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...]

Scrap Bundles Abound in the shop

Fabric Scrap Bundle Destash Sale. The Sewing Loft

When buying fabric I tend to error on the side of excess.  I would rather have extra fabric than not enough.  But sometimes, these extra bits become too much for me to stitch through.  This is one of those times. I have realized that my fabric collection is out of control and I need some assistance.  So, I spent the better part of Wednesday sorting my fabric and noticing a major theme, … [Read more...]

Leather Cuff Bracelet Tutorial

Don't be afraid of alternative fabrics. This leather cuff bracelet is easy to make. The Sewing Loft

It is no secret that I love me a good leather cuff bracelet!  I wear them all the time to the point of excess.  Anyway, since we have been chatting about some simple leather sewing techniques, I thought it would be fun to share an easy tutorial. Leather Cuff Bracelet This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Supplies: leather scraps scrap fabric button or … [Read more...]

Sewing with Printable Fabric Sheets

Use printable fabric sheets to personalize your sewing projects. The Sewing Loft

For today’s Tuesday Tip we’d like to share a product that can put a personal touch on almost anything you want to sew: printable fabric sheets! Printable Fabric Sheets- What are they?   Printable fabric sheets are pre cut 8.5” x 11” paper backed fabric that is ready to roll through your printer.  They work just like paper - print any words, images or designs onto them that you want! … [Read more...]

100+ Fat Quarter Projects

100 plus fat quarter projects. All patterns are free with step by step instructions. The Sewing Loft #sewing #fatquarter

Have you ever walked into a quilt shop and thought wow, I'll take one of everything?  Well, with the help of the fat quarter, you can!  This little gem of a fabric cut is the most economical way to shop but then what?  Here is a list of AH-MAZ-ING fat quarter projects to keep your needle moving!     Since some of you are taking part in the Sew My Stash sew along challenge and … [Read more...]

French Bulldog Pillow Project

French Bulldog Pillow Project by The Sewing Loft #freemotion

By now I think it's pretty clear that I enjoy making pillows, they are easy to make projects and can be finished in one sitting.  So, when Amy from Amy's Creative Side asked me to take part in the Pillow Collective, I was all in. Plus, since the girls have been home from school due to snow, I have been totally distracted.  I found myself checking out and sketching our newly rescued French … [Read more...]

Free Valentine’s Day Printables & Owl Mug Rug

Owl Mug Rug Pattern includes Free Valentines Printables on The Sewing Loft

Did you know that The Sewing Loft offers a variety of PDF sewing patterns? Visit The Sewing Loft pattern shop today and download one for instant sewing gratification! Today we’ve got a recommendation for a quick and easy DIY Valentine’s Day gift that’s sure to please. This handmade gift is perfect for your children, their teachers, your friends and family members alike. You can whip up this … [Read more...]