Quilt of Many Colors

Vintage Denim

Hello Friends of First Friday!  It's TJ from Studio Mailbox here to share with you where I'm at on my denim quilt project.  Thanks to everybody who piped up and took the time to comment on this project sew far.  *cymbal crash* Now that I'm finally working through my hoarded stash I have quickly realized a few key things: 1) Some of this stuff is O-L-D (can you say acid wash?) 2) Some of … [Read more...]

Leather Cuff Bracelet Tutorial

Don't be afraid of alternative fabrics. This leather cuff bracelet is easy to make. The Sewing Loft

It is no secret that I love me a good leather cuff bracelet!  I wear them all the time to the point of excess.  Anyway, since we have been chatting about some simple leather sewing techniques, I thought it would be fun to share an easy tutorial. Leather Cuff Bracelet This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Supplies: leather scraps scrap fabric button or … [Read more...]

Start with a Clean Slate

Start with a clean slate. Studio Mailbox via The Sewing Loft

Hello faithful friends of First Fridays at The Sewing Loft! Last month I popped in to announce that I would be sharing the story of my denim quilt project.  And during this process something funny happened that made me realize I needed to come clean and be honest about the way any big project gets undertaken around here. It usually starts with a mass cleanup. It struck home when I took in … [Read more...]

Rockabilly Headband Tutorial

Rockabilly Headband Tutorial on The Sewing Loft

During a recent "What are you working on's", Allison shared this amazing Rockabilly headband and so many of you wanted to learn more!  So, I asked Allison to join us today and share her process. Rockabilly Headband Tutorial    This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Supplies: Fabric Wire Electrical Tape *Note: A wire coat hanger can be used, although … [Read more...]

Quilt in a Year

Quilt in a Year | The Sewing Loft

It's the first Friday of the month and I'm back as promised. Therefore I am here to proudly unveil what I will be bringing to you this year, and I'm going to type it out like a wedding vow so that you know just how serious I am about it. I, TJ. Do solemnly swear. To share the progress I make as I embark on this journey of sewing my very first quilt. Maybe this proclamation doesn't … [Read more...]

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Remake

Sometimes even ugly Christmas sweaters need a makeover. The Sewing Loft #holidaydecor #Christmas

Can I get a hand raise if you own a few ugly Christmas sweaters?  Come on, I am sure I'm not the only one out there with one tucked away in the closet.  To be clear, this is a handmade vintage ugly sweater. In fact, it was made by my great-aunt. Now, I  can't recall who it was made for and will say that there is no proof that I actually wore it. (still have family looking for pictures) But for … [Read more...]

Got Glue Stick? Works in a pinch | NSM

Discover a different way to use a glue stick in the sewing room during National Sewing Month on The Sewing Loft

Please give a warm welcome to Caroline from Sew Can She.  Today she is sharing one of her favorite tools in the workspace.  Can you guess what it is?   I had to look pretty hard to find it! Hello sewing fans! I feel so lucky to be asked to guest post here and share with you my favorite sewing tool. I normally blog over at SewCanShe where I feature a different free sewing tutorial every … [Read more...]