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Mending | Sewing Term

 This post may contain affiliate links  to products I love and use.  Mending - noun   the act of a person or thing that mends. articles, especially clothes, to be mended You might refer to having a pile of “mending” to do, or you might mention to your friend that you’re “mending” a pair of pants for one of your children. In either case, you’re referring to the act of repairing … [Read more...]

What’s your stitching title?

Sewist, sewer, stitcher, seamstress, quilter, tailor… There are several terms used to describe us who love to sew. I pause every time I describe or refer to someone in print or in spoken language, as each term means a little different from each other and elicits certain meaning to different people. Seamstress noun a woman who sews, especially one who earns her living by sewing. Many … [Read more...]

Aurifil Design Team 2016

Wow, I have exciting news! Last year, I was asked to join the 2016 Aurifil Design Team and even though I'm extremely nervous about filling the shoes, I am thrilled to say, that I accepted. Aurifil Design Team 2016 The 2016 Aurifil design team is a pretty incredible line up. Let's take a quick look at the team. The team is crazy packed with talent. Let's meet the talented crew- Jan … [Read more...]

Jelly Roll | Sewing Term

This post contains affiliate links to products that I own, use and love.  Jelly Roll unit of fabric A jelly roll is a pre-cut bundle of fabric, available at any fabric or craft store. Jelly rolls vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, but for the most part they’re composed of 42 strips of fabric, cut 2.5 inches by the width of fabric (usually 44-45 inches). These strips are so convenient … [Read more...]

Sewing Classes – Did you know that I teach?

Many readers of The Sewing Loft blog don't realize that I am also a sewing instructor. That's right, I teach sewing classes and it's actually one of my favorite parts about being a sewing professional. Not only do I get to sew but having the pleasure of meeting others that share my passion for sewing is a total bonus in my book. What's more exciting is that you don't have to come to me. Nope, I'll … [Read more...]

Fat Eighth Unit of Measured Fabric

Do you know what a fat eighth is?  Well, I had an idea but really wanted to learn more. So, I turned to our community and posted on The Sewing Loft’s Facebook page: “I buy fat quarters all the time but I'm wondering.... does anyone buy fat eighths?”. And just as I suspected, you did not disappoint.  Some of the responses really made me think and wonder, why am I not buying more of these from my … [Read more...]

Binding | Sewing Term

This post contains affiliate links to products that I own, use and love.  Binding - noun   a narrow strip of cloth attached along the edge of something Binding is most commonly found in quilts, to encase the raw edges of the quilt sandwich and keep the fabric from fraying. However, this type of trim can be used in any sewing project where there are raw, exposed fabric edges (to … [Read more...]

Top 5 Avoided Sewing Projects

Facebook Discussion- What's your "must avoid" project? It all started off so innocent. It was Sunday afternoon and dear hubby just asked me to do my least favorite sewing project..... Hem pants. https://www.facebook.com/TheSewingLoftFB/posts/652544264798313 What started off as just a simple post update on Facebook one Sunday afternoon turned into an explosion of comments on worst sewing … [Read more...]

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...]