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sunshine's creations ADMIN July 22, 2010
This group is for people who want to teach, learn, admire, collect, show off this type of precious sewing. Smocking is welcome as is other heirloom items. Please add as many photos as you want to there is no limit.

This is a child safe group please don'tpost any bad images /they will be removed and you too.

The classes HS101 have started look in discussion to find links

feedback on tutorials would be nice for me and the other authors so we know where to improve and where to go next

This group discussion is for members only.

Group Description

Where people can show of their finished, half done project in heirloom sewing. also if you have tutorials please add them so that others can grow and learn. A big thank you to all who have contributed to this group already.



When my grandmother was a girl this was taught in school. It was already fading out of the school systems by the time my mother-in-law was in school and only basic sewing was taught when I was in high-school if you signed up for the class. Now a lot of schools don't even offer basic sewing let alone heirloom. I had to learn by teaching myself and by taking classes from some well known people in Heirloom sewing such as Laura Snarr at the Orem Stitching Corner, Esther Randall the founder of YLI silks,and her daughter Esther Russell, and , and most noted Gail Doane, and other such people at the West Jordan Stitching Corner which is now sad to say no more. There is still the Stitching corner in Orem, Utah that teaches these types of classes locally but not everyone has such places near them. So I hope to help those who want to learn this and I am hoping others will want to help too.

Also it doesn't have to be children's clothes would love to see adult clothes, dresses and blouses add to the pool too and so on.

Please help in this endeavor if you do this type of sewing please post your photos of finished or in progress works and/or tutorials to the group and help each other.

As I get time I will get some tutorials up on my blog here. So look for them in the future.

You can post vintage or new heirloom sewing.

If you have tutorials or how toos that would be great I want this to be a group where people can come to learn how to do this type of thing. As most people think it is harder than it really is.

Heirloom Sewing 101. Get yours at bighugelabs.com

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