 10:00 A.M. -11:30 A.M. OR 6:00 P.M.-7:30 P.M.
Teacher: Rose Cooper
Cost: $25.00 plus supplies
Project: Burp Pad

Make and Take Mitered Corner Baby Blanket
Date: February 19, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Teacher: Rose Cooper
Cost: $25.00 plus supplies
****All materials need to be purchased
at The Smock Shoppe****

Call the shop to sign up for classes or for additional information.

Check us out on Facebook.

It is not too late to sign up for Jeannie Baumeister’s Workshop if you have not already done so.
We are looking forward to her visit, February 22nd and 23rd.
Call today and register for this class. You won’t want to miss her!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Elizabeth Vaness with the 1752 Lace Company
will be here next week----
Friday, January 25th-10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 26th– 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The 1752 Lace Company offers the largest selection of
fine cotton English lace and lace fabrics
available in the United States
and is the primary source of English netting lace.
Elizabeth has designs in white, ivory, ecru, black
and a few in luscious colors.
She is also bringing antique French lace edgings,
insertions, and embellishments
and other one of a kind items.
She will also have an assortment of silk, satin,
cotton, and other fine fabrics.
Appointments will also be available on Friday and Saturday
for help in designing your one of a kind outfit.
Please call to schedule a time.
We look forward to seeing you.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Storewide January Winter Sale
Monday, January 7 through
Saturday, January 12

50% off ---Winter, Christmas, Collegiate and
Selected Novelty Fabrics
20% off ----Ready to Smock Kits, Sodium Perborate, Brite White, Jewelry, Scissors, Notions and MUCH MORE
Stop by and see the other great deals we have on sale during our Winter Sale!!
**Some exclusions apply.
Mark Youur Calendar
Elizabeth Vaness with the 1752 Lace Company
will be here with her beautiful antique laces, English nettings,
specialty fabrics and other items January 25thand 26th.
Elizabeth is planning something special for us on
Thursday evening, January 24th.
Watch for details in a later email.
Jeannie Baumeister Winter Workshop
It’s not too late to sign up for Jeannie’s workshop scheduled for
February 22nd and 23rd. Limited space is still available.
Jeannie will be teaching two wonderful days of Hemstitching, Embroidering and sewing as you work on a sweet little Old Fashioned Baby Dress.
If you would like more information about this workshop,
call or email the shop today and we will forward
the information to you.