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...]

Schools Out! Kids Crafts

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WOW, there are only a few more days of school and then summer is official!  That means, the girls will be looking to me for fun things to do every waking minute of the day!  (insert panic button here) Do you ever feel like that?  Sometimes the pressure is really tough but not this year, I've put together a list of summer projects that any school age child can handle and the best part is they … [Read more...]

Fabric Painting Techniques

Learn how to transform fabric with simple tips and techniques. Part of a fabric dyeing mini series on The Sewing Loft.

Welcome to the first post in our series on fabric painting and dyeing! Are you ready to transform that old fabric in your stash? Perhaps the easiest method for changing the look of your fabric is to paint it. This method also works really well if you have a piece of fabric or a garment that has a stain on it - paint over the stain and add a little more paint to the rest of the item and- voila!- no … [Read more...]

Sweet Floppy Bunny Pattern- free pattern

Download the floppy bunny pattern for free at The Sewing Loft #Freepattern #Bunny

Easter is right around the corner and I have an easy, yet totally adorable, free bunny pattern for you! This floppy-eared fellow will hop straight into the heart of your kiddos, and be a beloved friend for life. This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Supplies: 1 fat quarter of printed cotton fabric fleece scrap 9" x 7" felt scrap 6" square knit scrap 6" x … [Read more...]

Easy Christmas Ornament | Snowflake

This snowflake is an easy Christmas ornament. Perfect for decorating the tree and presents. By The Sewing Loft

This time of year, I just love finding an easy Christmas ornament to make with the kids.  This snowflake is just that. They are easy to make, very fast and require little fabric.   Snowflake - Easy Christmas Ornament   This project is for sewers all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Materials: 5" x 6" felt 10" of ribbon Tools: sewing machine needle and … [Read more...]

Cuddle Buddy Bear Pattern

Cuddle Buddy Bear Free Pattern by The Sewing Loft #sewing #pattern

Soft fabrics are a favorite among my girls, especially Missy S!  She loves to cuddle up at night with a buddy by her side.  So, I was very excited when Shannon Fabrics invited me to create a project with them.  Their Cuddle™ fabric is super soft and comes in luscious colors!  Yummo! Cuddle Buddy Bear   This project is for sewers all levels. Skill Level- 1 … [Read more...]

No Ugly Ornaments 2013

No Sew Easy Owl Ornaments are perfect for kids to make for Christmas. Part of the No Ugly Ornaments 2013 Challenge with My Very Educated Mother. #NUO2013

Handmade ornaments are a long time tradition in my world and for the last two years, I have joined forces with Erin from My Very Educated Mother and participated in the No Ugly Ornaments challenge. I just love thinking up different ways to keep handmade alive during the holidays! No Ugly Ornaments 2013    Owl Ornament   Before I dive right into the instructions, I want to let … [Read more...]

Haunted House Tote Bags

Haunted House Tote Bag Pattern by The Sewing Loft

Today you will find me over on Crafts n' Things sharing a fun project for Halloween.  Haunted House Tote Bags. Haunted House Tote Bags This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 1/2 Buttons You will find the entire tutorial and pattern free to download here.  Paper backed fusible makes quick work of the appliqué process.  And if you don't have time to stitch up the entire tote bag … [Read more...]

Easy Artwork Pillows | NSM

Fabric Markers National Sewing Month | The Sewing Loft

If you share your sewing space with children, this post is for YOU!  Jenelle from TrashN2Tees shares one of her favorite tools in the workspace fabric markers.  I swear, she is the coolest mom on the block! I'm so excited to be here with all of you celebrating National Sewing Month for a second year. Last year I wrote an ode to the rotary cutter, which happens to be one of my all time … [Read more...]