Add cross stitch to your sewing projects

Add a simple cross stitch detail to your next project. Learn the basics. The Sewing Loft

Cross stitching has gained popularity in the last few years - it's not just for samplers and handkerchiefs any more! If you've ever wanted to learn more about cross stitch and how to incorporate it into your regular sewing projects, read on! Let's get started with a basic definition: Cross Stitch noun. a stitch in which pairs of diagonal stitches of the same length cross each other … [Read more...]

Heart Cookies – Sweet Nothings

These felt heart cookies are easy to make and zero calories. Grab the free pattern and stitch up a batch today. The Sewing Loft

Sweet treats are my downfall and cookies are my favorite. So, with Valentine's Day is right around the corner, I thought these zero calorie heart cookies would be perfect for the little ones. I know, totally selfish but I really don't need the temptation of cookies on my counter. Heart Cookies This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button   Supplies: colored felt matching … [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

Sewing Machine Cover Sew Along | The Sewing Loft

Are you ready to sew along with me? Hello, Happy Stitchers! The time has come to discuss a dirty little secret many of us are holding onto: we’ve got naked sewing machines! Are you guilty of this one, too? Don’t be embarrassed; it’s a wide-spread problem in our community! Many of us probably bought a sewing machine that didn’t come with a case or cover. Maybe you bought a hard case, but do … [Read more...]

100+ Scrap Fabric Projects

100+ Scrap Fabric Projects Rounded Up in one place. The Sewing Loft

Scraps, Scraps, Scraps! Ever wonder what do you do with all of those little pieces of leftover fabric bits? Well today's post is going to help keep you inspired with over 100 easy scrap fabric projects.  100+ Free Scrap Fabric Projects There are so many great projects on this list that you will want to take your time and PIN THIS for … [Read more...]

Sewing Machine Mat How To

Use shelf paper to create a sewing machine mat. The Sewing Loft

Many of us share a work surface to sew on. It could be the dining room table, a small desk or even the kitchen counter. (don't judge, I've done it!) I've tried a bunch of different things to prevent scratching the surface, including a bath towel. This helped prevent scratching but not reduce the noise or the shaking. To help solve my issue, bust through my scrap bucket and stitch something … [Read more...]

Make Mini Scrap Bundles

Create mini scrap bundles for swaps, gifts or a special thank

Do you ever get bored with your stash? I do! I look at it and sew on it almost everyday so, it's only natural to want something different from time to time. Since I'm terrible at letting go, I like to make sure it has a great home to go to. To help clear out, I like wrap up a few pieces together and create mini bundles. These little minis are perfect for tucking inside a swap, gifting to a new … [Read more...]

How to Create Scrap Binding

Turn leftover fabric scraps into quilt binding. How to make scrap binding. The Sewing Loft

When I have extra fabric pieces that are not quite large enough for a full project, I toss them into the scrap basket for another day. Well, today is that day! I'm going to turn most of them into scrap binding. This binding can be used for many things from a quilt, mug rug to piping. For me, I love the way the different patterns come together and play off each other.  How to Create Scrap … [Read more...]

Top 5 Pattern Round Ups of 2014

Top 5 Round Up Posts of 2014 on The Sewing Loft

What a year it has been! I've been zooming along on my sewing machine, and it's really fun to take time at the end of a year to see how much I've made. Here are the Top 5 pattern roundups we collected here at The Sewing Loft this year (click on the image to go to the original post): 5. Zipper Pouches - this one is a total surprise to me since it has only been out a few weeks. But it is a … [Read more...]