Pineapple Crush- Free Pineapple Applique

Pineapple Applique Template

The latest and greatest trend in crafts and casual fashion is...you'll never guess...Pineapples! People are applying them to clothes and shoes, using them in home decor projects, and slapping a pineapple on just about anything that doesn't move.  Want to have fun with this Summery trend in your sewing? Well, mix up a pina-colada and let's get creative!  I've teamed with our friends at Craft … [Read more...]

100+ Free Tote Bag Patterns

100+ Free Tote Bag Patterns Rounded Up in one place. The Sewing Loft

Are you a bag lady like me?  (don't laugh but I have bags for almost everything under the sun!)  If you answered YES, this tote bag post is for you!  I have rounded up a list of over 100 free tote bag patterns from around the web.  Just click on the link, grab your materials and start sewing!  100+ Free Tote Bag Patterns       1. Mini Quilted Tote 2. Betsy … [Read more...]

Mini Wallets – Scrap style

Mini wallets are easy to make and perfect for using up smaller scraps. This free pattern template explores adding personal touches and details. The Sewing Loft

It's no secret that I love my scraps.  Well, today I'm gonna show you how to turn a few basic scraps into something useful, mini wallets.  That's right, I took a few small scraps and turned them into a major focal point on these minis.   Since I have made this pattern hundreds of times, I thought it would be fun to switch things up. So, after printing out the template I randomly … [Read more...]

Big Bad Bucket Bag Pattern

Big over sized bucket bag pattern and tutorial. The Sewing Loft #freepattern

Summer is around the corner which will mean quick road trips are in my future.  Since I don't enjoy lugging suitcases everywhere I go, I like to use an easy to carry oversized bucket bag. This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 1/2 Buttons Supplies: Main fabric: 3/4 yard Lining fabric: 3/4 yard Contrast fabric: 1/3 yard Fusible fleece: 3/4 yard Interfacing: 1/3 … [Read more...]

Printing PDF Patterns at home

Learn how to assemble printed pdf patterns. The Sewing Loft

These days, if you get inspired to start a sewing project, you don’t have to make a trip to the fabric shop to sort through binders and drawers full of patterns. There are several resources available to download sewing patterns online - from sites like Etsy or Craftsy, online fabric retailers, and even sewing designers’ web sites. Just click to buy and print, and the pattern is ready to … [Read more...]

Travel Handmade WIP

I'm traveling #handmade with this carry on sized duffle bag. The Sewing Loft

When you travel do you carry handmade?  Well, today, I am heading out the door on a quick trip and realized that many of the items packed are handmade. Here is a quick snapshot of what I am bringing. Pattern: Travel Duffle with Trolley Sleeve by Studio Cherie Fabric: Dowry by Anna Marie Horner for FreeSpirit This carry on duffle bag has to be one of my favorite things packed.  In order to … [Read more...]

100+ Free Skirt Patterns

100+ free skirt patterns. Easy sewing for any skill level. The Sewing Loft

Nothing says skirt season like warm weather!  They are easy to make, forgiving in fit and come in so many varieties! So, to help kick off my summer sewing, I have rounded up over 100 free skirt patterns to help get you started. 100+ Free Skirt Patterns This list is pretty AH-MAZ-ING and includes something for everyone on your list!     1. No Sew Shirt … [Read more...]

Americana Star Fringe Pillow

Americana Star Fringe Pillow Knock Off by The Sewing Loft

Summer is right around the corner and it's time to shift the focus to our outside space. You know that place where we spend our time hanging with family and friends during the next few months. Well, my space needs some updating. Actually, what it really needs is a few pillows to liven things up. After looking around in a few of my favorite catalogs, I found these. Aren’t they pretty! … [Read more...]

Come sew with me in the Keys…. Sew:Beach

I'm excited to be teaching at Sew Beach. Come join me for this weekend getaway of stitching. The Sewing Loft

There is nothing I like more that moving my machine around for a new view and today, I'm excited to say that the view in October is going to be AH-MA-ZING!  I'll be stitching beach side in the Florida Keys and the best part is that you can join me! After looking at all the pictures on-line, I could not be more excited!  Sew:Beach is going to be packed with sun, beach, pool, sewing and 20 new … [Read more...]