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Back to School Easy Bookmark DIY

Easy Bookmark DIY. Perfect for Back To School or any time of year. The Sewing Loft

To help encourage my girls to read, I am sending them back to school with new bookmarks.  These bookmarks are super easy to make and take less than 15 minutes to put together.  Easy Bookmark DIY This project is for sewers all levels, especially children! Skill Level- 1 Button Materials: felt and scraps 6" piece of ribbon Along with your basic sewing supplies you will need a … [Read more...]

Creative Packaging Ideas

Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

Hello, Mini Quilt Swappers! Remember: the deadline for mailing your mini quilt is August 20, so don’t delay! Today we’re rounding up a variety of ideas for creative gift wrap. Whether you’re participating in our Mini Quilt Swap or you’ve just got birthdays and other holidays to plan for, our list of gift wrapping ideas should help you think outside the box … or gift bag! (We touched on this a … [Read more...]

Creative Storage Solutions

Organize Me Please- This board is jam packed with some of the most creative storage solutions I have found. Be sure to follow along.

Over the past few weeks the hubby and I have been really studying my sewing space.  Well, let me re-phrase this... He has been studying my mess while Chewie and I have been doing our thing. It seems that no matter how hard I try, I am just not neat and organized.  So, it's back to the drawing board or in this case Pinterest, I go.  I really need to put my thinking cap on to make this space … [Read more...]

Chatting with Pat Sloan

Quilting Podcast with Pat Sloan. American Patchwork and Quilting Radio

I love to listen to tunes & podcasts while I work and today, I am excited to be circling back with Pat Sloan.   You might recall I did this early in the year but we had a technical glitch and we were cut short.  Oh well, things happen..... Well, Pat was so sweet and invited me back! Today we are gonna be chatting about all things sewing, the new book, my new passion and who knows- maybe … [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...]

Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z

Sewing Machine Feet A to Z Craftsy Free Class Review The Sewing Loft

Did you know that some of the most amazing sewing details are created by the change of a presser foot?  I know what you're thinking.... how can a simple piece of metal improve my sewing? Isn't it my skill set that's driving the bus?  Well, that is partly true. Your skills are super important but the tools.... sometimes the tools make all the difference! Now, we have already chatted … [Read more...]

Binding 101: All about the binding

Binding 101. Learn how to make and calculate yardage needed to create binding for your next project.

Our mini quilt swap is in full swing and it's time to stitch on the binding!  (Okay, I really wanted to say: "Time to make the donuts" but that might have been weird.) Back to reality. Even though you have carefully cut, stitched and pressed together all of those little pieces the last step can really be a nail bitter. So, I thought now would be a great time to review different ways to bind a … [Read more...]

Snippety Doo Dah

Sewing Large Quilt Pieces

Hello Lofty Sewers!  It's TJ from Studio Mailbox here bringing you an update on my quilt project this fine first Friday in August. Snip, snip, snip.  I am so proud to report that all the sewing is done.  Snip, snip.  And now all I have to do is go around - snip, snip - with these clippers - snip, snip - and cut these little lines - snip, snip - around more than 300 of these squares!  Argh.  … [Read more...]

Book Bag: Smart like a Fox Pattern

Keep your child excited about reading with this easy to make Smart like a Fox Book bag. How to includes a free fox template. The Sewing Loft

Encourage your child to read with this easy to make Smart like a Fox book bag.  The fox applique can be sewn on by machine or ironed on for an easy no sew option in just minutes.  Smart like a Fox Pattern  This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Supplies: Fabric Plain tote bag or surface of your choice Paper backed fusible Embroidery floss Fox … [Read more...]