Mini Quilts: Helpful Sewing Tips & Tricks

It's time to swap! Mini quilts can be mega fun. These smaller projects are perfect for trying out new techniques. Join us for the swap.

Hello, swappers! As you prepare to make your mini quilt, we thought it might help to round up some useful tutorials for you. Whether you want to make your sewing look its best or you want to try out a new technique on a mini-sized project, these tutorials will foot the bill! Mini Quilt: Helpful Sewing Tips & Tricks   Using your Sewing Machine: Brush up on your quilting foot … [Read more...]

Pineapple Crush- Free Pineapple Applique

Pineapple Applique Template

The latest and greatest trend in crafts and casual fashion is...you'll never guess...Pineapples! People are applying them to clothes and shoes, using them in home decor projects, and slapping a pineapple on just about anything that doesn't move.  Want to have fun with this Summery trend in your sewing? Well, mix up a pina-colada and let's get creative!  I've teamed with our friends at Craft … [Read more...]

Label Your Work with hand-made labels

Label your work with fabric sheets. Quick Tip on The Sewing Loft

Don't forget to sign your work!  That's right you should label your work. Fabric labels are easy to create and a great way to label your projects. Labels don't have to be fancy or expensive.  For instance, the label above was created on my computer with just a few clicks.  Your imagination is your only limitation!  Label your work with fabric sheets   Printable fabric sheets … [Read more...]

Easy Christmas Ornament Bunting

Get ready for the holidays with this easy to make ornament bunting.

It's July and here in the south the weather is crazy warm but I am starting to think about Christmas.  I know, crazy right?!  Well, it is only 6 months away and I really want to avoid that Holy Cr*p moment when the panic sets in that I have so many things to do.  So, this year I thought it would be best to start small and early.  To make this happen, I team up with a few talented designers for a … [Read more...]

Mini Wallets – Scrap style

Mini wallets are easy to make and perfect for using up smaller scraps. This free pattern template explores adding personal touches and details. The Sewing Loft

It's no secret that I love my scraps.  Well, today I'm gonna show you how to turn a few basic scraps into something useful, mini wallets.  That's right, I took a few small scraps and turned them into a major focal point on these minis.   Since I have made this pattern hundreds of times, I thought it would be fun to switch things up. So, after printing out the template I randomly … [Read more...]

Sewing Splurge … If money were no object!

We asked our community what they would wish for if they had money to spend on a sewing splurge. The answers might surprise you! Find out more on The Sewing Loft

Have you ever thought about what you would like to have in your sewing life that you don’t have now? If you had no restraints on your time, money, or other real-life issues: what would your sewing splurge be? We asked our community to answer this question: If you could splurge… I mean really splurge on a sewing something, what would it be?  A fancy sewing machine, a sewing retreat, maybe a … [Read more...]

Pan Handle Holders- Kitchen Stitches

Pan Handle Holders

Since Kitchen Stitches officially hit the stores last week, a few of the designers from the book thought it would be fun to mix things up.  We each decided to tackle another designers project in the book.  This was an easy one for me since a few weeks ago my daughter grabbed the hot pan handle. OUCH! Insert Kim's pan handle holders to the rescue! Pan Handle Holders   Since Valentine's … [Read more...]

Kitchen Stitches- Coupon Keeper

The Coupon Keeper from Kitchen Stitches with Martingale by The Sewing Loft

I have exciting news to share! The new book Kitchen Stitches hits the shelves this week and I'll give you two guesses on who's in it..... That's right, I am! (insert ear to ear smile) Seriously, I was over the moon when Martingale asked me to join the collaboration and even more excited to have my project the coupon keeper selected. Kitchen Stitches Kitchen Stitches is filled with fantastic … [Read more...]

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Remake

Sometimes even ugly Christmas sweaters need a makeover. The Sewing Loft #holidaydecor #Christmas

Can I get a hand raise if you own a few ugly Christmas sweaters?  Come on, I am sure I'm not the only one out there with one tucked away in the closet.  To be clear, this is a handmade vintage ugly sweater. In fact, it was made by my great-aunt. Now, I  can't recall who it was made for and will say that there is no proof that I actually wore it. (still have family looking for pictures) But for … [Read more...]