National Sewing Month 2015 Giveaway

This year National Sewing Month has been all about using our scrap fabrics. We have had some amazing guests share their inside tips and tricks at keeping those scraps at bay. Let's take a quick look back. National Sewing Month … [Read more...]

3D Flowers with Sue O’Very

Sewing is a way for us to get creative, embellish, make and transform fabric into something that is uniquely ours. Today's special guest is doing just that. Please give a warm welcome to Sue O'very from Sealed with a Stitch. Even though Sue started her career as a costume designer, she is no stranger to sharing her love of sewing with others. Over the years she has served as a National … [Read more...]

Tiny Patchwork with May Chappell

As many of us know sometimes it's just too hard to toss away our fabric scraps, especially when those scraps are from Liberty of London! I'm excited to introduce Lee Monroe from May Chappell as our featured guest. Not only is Lee one of my "semi local" sewing buddies but she is a fantastic designer and teacher. Today, Lee is sharing this fantastic tiny patchwork clutch. Don't those amazing … [Read more...]

Foundation Fabrics with Becky of Patchwork Posse

If you have a big basket full of leftover fabrics, one of the easiest (and often most inspiring) things you can do with it is to just sit down at your machine and start putting those scraps together to make a big, scrappy block! But the problem with this type of project is that sometimes your seams start to get a little off the beaten path. You sew two pieces together and it's fine, but the … [Read more...]

Scrap-Saving Half Square Triangles

Everyone knows that I'm all about working smarter, not harder. I like to let my tools do the heavy lifting and I get the feeling that today's special guest feels the same! Please give a warm welcome to Kari Carr from New Leaf Stitches. When not teaching, designing or dreaming up new sewing tools, Kari is stitching up a storm. We are so lucky to have her visit and share this fast trick that … [Read more...]

Scrap Busting with Pat Sloan

I'm over the moon to have today's special guest join us! Her high energy, can do attitude is infectious! She is an avid writer with over 30 books under her belt, a talented fabric designer with Moda, sewing educator, pattern designer and Oh, I almost forgot to mention, a radio talk show host. Really, the list goes on and on! Please give a warm welcome to the talented Pat Sloan! Take it away … [Read more...]

Scrappy Pillow Trim with Jennifer Jangles

I'm super excited to welcome Jennifer Jangles back to The Sewing Loft for our National Sewing series. You may recall her fun patchwork project from last year and can probably guess that she is known for her colorful creations - you'll see them literally bursting from the images on her website and her Instagram feed. Perhaps it's her love of color that leads her to creating multiple … [Read more...]

NSM: Scrap Sewing Challenge – Last Call!

If you've been following and sewing along with our Scrap Fabric Challenge, now's the time to get your projects finished! Click here to find all the details, and if you need some last-minute inspiration you can find it here! You've got to enter a photo(s) of your finished project into this Facebook album by 9/25/2015 in order to enter to win! One entry per person please. Scrap Sewing … [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...]