press on to the Holidays!
Apple Green Isabella
Apple Green Featherweight Corduroy + Hot Pink cord accent for an updated Christmas look!
Candy Cane Reindeer
For that simple Christmas look!
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We are dedicated to offering the finest merchandise for smocking & heirloom sewing at a fair price.
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Welcome To Delicate Stitches
The place for all your smocking and heirloom sewing needs! I love that you found or were directed to my site. I have a passion for providing those who love to stitch, with materials and knowledge to help perpetuate the art of English smocking, heirloom sewing by machine, fine hand embroidery and silk ribbon embroidery. It's my hope that you too will share with others your love of any of these needle art forms and spark and interest or curiosity for someone else to become interested!
At Delicate Stitches by Sylvia, I work at stocking the best quality in fabrics, heirloom laces, and ribbons. You will find a wide variety of Mother of Pearl buttons, mini piping and trims, the latest patterns--including children's patterns, smocking design plates, smocking patterns, and more. You will find what you need to construct that treasured Christening or baby blessing gown. Fine Swiss batiste, Swiss cotton fabrics, heirloom laces from France and England, French lace insertion, silk satin ribbons and Christening beauty pins are all available for stitching up a beautiful heirloom that will pass down through the generations. There is also in stock a myriad of smocking books, heirloom sewing books and magazines, general sewing publications, specialty books on smocked garments, Christening gowns, baby finery and more. Our fabric lines are from all over the world. Swiss batiste, Ulster Irish handkerchief linen, Japanese lawn, Pima cottons, Liberty of London Tanne Lawn, just to name a few. We carry a wide range of Spechler-Vogel fabrics including their Imperial Batiste and Imperial Broadcloth and Imperial Tartan lines. We also stock Spechler-Vogel Pima cotton gingham checks, striped shirtings, and chambray. You will also find fine Swiss Wool Challis from Bear Threads, Ltd. and fine wool blanketing. We pride ourselves in stocking a variety of colors in beautiful cotton pique, festive prints and featherweight corduroy. If you are in need of piping and trims, Delicate Stitches may have just the one for you. Ready to cover piping is sold in 10 yard packages, but there is also Ready to Stitch or Whip stitch piping in a variety of colors. Along with other embellishments, you'll have a myriad of spaghetti bias trim to choose from, pleated ribbon, rick-rack and picot edged bias trim.
And don't forget to check out our Inspiration Gallery where you will find some of our favorite patterns stitched up in our fabrics. You will also find a listing of all the components for making that garment, if you choose to stitch one up yourself! We also offer some Custom Kits of some of our Inspiration Gallery garments. Delicate Stitches also offers custom pleating service, ready to smock garments and custom sewing when asked. It is my hope that you will find this online sewing and smocking boutique just the place for ending your search of all the special items you need to stitch up your one of a kind heirloom!