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How to Install an Elastic Waistband

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A simple elastic waistband can a go a long way in garment construction. It's a basic technique that's great for beginners and even more advanced sewers who are looking for something quick and easy. Today I am going to share a quick tip and technique for creating a simple waistband and tunnel elastic. This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Materials: elastic (1" or … [Read more...]

Mini Log Cabin Pattern | Scrap Buster

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Sometimes we just need to clear out our scraps and make something fun and this mini log cabin pattern is perfect. These mini log cabins are easy to make and since they are made from scrap fabrics, I consider them free!   Mini Log Cabin Pattern This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Supplies: scrap fabric 6" square of lightweight interfacing or … [Read more...]

15 Inspiring Sewing Table Designs

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As a seamstress, quilter and maker of things, we need surface area more than the average Joe/Jane. That means a place other than the floor or dining room table, to cut fabric or sew, would be a dream come true. No matter the size of your space, or your budget there is an option for everyone with these 15 inspiring sewing table designs.  Inspiring Sewing Table Designs   So I say, it' … [Read more...]

First Fridays Year in Review 2016

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Happy New Year friends of First Fridays! It's your old pal TJ from Studio Mailbox here to bring you a wrap-up of our 2016 monthly posts.  What a year full of fun, laughter, and most importantly, sewing kindness. Let's have a look back at everything that went on: January - I shared a First Friday Round-Up from 2015 February - Heather called for an annual theme and the RASK campaign was … [Read more...]

Fabric Pile | Should You Stash or DeStash

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To stash or destash our fabric? That is the burning question on everyone's mind this time of year. I look at my insurmountable fabric stash, including scrap stash because let's face it, I love to save every little scrap, and wonder, "how did this happen again?".  Most creative types keep every last piece and that fabric pile builds up fast.   As crafters and sewers the main … [Read more...]

2016 Sewing Highlights on Instagram

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It’s that time of year when we glance back and take a look at some of the top posts shared by The Sewing Loft in 2016.  This year, I thought I would start with a few sewing highlights from my Instagram feed. Sewing Highlights of 2016   As I scrolled through my feed, it became clear that I share so many things on Instagram that I'm just "working on", giving as a gift or just having … [Read more...]

Clean Sewing Space – End 2016 Right

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It's the last few days of 2016 and boy oh boy do I need to clean my sewing space! Like many out there, all of the holiday sewing and creative chaos really took it's toll on my sewing studio. There are fabrics on the floor, scraps everywhere and the desk is a hot mess. To be fair, I kinda want to just shut the door and walk away because I don't know where to start first. So, I'm gonna tackle … [Read more...]

Bobbin Winding Machine | Sewing Tool

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Bobbin Winding Machine - tool A small mechanism used wind thread onto a bobbin that is separate from a sewing machine.  Most home sewing machines come with a built in bobbin winder feature, however, some home sewing enthusiasts prefer to have a separate bobbin winding machine.  The portable bobbin winder enables the sewer to wind extra bobbins without having to stop and un-thread their … [Read more...]

Christmas Wishes from The Sewing Loft

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Christmas wishes do come true! The machine has been powered down and for the next few days, the focus is on family. My folks arrived yesterday to help celebrate the season. They came armed with goodies from home. Plenty of smiles and hugs to go around. Heck, even a big box of butter cookies from my favorite NJ bakery! Secretly, my girls wanted snow tucked in their bags but no such … [Read more...]