{How To} Use a Fat Quarter

Ways to use a Fat Quarter | The Sewing Loft

Ever wonder what a Fat Quarter is?  Well, if you are not a quilter you might think it is a plump coin for your pocket. But no, it is not a new measure of $$. It is a piece of fabric that measures 18" x 22". Fabric stack from Fabricworm.com From this piece of fabric that is much that can be created!! Did you know that from just one fat quarter you can create.... 6  6 1/2" squares 9  6" … [Read more...]

Tips for Faux Fur Fabric Succcess

Working with faux fur fabric can be tricky but set yourself up for sewing success with these easy tips. The Sewing Loft

Faux fur fabrics are great for making soft toys, outerwear, accessories and even costumes! But though you might enjoy the idea of a faux fur vest or throw pillow, you may find it a bit intimidating to work with the actual faux fur fabric. To be sure, faux fur isn’t as easy to work with as cotton or canvas, but with a few simple tips you’ll soon be on your way to working with a wide variety of … [Read more...]

Incredible Summer Giveaway!

Enter to win one of three gift cards to Fabric Geek and stock up your sewing supplies in the summer giveaway on The Sewing Loft

Summer is right around the corner and school is almost out! Excitement is in the air and I'm adding more right now with an INCREDIBLE new giveaway for THREE LUCKY WINNERS:) Let me introduce to you a brand new online, Fabric/Notions/Everything-Sewing shop, Fabric Geek! Here's a note they sent just for you...read on! Now for the fun part... Here's what's up for grabs in the … [Read more...]

25+ Things to Make With Fabric Selvage

Ever looked at the edge of your fabric and think how pretty the markings are? Well, this list of 25+ Fabric Selvage Projects will make you wish you've saved them. The Sewing Loft

Today I want to highlight a frequently overlooked but incredibly unique and valuable little bit of fabric...Selvege strips! You know, those little sections on the edge of your fabric with color dots and designer info. These are so fun to work with and can tell the story of all your favorite fabric choices if you only let them:) There are no rules here, only creativity and expression. Take … [Read more...]

Muslin Fabric – Sewing Term

Muslin fabric is commonly used when creating apparel and sewing projects. Learn more about this standard sewing term and characteristics.

Muslin - noun   a cotton fabric made in various degrees of fineness and often printed,woven, or embroidered in patterns, especially a cotton fabric of plain weave, used for sheets and for a variety of other purposes. an item sewn from such fabric   Muslin is a type of cotton fabric. It is sometimes printed, but most often in the sewing world when you hear the term it’s going to … [Read more...]

Carol Van Zandt Fabric Giveaway!

Luna Lounge Fat Quarter Giveaway on The Sewing Loft

This weeks giveaway is going to make one lucky somebody very happy! Carol Van Zandt is a good friend of mine and an extremely talented artist. She has been inspiring me and countless others for years with her textile design and limitless imagination. Her latest collection, Luna Lounge, is up for grabs right here at The Sewing Loft this week. Carol's expertise with color combination and … [Read more...]

Fabric Drape – Sewing Term

What is fabric drape? Learn this sewing term on The Sewing Loft

The hand-feel and drape of fabric can make or break your sewing project! But what exactly does drape mean? Drape - verb  to cover to cover or adorn with or as if with folds of cloth to cause to hang or stretch out loosely or carelessly to arrange in flowing lines or folds the way a fabric hangs or arranges itself in folds     Drape is the way that a fabric hangs … [Read more...]

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...]

National Sewing Month 2014 Giveaway

Help us celebrate National Sewing Month with a crazy giveaway! The Sewing Loft

National Sewing Month 2014 is in full swing and even though we have been chatting up a storm, it's time to kick off the giveaway!   4 lucky winners will take home a stash to be envied.  So, whether you’re a newbie just picking up the craft or a seasoned stitcher tackling monster projects, these prize packages will make a wonderful addition to your sewing stash.   National Sewing … [Read more...]