Here at Susie C Shore Designs, we offer sewing, quilting, and crafting enthusiasts an exclusive collection of whimsical patterns. Because we believe sewing should be a fun experience, we design each pattern with simplicity and practicality in mind, providing easy to follow, step-by-step instructions that will ensure your success. From hot pads and quilts to wall hangings, table toppers and more, we hope you’ll find something to inspire your creative spirit. We're always adding new designs, so be sure to check back with us often!
Shown Below Are Some Of Our New Patterns! Click On This Link: Shopping Pages To See All Our Fun Patterns!
Leprechaun's Hat #ST-1950 Irish with a touch of whimsy! Pattern includes full-sized pattern pieces and step-by-step instructions to make Leprechaun Hat place mats, and a wee bit of Leprechaun Gold (3 designs) for mug mats or garland. Use just for St. Patrick’s Day, or share the luck of the Irish year round with magically delicious meals. Approx. finished size: 16" X 12½”.
Spring Cleaning!!! For Spring Cleaning - I wanted to clear out my “Fabric Stash.” Now don’t get me wrong, when I say clear out, I usually donate yardage to a local quilt group that uses the fabric(s) to do good works. This year, however, as I was sorting, I found lots of beautiful scraps of bright colored fabrics and didn’t want to give them up...I know that defeats the purpose of Spring Cleaning, but the quilt group only wants yardage not scraps- and the colors were talking to me!
So I cut out a few 5½” circles and sewed up a few Yo-Yos... then I made more Yo-Yos! (about 170). Really who can make just one Yo-Yo. It really goes fast: I was able to sew up about 15 - 20 in a couple hours while watching TV at night. Now, I am mixing them up and “Bar-Tacking” them together to form a table-topper...so much fun and I think it’ll look great for Cinco de Mayo and every day after it!!!
I think I’ll try one from all the bits and pieces of left over of Halloween fabrics for a Halloween table topper too!
I did not turn under the edges of the Yo-Yos, but used a dab of Fray Check around the center stitching. If you look under “How To” on our web site, you’ll learn how to do Bar Tacking. The hardest thing was clipping all the thread ends. Once finished, I pressed all the Yo-Yos flat because they are being used on the table and I did not want a lot of bulk.
This is a great way to use up scraps - hope you try it, it was fun! Please share on our Face Book Susie C Shore or send pictures to Fiona @ firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need instructions to sew Yo-Yos, you can google “making fabric Yo Yos” – we did not use any special tools, nor did we turn under a seam allowance.
Next, I was thinking that for my niece I would like to make a window covering/curtain with Yo-Yos attached. I plan to make a curtain out of a light-weight sheer fabric like Batiste or Organza and Bar-Tack colorful Yo-Yos (in the same manner as the table topper) to the finished curtain. How wonderful it will be to wake up surrounded by all those beautiful colors! Thanks And Enjoy!
Project Of The Month Competition WE love to share pictures of our customers finished projects on Face Book, but never seem to have enough. So, we decided to have a monthly competition! When you make projects using Susie’s patterns/designs, take pictures and send the pictures in JEPG format to email@example.com for consideration (by the third Wednesday of the month). The project(s) submitted must use one of Susie’s designs for the finished item(s). We must be able to see the complete design/project in the photos you send. The winner will receive a pattern of their choice from Susie’s Designs website www.susiecshore.com The evaluation of the all submittals will take place on the third Wednesday of every month by our team which includes Fiona (Office Manager), Emma (Model Maker) and Susie (Designer and Chief Bottle washer). The winner will be notified via e-mail, and once the winner chooses which pattern they want, we will share all the information on Face Book.
By submitting your picture(s) you are giving us permission to post your “finished project” on Face Book and our website.
Sorry, you cannot keep submitting the same work every month, but you can submit new projects every month to increase your chance of winning! Thank you! We look forward to seeing all your creations!! Susie
A few people have asked for "U-Tube Tutorials." We do not do video tutorials; the written instructions when followed are actually the tutorials. We have, however, started to add "visual aids" for unique processes under the "Tutorial" section on our web site - you'll need to scroll down to the project you're working on to find the pictures. We just started to add these "visuals aids" late in 2018 and now moving into 2019. Hope they help! Susie says she doesn't want to do videos because her age spots might show -- That's our Susie! Sample Below
We have TWO new patterns one for year round FUN!
"Princess Lay-A" #ST-1901 Sew up cute chicken Pot Holders, Mug Mats or Trivets! Super Quick & Easy! Approximate finished size 9” x 9”. We used Bias Binding for the Comb which later becomes the Hanger! With Visual Aids under Tutorials!!
AND one For Christmas!! Yes, Christmas 2019...I made these for my Holiday Table (2018) and loved them so much, I just had to publish them -- Big pattern lots of fun projects! "Santa's Hat" #ST-1826 Full-sized pattern pieces to sew up jolly Santa Hat place mats with a Snowball mug mat attached - and we also include a bunch of individual Mug Mat designs to be used separately! Make Hat trim with Chenille (for a fluffy look, like a real Santa’s Hat) or use the Fast applique method (instructions for both included). Make whimsical Holiday party decorations, or use for fun meals everyday! Approximate finished size: 18½” (with Snowballs) x 12½”. With Visual Aids to help making Chenille under Tutorials!!
We sell our products to several mail order companies/vendors; they generally sell our patterns for a season or two and then move onto newer designs (including ours). It's come to our attention that when these vendors deplete their stock of our patterns, they will tell their customer that the pattern has been discontinued - yes discontinued with them - BUT not by us. These vendors rarely reveal the originating company name in their catalog/web site, so if you're looking for our products, the best thing to do is to check our web site to see if the pattern is still listed on the pattern pages - if it is, it's still available!
Thank you, Patricia for letting us know about the glitch on our web site! It seems that an update to the hosting company knocked out the ability to place an order on our web site from outside the US. Patricia (from Australia) contacted us to report the problem, and we’re happy to say the problem has been resolved! Please, if you ever have a problem on our site, let us know! We also wanted to say we’re so sorry that anyone trying to place an order from outside the US received the same notice as Patricia. World Wide Shipping! We Ship Everywhere!
Thank you again for your support & Sew Happy!
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As you look through all Susie's fun projects, you might notice that most of them are for the kitchen and the table. The kitchen is the heart of the home, and it gives Susie great pleasure seeing the delight and wonder on all of the children's faces when they see her fun new decorations for the holidays and everyday.
Our designs are whimsical, fun, easy and PRACTICAL! Designed with children (of all ages) in mind, they make parties, holidays or everyday meals fun, fun fun!
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