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...]

Dye Painting Fabric Tips & Tricks

Dye Painting on fabric is an easy and fun way to add color and design to your project. Learn tips and techniques. The Sewing Loft

Did you know that you can actually use fabric dyes as paint in order to create a dyed design on your fabric pieces? This method is like a combination of the techniques used for fabric painting and fabric dyeing.   Gather your materials: fabric dyes squirt bottles (the kind you can buy for salad dressing or ketchup at retail/grocery stores) paint or sponge brushes protective materials … [Read more...]

Kettle Dyeing Fabric or Yarn

Breathe new life into fabric or yarn with Kettle Dyeing Learn tips and tricks during the fabric dyeing series on The Sewing Loft

Kettle dyeing your fabric gives slightly less predictable results, but with a little practice it can be an excellent way to create beautiful, variegated designs onto your fabrics. This method will work best with an undyed fabric, such as unbleached muslin or undyed silk scarves.   Gather your materials: In order to kettle dye fabric at home, you will need: a stock pot a large wooden or … [Read more...]

Fabric Painting Techniques

Learn how to transform fabric with simple tips and techniques. Part of a fabric dyeing mini series on The Sewing Loft.

Welcome to the first post in our series on fabric painting and dyeing! Are you ready to transform that old fabric in your stash? Perhaps the easiest method for changing the look of your fabric is to paint it. This method also works really well if you have a piece of fabric or a garment that has a stain on it - paint over the stain and add a little more paint to the rest of the item and- voila!- no … [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 … [Read more...]

Sew My Stash Challenge

Sew My Stash Challenge Button

Do you ever find yourself drooling over a friends fabric stash and wish you could grab just a few pieces? Well today, I'm offering you just that. One of my ReSewlutions this year is to sew from my stash and I'm including you!  I've teamed up with FreeSpirit and we have a challenge for you! Sew My Stash Challenge   Should you choose to tackle this mission, you will receive a … [Read more...]

True Colors Collection

True Colors Fabric Sneak Peek |The Sewing Loft #lovefabricFreeSpirit

On my cutting table today is this amazing fabric assortment by Anna Maria Horner.  These pretties are part of the True Colors collection from FreeSpirit.  I was able to attend a smaller release party during fall market up close and personal at fall market. Total swoon!   True Colors Collection   The True Colors collection is a design collaboration between Joel Dewberry, Anna Maria … [Read more...]

Fabric Shoppe Resource Guide

Amazing Fabric Shoppe Resource Guide by The Sewing Loft #fabricresource #sewing

I know that I've mentioned my little fabric addiction in the past and now, I'm totally enabling you to join me.  (Sorry but I need company!) Actually, when I started the discussion on Facebook I had no idea you would have so many amazing places to suggest.  So, to help everyone find fabric with ease, I have put together this incredible list of fabric shoppes.  This post is sure to be a resource … [Read more...]