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Our Favorite Beginning Smocking Plates

Updated: Jun 14

Learning to smock and need a recommendation for the perfect first smocking design? We have compiled a list of our favorite geometric smocking plates perfect for beginners and those small projects with fewer rows. For a bishop/round yoke, choose from one of the bishop designs. For a straight yoke, you can choose designs from either section depending of your project. Many of you may remember our sweet Pat Boudreaux. She loved smocking, and she loved helping our customers plan smocking projects. We've marked her favorites with her signature strawberry. For additional ideas, you can see more beginner smocking plates here.

Bishop/Round Yoke

Amanda by Ellen McCarn

April by Ellen McCarn

Baby Hearts for Kerry by Ellen McCarn

Baby’s First Bishop by Cross Eyed Cricket Designs

Camille by Ellen McCarn

Genny by Ellen McCarn

Lindsey by Ellen McCarn

Olivia Grace by Ellen McCarn

Pint Size Posies by Cross Eyed Cricket Designs

Straight Yoke

Apple Blossom by Children’s Corner Patterns

Beginners Sampler by Ellen McCarn

Christening Day for Carlos by Ellen McCarn

Karen by Ellen McCarn

Little Prince and Princess by Ellen McCarn

Robbie’s Bubbles and Bonnets by Ellen McCarn

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