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Sophia Pattern available here


With a little design editing you can create a hem with an extra row of lace

 I found this hand dyed cotton gauze fabric at my local Hobby Lobby store.

Lisa Shaw at BuzzTools has created easy to follow directions on how to edit lace designs using BuzzEdit.  Click here.

For more of Lisa’s lessons visit her website.

BuzzEdit is an affordable, easy to use embroidery editing program. It is available for FREE TRIAL DOWNLOAD at BuzzTools website

From the Lace Dreams Sophia CD, open the folder labeled the size garment you are making (S-M-L-XL)

Select the design that looks like this

Remove the scallops on the 2 long sides.

Save it on your harddrive with a different name.

The finished altered design should look like this.

This altered design will now be the middle row of the hem.

Open the design that looks like this.

Use this design for the top row of the hem.

Use the template printed on the pattern to determine how many of these designs you need to make to fit around the hem.

This is the new layout shown in an ‘exploded view’ and sewn together.




Laura's Sewing Studio embroidery designs are for personal use. Designs and copyrighted images are intended for private, non-commercial use. Laura's Sewing Studio entitles the purchaser only to make projects for personal use. The embroidery designs are the copyrighted property of Laura M. Waterfield. No design, documentation, or associated graphic distributed as part of this collection may be shared, re-sold individually, re-packaged, or used in any commercial endeavor or instructional presentation without the written consent of Laura's Sewing Studio. Any modifications of these embroidery designs are for the personal non-commercial use of the purchaser only and may not be sold or distributed under this licensing agreement.

If your friends want these designs, please send them to this website. .Both your integrity and patronage allow us to continue with new product development, while keeping down cost and maintaining quality support.

Thank you for your patronage and happy sewing.

Laura Waterfield

Copyright Laura M. Waterfield 2002-2016



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for your sewing/embroidery/quilting machine

Find the work light on your sewing machine no longer up to the task? Add this self-adhesive, bright-white LED light strip to the underside of your machine's arm and you are back in business.

You can even get one with a white control dongle.

Like Christmas Lights
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Embroidery Essentials

Top Stitch Needles


Ball Point Needles

For Sewing Knits


3.5 Inch Curved Scissors

Makes quick work of in-the-hoop fabric trimming.


Thread Storage

...because, like fabric, one can never have enough thread...or places to keep it.


And speaking of threads...

a place to start, unless you need even more.

Sorry, thread rack is separate.


Thread Rack(s)

For color staging and quicker thread changes.


12 Inch Wide Vilene

A Hardanger Machine Embroidery Must Have


Not Sure Where to Start?