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...]

Stackable Scrap Bucket Pattern

This easy to make bucket pattern is perfect for storing all your scrap bits and so much more! The Sewing Loft

It is no secret that I love my scraps.  Well today, I am going to share a fun project that will not only use your scraps but help you store them going forward.  Allow me to introduce the Scrap Bucket Pattern. This baby made its debut at Sew South last weekend and I was so excited to see all the variations everyone created.  The pattern is easy to make and totally limitless! Scrap Bucket … [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...]

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...]

True Colors Project WIP

True Colors Project WIP | The Sewing Loft #lovefabricfreespirit

Thank you for all the amazing suggestions on what to create with my True Colors fabric.  They were so inspiring and helped get my scissors moving!  Actually, Linda was on the right track with her comment of creating something I would use everyday. True Colors Project WIP   So what did I make you ask..... Well, I decided to recover my ironing board.  Since I use it every time I sew and … [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...]