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Sewing Inspiration from the Scrap Bin

This board is jam packed with some of the most amazing scrap buster projects I have found. Be sure to follow along and keep all those small bits of fabric goodness! The Sewing Loft

I'm sure this story is going to sound all too familiar but with the amount of sewing I do around here, the left-over scraps of fabric tend to really pile up! I don't like to throw them away, so I save them for a rainy-day project. Whenever I get stuck in a rut, sometimes it helps to rev up my creative spirit by digging through that bin of scraps and coming up with something entirely new out of the … [Read more...]

First Fridays Year in Review 2014

embroidered personalized quilt label

It's TJ from Studio Mailbox here to share my first post of 2015!  For those of you new to The Sewing Loft, I tune in on the first Friday of every month to bring a little sewing humor to your lives. I can't believe another year has snuck up on us.  I hope you're all off to a happy and healthy start. I wanted to be sure and let you guys know that I did indeed finish the T-shirt quilt I had … [Read more...]

Look ahead

2015 Kick Off Hero

Whether you are a regular visitor of The Sewing Loft or someone new joining our sewing circle, it's pretty clear that I love to share sewing tips to help improve your sewing. So, to stay true to my passion, I will be sharing even more sewing tips and easy projects in 2015 but before we get started, I want to hear from you. What areas of sewing would you like to learn more about? Is it … [Read more...]

2014 at a glance

2014 Photo Glance The Sewing Loft

2014 has been a blast! Not only have we made some incredible things together but we have shared tips and laughs along the way.   I'm so looking forward to see what everyone stitches together in 2015 but until then.... May all your machines be clean, bobbins be full and fabric stashes over flowing in the new year! Wishing everyone a Happy & Healthy New … [Read more...]

Top 5 Sewing Tutorials and Tips for 2014

Top 5 Tutorials of 2014 on The Sewing Loft

It has been a big year here at The Sewing Loft! Of all the sewing tutorials and tips we've published recently, here were the Top 5 of 2014 (click on the image to go to the post):     5. Sew a Scrap Bucket - use up some scraps to make it, and then use it to store your other scraps when you're finished!   4. Improve your Sewing Skills - These simple steps are … [Read more...]

Top 5 Pattern Round Ups of 2014

Top 5 Round Up Posts of 2014 on The Sewing Loft

What a year it has been! I've been zooming along on my sewing machine, and it's really fun to take time at the end of a year to see how much I've made. Here are the Top 5 pattern roundups we collected here at The Sewing Loft this year (click on the image to go to the original post): 5. Zipper Pouches - this one is a total surprise to me since it has only been out a few weeks. But it is a … [Read more...]

Christmas Greetings 2014

Christmas Cottage Cards The Sewing Loft

At the last minute, Mr. TSL and I jam packed the family in the car (Chewie included) and headed straight north to be with family. Nothing like a little last minute surprise to bring the spirit of the season front and center.   Fingers crossed you are enjoying the spirit of the season with friends and family!  … [Read more...]

Fun Things are Happening!

Taping adventures with Baby Lock. Fun projects are on the way! The Sewing Loft

On a normal day, I create and sew from my little studio space in North Carolina but last week, I took the show on the road, literally. After tons of prep work, I packed up all of my goodies into a massive suitcase and hopped on a plane to Baby Lock headquarters in St. Louis. The few days that followed would be interesting to say the least! You see, not only was I going to be sewing while there … [Read more...]

Give Beautifully: Easy Gifts with Visual Appeal

Wrap your gifts with love this holiday season.

If you're looking for a way to pack a punch with your holiday gifting, it's all about the wrapping! Even the simplest gift seems far more impressive when it is wrapped and presented beautifully. I've got some tips to help you get the most out of your holiday gift-giving presentations this season.   1. Wrapped in Love Don't have time to make someone a full quilt? This gorgeous … [Read more...]