Square Quilt Shapes

The square quilt is a standard shape commonly found in many quilts. Learn tips on how to perfect the technique and see layout examples. The Sewing Loft

If you’re ready to start quilting, the easiest and most basic form of a quilt shape to make is the simple patchwork square pattern. With patchwork squares, you can make a random pattern or one with a graphic design to it, like these: In order to make the most professional-looking patchwork quilt, the key is to cut squares that are perfectly square in shape, and then to sew them into a quilt … [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 Cover Tutorial

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It’s the last day of our sewing machine cover sew-along! I hope you’ve enjoyed sewing this project with me! If you haven’t had a chance to get started yet, scroll down to the bottom of today’s post where I’ll link together all of the posts in the series from start to finish.  Sewing Machine Cover Tutorial This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 1/2 Buttons Supplies … [Read more...]

Sewing Machine Cover Pattern

Sewing Machine Cover Sew Along | The Sewing Loft

For today’s portion of our sew-along series, we’re going to put together the main body pieces of our sewing machine cover. Sewing Machine Cover Pattern This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 1/2 Buttons   Supplies needed for today's post: Sewing Machine Cut pattern pieces (more info here) Basic Sewing Supplies Heat Erasing Pen  Coordinating Thread *1/2" … [Read more...]

Sewing Machine Cover Sew Along

Sewing Machine Cover Sew Along | The Sewing Loft

Are you ready to sew along with me? Hello, Happy Stitchers! The time has come to discuss a dirty little secret many of us are holding onto: we’ve got naked sewing machines! Are you guilty of this one, too? Don’t be embarrassed; it’s a wide-spread problem in our community! Many of us probably bought a sewing machine that didn’t come with a case or cover. Maybe you bought a hard case, but do … [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...]

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...]

Dritz Mystery Box Challenge

Dritz Mystery Box Challenge zipper bag with pattern. The Sewing Loft

Today's post combines a two of my favorite things- snail mail and sewing!  Our friends over at Dritz just launched their fantastic new site filled with all sorts of sewing goodness including projects, tips and you guessed it notions & tools!  To help celebrate, my friend Jennifer from Ellison Lane issued a challenge of sorts.... Use 5 items from a mystery filled box of happy mail from … [Read more...]

Hanging Scarf Organizer

This hanging scarf organizer will keep your favorite accessory ready when you are. Easy to make and includes a free pattern. The Sewing Loft

Cooler weather means scarf season in my world. This simple accessory can transform any basic outfit to fabulous in a flash but the biggest bonus is that I never have to worry about whether or not my pants fit. The problem I always have is how to store them. In my mind I think they would look good all folded up and stacked on a shelf but reality sets in and they wind up crumbled in a ball. Insert … [Read more...]