Back to School Easy Bookmark DIY

Easy Bookmark DIY. Perfect for Back To School or any time of year. The Sewing Loft

To help encourage my girls to read, I am sending them back to school with new bookmarks.  These bookmarks are super easy to make and take less than 15 minutes to put together.  Easy Bookmark DIY This project is for sewers all levels, especially children! Skill Level- 1 Button Materials: felt and scraps 6" piece of ribbon Along with your basic sewing supplies you will need a … [Read more...]

Ways to use Freezer Paper in the Workroom

Learn how to use freezer paper in sewing. The Sewing Loft

Did you know that one of the most useful tools for your sewing room can actually be found in your local grocery storer kitchen drawer? That’s right - freezer paper has a variety of uses in the world of sewing, and once you learn to use it properly you’ll want to keep a box handy all the time! Tips for Using Freezer Paper in Your Sewing Projects: Use freezer paper to help you cut … [Read more...]

Dye Painting Fabric Tips & Tricks

Dye Painting on fabric is an easy and fun way to add color and design to your project. Learn tips and techniques. The Sewing Loft

Did you know that you can actually use fabric dyes as paint in order to create a dyed design on your fabric pieces? This method is like a combination of the techniques used for fabric painting and fabric dyeing.   Gather your materials: fabric dyes squirt bottles (the kind you can buy for salad dressing or ketchup at retail/grocery stores) paint or sponge brushes protective materials … [Read more...]

Ombre Dip Dye Effect on Fabric

Ombre Dip Dye Feature

Yesterday we chatted about dip dyeing our fabrics to achieve a new look and today I want to show you how to create a simple ombre dip dye effect with your fabric dye.  The technique is crazy simple and can be finished in an afternoon. Ombre Dip Dye   This project is for stitchers of all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button   Supplies: fabric dyes fabric or a garment to … [Read more...]

Dip Dyeing Fabric

Dip Dyeing fabric is the perfect way to breathe new life into old fabric. Learn tips and tricks during the fabric dyeing series on The Sewing Loft

Similar to tie dyeing, dip dyeing fabric involves submerging your fabric into a bucket or vat of dye to make it a different color. Use dip dyeing if you want to dye an entire piece a new color or if you want to get a striped or ombre effect to your fabric.   Gather your materials: In order to dip dye fabric, you will need: fabric dyes fabric or a garment to dye a large bucket (one for … [Read more...]

How to Tie Dye Fabric – tips & techniques

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

If you want to change the entire color of a piece of fabric instead of just adding a design onto the existing background, then fabric dye will come to your aid! Whether you want to make your fabric into one solid color or use the dyes to create your own designs, there are plenty of options available. Today, it’s time to go back to your roots! If you ever made a tie-dyed T-shirt as a kid, then … [Read more...]

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...]