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...]

Chatting with Patty Young

It's National Sewing Month and not only are we are chatting with Patty Young from MODKID but we taking a peak inside her studio.

I'm super excited to be chatting with today's special guest Patty Young from MODKID Boutique.  Her work is super playful, completely infused with color and Oh So Graphic. Patty Young grew up in San Jose, Costa Rica, in an environment where she was encouraged to express her creativity freely. Both of her parents dabbled in the arts so it was only natural that she would inherit their creative … [Read more...]

Meet Cindy from Riley Blake Designs

It's National Sewing Month and not only are we are chatting with Cindy from Riley Blake Designs but we are getting an insider view of her sewing room.

National Sewing Month 2014 has brought on some fun and thoughtful conversations about the comeback of sewing and the details of WHY we sew but today, it's time to get into some fun stuff- like fabric.  Please help me give a warm welcome to Cindy Cloward from Riley Blake Designs!! Let me first start with a little back story for anyone not familiar with Riley Blake.  They are a family owned … [Read more...]

Basket Of Goodies Giveaway

Basket of Goodies Giveaway on The Sewing Loft

It's no secret that I belong to another sewing circle of crazy stitchers from all over the web but for those of you who may not know it is called The Daily Sew. We share fun sewing finds, inspiration, patterns and funnies each and everyday on Facebook. Well, today, I am teaming up with 20 of these crazy gals to bring you a 24 hour whirlwind of giveaways. That's right, each hour on the hour … [Read more...]

Scrap Bundles Abound in the shop

Fabric Scrap Bundle Destash Sale. The Sewing Loft

When buying fabric I tend to error on the side of excess.  I would rather have extra fabric than not enough.  But sometimes, these extra bits become too much for me to stitch through.  This is one of those times. I have realized that my fabric collection is out of control and I need some assistance.  So, I spent the better part of Wednesday sorting my fabric and noticing a major theme, … [Read more...]