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30 Tips to Improve your quilting. The Sewing Loft
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Hemming Commercial Garments

Easy tips to help you hem commercial garments at home. The Sewing Loft

Sometimes you find that perfect pair of pants at the store, and you love everything about them - except the length. You don’t need to take the time and expense to go to a tailor - you can hem those pants yourself! Follow our tips to take your wardrobe staples from ill-fitting to custom-fitted in no time! Tips for Hemming Commercial Garments at Home:   - Do your best to mimic the stitch … [Read more...]

100+ Christmas Ornaments

100+ Christmas Ornaments Patterns Rounded Up in one place. The Sewing Loft

Are you ready to get into the holiday spirit? I've got just the thing with this round-up of FREE tutorials for making your own Christmas ornaments! Whether you want to make a custom-designed Christmas tree or just have some fun crafting with your kids, these tutorials cover all the bases. Christmas Ornaments   Christmas ornaments are always so special in my house From handmade to … [Read more...]

Measuring Tape Lanyard

Tape Measure Lanyard | The Sewing Loft

It's time to share something fun! During fall quilt market I had the chance to spend some time in the Dritz booth teaching make n takes.  It was so much fun that I wanted to share.     Tape Measure Lanyard This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Supplies: Fun Tape Measure Swivel Hook (2) 5/32" Eyelets Tools:  Scissors Awl Plier … [Read more...]

Fabric Clutch Purse Pattern

Holiday Bake Craft Sew Crochet Along

Today I’m over at Skip to My Lou as part of the Bake Craft Sew & Crochet Along. I'm sharing an easy to make clutch purse pattern.  Not only is this project easy to make but it can be completed in about a half hour. That’s right, super fast. You can even personalized for an extra special touch. In fact, you won’t want to miss all the handmade gift ideas! I have joined over 100 bloggers to … [Read more...]

No Sew Seam Closure

Easy No Sew Seam Closure | The Sewing Loft

Can I share a secret? Sometimes, when I have a small opening to close, I cheat! That's right, I break out the Steam A Seam and iron that baby shut.  I know that might be a real shocker but it's true and I don't sweat it - not one little bit.   For those who have never used Steam A Seam before let me explain. This little sewing notion comes in a pre packaged box (pictured above), is … [Read more...]

100+ Free Zipper Pouch Patterns

100+ Free Zipper Bag Patterns Rounded Up in one place. The Sewing Loft

Zipper pouches are one of my favorite quick projects of all times!  They are perfect for using up scraps, storing little bits and easy to create for gifts.  Just toss in a gift card and you are good to go! Zipper Pouch Pattern Line Up   NOTE: All the zipper pouches featured in this list are made from FREE tutorials, so get clicking!     1. All the Zippered … [Read more...]

Playful Designs Coloring Book Review

Playful Designs Coloring Book Review. The Sewing Loft

Let me ask you a question.... Have you colored lately?  Coloring was one of my favorite things to do as a child. I can remember taking great pride in my coloring skills and outlining each section with a darker crayon.  Well, fast forward too many years to count and I still enjoy a good color session. Especially when my girls are involved! So, this weekend we kicked backed and got our craft … [Read more...]

30+ Tips for Making Quilts

30 Ways to improve your quilts

Have you been wanting to make your first quilt, but you're not sure where to start? Or maybe you've dabbled with quilting here and there, but you're not getting the results you want, and you'd like to refine your skills. No matter your experience level, we've rounded up enough tips and tutorials to suit your needs. Read on for over 30 of them! Tips for Making Quilts, Part 1: Planning, … [Read more...]

Memory Quilts: Not Just for T-Shirts!

Learn how to turn those out worn clothing items into a one of a kind memory quilt. The Sewing Loft

Recently I posted a How-To on making your own T-shirt quilt. (You can find the first tutorial in that series here.) But maybe you don't have a lot of T-shirts lying around, waiting to be cut up for a quilt? That's okay! A memory quilt can be made out of so much more than just T-shirts! Now that you've mastered the basics with our free T-Shirt quilt tutorial, let's expand our horizons and think … [Read more...]