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...]

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 packages just hit … [Read more...]