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Searching your favorite sewing and crafting content from The Sewing Loft is so easy! Did you know that there are literally HUNDREDS of tips, tricks, links, ideas, helps and so, so much more available to you with a few key words and the click of your mouse? Take a look for a quick walk through... How To Search on The Sewing Loft   First, locate the search tab located about halfway down … [Read more...]

How to replace a zipper

Don't toss your favorite jeans, learn how to replace the zipper instead. The Sewing Loft

When a garment zipper breaks, it can be tempting to toss the whole garment into the trash (or to salvage the materials for your sewing stash, which isn’t always a bad thing!). The next time you think about tossing a favorite item, take a minute to try replacing the zipper first. You’ll save your wardrobe AND your wallet at the same time! We’ve got instructions for replacing a zipper in the … [Read more...]

Muslin Fabric – Sewing Term

Muslin fabric is commonly used when creating apparel and sewing projects. Learn more about this standard sewing term and characteristics.

Muslin - noun   a cotton fabric made in various degrees of fineness and often printed,woven, or embroidered in patterns, especially a cotton fabric of plain weave, used for sheets and for a variety of other purposes. an item sewn from such fabric   Muslin is a type of cotton fabric. It is sometimes printed, but most often in the sewing world when you hear the term it’s going to … [Read more...]

100+ Easy Summer Dresses

Easy Summer Dresses Feature

Warm weather is on the way and that means easy dressing. Thanks to the magic of the Internet, you can have a new dress at your fingertips with a little bit of help from your sewing machine! We've rounded up over 100 free summer dress sewing tutorials to spruce up your wardrobe.   Easy Summer Dresses   This round up is pretty AH-MAZ-ING and includes something for everyone on … [Read more...]

Carol Van Zandt Fabric Giveaway!

Luna Lounge Fat Quarter Giveaway on The Sewing Loft

This weeks giveaway is going to make one lucky somebody very happy! Carol Van Zandt is a good friend of mine and an extremely talented artist. She has been inspiring me and countless others for years with her textile design and limitless imagination. Her latest collection, Luna Lounge, is up for grabs right here at The Sewing Loft this week. Carol's expertise with color combination and … [Read more...]

How to Choose the Right Sewing Pattern

Learn how to choose the right sewing pattern the first time. We know it can be tricky but with these simple tips, your success rate will sky rocket! The Sewing Loft

If you've ever had the inspiration to sew a garment for yourself, you may have become overwhelmed with a trip to the fabric store. There are so many choices for styles, shapes, and sizes - and if you're anything like me, you don't want to spend hours (not to mention money) sewing yourself a garment only to find that it doesn't fit or doesn't flatter your body. How to Choose the RIGHT Sewing … [Read more...]

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Just for you Vernazza Color Blocked Top | The Sewing Loft

Today I am so excited to be part of the Sew Can She Just For You book tour! When Caroline called and asked me to make the Vernazza color blocked top I was super excited. What could be sweeter than helping to celebrate the success of friends! As soon as I saw the shirt, I knew I would make it for my oldest. Even though she is a girlie girl she loves sports and this color block tee fits … [Read more...]

Apparel | Sewing Term

Apparel is generally accepted as a synonym for clothing. Learn how this term relates to general sewing and patterns. The Sewing Loft

  Apparel  noun   clothing; especially, outerwear and garments anything that decorates or covers verb to put clothes on   Apparel is generally accepted as a synonym for clothing. You’ll find that certain fabrics are designated as being appropriate for apparel, and sewing patterns for clothing will also use the word apparel.   Expand your sewing vocabulary and … [Read more...]

20+ Free Mini Skirt Patterns

Update your wardrobe with over 20 free mini skirt patterns. Many are so easy you can make them today and wear them tonight. The Sewing Loft

Summer is almost here and it's time to gear up. That means mini skirts and tee shirts in my book! Here are 20 fun mini skirt patterns to add to your wardrobe today. Many are so easy that you can make them today and wear them tonight! 20+ Free Mini Skirt Patterns   1.  15 Minute Skirt (any size) 2. Boardwalk Skirt (6 months to 14 years old) 3. Chalk Lines 4. Easy Elastic … [Read more...]