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...]

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...]

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...]