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Learn how to turn those out worn clothing items into a one of a kind memory quilt. The Sewing Loft
50 + Sewing tips | The Sewing Loft
Personalized Towel & Tote Bag WIP | The Sewing Loft
Learn tips and tricks for the basic double fold hem. The Sewing Loft

Fun Things are Happening!

Taping adventures with Baby Lock. Fun projects are on the way! The Sewing Loft

On a normal day, I create and sew from my little studio space in North Carolina but last week, I took the show on the road, literally. After tons of prep work, I packed up all of my goodies into a massive suitcase and hopped on a plane to Baby Lock headquarters in St. Louis. The few days that followed would be interesting to say the least! You see, not only was I going to be sewing while there … [Read more...]

Give Beautifully: Easy Gifts with Visual Appeal

Wrap your gifts with love this holiday season.

If you're looking for a way to pack a punch with your holiday gifting, it's all about the wrapping! Even the simplest gift seems far more impressive when it is wrapped and presented beautifully. I've got some tips to help you get the most out of your holiday gift-giving presentations this season.   1. Wrapped in Love Don't have time to make someone a full quilt? This gorgeous … [Read more...]

Holiday Mug Rug

Fussy Cut Mug Rug Hero

Holiday time is always so busy that sometimes, it is hard to start a new sewing project. Well, today's project is so simple that you can start and finish it in one quick session behind the machine. That's right, this holiday mug rug is that easy!     Holiday Mug Rug   This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Materials: fabric scraps cut into strips 7 … [Read more...]

Materialistic | Free Sewing Printable

Add a punch of humor to your sewing space with these free sewing printable. Formatted for a 8" x 10" page. The Sewing Loft

I really don't like to think of myself as materialistic but like most of us, I'm pretty certain I have issues when it comes to fabric. Materialistic Sewing Printable   To help me remember that fabric hoarding should not be my hobby, I put together this fun graphic to hang on my wall. I think it will look nice next to my seam ripper, cheap handmade printables and mini … [Read more...]

20+ Tips for Sewing Garments

Take your garments to the next level with these easy sewing tips. The Sewing Loft

Whether you’re ready to sew your first-ever garment, or you’ve been sewing them for a while and you’d like to refine your technique - The Sewing Loft has your back! We’ve rounded up the best of our sewing tips to make garment construction a little bit easier, and to help your handmade garments look like they came from a boutique specialty store instead of something you whipped up in your … [Read more...]

Preparing for a Sewing Retreat

Sewing retreats can be so much fun but do you know what to bring? Check out these simple tips to help you be prepared. The Sewing Loft

You’ve booked your first sewing retreat - hooray! It feels great to set aside time to craft and create with fellow sewing enthusiasts, and to get away from the hustle and bustle (and even the hum-drum!) of everyday life. Except that you may be thinking … okay, now what? Booking the retreat was one thing, but preparing for it is another thing entirely! Never fear - we’ve got your back, as … [Read more...]

Wrapping up the T-Shirt Quilt

T-shirt quilt WIP

Do not let the title of this post mislead you dear friends of First Fridays!!  It's your old friend TJ here from Studio Mailbox about to fill you in on the on-going saga of my quilting progress.  Last month I shared with you how I switched gears and started a T-Shirt quilt to practice my skills while getting a holiday gift ready.  I had fully expected to stroll in here and report how awesome it … [Read more...]

Reindeer Candy Cane Holders

Reindeer Candy Cane Holder How To | The Sewing Loft

Happy December! Now, that all the Black Friday & Cyber Monday sales are over, it's time to settle down and work on the fun things.  These reindeer candy cane holders are perfect for the holidays. You can hang them on the tree, attach them to packages or hand them out as a quick thank you.  Reindeer Candy Cane Holders   This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 … [Read more...]

Embroidered Cuff

Embroidered Cuff Bracelet | The Sewing Loft

As promised, here is another fun project that I shared at fall quilt market. These embroidered cuff bracelets are super cool!   Embroidered Cuff Bracelet   This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Supplies: 8" fold over braid trim 7/16" snap fastener assorted embroidery floss Tools:  Scissors Awl Plier Kit Crewel Sewing Needle Basic … [Read more...]