Heirloom Embroidery by Machine Collections
by Kathy Harrison

The Sweet Dreams Collection
Six Sweet Nightgowns to Stitch in the Hoop
by Kathy Harrison

Sweet Dreams is a beautiful new embroidery Collection focused on sewing nightgowns for ladies, girls, and their 18" dolls. No more excuses, it is time for you to make some nice things for yourself, in addition to the other little pretties in your life! Even if you are not a nightgown person, it's always nice to have something comfy and pretty to put on in the evening. For the littler gals, the gowns make adorable sundresses and play outfits. There are 6 different gowns to choose from, and each gown is digitized to stitch in 8 different sizes. Girls Small 3-4, Girls Medium 6-8, Girls Large 10-12, Ladies Small 8-10, Ladies Medium 12-14, Ladies Large 16-18, Ladies X-Large 20-24 and 18" Doll size. You create the top of each gown by stitching out the specific yoke pieces laid out for each style and size, complete with pattern lines and perfectly placed embellishment. There is a border design and individual design motifs to go with each of the gowns, as well as 3 different sizes of fancy pockets and a doll dress to match each gown style. There is also a "blank" gown in each size, ready to be embellished with designs from my other CDs or from your own design library. As with other Custom Keepsakes designs, these embroideries will also be wonderful for a variety of other fine sewing projects.
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$150.00

 

The Gals and Dolls Collection
by Kathy Harrison

This is truly machine embroidery at its finest. I have combined my 13 years of digitizing experience and 20 years of heirloom sewing experience to create 5 of the most exquisitely embellished heirloom dresses ever. People do not believe that these garments could have been done on an embroidery machine. Isn't that what we all want to hear about our work? Most of the embroidery is done on silk organza which is surprisingly affordable and absolutely perfect for my light and airy designs. The gals collars all stitch in the hoop, completely embellished and ready to stitch, trim and use. There is a wonderful first communion dress of silk dupioni with organza trims and sleeves featuring the cup and wheat to symbolize communion, and a matching rosary bag to stitch in the hoop There is a frothy pink dupioni and organza overlay dress and a white Swiss batiste dress embellished with delicious pink shadow loops - a completely new technique. The other two stunners - one in ecru organza over ecru batiste and the other in white organza over lavender batiste - feature my new faux lacing shaping designs which look so much like real shaped French lace that you will have to look twice to believe it. When you look at the photos of these dresses in the slideshow, remember that there is no lace on these dresses - only embroidery that looks like lace! Each dress design set includes a small matching purse in the hoop. The package includes a very basic girl's paper dress pattern in sizes 2,4,6 and 8.
But that's not all! To bring out the little girl in all of us, the Gals and Dolls Collection also includes a mini replica of each of these spectacular dresses for 18" dolls that will stitch right in your embroidery hoop, pattern lines and all. Each sleeve, front yoke, tiny peter pan collar and sash is already embellished and perfectly placed inside the dolly pattern pieces. You just stitch each piece, cut out along the stitched pattern lines and sew it together! A dolly purse and slip in the hoop is included.
The collection includes an extensive 32 page spiral bound instruction book that gives detailed descriptions and illustrated instructions for stitching and constructing these show stopping gowns for either your little Gals or your little Dolls, or both. There is a BONUS set of religious designs included as well, for a total of 6 design sets for each Gal and Doll.

$199.00

 

The Christening 2 Collection
by Kathy Harrison

The Christening 2 Collection contains complete Pattern Sets for 18 different baby garments, complete with matching shoes and bonnets for most.  Each pre-embellished pattern piece stitches IN THE 6x9 HOOP, complete with pattern cutting lines & seam line stitching lines.  Each pattern set can be made into a gathered dress, pleated dress, or pleated bubble with larger pattern pieces included on the full-size pattern sheet.  Dresses can be long or short, and sleeves can be straight or gathered, long or short.  For christening or dedication day these outfits can be as fancy as you choose.  Complete instructions for an unusual antique reproduction christening wrap are also included.  The designs can be used for everyday outfits too, with a wide selection of collar choices & a series of baby-sized whimsical figures to add to any garment.  Included are gifts for baby that also stitch in the hoop, line a tiny tote bag and a christening Bible cover.  A 6x9 hoop works best for his collection, but similar results can be achieved by those with 5x7 hoops and editing software.  A full size pattern sheet is included for larger garment patterns.  Fits 9-16+ pounds.  All pattern pieces are interchangeable with Christening Collection1!

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$199.00

 

 

The Christening Collection
by Kathy Harrison

Larger hoop owners can now stitch decorated christening gown & baby dress pieces, including the pattern cutting lines, in the hoop!  Choose one of the 6 complete gown themes included, or start with the blank pattern pieces and design your own.  Use your copy, paste, mirror & rotate functions to turn these 231 delicate designs into an infinite number of your own creations.  Many are included in both white on white and in colors, making them perfect for any delicate sewing project.  Small religious symbols are included.  The front & back yoke, collar & straight sleeve pattern pieces provided are for a 11-13 pound baby.  If you need a slightly larger size, delete just the pattern piece from each file and stitch only the embellishment portion, then lay your own pattern over the embroidery and cut out in the traditional way.  Included are several embellished one-piece bodices ready to stitch, with matching skirt designs.  These can be used for preemies or small dolls.  8 machine formats are included:  art, jef, pes, sew, xxx, hus, pcs, exp  Photos of each gown are included on CD.

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$150.00

 

The Heirloom Collection
by Kathy Harrison

The Heirloom Collection contains a beautiful selection of 93 delicate new embroideries.  Includes double featherstitching in continuous lines and shapes, children's peter pan collars that stitch entirely in the hoop, as well as more of the small bullions, florals and eyelet edging designs that keep Custom Keepsakes' customers coming back for more.  As always, many combinations are ready to stitch, but the bits and pieces are also here, waiting to be combined for your own unique applications.  Multi-colored "swiss" trims and insertions are plentiful for use in delicate garment sewing, but also for creative uses in quilting and other projects.  Hundreds of possibilities in one collection.  Full instructions included  8 formats on each CD

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$150.00

 

The Heirloom II Collection
by Kathy Harrison

Long know for innovative techniques and exquisite handlook embroidery including bullion roses, authentic eyelets and continuous edgings, Custom Keepsakes has released its largest and most versatile collection to date.  Divided into 8 categories totaling 277 design files, the Heirloom II Collection includes florals that closely mimic simple hand embroidery, new bullion roses, continuous edgings, eyelet designs, entredeux and file tire stitching, as well as pre-arranged doilies and other ideas to get your creative juices flowing.  Designs of all shapes and sizes will give you amazing flexibility to create true heirlooms - special occasion garments, pillowcases, doilies, aprons, gifts - the list is endless.  Heirloom II includes all previous Custom Keepsakes techniques, as well as new techniques for shadow shapes, and lace shaping guidelines on the machine that make measuring and tracing a thing of the past.  Complete with a beautiful catalog ready to print & illustrated instructions, Heirloom II is far more than an embroidery card.  It's an embroidery resource that you will use for years to come.  8 machine formats included

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$150.00

 

We  carry Mettler 30 Weight 100% cotton thread, Sulky Poly Deco 40 weight, 
Isacord Polyester Thread 40 weight and Yenmet Metallic for machine embroidery. 
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