Zippered Bags with a Twist- One Way Zip Class

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This post contains affiliate links to products that I own, use and love. Have you seen this new Zippered Bags With A Twist- One Way Zip Class with Joan Hawley on Craftsy? If the answer is no, then my question to you is why not? Not only did I really enjoy watching Joan teach but the projects are quickly becoming my favs!  (Actually, if you are on my Christmas exchange list please stop … [Read more...]

Simple Maxi Skirt DIY for Your Closet

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With the weather changing everyday here in NC, there is no time like the present to make a few of my favorite simple maxi skirt patterns to add to my closet. This skirt allows for easy dressing no matter what mother nature sends my way. All it takes to create your own custom skirt pattern is a few simple measurements and before  you know it, you'll be stitching this skirt up in every color under … [Read more...]

Scrappy Pincushion

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This post may contain affiliate links  to products I love and use. It's no secret that I covet every last inch of my fabric stash and save all my scraps but what's a girl to do with all those small bits?? Well, I like to transform them into something useable and today's project is perfect.... meet the scrappy pincushion. Since the construction is extremely simple, it stitches together … [Read more...]

Bunny Applique Table Runner

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Update your space for the holiday with this bunny applique table runner. This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Bunny Applique Table Runner   Materials: 6 fat quarters of assorted prints * 106″ of contrast binding ½ yard backing fabric assorted scraps for applique double sided fusible hand embroidery floss craft size quilt backing bunny … [Read more...]

Simple Table Runner DIY

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This post contains affiliate links to products I own, use and love. Sometimes a simple table runner is the perfect thing to freshen up your space. It can add a splash of color, change with the seasons and double as a trivet. They are such a versatile piece of decor. This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Simple Table Runner Materials: 6 fat quarters of assorted … [Read more...]

Scrap Fabric Management

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Every once in awhile I like to clear out my scraps and just start fresh but the fabric hoarder in me fights back. So instead, I like to take a day for what I call "scrap fabric management". Basically, I get to look at all my pretty leftovers and create guilt free new fabric. It's a win/win in my world! This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Supplies: basic sewing … [Read more...]

Simple Skirt Video How To

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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...]

Snow Globe Applique Design

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This post contains affiliate links to products I own, use and love. It's December and I've been thinking so much about the holidays this year. That means my mind is flooded with memories of family adventures, laughter with friends and stealing Grandma's cookies. I like to think of them as snap shots tucked inside a snow globe and that is why I'm excited to share my latest design today. The Snow … [Read more...]

Ruffled Apron Wrap

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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...]