Fine Heirloom Sewing, Smocking and Hand Embroidery

"Baby will be well and smiling in little garments made by Mother, Auntie, Grannie and loving friends!"

Please join me as I teach the old fashioned techniques and skills needed to sew baby clothes. You will find lessons that start at the very beginning and take you step by step as we sew little baby clothes together. May you find much joy and pleasure in making them.
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Tuesday, January 26

Snail Shirring Bonnet Class

This cute  little Bonnet features the unique method of gathering fabric that I call "Snail Shirring".  I named it Snail Shirring when I needed to call it something for an article I was doing for the  Creative Needle May/June  issue in 1992.  It was the second article I did for my column "The Old Fashioned Baby" (named after my business).  I named it Snail Shirring  after finding it in an old sewing book.

Swiss Batiste, Baby Entredeux, Silk Satin Ribbon, Mother of Pearl Buttons and fine Swiss Edging.
Ready to  go into the kits.
Getting the kits ready  to teach the this Bonnet Class for the French Hand Sewers SAGA guild.  You can see more of this stitch by visiting the pretty things on The Southern Matriarch blog.


Anonymous said...

That is just gorgeous, Jeannie! Your work is ALWAYS so beautiful.

Martha said...

This is what I taught as our chapter program. I made up a tiny preemie bonnet as a a project. Need to add a tiny bit of embroidery to it. Everyone was very successful. Thank you!!

Jeannie B. said...

Oh Martha, what a good idea for a Premie Bonnet. And a good idea for a small project to learn on! I am doing it for my Guild for the next two programs! My SAGA Guild is the French Handsewers (do you think I helped with the name?)

Tracy said...

Very pretty! Hard to tell from the pic - is there embroidery on the top of the bonnet?

Jeannie B. said...

Hi Tracy, Yes there is embroidery on the top of my bonnet. Simple stitches to teach in the class. If you visit The Southern Matriarch (link in the post) you can see fancy embroidery on her bonnet.

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