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Ruffle Pillow Small Collage
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

50+ DIY Pet Projects

50+ Fun DIY pet projects to make your furry friend feel special! Most of these patterns are easy to sew for any skill level. The Sewing Loft

Pets can be your best buddy - they're here for you through thick and thin, providing comfort and playtime fun. So why not make something special for your furry companion on National Dog Day! To help get you started, we've rounded up over 50 DIY pet projects that are perfect for all the fury friends in your life! 50+ DIY Pet Projects   So many of these projects are simple to make and … [Read more...]

Totally Tulle Tutu

Learn how to make the fullest tutu ever with The Sewing Loft.

Do you ever use tulle when sewing? From time to time I have used it in bunches! Really by the truck load.  I once bought over 500 yards to make batches and batches of tutus. Now, you would think that would take up a boatload of room in the work space but when wrapped up on the roll, tulle is really compact. It's when you layer, fold and scrunch the tulle together that the start to see the … [Read more...]

Decoding Selvage Markings

Unlock the mystery of your selvage markings along the fabric edge. These colored spots can actually help you coordinate fabrics for your project. The Sewing Loft

Have you ever noticed the printing along the bottom edge of your fabric? Believe it or not, this printing can help with your projects! They're not just branding for the manufacturer; they're actually a series of clues and quick tips to help you pair up fabrics for a bigger project. The edge of the fabric with printed information is called the selvage (also spelled selvedge). It normally has the … [Read more...]

Fabric Selvage – Sewing Term

Sewing Term | Selvage Edge. The Sewing Loft

Selvedge, selvege, selvage noun a specially woven edge that prevents cloth from raveling edge of a woven fabric, where the weft threads run around the warp threads, creating a finished edge. any edge of fabric finished so as to prevent from raveling   In basic terms, this area runs along the fabric edges and is considered waste. Most manufactures place special markings for … [Read more...]

Sewing Trends 127 Sale

Sewing Trends Feature

They say what's old is new again and boy did I see great sewing trends on our 127 sale adventure! Some of them are so simple and I thought it would be fun to share. Sewing Trends   Scrapping is back! Making the most of what you have on hand has always been part of my way of life and it was so fun to see such beautiful things made with small leftover fabrics. Simple … [Read more...]

100+ Back To School

100+ Back to School Must Make Projects. Most of these patterns are easy to sew for any skill level. The Sewing Loft

It seems like summer just flew by, doesn't it? It's already time to start gearing up for Back to School, but don't worry - we've got your inspiration covered with this roundup of over 100 DIY projects for back to school fun!   This list is pretty intense. It covers everything from pre-school to college dorms... Wow, that's a bunch! So, before you need to head back to school, be … [Read more...]

127 Sale Sewing Treasures

Vintage sewing machines found during our 127 sale adventures. Learn more about our fab finds. The Sewing Loft

The past few days Mr. TSL and I have been on a massive treasure hunt along the 127 sale. This search for the holy grail of sewing has led us across 5 states and over 1000 miles. For anyone not familiar with the 127 sale it's the World's largest yard sale and spans 6 states. It takes place pretty much anywhere along route 127. That means open fields, parking lots, front lawns... you name it, … [Read more...]

Reverse Applique Totems

Reverse Applique Fabric Totem Poles

Hello friends of first Fridays!  It's your old pal TJ of Studio Mailbox here reporting to you for my monthly post.  I have recently finished the best thing I've sewn since my killer T-shirt quilt and I came running right here to share it with you. Check out my reverse applique wall totems: Last winter I had marbled some large pieces of canvas.  Although I was really pleased with the results … [Read more...]

Burlap Fabric – Sewing Term

Burlap fabric is also known as Hessian cloth. It is an awesome fabric that gives a nice natural, classic, or rustic appeal to any sewing project.

Burlap- noun a plain-woven, coarse fabric of jute, hemp, or the like; gunny. a lightweight fabric made in imitation of this. Burlap is also known as Hessian cloth. It is an awesome fabric that gives a nice natural, classic, or rustic appeal to any sewing project. This rustic fabric is super affordable, available in a variety of prints and readily easy to find.  However this loosely woven … [Read more...]