Left to Right: Cori, Sarah, Mary Beth &
The Jones Family
During the late 1990's
Left to Right: Tricia, Cori, Daniel, Mary Beth, Sarah
Center: Patrick and Julie
the Lord directed the ladies in our family (there are five of us) to wear the
head veiling in obedience to an ordinance in 1 Corinthian 11. We spent
many years searching for an appropriate style veiling. We have worn
scarves in the shape of a triangle like the European Kerchief, but found that they
were not comfortable for consistent daily wear. We wanted a head veiling
style that was attractive as well as comfortable and brought glory to the Lord
rather than queries about denominations. After getting many hints and
ideas from friends and family members, our daughters designed a veiling that was
practical, comfortable, and attractive. Thus satisfied, we settled down to live
our quiet lives. until the summer of 1994.
While attending a home education conference, our family was approached about our
convictions concerning 1 Corinthians 11. Most ladies were wanting a source
for ready-made coverings and patterns, particularly our style one covering which
we were wearing. So the ministry was launched under the name, “She
maketh herself coverings . . .” taken from a phrase in Proverbs 31:22a,
since the word, “coverings” is the Hebrew word “marbedym” meaning
coverlets, shawls, or kerchiefs for women. Since then, we have developed
other veiling styles and accessories that are useful. Our humble brochure
blossomed into a catalog with more than twenty pages of ready-made coverings,
patterns, hair accessories and lists of resources and literature.
SMHC is a home based ministry and cottage industry run by the four daughters of
our family (ages ranging from 25 to 36). Sarah is our skilled seamstress
who tailor makes each head covering and skirt specifically for your order as
well as coordinates all fabric, lace and notion purchases. Tricia is our
webmaster, secretary, and sales and shipping manager. Mary Beth is
our artist, proofreader-editor, and co-designer of the covering styles.
Cori is the primary designer of our coverings, and creates the layout and
design of our catalog and website. Our purpose is to make Jesus Christ
known in all that we do and to provide support and inspiration to all Christian
women and their families.
When we were encouraged to begin this ministry-business in the summer of
1994, we had no idea the blessing it would be to us as well as many dear sisters
who were seeking the Lord’s leading. What an encouragement it has been
to watch God’s ladies strive to be the virtuous women that He wants us to be
and to obey I Corinthians 11. This ministry grows because
sisters-in-the-Lord send us requests for veiling styles that they would like to
wear. If you find a particular pattern (not protected by copyright) or a
picture of a veiling that you would like to see designed or altered, please send
them to us. Your discovery could be an answer to prayer for another
sister’s needs. We pray that you will be blessed and encouraged by the
selections you make!
We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Cori, Mary Beth, Tricia & Sarah (the
During the 1980's before SMHC