Links to Free Smocking Projects on the Internet

http://www.southern-stitches.com/Excel_Smocking.html

This is the coolest link I have found in the smocking world so far!  I have wondered where to purchase smocking graph paper to create and write my own designs.  I've seen really expensive programs on the internet--but it NEVER occurred to me to use excel to create my own template!  The above link is a tutorial that walks one step by step through the process--and then gives you a down-loadable file to create your graphs with--for free.

Here are some links to some personal-use-only free smocking plates:

Smocking by Janet, go to the side bar and click on "Free Smocking Plates"--9 are listed.

http://sewnso.blogspot.com/2010/08/smocked-bishop-lesson-1.html  This is a video tutorial of a smocked bishop's dress.

Have fun!