Add cross stitch to your sewing projects

Add a simple cross stitch detail to your next project. Learn the basics. The Sewing Loft

Cross stitching has gained popularity in the last few years - it's not just for samplers and handkerchiefs any more! If you've ever wanted to learn more about cross stitch and how to incorporate it into your regular sewing projects, read on! Let's get started with a basic definition: Cross Stitch noun. a stitch in which pairs of diagonal stitches of the same length cross each other … [Read more...]

Heart Cookies – Sweet Nothings

These felt heart cookies are easy to make and zero calories. Grab the free pattern and stitch up a batch today. The Sewing Loft

Sweet treats are my downfall and cookies are my favorite. So, with Valentine's Day is right around the corner, I thought these zero calorie heart cookies would be perfect for the little ones. I know, totally selfish but I really don't need the temptation of cookies on my counter. Heart Cookies This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button   Supplies: colored felt matching … [Read more...]

Sewing Machine Mat How To

Use shelf paper to create a sewing machine mat. The Sewing Loft

Many of us share a work surface to sew on. It could be the dining room table, a small desk or even the kitchen counter. (don't judge, I've done it!) I've tried a bunch of different things to prevent scratching the surface, including a bath towel. This helped prevent scratching but not reduce the noise or the shaking. To help solve my issue, bust through my scrap bucket and stitch something … [Read more...]

Make Mini Scrap Bundles

Create mini scrap bundles for swaps, gifts or a special thank

Do you ever get bored with your stash? I do! I look at it and sew on it almost everyday so, it's only natural to want something different from time to time. Since I'm terrible at letting go, I like to make sure it has a great home to go to. To help clear out, I like wrap up a few pieces together and create mini bundles. These little minis are perfect for tucking inside a swap, gifting to a new … [Read more...]

How to Create Scrap Binding

Turn leftover fabric scraps into quilt binding. How to make scrap binding. The Sewing Loft

When I have extra fabric pieces that are not quite large enough for a full project, I toss them into the scrap basket for another day. Well, today is that day! I'm going to turn most of them into scrap binding. This binding can be used for many things from a quilt, mug rug to piping. For me, I love the way the different patterns come together and play off each other.  How to Create Scrap … [Read more...]

Holiday Mug Rug

Fussy Cut Mug Rug Hero

Holiday time is always so busy that sometimes, it is hard to start a new sewing project. Well, today's project is so simple that you can start and finish it in one quick session behind the machine. That's right, this holiday mug rug is that easy!     Holiday Mug Rug   This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Materials: fabric scraps cut into strips 7 … [Read more...]

Reindeer Candy Cane Holders

Reindeer Candy Cane Holder How To | The Sewing Loft

Happy December! Now, that all the Black Friday & Cyber Monday sales are over, it's time to settle down and work on the fun things.  These reindeer candy cane holders are perfect for the holidays. You can hang them on the tree, attach them to packages or hand them out as a quick thank you.  Reindeer Candy Cane Holders   This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 … [Read more...]

Embroidered Cuff

Embroidered Cuff Bracelet | The Sewing Loft

As promised, here is another fun project that I shared at fall quilt market. These embroidered cuff bracelets are super cool!   Embroidered Cuff Bracelet   This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Supplies: 8" fold over braid trim 7/16" snap fastener assorted embroidery floss Tools:  Scissors Awl Plier Kit Crewel Sewing Needle Basic … [Read more...]

Kitchen Mat Cover Up Tutorial

Kitchen Mat Cover Up DIY. The Sewing Loft

I like to update my kitchen mat from time to time.  It helps keep things fresh and makes me feel like I have redecorated.  (total fake out!) I originally shared this kitchen mat cover up project during National Serger Month with BabyLock but wanted to remind you that this project is perfect for clearing out smaller fabrics in your stash. Kitchen Mat Cover Up   This project is for all … [Read more...]