3D Flowers with Sue O’Very

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Sewing is a way for us to get creative, embellish, make and transform fabric into something that is uniquely ours. Today's special guest is doing just that. Please give a warm welcome to Sue O'very from Sealed with a Stitch. Even though Sue started her career as a costume designer, she is no stranger to sharing her love of sewing with others. Over the years she has served as a National … [Read more...]

New Spring Giveaway!

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Spring is here and I couldn't be happier! All the fresh new colors outside have inspired me to be thinking "out with the old and in with the new". So with that inspiration I'm having a fun new giveaway! You could win this beautiful fat quarter bundle of Anna Maria Horner's  "True Colors" line produced by FreeSpirit to help you get the ball rolling on some of your new spring … [Read more...]

Leather Cuff Bracelet Tutorial

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It is no secret that I love me a good leather cuff bracelet!  I wear them all the time to the point of excess.  Anyway, since we have been chatting about some simple leather sewing techniques, I thought it would be fun to share an easy tutorial. Leather Cuff Bracelet This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Supplies: leather scraps scrap fabric button or … [Read more...]

100+ Fat Quarter Projects

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Have you ever walked into a quilt shop and thought wow, I'll take one of everything?  Well, with the help of the fat quarter, you can!  This little gem of a fabric cut is the most economical way to shop but then what?  Here is a list of AH-MAZ-ING fat quarter projects to keep your needle moving! Since some of you are taking part in the Sew My Stash sew along challenge and packages just hit … [Read more...]

WIP | Work in Print

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Happy Mail Day!! It's always great to get small unexpected gifts in the mail but for me, I just love it when they include one of my projects.  That's right, this weeks WIP started gosh, like 8 months ago. Yup. that's how long it can take to have your work featured in print.  From pitch to print, it can take forever! WIP = Work In Print Now, these are just a few sneak peeks.  I created two … [Read more...]

Washi Tape in the workroom | NSM

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I'll bet when you think of sewing the word "tape" never crosses your mind.  Sure, you can use double stick tape to slap up a hem in a pinch but washi tape in the work room- this I have to see! Today's special guest is an uber talented designer and published author.  Her pincushion cups caught my eye and I just love her ceramic beads.  (I can not wait to create something fun with the ones I … [Read more...]

Circular Rotary Cutter | NSM

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Today's special guest has opened my eyes to a tool that I did not even know I needed!! That's right, this circular rotary cutter puts a whole new spin on my rotary wheel! Circular Rotary Cutter- Who knew they made one?     Hey Sewing Loft fans! I’m Tara from Taradara Made It where I blog about DIY, sewing, painting, home renovations, being a boymom, and life ... oh, and going … [Read more...]

National Sewing Month is coming!

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Holy Cow, can you believe that a year has passed and National Sewing Month is right around the corner? Wow, time flies!  While I’m working on finalizing this years line up, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at last year.  Check out the line up of amazing talent and fun projects they shared!   We had so many talented stitchers share their favorite tools in the workroom and … [Read more...]

Fussy Cut: What’s all the fuss about?

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Have you ever fussy cut your fabrics?  I do from time to time but I wanted to make sure everyone understands what this term actually means. You see, fussy cutting by definition is to target and cut a specific motif that's printed on fabric, rather than randomly cutting yardage. Fussy Cutting   There are some tricks to the fussy cut.  Let me break them down for you. Paper Window … [Read more...]