9 Patch Quilt Block | Sewing Term

This post contains affiliate links to products I own, use and love. 9 Patch noun a traditional quilting block that is made with 9 simple squares. The 9 patch is a very basic block that is perfect for beginners and is considered to be a building block for skills. From keeping your lines straight, to nesting seams, this foundation block is one that you will want to master! Once the … [Read more...]

Starry Night Sampler Block of the Month

Last week we learned all about BOM's in the quilting world and today, I could not be more excited to spill the beans on my Starry Night Sampler. It's been really hard for me to keep this project under wraps but now, I can finally share the details. I've partnered together with Fairfield World and each month I'll be sharing a new block with tons of tips to help you stitch them together with … [Read more...]

How to Measure Your Body

Let's face it, no one wants to think about how to measure your body but it is SO important! The truth is, no sewist wants is to go through the long process of sewing a garment, only to find out that it doesn't fit. Not only is it disappointing but it's extremely frustrating. How to Measure Your Body   There are a few ways we can try to avoid this problem, and the biggest solution is … [Read more...]

Top 5 Avoided Sewing Projects

Facebook Discussion- What's your "must avoid" project? It all started off so innocent. It was Sunday afternoon and dear hubby just asked me to do my least favorite sewing project..... Hem pants. https://www.facebook.com/TheSewingLoftFB/posts/652544264798313 What started off as just a simple post update on Facebook one Sunday afternoon turned into an explosion of comments on worst sewing … [Read more...]

Simple Skirt Video How To

The simple skirt is one of my most popular posts on The Sewing Loft and so many of you have written asking for a quick video. So today, I am excited to share that earlier this year I while taping the boot cuffs in Cleveland, we went ahead do stitched up a quick skirt. That's right, I was already in the It's Sew Easy studio and it just seemed right. My simple skirt segment is part of the … [Read more...]

Ruffled Apron Wrap

It's that time of year again and I'm kicking off the December with Baby Lock! That's right, I joined their team of favorite designers to create easy make holiday gift ideas. Mine is the ruffled apron wrap. Ruffled Apron Wrap This is one of the projects that you can make over and over again. Just switch out the fabric for a different look each time. Plus, you can keep sewing time to a quick … [Read more...]

Top Stitch | Sewing Term

Top Stitch-  verb A standard straight stitch found on the top of garments. Topstitching can provide a design element as well as structural support. The best way to achieve professional looking topstitching is to use a slightly longer stitch length compared to a standard joining seam. 3 to 3 ½ will provide the best outlook. Topstitching can be made in a matching color or contrast thread to … [Read more...]

Scrappy Journal Book Covers

Hey y'all!   It's TJ  from Studio Mailbox. Normally I'm here on first Fridays but since it's National Sewing Month I'm doing something special and sharing something fun with you.  The word on the street is that it's all about scraps so I think this project will be right up your alley. As a mixed media artist I have been keeping journals for nine years now.  That's right.  When I look back at my … [Read more...]

Scrap Patchwork with Mrs. H

I'm super excited about today's special guest Samantha aka Mrs. H. She is reminding us just how easy it is to add a focal point to our work with a strategically placed section of scrap patchwork. Hi there, I'm Samantha, aka Mrs H! I'm here today to show you how I use my scraps in my handbags. I'll be using my Reversible Hobo bag pattern today to demonstrate. Scrap Patchwork We'll … [Read more...]