Lace Boot Cuffs DIY Video

Heather Valentine from The Sewing Loft shows you how to make these lace boot cuffs on It's Sew Easy. She shares easy sewing tips to keep the project simple.

Last month I shared my It's Sew Easy secret and now, I'm excited to say that the 900 series; The New Century Begins- The 1900's is about to air on your local PBS station. I have joined an incredible line up of talented designers from around the sewing community for the It's Sew Easy 900 Series. This series will highlight fashion and style throughout the 20th century. Each designer will … [Read more...]

Ruffle Flag Pillow How To

Ruffle Pillow Small Collage

Last week, I shared a sewing technique for creating a Reverse Applique.  Today, is all about finishing the project.  This ruffle flag pillow is the perfect way to freshen up my outdoor space and summer naps in the sun! Ruffle Flag Pillow This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Materials: scrap fabric pillow insert Tools: sewing machine thread Basic … [Read more...]

Personalized Pillows DIY

Personalized Pillows DIY Feature

Ever want to give a super special gift but could not think of something perfect? Well today's project is perfect! Not only are personalized pillows easy to make but depending on how much time you have on your hands, you can embellish them or even add decorative stitching. Let's get started. Personalized Pillows   This project is for all skill levels. Skill Level- 1 … [Read more...]

{How To} Use a Fat Quarter

Ways to use a Fat Quarter | The Sewing Loft

Ever wonder what a Fat Quarter is?  Well, if you are not a quilter you might think it is a plump coin for your pocket. But no, it is not a new measure of $$. It is a piece of fabric that measures 18" x 22". Fabric stack from Fabricworm.com From this piece of fabric that is much that can be created!! Did you know that from just one fat quarter you can create.... 6  6 1/2" squares 9  6" … [Read more...]

Learn How to Square a Quilt

It is important to square a quilt before starting the preparation for long-arm and free motion stitching. Learn how to square any size quilt topper. The Sewing Loft

After you have pieced together your favorite quilt blocks into a beautiful quilt top, it's time to start the prep work for the all over stitching such as long arming or free motion. That means, square a quilt top, create a quilt sandwich, truing you topper and pinning things together. Taking the time to do this prep work can transform your quilt from a homemade "nice job" to a stand-out, … [Read more...]

From Curtains to Dog Bed

Unzip it to flip it

Hello friends of first Fridays!  It's your friend TJ from Studio Mailbox here to bring you the monthly tale of my latest sewing triumphs.  This time I came up with a relatively simple way to transform an old set of curtains into a doggie pillow and I'm excited to share it with you! Heather and I got puppies around the same time.  We've had many conversations about the trials we've faced with … [Read more...]

Tips for Faux Fur Fabric Succcess

Working with faux fur fabric can be tricky but set yourself up for sewing success with these easy tips. The Sewing Loft

Faux fur fabrics are great for making soft toys, outerwear, accessories and even costumes! But though you might enjoy the idea of a faux fur vest or throw pillow, you may find it a bit intimidating to work with the actual faux fur fabric. To be sure, faux fur isn’t as easy to work with as cotton or canvas, but with a few simple tips you’ll soon be on your way to working with a wide variety of … [Read more...]

MakeUp Brush Case Video Class

Learn how to create perfect binding every time while making this custom makeup brush case during my free video class with Sew at Home. The Sewing Loft

Today's project is one that I use all the time! The makeup brush case helps keep every thing altogether and tidy, especially when I'm traveling. During class, I will show you how to simple it is to add bias binding in one pass and the best part is the machine will do all the work. That's right, the bias binding foot is pretty amazing and make your work sing! Don't just take my word … [Read more...]

Pincushion Wall Art Video Class

Learn how to make this applique pincushion wall art in this free video class with Heather from The Sewing Loft.

I’m excited to share my next project class in the Baby Lock Sew at Home series, Pincushion Wall Art. During the class, I'll be sharing easy tips on how to transform simple artwork into an applique template, demonstrate how to use the braiding foot to add dimension to a project and outline your design with some free motion stitching. Here is a quick clip from class to give you an idea … [Read more...]