Mini Wallet: Make it your own

Learn how to transform the basic mini wallet into a bunch of easy to make bags. The Sewing Loft

My Mini Scrap Wallet pattern has become very popular recently - I get so excited every time I see that a new crafter has downloaded it from my Craftsy store! The mini wallet is a perfect little gift - use it to hold a gift card, cash, or just as an add-on to another gift. It's a fun way to whip up something handmade that is sure to be used and loved. They're also great for back-to-school … [Read more...]

T Shirt Quilt Journey with Lady A

Lighten up your drawer space with an easy to make t shirt quilt. Learn how on The Sewing Loft.

This summer my oldest daughter dove into sewing in a whole new way. One of her biggest projects was a t shirt quilt and today, she is here sharing her story. Please give a warm welcome to my oldest, Lady A. I started out by picking out all of my shirts and cutting them up to all around the average size (13”x13”) making sure to include the logos on them.*  Once you have them all nice and cut … [Read more...]

Totally Tulle Tutu

Learn how to make the fullest tutu ever with The Sewing Loft.

Do you ever use tulle when sewing? From time to time I have used it in bunches! Really by the truck load.  I once bought over 500 yards to make batches and batches of tutus. Now, you would think that would take up a boatload of room in the work space but when wrapped up on the roll, tulle is really compact. It's when you layer, fold and scrunch the tulle together that the start to see the … [Read more...]

Reverse Applique Totems

Reverse Applique Fabric Totem Poles

Hello friends of first Fridays!  It's your old pal TJ of Studio Mailbox here reporting to you for my monthly post.  I have recently finished the best thing I've sewn since my killer T-shirt quilt and I came running right here to share it with you. Check out my reverse applique wall totems: Last winter I had marbled some large pieces of canvas.  Although I was really pleased with the results … [Read more...]

30+ Scrap Fabric Ideas for your Home

30+ Scrap Fabric Ideas for your home. The Sewing Loft

Every now and then I feel the need to clear out my fabrics and start fresh but don't misunderstand. That does not mean toss everything. Nope, instead I like to bust through my scrap stash and make something new. Here is a sweet list of scrap fabric ideas for your home. 30+ Scrap Fabric Ideas    1. Basket Cover  2. Bulletin Board  3. Button Box Flowers Mini Quilt  4. Christmas … [Read more...]

Mannequin Bookends DIY

Mannequin Bookends Feature

Decorating in the studio can sometimes be a challenge. With open shelves and books all over the place, decorating can be a challenge. So, allow me to introduce the mannequin bookends. Not only are these bookends super easy to make but they can double as door stops.   Mannequin Bookends DIY This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Supplies: fat quarter for … [Read more...]

Lace Boot Cuffs DIY Video

Heather Valentine from The Sewing Loft shows you how to make these lace boot cuffs on It's Sew Easy. She shares easy sewing tips to keep the project simple.

Last month I shared my It's Sew Easy secret and now, I'm excited to say that the 900 series; The New Century Begins- The 1900's is about to air on your local PBS station. I have joined an incredible line up of talented designers from around the sewing community for the It's Sew Easy 900 Series. This series will highlight fashion and style throughout the 20th century. Each designer will … [Read more...]

Ruffle Flag Pillow How To

Ruffle Pillow Small Collage

Last week, I shared a sewing technique for creating a Reverse Applique.  Today, is all about finishing the project.  This ruffle flag pillow is the perfect way to freshen up my outdoor space and summer naps in the sun! Ruffle Flag Pillow This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Materials: scrap fabric pillow insert Tools: sewing machine thread Basic … [Read more...]

Personalized Pillows DIY

Personalized Pillows DIY Feature

Ever want to give a super special gift but could not think of something perfect? Well today's project is perfect! Not only are personalized pillows easy to make but depending on how much time you have on your hands, you can embellish them or even add decorative stitching. Let's get started. Personalized Pillows   This project is for all skill levels. Skill Level- 1 … [Read more...]