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Lace Boot Cuffs DIY Video

Heather Valentine from The Sewing Loft shows you how to make these lace boot cuffs on It's Sew Easy. She shares easy sewing tips to keep the project simple.

Last month I shared my It's Sew Easy secret and now, I'm excited to say that the 900 series; The New Century Begins- The 1900's is about to air on your local PBS station. I have joined an incredible line up of talented designers from around the sewing community for the It's Sew Easy 900 Series. This series will highlight fashion and style throughout the 20th century. Each designer will … [Read more...]

Ruffle Flag Pillow How To

Ruffle Pillow Small Collage

Last week, I shared a sewing technique for creating a Reverse Applique.  Today, is all about finishing the project.  This ruffle flag pillow is the perfect way to freshen up my outdoor space and summer naps in the sun! Ruffle Flag Pillow This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Materials: scrap fabric pillow insert Tools: sewing machine thread Basic … [Read more...]

Personalized Pillows DIY

Personalized Pillows DIY Feature

Ever want to give a super special gift but could not think of something perfect? Well today's project is perfect! Not only are personalized pillows easy to make but depending on how much time you have on your hands, you can embellish them or even add decorative stitching. Let's get started. Personalized Pillows   This project is for all skill levels. Skill Level- 1 … [Read more...]

Come Pin With Me!

Have you noticed The Sewing Loft on Pinterest? They are pinning some of the best projects and sewing tips found on the web today. Be sure to follow along and pin to your boards. @thesewingloft

Pinterest is one of my favorite playgrounds for creative inspiration! You can find pretty much anything from hairstyles to wooden sculptures and everything in between..... including all things sewing! One of the best parts about Pinterest is the creation of boards. Think of these as your personal bulletin boards of goodness! That's right you can find things from all over the internet and save … [Read more...]

{How To} Use a Fat Quarter

Ways to use a Fat Quarter | The Sewing Loft

Ever wonder what a Fat Quarter is?  Well, if you are not a quilter you might think it is a plump coin for your pocket. But no, it is not a new measure of $$. It is a piece of fabric that measures 18" x 22". Fabric stack from Fabricworm.com From this piece of fabric that is much that can be created!! Did you know that from just one fat quarter you can create.... 6  6 1/2" squares 9  6" … [Read more...]

I’m on It’s Sew Easy PBS TV Show

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Heather Valentine on It's Sew Easy! You can make the project and watch the show your local PBS station. The Sewing Loft

Boy oh boy, do I have some news to share! Early this year, I headed into the snowy territory of Cleveland, Ohio and filmed a few episodes of It's Sew Easy. I was super nervous at first and SO happy to have the Sew at Home classes with BabyLock under my belt. I arrived the day before to get a feel for what the taping would be like and make sure that all my samples were prepared properly. … [Read more...]

Learn How to Square a Quilt

It is important to square a quilt before starting the preparation for long-arm and free motion stitching. Learn how to square any size quilt topper. The Sewing Loft

After you have pieced together your favorite quilt blocks into a beautiful quilt top, it's time to start the prep work for the all over stitching such as long arming or free motion. That means, square a quilt top, create a quilt sandwich, truing you topper and pinning things together. Taking the time to do this prep work can transform your quilt from a homemade "nice job" to a stand-out, … [Read more...]

Are you on Instagram?

Did you know The Sewing Loft is on Instagram? You can follow along for inside sneak peeks, special discounts and more. @TheSewingLoft

Are you on Instagram?   I am! I just love looking at photos and seeing what everyone is making within our community.  On the average day you can find me sharing behind the scenes sneak peeks, special discounts and everyday happenings in my world. It's my little place to feel connected with other stitchers and makers all around the world without leaving the house. It's really so … [Read more...]

Stuffed Animal Patterns

Bring a smile to any child with the free stuffed animal patterns. Patterns can be downloaded and printed on your home computer. The Sewing Loft

Take your pick of the litter with this collection of stuffed animal patterns. There is something for everyone on your list. Stuffed animals are more than just cute and cuddly creatures, they can also become your child's best friend. So, why not make them extra special? With these fun patterns you can do just that. Consider making them out of a favorite outfit or add some hand embroidery to … [Read more...]