Creative Packaging Ideas

Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

Hello, Mini Quilt Swappers! Remember: the deadline for mailing your mini quilt is August 20, so don’t delay! Today we’re rounding up a variety of ideas for creative gift wrap. Whether you’re participating in our Mini Quilt Swap or you’ve just got birthdays and other holidays to plan for, our list of gift wrapping ideas should help you think outside the box … or gift bag! (We touched on this a … [Read more...]

Book Bag: Smart like a Fox Pattern

Keep your child excited about reading with this easy to make Smart like a Fox Book bag. How to includes a free fox template. The Sewing Loft

Encourage your child to read with this easy to make Smart like a Fox book bag.  The fox applique can be sewn on by machine or ironed on for an easy no sew option in just minutes.  Smart like a Fox Pattern  This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Supplies: Fabric Plain tote bag or surface of your choice Paper backed fusible Embroidery floss Fox … [Read more...]

100+ Free Tote Bag Patterns

100+ Free Tote Bag Patterns Rounded Up in one place. The Sewing Loft

Are you a bag lady like me?  (don't laugh but I have bags for almost everything under the sun!)  If you answered YES, this tote bag post is for you!  I have rounded up a list of over 100 free tote bag patterns from around the web.  Just click on the link, grab your materials and start sewing!  100+ Free Tote Bag Patterns       1. Mini Quilted Tote 2. Betsy … [Read more...]

Bake Craft Sew Along Guest Post & Giveaway

Trimmed parchment bags can help make store bought baked goods fantastic. by The Sewing Loft

Today, I am over at Skip to my Lou guest posting in the Holiday Bake Craft Sew Along. Here is a quick sneak peek of what I'm sharing! Hint- it's my easy way to keep the holidays festive and stress free. Plus, I get to treat you to a SEW Amazing giveaway as part of our crafty series. We are giving away a fabulous Prize Package worth more than $1000! One lucky winner will receive... $600 … [Read more...]

Patient Pouch Update | WIP

Patient Pouch Update- Our community helped deliver 172 Handmade Patient Pouches to children at the Wills Eye Hospital. It was a great community project!

A few months ago I shared a community service project: Patient Pouches and today, I wanted to give you an update.  The T & B Foundation had an internal goal of delivering 100 pouches to the Wills Eye Hospital in September and I am over the moon to report that they blew their goal out of the water and delivered 172 patient pouches filled with goodies. (HOLY COW!!) Not only do these pouches … [Read more...]

Bodkin Basics & Drawstring Bag | NSM

What is a Bodkin National Sewing Month on The Sewing Loft

You might remember today's guest from last year.  She showed us how to make an easy lanyard with her trusty seam ripper.  Please give a warm welcome to Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts. Hi there! I'm Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts and Always Expect Moore. I love fast and easy crafting, including lots of quick sewing projects! I'm "sew" excited that Heather invited me over again this year to … [Read more...]

From Feed Sack to Oversized Bag

Oversized Bag | The Sewing Loft

Thrifting and all things vintage are a great way for me to recharge my creative side.  I just love this type of shopping and last weekend I found these really cool vintage feed sacks.  When I bought them I had no clue what I was going to make but inspiration quickly came in the form of an oversized bag.  Oversized Bag   This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 … [Read more...]

Easy Canvas Tote Bag with Pocket

Quick & Easy Canvas Tote Bag | The Sewing Loft

Last week, I shared my hand embroidery work in progress of the Dangerous with Scissors design and thought it would fun to create a quick canvas tote bag with it on the pocket.  This way my projects have a home away from home when traveling.   The truth is I would love to finish everything in an afternoon but that is not always the case and need to put them away. Plus, from time to time, I need … [Read more...]

{How To} Flower Clips: Easy Craft

Easy Flower Clips | The Sewing Loft

Today's craft is a quicky!  I had some scraps of polar fleece around the studio that needed to find a new home. So, with spring flowers starting to emerge, I had an idea! Flower Clips   This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Materials: fleece, felt, felted sweater (any would work) button needle & thread mini cloths … [Read more...]