Thanks for visiting Creative Keepsakes.
On our site, you will find a large variety of smocking designs and patterns for sewing, but we specialize in items for the beginner. You'll find many easy projects that will help you learn to sew & learn to smock.
We hope you enjoy your visit as you . . .
- Explore our collection of free "how to smock" instructions, free smocking design plates and free smocking and sewing projects on our FREEBIES page.
- Collect new ideas for sewing & embroidery from our IDEA GALLERY.
- Shop our CATALOG for sewing, smocking & other embroidery products.
Items displayed in this slideshow can also be viewed in our IDEA GALLERY and/or on our COMING SOON pages. Check those pages for details relating to patterns & smocking designs selected for the garments. Also, feel free to CONTACT US if you have questions.
To ensure that your credit card orders are secure when sent via the Internet, we offer online purchasing through PayPal. To order by mail, fax or telephone, you can simply print the form on our ORDER FORM page.
Featured Smock Options . . .
FREE ITEMS: A free Beginner's Guide to Smocking, free smocking design plates, free directions for easy "learn to smock" projects and free adaptation sheets (to be used with many garment patterns from our catalog) are among the many free items we offer on our "FREEBIES" page.
Our most popular free smocking design plate is the "Free Bees" design shown above. Click the image for instructions related to receiving any of our free sewing and free smocking items.
In our IDEA GALLERY, you'll find directions for special techniques such as outlining picture designs (as shown in the bunny smocking design above). This is especially useful when there is too little contrast between the background fabric and the smocked picture design.
Featured Sew Options . . .
In the pattern section of our CATALOG, you'll find patterns for children's smocked bishop dresses; smocked rompers & bubbles; smocked sundresses and jumpers; and smocked gowns & robes. We also offer an easy lady's smocked gown/robe pattern.
We will soon have an easy sundress/jumper pattern available for purchase as a download, saving you time and the cost of shipping.
We have a kit that includes smocked adaptation ideas combined with two patterns that Diane Bruce designed for Simplicity Pattern Company. These patterns are only available from our site and quantities are limited, so you will want to purchase a kit as soon as they are made availaible. You can request that we notify you when these kits are completed as well as when other new products are available. Email that request to firstname.lastname@example.org