New Spring Giveaway!

Spring Giveaway on The Sewing Loft

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

Don't be afraid of alternative fabrics. This leather cuff bracelet is easy to make. The Sewing Loft

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

100 plus fat quarter projects. All patterns are free with step by step instructions. The Sewing Loft #sewing #fatquarter

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

Excited to see in work in print. Check out the holiday edition of Crafts n' Things for easy to make holiday gift ideas. The Sewing Loft

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

Discover a different way to use washi tape while sewing during National Sewing Month on The Sewing Loft

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

Circular Rotary Cutter Tool | The Sewing Loft #NationalSewingMonth

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!

I'm celebrating National Sewing Month with The Sewing Loft. They have special guests, tons of projects and cool giveaways to keep me stitching all month long!

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?

Fussy Cut | The Sewing Loft

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...]

Elastic Headband with Flower

Flower Elastic Headbands | The Sewing Loft

Quick crafts are my favorite, especially in the summer!  So, when my friends Carolina & Angie asked me to join in a summer round of Craft Lightening, I was all in.  These elastic headbands are simple to make and can be put together in less than 15 minutes.  I promise! Elastic Headbands   This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Materials: fabric … [Read more...]