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Update your Sewing Tools – New Giveaway!

Update your sewing tools with this new giveaway from The Sewing Loft.

Sewing is a skill that has the capacity to enhance just about every aspect of your life! From clothing and bags, and pillows to decorations, there truly is no end to the things you can learn and make. But we all quickly learn that without our sewing tools we get nowhere fast! So when is the last time to treated yourself to some sharp new pins or a new rotary blade? Are you about due for a new pair … [Read more...]

Pincushion Wall Art Video Class

Learn how to make this applique pincushion wall art in this free video class with Heather from The Sewing Loft.

I’m excited to share my next project class in the Baby Lock Sew at Home series, Pincushion Wall Art. During the class, I'll be sharing easy tips on how to transform simple artwork into an applique template, demonstrate how to use the braiding foot to add dimension to a project and outline your design with some free motion stitching. Here is a quick clip from class to give you an idea … [Read more...]

29 Free eBooks Just for You!

Learn something new with one of these 29 free ebooks from Craftsy.

Last week I shared 16 free online sewing classes from Craftsy and today, I thought it would be fun to follow-up with this sweet list of 22 free ebooks. They offer a wide range of topics from cake decorating to scrapbooking. Heck, there are even books on gardening and wood-turning!   29 Free eBooks   Really, there is something for everyone. So, take a look below and click the … [Read more...]

Tea Towel Hostess Gift Video Class

Learn how to create beautiful gathers and make this custom tea towel in my free video class with Sew at Home. The Sewing Loft

If you need a quick hostess gift or want to add to your kitchen line up, today's class is perfect! This tea towel class is the latest installment of the Baby Lock Sew at Home video series. During class I will show you how this funny looking "starship enterprise" looking foot also known as the gathering foot can create the most beautiful ruffles in one pass on the machine. We'll get … [Read more...]

It’s the Creative Scarves Blog Hop!

I'm so excited to be today's stop on the Creative Scarves book tour. This book will help you find your creative style and make your own scarves.

Timing is everything, and let me tell you what a fabulous time it is to be a part of the "Creative Scarves" blog hop going on right now! Creative Scarves is authored by a few of my friends; Tiffany Windsor, Heidi Borchers and Savannah Starr. These 3 ladies will show you just how much freedom and expression making your own scarves gives you to work within your own wardrobe. Instead of searching … [Read more...]

Free OnLine Sewing Classes

Learn a new skill with these 16 free online sewing classes.

Have I mentioned that I started teaching again? Well, I'm excited to say that I am and I LOVE it! I forgot just how much I enjoy the interaction of class and seeing people connect with others that share the sewing bug. One thing that I've learned from teaching at the store level is that most creative types are hands on visual learners. Now, that's not to say that we don't enjoy a good book … [Read more...]

Top Stitching Tips to Help You Stitch like a PRO!

Learn how easy it is to sew like a pro with these easy to use Top Stitching Tips. The Sewing Loft.

Top stitching is what it sounds like - a line of stitches that show on the top of your project. Technically you can use any stitch and thread to topstitch a project, but if you want professional results and a polished finish, it's best to learn to topstitch like the pros. Top Stitching Tips:   Top stitching thread is heavier weight than traditional thread; you put this thread in the … [Read more...]

Fun New Giveaway ~ Two Great Books!

2 Great Sewing Books Giveaway | The Sewing Loft

I am so excited to share this new giveaway with you, it's a double-take! Not just one, but two wonderful sewing books with projects that you are going to love...take a look! The first book is "Kitchen Stitches - Sewing Projects to Spice Up Your Home" . This quilted tablecloth with matching napkins is one of the projects in this book and is just darling! If you look really close at … [Read more...]

Pintuck Mini Wallet Video Class

Learn how to create pin tucks and make this mini wallet in my free video class with Sew at Home. The Sewing Loft

Learn how to create a simple pintuck in my new free video class with Baby Lock on Sew at Home. Pintucks are such an easy way to add small details on any project, including the simple ones. In today's addition of the Sew at Home Baby Lock series, I'll be demonstrating just how easy it is create pin tucks to any project, add stability to your fabric and clean finish a seam without stitching. … [Read more...]