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Add Dimension with Fusible Fleece: Quick Tip

Fusible Fleece Adds Dimension | The Sewing Loft

Layering fabric provides instant visual depth to any sewing project.  But today, I want to show you how to take layering to a whole different level. Let's talk about adding dimension with the help of our friend, fusible fleece. Adding Dimension with Fusible Fleece   I know, I know.  This is something you are used to layering on the inside of a project and not have it exposed.   Well, … [Read more...]

Half Square Triangles | Quilting Basics

Learn different techniques for making half square triangles. Some will have you stitching up many at a time. The Sewing Loft

Half square triangles are a quilt shape with a fairly transparent name: they’re triangles that are made from half a square each.   There are several ways to make half square triangles (commonly abbreviated HSTs in the quilting world), and every quilter tends to find her own preference for making them. Do you have a favorite method for making HSTs? If not, follow along with us as we … [Read more...]

New Spring Giveaway!

Spring Giveaway on The Sewing Loft

Spring is here and I couldn't be happier! All the fresh new colors outside have inspired me to be thinking "out with the old and in with the new". So with that inspiration I'm having a fun new giveaway! You could win this beautiful fat quarter bundle of Anna Maria Horner's  "True Colors" line produced by FreeSpirit to help you get the ball rolling on some of your new spring … [Read more...]

Fabric Bowls Video Class

Learn how to make fabric bowls in this free video class with Heather from The Sewing Loft.

Everyone needs storage for those pretty little things in life and these fabric bowls are perfect. Join me today and learn how to make these pretty fabric bowls in the Baby Lock Sew at Home video series. During the class, I will be sharing easy tips on how to create these fabric bowls, adding stability with a secret supply and use the felling foot to showcase your … [Read more...]

Sewing Uniform Patches

Sewing uniform patches can be a challenge but with these easy tips you will have your scout or military loved one looking like a star. The Sewing Loft

Whether you’ve got a Scout or a military member in your household (or maybe several!), chances are you’ve been asked to sew a patch onto a uniform. What seems like a simple task can often turn ugly if you aren’t prepared, so we’ve got some quick tips to help make sewing uniform patches a breeze! Sewing Uniform Patches   This tip is for all skill levels. Skill Level- 1 Button As a … [Read more...]

Inspiration for Upcycled Projects

Inspirational ideas for recycled and upcycled projects. Reclaimed materials required.

Today's post is a shout-out to the eco-friendly and thrifty sewing enthusiasts out there in our community! If you ever find yourself in the mood to create something, but your fabric stash just doesn't have what you need - it might be time to look somewhere else! Like, your closet! I'm a big fan of upcycled sewing projects. They're a great way to reuse something that has outgrown its original … [Read more...]

Picnic Blanket Video Class

Learn how to make a water resistant picnic blanket in this free video class with Heather from The Sewing Loft.

This water resistant picnic blanket is next up in the Baby Lock Sew at Home series and the timing could not be more perfect! I would love for you to join me and stitch along. During class, I will show you just how to easy it is to sew slippery fabrics with help from a teflon foot. That's right, the special coating on the bottom keeps everything moving right along. Let's take a quick … [Read more...]

Strawberry Pincushion | Scrap Buster

Clear out your scrap basket with this sweet strawberry pincushion. The Sewing Loft

It's pretty safe to say that I have a problem with scraps. You see, I tend to save every little, tiny bit of fabric that crosses my path. At times, it's been said that I need an intervention. So, when things get rough, meaning the scrap basket is overflowing, I like to start stitching! Two of my favorite things in the workroom are fabric scraps and pincushions. So, I thought it would be fun … [Read more...]

Tumblers Basic Quilt Shape

Explore different sewing patterns for stitching tumblers together. The Sewing Loft

Welcome back to another post in our Quilting Shapes series! Today we’re talking tumblers - the tumbler is basically a trapezoid; it’s a rectangle with one short end being narrower than the other. Making Tumbler Quilt Shapes In order to create tumbler shapes out of fabric, there are several options available: Use a template you make yourself; trace and cut this template out of several … [Read more...]