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Stackable Scrap Bucket Pattern

This easy to make bucket pattern is perfect for storing all your scrap bits and so much more! The Sewing Loft

It is no secret that I love my scraps.  Well today, I am going to share a fun project that will not only use your scraps but help you store them going forward.  Allow me to introduce the Scrap Bucket Pattern. This baby made its debut at Sew South last weekend and I was so excited to see all the variations everyone created.  The pattern is easy to make and totally limitless! Scrap Bucket … [Read more...]

Leather Cuff Bracelet Tutorial

Don't be afraid of alternative fabrics. This leather cuff bracelet is easy to make. The Sewing Loft

It is no secret that I love me a good leather cuff bracelet!  I wear them all the time to the point of excess.  Anyway, since we have been chatting about some simple leather sewing techniques, I thought it would be fun to share an easy tutorial. Leather Cuff Bracelet This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Supplies: leather scraps scrap fabric button or … [Read more...]

Teflon Presser Foot – Secret Weapon of Leather

The Teflon Coated Foot will make sewing on leather, vinyl and suede a dream. The Sewing Loft

Using alternative fabrics such as leather, vinyl and plastic are sometimes scary.  We often worry about putting holes in the fabric, getting it "stuck" or even worse, chewed up by our machine.  Another big hurdle is how to pin it.  Well, I'm here to share my secret weapon and take the "scary" out of these speciality fabrics.  Behold, the Teflon Presser Foot.  (*Insert sounds of praise in the … [Read more...]

Double Fold Hem Basics

Learn tips and tricks for the basic double fold hem. The Sewing Loft

The double fold hem is the most basic hem out there, which also makes it one of the most useful hems you can learn. As the name indicates, a double-fold hem is made when you fold the fabric over on itself to the wrong side two times, to hide the raw edges and create a neat, finished hemline. Uses for the double fold hem: Hemming garments - use a double fold hem on the bottom edge of a … [Read more...]

Sweet Floppy Bunny Pattern- free pattern

Download the floppy bunny pattern for free at The Sewing Loft #Freepattern #Bunny

Easter is right around the corner and I have an easy, yet totally adorable, free bunny pattern for you! This floppy-eared fellow will hop straight into the heart of your kiddos, and be a beloved friend for life. This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Supplies: 1 fat quarter of printed cotton fabric fleece scrap 9" x 7" felt scrap 6" square knit scrap 6" x … [Read more...]

Classic Placemats – Vintage Flare

Learn how to make classic placemats. The Sewing Loft

Today I’m participating in Susan from Living with Punks ‘Home Sewn’ series sharing these easy to make placemats.  Since I selected vintage fabric, the first task was to clean it.  If you are unsure how to do this, I would suggest being gentle and click here for more of my easy tips. I love vintage fabrics and feel like I have a terrible habit of squirreling them away for another day.  Well, not … [Read more...]

Leather Giveaway & Needle Size

Leather can be an amazing fabric to work with. It comes in so many different colors and can be embossed for a beautiful texture but it is important to use the correct needle size in your machine. The Sewing Loft

Are you afraid to sew on leather?  Don't be.  One of the most important things you need to remember is size matters.  Needle size that is!  Whether you are stitching heavy weight fabrics or specialty fabrics, needle size is important. Needle Size   There are so many different needles on the market today and since I have a leather project up my sleeve, I am going to focus on heavy … [Read more...]