Tea Towel Hostess Gift Video Class

Learn how to create beautiful gathers and make this custom tea towel in my free video class with Sew at Home. The Sewing Loft

If you need a quick hostess gift or want to add to your kitchen line up, today's class is perfect! This tea towel class is the latest installment of the Baby Lock Sew at Home video series. During class I will show you how this funny looking "starship enterprise" looking foot also known as the gathering foot can create the most beautiful ruffles in one pass on the machine. We'll get … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Around the World Blog Hop

Around The World Blog Hop The Sewing Loft

Last week, I got a pretty cool invite from my sweet and talented friend Jennifer of EllisonLane to take part of the Around the World Blog Hop. I feel so lucky to have met Jen. She is local.... HURRAH!!! Is the amazing host of Sew South and has the most amazing sense of color. I swear, I'd be happy to have just one of anything she makes! Just check out that triangle quilt. Around the World … [Read more...]

Haunted House Applique

Easy to make Haunted House Applique Template by The Sewing Loft

It's almost time for that big candy haul called Halloween. You know what I mean, the day the kiddos get dressed up into something magical and go racing door to door to see what sweet treats they can score.  The challenge is what do you put this amazing booty in? Well, if you were like me as a kid, you carried around a standard issue pillowcase and clearly, that will just not do these days. I can … [Read more...]

Book Bag: Smart like a Fox Pattern

Keep your child excited about reading with this easy to make Smart like a Fox Book bag. How to includes a free fox template. The Sewing Loft

Encourage your child to read with this easy to make Smart like a Fox book bag.  The fox applique can be sewn on by machine or ironed on for an easy no sew option in just minutes.  Smart like a Fox Pattern  This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Supplies: Fabric Plain tote bag or surface of your choice Paper backed fusible Embroidery floss Fox … [Read more...]

Mini Quilts: Block Inspiration

It's time to swap! Mini quilts can be mega fun. These smaller projects are perfect for trying out new techniques. Join us for the swap.

  Hello, swappers! In order to inspire your mini quilt creations, we’re rounding up our favorite tutorials on various quilting blocks, shapes, and styles. Click on through and see what inspiration YOU can find! Mini Quilts: Block Inspiration   Try out the reverse applique technique and incorporate some of your favorite shapes and patterns! Make perfect points with our Flying … [Read more...]

Pineapple Crush- Free Pineapple Applique

Pineapple Applique Template

The latest and greatest trend in crafts and casual fashion is...you'll never guess...Pineapples! People are applying them to clothes and shoes, using them in home decor projects, and slapping a pineapple on just about anything that doesn't move.  Want to have fun with this Summery trend in your sewing? Well, mix up a pina-colada and let's get creative!  I've teamed with our friends at Craft … [Read more...]