Fabric Clutch Purse Pattern

Holiday Bake Craft Sew Crochet Along

Today I’m over at Skip to My Lou as part of the Bake Craft Sew & Crochet Along. I'm sharing an easy to make clutch purse pattern.  Not only is this project easy to make but it can be completed in about a half hour. That’s right, super fast. You can even personalized for an extra special touch. In fact, you won’t want to miss all the handmade gift ideas! I have joined over 100 bloggers to … [Read more...]

Free Sewing Printable- Handmade

Cheap green Feature

A few weeks ago I shared my Seam Ripper sewing printables. It is part of a larger collection of printable sewing art that I think would be super fun hanging in my studio space. Today's installment is all about the value of handmade.You know the drill, we all spend countless hours stitching our hearts out to create each project but have you ever put a real value to your work? If you have, you will … [Read more...]

Quilt Market 2014, Houston & Giveaway

Fall 2014 quilt market recap and giveaway. The Sewing Loft

The past week was jam packed with so many fun things that I just have to share! I had visits from friends and Fall International Quilt Market in Houston rolled into one. It started off with a local conference that let me kick back and hang with a few blogging friends. Actually, I kinda cringe to write the words "blogging friends" since I chat with them all the time and consider them true … [Read more...]

Dritz Mystery Box Challenge

Dritz Mystery Box Challenge zipper bag with pattern. The Sewing Loft

Today's post combines a two of my favorite things- snail mail and sewing!  Our friends over at Dritz just launched their fantastic new site filled with all sorts of sewing goodness including projects, tips and you guessed it notions & tools!  To help celebrate, my friend Jennifer from Ellison Lane issued a challenge of sorts.... Use 5 items from a mystery filled box of happy mail from … [Read more...]

National Sewing Month 2014 Giveaway

Help us celebrate National Sewing Month with a crazy giveaway! The Sewing Loft

National Sewing Month 2014 is coming to a close but not before we giveaway an amazing collection of prizes. This collection of goodies have something for every different type of stitcher under the sun. So, whether you're just getting friendly with needle and thread or are an expert embroider, we have you covered. Let's take a quick look at each package. The Start Up Stitcher: This package … [Read more...]

National Sewing Month 2014 Giveaway

Help us celebrate National Sewing Month with a crazy giveaway! The Sewing Loft

National Sewing Month 2014 is in full swing and even though we have been chatting up a storm, it's time to kick off the giveaway!   4 lucky winners will take home a stash to be envied.  So, whether you’re a newbie just picking up the craft or a seasoned stitcher tackling monster projects, these prize packages will make a wonderful addition to your sewing stash.   National Sewing … [Read more...]

Basket Of Goodies Giveaway

Basket of Goodies Giveaway on The Sewing Loft

It's no secret that I belong to another sewing circle of crazy stitchers from all over the web but for those of you who may not know it is called The Daily Sew. We share fun sewing finds, inspiration, patterns and funnies each and everyday on Facebook. Well, today, I am teaming up with 20 of these crazy gals to bring you a 24 hour whirlwind of giveaways. That's right, each hour on the hour … [Read more...]

Indygo Junction Dimensional Denim

Take a look at Indygo Junction's new book Dimensional Denim. It shares creative ideas for fabric manipulation techniques and easy projects for home and fashion.

I'm excited to share the news about Amy Barickman's new book Dimensional Denim.  The book shares creative ideas for fabric manipulation techniques and easy projects for home and fashion. I mean come on - just look at those images!  You know this book is gonna be good.  Here are a few of my favorite projects. Personally, I have always been inspired by the simplicity of solids.  Something about the … [Read more...]

Fun-Size Quilts Book & Giveaway

Fun-Size Quilts by Martingale

I am excited to see one of my designs released in the new book Fun-Size Quilts, published by Martingale. I should start off by sharing that projects like this take forever! I actually designed and created this pattern over 1 year ago.  The design process was pretty scary for me since as you all know, I am not a seasoned quilter.  I mean sure, I have created quilts for others and love to sew … [Read more...]