How to replace a zipper

Don't toss your favorite jeans, learn how to replace the zipper instead. The Sewing Loft

When a garment zipper breaks, it can be tempting to toss the whole garment into the trash (or to salvage the materials for your sewing stash, which isn’t always a bad thing!). The next time you think about tossing a favorite item, take a minute to try replacing the zipper first. You’ll save your wardrobe AND your wallet at the same time! We’ve got instructions for replacing a zipper in the … [Read more...]

20+ Free Mini Skirt Patterns

Update your wardrobe with over 20 free mini skirt patterns. Many are so easy you can make them today and wear them tonight. The Sewing Loft

Summer is almost here and it's time to gear up. That means mini skirts and tee shirts in my book! Here are 20 fun mini skirt patterns to add to your wardrobe today. Many are so easy that you can make them today and wear them tonight! 20+ Free Mini Skirt Patterns   1.  15 Minute Skirt (any size) 2. Boardwalk Skirt (6 months to 14 years old) 3. Chalk Lines 4. Easy Elastic … [Read more...]

MakeUp Brush Case Video Class

Learn how to create perfect binding every time while making this custom makeup brush case during my free video class with Sew at Home. The Sewing Loft

Today's project is one that I use all the time! The makeup brush case helps keep every thing altogether and tidy, especially when I'm traveling. During class, I will show you how to simple it is to add bias binding in one pass and the best part is the machine will do all the work. That's right, the bias binding foot is pretty amazing and make your work sing! Don't just take my word … [Read more...]

Pincushion Wall Art Video Class

Learn how to make this applique pincushion wall art in this free video class with Heather from The Sewing Loft.

I’m excited to share my next project class in the Baby Lock Sew at Home series, Pincushion Wall Art. During the class, I'll be sharing easy tips on how to transform simple artwork into an applique template, demonstrate how to use the braiding foot to add dimension to a project and outline your design with some free motion stitching. Here is a quick clip from class to give you an idea … [Read more...]

Tea Towel Hostess Gift Video Class

Learn how to create beautiful gathers and make this custom tea towel in my free video class with Sew at Home. The Sewing Loft

If you need a quick hostess gift or want to add to your kitchen line up, today's class is perfect! This tea towel class is the latest installment of the Baby Lock Sew at Home video series. During class I will show you how this funny looking "starship enterprise" looking foot also known as the gathering foot can create the most beautiful ruffles in one pass on the machine. We'll get … [Read more...]

Pincushion Cottage Video Class

Learn how to use your edge joining foot while making this pincushion cottage house. This free video class is part of the BabyLock Sew at Home Series with Heather Valentine from The Sewing Loft.

Today's project combines a few of my favorite things- fun prints, free motion stitching and of course, pincushions! This little pincushion cottage is so cute that you will want to make a village. Oh and I almost forgot, thanks to Baby Lock and our Sew at Home video series, I get to walk you through the project step by step in class. During class I will show you how easy it is to add … [Read more...]

Add Dimension with Fusible Fleece: Quick Tip

Fusible Fleece Adds Dimension | The Sewing Loft

Layering fabric provides instant visual depth to any sewing project.  But today, I want to show you how to take layering to a whole different level. Let's talk about adding dimension with the help of our friend, fusible fleece. Adding Dimension with Fusible Fleece   I know, I know.  This is something you are used to layering on the inside of a project and not have it exposed.   Well, … [Read more...]

Fabric Bowls Video Class

Learn how to make fabric bowls in this free video class with Heather from The Sewing Loft.

Everyone needs storage for those pretty little things in life and these fabric bowls are perfect. Join me today and learn how to make these pretty fabric bowls in the Baby Lock Sew at Home video series. During the class, I will be sharing easy tips on how to create these fabric bowls, adding stability with a secret supply and use the felling foot to showcase your … [Read more...]

Picnic Blanket Video Class

Learn how to make a water resistant picnic blanket in this free video class with Heather from The Sewing Loft.

This water resistant picnic blanket is next up in the Baby Lock Sew at Home series and the timing could not be more perfect! I would love for you to join me and stitch along. During class, I will show you just how to easy it is to sew slippery fabrics with help from a teflon foot. That's right, the special coating on the bottom keeps everything moving right along. Let's take a quick … [Read more...]