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Sew Alongs & Clubs

I'm excited to join these new clubs and sew alongs!

I'm embarrassed to admit it but in many ways I'm glued to the internet. (which is a nice way to say that I am addicted to browsing) I seem to find myself heading down a rabbit hole to find the most amazing things and in the blink of an eye, time has flown by! But today, I'm gonna make that time work for us. I've gathered a few fun things from friends around the internet world and wanted … [Read more...]

Operation Studio Makeover

What was I thinking?! I need storage options for my sewing space ASAP. Thank goodness for these ideas on Pinterest. The Sewing Loft

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed that last week I did something incredibly silly.... I listed and sold the tall cabinets in my office. These cabinets hold and hide pretty much everything in my space. What The Heck was I thinking???? That simple action of hitting post in a local facebook group sent my entire weekend into a tailspin. Mr. TSL and I had to pretty much drop … [Read more...]

Sewing with Tulle – Easy Tips

Learn 10 easy tips for sewing with tulle like how to quickly ruffle tulle. The Sewing Loft

Tulle fabric is a light and airy, netting like fabric that was named after the city of Tulle in France where it was first manufactured. It is commonly used for making wedding dresses and bridal veils. " alt="alt description." /> There are different variations and quality of tulle. Some are thick and stiff, while others are soft and flowy. Each has a purpose in sewing, so … [Read more...]

Tulle Fabric – Sewing Term

Tulle is a lightweight netting like fabric commonly found in bridal wear. Learn more about the speciality fabric and how to use. The Sewing Loft

Tulle- noun A lightweight, very fine netting which is often starched. It can be made in various fibers including silk, nylon and rayon.   This light and airy fabric is most commonly used for making bridal veils, wedding gowns and ballet tutus. It can be tricky to work with and can snag easily. Tulle does not fray and does not require a hem.     Click photos to learn how … [Read more...]

Easy Skirt Tutorial- Picture Perfect

This easy skirt tutorial will help make every picture perfect! The peek a boo tulle adds a sweet detail while the elastic waist is easy to wear. The Sewing Loft

There is nothing sweeter than some instant satisfaction when sewing. I think that's one of the reasons why I love sharing easy skirt tutorials. But today's  project has even more meaning. You see, each year the girls over at Simple Simon & Co collect skirts to donate to girls in foster care. Isn't that just awesome!  You can find out more about Skirting the Issue and stitch up a few to share … [Read more...]

Dog Days of Summer Giveaway

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I'm not sure if you noticed but the dog days of summer are here! Between the 98+ temps in the south, crazy deadlines and my 2 girls being home, things on the blog came to a grinding halt last week. Honestly, my head was just stuck in the weeds and I needed to focus. But that's all about to change! That's right, I hit the send button on my deadline and am about to spend some … [Read more...]

Mannequin Bookends DIY

Mannequin Bookends Feature

Decorating in the studio can sometimes be a challenge. With open shelves and books all over the place, decorating can be a challenge. So, allow me to introduce the mannequin bookends. Not only are these bookends super easy to make but they can double as door stops.   Mannequin Bookends DIY This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Supplies: fat quarter for … [Read more...]

Join the Conversation

Did you know The Sewing Loft has a community Facebook? You can join the party https://www.facebook.com/TheSewingLoftFB

Did you know that you can join our sewing group on Facebook, chat it up with me and see even more fun projects that everyone in our group is working on? That’s right, you can! All you have to do is like The Sewing Loft on Facebook and then you’ll see all the good stuff we share everyday. Not sure what that means? Well, we are constantly searching the internet for fun things to share with … [Read more...]

Patriotic Projects

Patriotic Projects The Sewing Loft

Hello friends of first Fridays.  It's your friend TJ from Studio Mailbox coming to you this month on the cusp of the great American party known as the 4th of July.  Since it's a national holiday I'll keep it short and sweet while still delivering some sewing inspiration and smiles. For the nearly ten years that I lived outside the United States this was the event I missed more than anything.  I … [Read more...]