Ways to use Freezer Paper in the Workroom

Learn how to use freezer paper in sewing. The Sewing Loft

Did you know that one of the most useful tools for your sewing room can actually be found in your local grocery storer kitchen drawer? That’s right - freezer paper has a variety of uses in the world of sewing, and once you learn to use it properly you’ll want to keep a box handy all the time! Tips for Using Freezer Paper in Your Sewing Projects: Use freezer paper to help you cut … [Read more...]

Printing PDF Patterns at home

Learn how to assemble printed pdf patterns. The Sewing Loft

These days, if you get inspired to start a sewing project, you don’t have to make a trip to the fabric shop to sort through binders and drawers full of patterns. There are several resources available to download sewing patterns online - from sites like Etsy or Craftsy, online fabric retailers, and even sewing designers’ web sites. Just click to buy and print, and the pattern is ready to … [Read more...]

Envelope Pillow Cover Tutorial

Learn how to make an envelope pillow cover in less than 30 minutes. The Sewing Loft #homedecor

We all know that decorative pillow covers are an inexpensive way to change-up your space on a budget but what about when you are in a hurry? Like guests are coming in half an hour hurry! Allow me to introduce the envelope pillow cover. Envelope Pillow Cover   This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Supplies: fabric to cover pillow form Tools: sewing … [Read more...]

Thank You for your well wishes!

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This week I took a tumble-down the stairs and to say that it knocked me on my butt would be an understatement!  Not only was I in some serious pain but I was stressed.  Stressed about not being able to walk, not being able to work and not being in touch with all of you! Stressed. For the most part of things, I tend to keep my personal life separate from the blog but after looking inward, I … [Read more...]

Sew My Stash Challenge

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Do you ever find yourself drooling over a friends fabric stash and wish you could grab just a few pieces? Well today, I'm offering you just that. One of my ReSewlutions this year is to sew from my stash and I'm including you!  I've teamed up with FreeSpirit and we have a challenge for you! Sew My Stash Challenge   Should you choose to tackle this mission, you will receive a … [Read more...]

Say Good To Bulky Seams: Sewing Tip

Reducing bulky seams can elevate your project to the next level. The Sewing Loft

When stitching with thick layers or heavy fabrics our seams can become bulky.  These bulky seams can prevent our curves from being smooth and pretty. An easy way to reduce bulk is to trim away excess seam allowance from one side of the seam.  Basically, you are layering the seam allowance width after you have stitched everything in place. No More Bulky Seams   As you can see in … [Read more...]

To Starch or Not to Starch

Do you use spray starch when you sew? The good the bad and the.....The Sewing Loft

Who would’ve thought that one little question on Facebook would spark such an amazing conversation? We had a simple question that yielded big results! Do you use spray starch when sewing?     A few months back, we posted a question to the Sewing Loft Facebook page - We wanted to know how many of you out there like to use spray starch for your sewing projects, and how many of you don’t. … [Read more...]

Fabric Shoppe Resource Guide

Amazing Fabric Shoppe Resource Guide by The Sewing Loft #fabricresource #sewing

I know that I've mentioned my little fabric addiction in the past and now, I'm totally enabling you to join me.  (Sorry but I need company!) Actually, when I started the discussion on Facebook I had no idea you would have so many amazing places to suggest.  So, to help everyone find fabric with ease, I have put together this incredible list of fabric shoppes.  This post is sure to be a resource … [Read more...]

Top 5 Tutorials of 2013

Top 5 Tutorials of 2013 on The Sewing Loft

Can you believe that we are in the final countdown of 2013?  Not me, I feel like this year flew by! But before we jump ahead to 2014, I wanted to take a quick look back at the top 5 tutorials of 2013. I mean we have covered some great topics, created some amazing projects and swapped a ton of trims along the way. These are your favorite sewing projects of the year. Top 5 Tutorials Of … [Read more...]