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Fabric Selvage – Sewing Term

Sewing Term | Selvage Edge. The Sewing Loft

Selvedge, selvege, selvage noun a specially woven edge that prevents cloth from raveling edge of a woven fabric, where the weft threads run around the warp threads, creating a finished edge. any edge of fabric finished so as to prevent from raveling   In basic terms, this area runs along the fabric edges and is considered waste. Most manufactures place special markings for … [Read more...]

Sewing Trends 127 Sale

Sewing Trends Feature

They say what's old is new again and boy did I see great sewing trends on our 127 sale adventure! Some of them are so simple and I thought it would be fun to share. Sewing Trends   Scrapping is back! Making the most of what you have on hand has always been part of my way of life and it was so fun to see such beautiful things made with small leftover fabrics. Simple … [Read more...]

100+ Back To School

100+ Back to School Must Make Projects. Most of these patterns are easy to sew for any skill level. The Sewing Loft

It seems like summer just flew by, doesn't it? It's already time to start gearing up for Back to School, but don't worry - we've got your inspiration covered with this roundup of over 100 DIY projects for back to school fun!   This list is pretty intense. It covers everything from pre-school to college dorms... Wow, that's a bunch! So, before you need to head back to school, be … [Read more...]

127 Sale Sewing Treasures

Vintage sewing machines found during our 127 sale adventures. Learn more about our fab finds. The Sewing Loft

The past few days Mr. TSL and I have been on a massive treasure hunt along the 127 sale. This search for the holy grail of sewing has led us across 5 states and over 1000 miles. For anyone not familiar with the 127 sale it's the World's largest yard sale and spans 6 states. It takes place pretty much anywhere along route 127. That means open fields, parking lots, front lawns... you name it, … [Read more...]

Reverse Applique Totems

Reverse Applique Fabric Totem Poles

Hello friends of first Fridays!  It's your old pal TJ of Studio Mailbox here reporting to you for my monthly post.  I have recently finished the best thing I've sewn since my killer T-shirt quilt and I came running right here to share it with you. Check out my reverse applique wall totems: Last winter I had marbled some large pieces of canvas.  Although I was really pleased with the results … [Read more...]

Burlap Fabric – Sewing Term

Burlap fabric is also known as Hessian cloth. It is an awesome fabric that gives a nice natural, classic, or rustic appeal to any sewing project.

Burlap- noun a plain-woven, coarse fabric of jute, hemp, or the like; gunny. a lightweight fabric made in imitation of this. Burlap is also known as Hessian cloth. It is an awesome fabric that gives a nice natural, classic, or rustic appeal to any sewing project. This rustic fabric is super affordable, available in a variety of prints and readily easy to find.  However this loosely woven … [Read more...]

30+ Scrap Fabric Ideas for your Home

30+ Scrap Fabric Ideas for your home. The Sewing Loft

Every now and then I feel the need to clear out my fabrics and start fresh but don't misunderstand. That does not mean toss everything. Nope, instead I like to bust through my scrap stash and make something new. Here is a sweet list of scrap fabric ideas for your home. 30+ Scrap Fabric Ideas    1. Basket Cover  2. Bulletin Board  3. Button Box Flowers Mini Quilt  4. Christmas … [Read more...]

Sew Alongs & Clubs

I'm excited to join these new clubs and sew alongs!

I'm embarrassed to admit it but in many ways I'm glued to the internet. (which is a nice way to say that I am addicted to browsing) I seem to find myself heading down a rabbit hole to find the most amazing things and in the blink of an eye, time has flown by! But today, I'm gonna make that time work for us. I've gathered a few fun things from friends around the internet world and wanted … [Read more...]

Operation Studio Makeover

What was I thinking?! I need storage options for my sewing space ASAP. Thank goodness for these ideas on Pinterest. The Sewing Loft

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...]