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...]

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...]

{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...]

Add Dimension with Fusible Fleece: Quick Tip

Fusible Fleece Adds Dimension | The Sewing Loft

Layering fabric provides instant visual depth to any sewing project.  But today, I want to show you how to take layering to a whole different level. Let's talk about adding dimension with the help of our friend, fusible fleece. Adding Dimension with Fusible Fleece   I know, I know.  This is something you are used to layering on the inside of a project and not have it exposed.   Well, … [Read more...]

Creative Storage Solutions

Creative Solutions

It's officially the new year and reality has hit, it's time to dig in and organize. This task is something that I dread! I seem to collect stuff like mad with the thought process that eventually I will use it.  Does that sound familiar?  Well, if so, just know that you are not alone. This year, I am determined to pair down and find a few creative storage solutions that actually work for me. Not … [Read more...]

100+ Free Scarf Patterns

100+ Free Scarf Patterns Rounded Up in one place. The Sewing Loft

Cool crisp weather is on the way and before you know it we will be pulling out our scarves from last year. This simple accessory is easy to make and always fits no matter what size is written on your label.  To kick start the season, I have rounded up over 100+ free scarf patterns to get you inspired. 100+ Free Scarf Patterns   This list is pretty AWESOME! I never realized that there … [Read more...]

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...]