Fabric Weaving – Pincushion Project

Fabric weaving- Learn how to create fabric with a simple basket weaving technique. The Sewing Loft

Basket weaving is nothing new in fact, it was one of my favorite summer activities at girl scout camp. Like so many other things in life, this technique is making a comeback and I thought it would be fun to put a personal spin on it.  So, let's do some fabric weaving today. Fabric Weaving - Pincushion Project   This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 … [Read more...]

Rockabilly Headband Tutorial

Rockabilly Headband Tutorial on The Sewing Loft

During a recent "What are you working on's", Allison shared this amazing Rockabilly headband and so many of you wanted to learn more!  So, I asked Allison to join us today and share her process. Rockabilly Headband Tutorial    This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Supplies: Fabric Wire Electrical Tape *Note: A wire coat hanger can be used, although … [Read more...]

Holiday Christmas Ideas

Christmas Thoughts on Pinterest The Sewing Loft

Last week we had family visiting from out-of-state and we spent the whole weekend chatting about all things Christmas.  It was so much fun to see them and really got me in the mood.  So, to keep that feeling going, I thought I would share a few of my holiday finds. Holiday Christmas Ideas    Follow HOLIDAY: Christmas thoughts on Pinterest This Pinterest board is jam-packed with … [Read more...]

Wall Art Work In Progress

Making wall art with my fabric stash. The Sewing Loft #sewing

Yesterday, I started a project for my studio - Wall Art.  You see, I have one blank wall that is the 1st thing you see when you enter the space.  Anyway, I thought it would be fun to showcase some of the fabrics in my ever-growing stash.  Remember, I'm a fabric addict. Wall Art Work In Progress   Since it is not up yet and I am still working out all the details, I thought I would … [Read more...]

Tumbler Time Book Cover

Tumblers are a perfect shape for English Paper Piecing. Free pattern by The Sewing Loft

Last month we chatted about EPP (English Paper Piecing) & Hexies but today, I wanted to share another easy shape to create with this technique.  The Tumbler. The tumbler is considered a classic shape that is known for its straight lines. Mix tumblers together to with hexagons to create playful patterns.   Today, we are going to use this shape to make a snazzy new book cover for my sketch … [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...]

Do you know about Craftsy?

Check out the fresh batch of Craftsy Sewing Classes

Do you know about Craftsy?  The site that is not only a place to learn all about all things crafts but a place where indie pattern makers (like me) can showcase their work.  (full disclosure: I am not only an artist on Craftsy but I am also an affiliate.) Let's break it down: What is Craftsy? Craftsy is a worldwide craft community offering online classes of every kind! It also has a pattern … [Read more...]