She seeks wool and flax and works willingly with her hands. ~Proverbs 31:13 

 Fine Heirloom Sewing, Smocking & Custom Design

 How to Navigate Southern Stitches

Hover your mouse on the top navigation bar to read all the pages in my website. "Brer Rabbit Designs" holds all my embroidery pages, in-the-hoop, ePatterns, Smocking Plates, Machine Shadow Work and other designs. If you are looking for my Trendy Hospital Gown pattern, it is located on my ePatterns page.

About Us

Southern Stitches is dedicated to fostering the Art of Fine Heirloom Sewing, Smocking and related Needle Arts thru fashion and design. For me, fashion is art, and the artist in me loves to create & design sewing patterns and unique hand & machine embroideries. I love beautifully detailed children's apparel made with love and with the distinctive hand touches of smocking, embroidery and sweet pleats. My first love is for Hand Smocking & Heirloom Sewing, and I enjoy sharing these techniques by instruction, as well as in pattern design. You can find many of my sewing & technique tutorials, as well as eBooks right here at Southern Stitches and also at my blog, SewNso’s Sewing Journal

My design shop, Brer Rabbit Designs, is devoted exclusively for children’s wear patterns, embroidery designs and handmades. Children's wear should always maintain the classic elements that have for generations, adorned beloved little ones! Brer Rabbit Designs was born & bred in the briar patch, where enchanted fairy tales come true! We offer classic, unique ePatterns, smocking designs and specialty machine embroidery designs. We also offer Ready-to-Smock kits as well as Custom-sewing services for specialty handmade items. You can find my work published in the pages of Sew Beautiful Magazine, where I am a commissioned designer.

Welcome to Southern Stitches & Brer Rabbit Designs!

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