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20+ Tips for Sewing Handbags

20 tips to help you get starting sewing handbags at home. We will show you how to customize it with all your favorite elements. The Sewing Loft

Did you ever scour the store looking for a new handbag, only to come up empty because you couldn't find one that was "just right" for you? It can have you feeling like Goldilocks, right? Well, there is a simple solution to this problem, learn how to sew your own handbag. Tips for Sewing Handbags   Part 1: Materials That's right, armed with a sewing machine and a little big of … [Read more...]

Add cross stitch to your sewing projects

Add a simple cross stitch detail to your next project. Learn the basics. The Sewing Loft

Cross stitching has gained popularity in the last few years - it's not just for samplers and handkerchiefs any more! If you've ever wanted to learn more about cross stitch and how to incorporate it into your regular sewing projects, read on! Let's get started with a basic definition: Cross Stitch noun. a stitch in which pairs of diagonal stitches of the same length cross each other … [Read more...]

Heart Cookies – Sweet Nothings

These felt heart cookies are easy to make and zero calories. Grab the free pattern and stitch up a batch today. The Sewing Loft

Sweet treats are my downfall and cookies are my favorite. So, with Valentine's Day is right around the corner, I thought these zero calorie heart cookies would be perfect for the little ones. I know, totally selfish but I really don't need the temptation of cookies on my counter. Heart Cookies This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button   Supplies: colored felt matching … [Read more...]

100+ Free Embroidery Designs

Keep your creative juices flowing with over 100 free embroidery designs rounded up in one place. Everything from hand embroidery to machine applique.

February is National Embroidery Month and I wanted to celebrate in style. So, I've rounded up over 100 free embroidery designs to help keep you inspired!   100+ free Embroidery Designs   Please remember that there are all different types of embroidery designs on the market today.  Hand Embroidery, Machine Embroidery and Applique. Many of these designs are available in … [Read more...]

Free Motion Valentine

Let's get sewing with TJ of Studio Mailbox

Hello dear readers!  It's TJ from Studio Mailbox tuning in for a First Fridays post.  For those of you new to this, I tune in on the first Friday of each month to bring you some sewing inspiration laced with a little humor.  (Or at least I try)! Valentines Day is a big event at our house.  Not only do I get to assist my grade school son with treats for his party but on top of everything it's my … [Read more...]

Sewing Machine Cover Tutorial

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It’s the last day of our sewing machine cover sew-along! I hope you’ve enjoyed sewing this project with me! If you haven’t had a chance to get started yet, scroll down to the bottom of today’s post where I’ll link together all of the posts in the series from start to finish.  Sewing Machine Cover Tutorial This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 1/2 Buttons Supplies … [Read more...]

Sewing Machine Cover Pattern

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For today’s portion of our sew-along series, we’re going to put together the main body pieces of our sewing machine cover. Sewing Machine Cover Pattern This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 1/2 Buttons   Supplies needed for today's post: Sewing Machine Cut pattern pieces (more info here) Basic Sewing Supplies Heat Erasing Pen  Coordinating Thread *1/2" … [Read more...]

Sewing Machine Cover Sew Along Day 2

Stand up against the naked sewing machine! Join us next week and create this sewing machine cover. The Sewing Loft

Welcome back to our sew-along! By now you should have cut the fabric for the main body of the sewing machine cover. For today, we’re going to leave most of those pieces off to the side and instead focus on preparing and applying the applique design.   Sewing Machine Cover Applique  This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 1/2 Buttons Supplies: Sewing Machine Free Motion … [Read more...]

Sewing Machine Cover Pattern Sew Along

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It's go time on our sewing machine cover pattern sew along and today's goal is measure up and those naked machines covered! We’ll cut out the fabrics for the main body pieces of the sewing machine cover pattern and make the binding trim. So, let’s get to work! Supplies needed for today’s post: Sewing Machine 8 oz Canvas Drop Cloth or 3/4 yard of medium weight fabric 6 1/2” … [Read more...]