My Sewing Plan for 2016

Each year I vow to spend more time with my girls, laugh a little louder and smile more often but this year, I'm adding something new. Well correction, I am actually determined to take something off my plate.... My computer! Welcome to my Sewing Plan My motto for 2016 will be - What that means in a nutshell is less time sitting in front of my computer and more time here. Sitting … [Read more...]

When do you sew? Plus, free printable

When Do You Sew?   Sewing can be very personal, private and therapeutic, but finding the perfect time to enjoy this respite can be a challenge. Many of my friends and followers have figured out how to fit sewing time into their schedules in  a way that works for their unique circumstances. I knew they would have lots of creative ideas on how to fit it in, so I posted a simple question … [Read more...]

Creative Bobbin Storage Solutions

This post contains affiliate links to products shown. We all know that thread can get messy but toss in those bobbins and things can get out of control. I swear, I day-dream about finding a better way to detangle my thread basket and keep things neat and tidy! Creative Bobbin Storage Solutions   Storage Tower This little tower of goodness will keep your bobbins neat and look … [Read more...]

Sewing Studio Must Haves

A few weeks ago I asked a simple question on The Sewing Loft's Facebook page: What is the one thing you wish you had in YOUR sewing room? The response was amazing. Not only did you come up with a clear-cut list of sewing studio must haves but the add on's were perfect. So, if you're on the market for a sewing studio makeover, this list is a MUST read with tons of great things to … [Read more...]

NSM: Cutie Quilts with Debby Brown

One of the biggest problems we face as quilters with a scrap stash is how to organize all those scraps! When you've got a bunch of leftover pieces of fabric from various projects, they're going to be all different shapes and sizes. It can be hard to figure out how to store them in a way that makes it easy to find what you need and actually put them to use. Lucky for us, Debby Brown of Debby … [Read more...]

NSM How to Organize Fabric Scraps

If you love to sew or quilt, you’ll definitely have a lot of fabric scraps. The most common challenge when it comes to these leftovers is storing them in an organized manner. Some sewers keep only the larger pieces, while others choose to save even the tiniest piece. But the challenge stays the same: how to keep the scraps in order and easily accessible. Here are some helpful tips: First, … [Read more...]

Operation Studio Makeover

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed that last week I did something incredibly silly.... I listed and sold the tall cabinets in my office. These cabinets hold and hide pretty much everything in my space. What The Heck was I thinking???? That simple action of hitting post in a local facebook group sent my entire weekend into a tailspin. Mr. TSL and I had to pretty much drop … [Read more...]

Creative Storage 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...]

Sewing Machine Mat How To

Many of us share a work surface to sew on. It could be the dining room table, a small desk or even the kitchen counter. (don't judge, I've done it!) I've tried a bunch of different things to prevent scratching the surface, including a bath towel. This helped prevent scratching but not reduce the noise or the shaking. To help solve my issue, bust through my scrap bucket and stitch something … [Read more...]