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...]

Sweet Floppy Bunny Pattern- free pattern

Download the floppy bunny pattern for free at The Sewing Loft #Freepattern #Bunny

Easter is right around the corner and I have an easy, yet totally adorable, free bunny pattern for you! This floppy-eared fellow will hop straight into the heart of your kiddos, and be a beloved friend for life. This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Supplies: 1 fat quarter of printed cotton fabric fleece scrap 9" x 7" felt scrap 6" square knit scrap 6" x … [Read more...]

Pan Handle Holders- Kitchen Stitches

Pan Handle Holders

Since Kitchen Stitches officially hit the stores last week, a few of the designers from the book thought it would be fun to mix things up.  We each decided to tackle another designers project in the book.  This was an easy one for me since a few weeks ago my daughter grabbed the hot pan handle. OUCH! Insert Kim's pan handle holders to the rescue! Pan Handle Holders   Since Valentine's … [Read more...]

Top 5 Tutorials of 2013

Top 5 Tutorials of 2013 on The Sewing Loft

Can you believe that we are in the final countdown of 2013?  Not me, I feel like this year flew by! But before we jump ahead to 2014, I wanted to take a quick look back at the top 5 tutorials of 2013. I mean we have covered some great topics, created some amazing projects and swapped a ton of trims along the way. These are your favorite sewing projects of the year. Top 5 Tutorials Of … [Read more...]

No Ugly Ornaments 2013

No Sew Easy Owl Ornaments are perfect for kids to make for Christmas. Part of the No Ugly Ornaments 2013 Challenge with My Very Educated Mother. #NUO2013

Handmade ornaments are a long time tradition in my world and for the last two years, I have joined forces with Erin from My Very Educated Mother and participated in the No Ugly Ornaments challenge. I just love thinking up different ways to keep handmade alive during the holidays! No Ugly Ornaments 2013    Owl Ornament   Before I dive right into the instructions, I want to let … [Read more...]

Zipper Tabs & Anatomy 101

How to Create Zipper Tabs Hero

Sometimes, it is hard to find the exact zipper needed in your for a project.  So, I thought it would be fun to share an easy trick for reducing zippers.  But first, let's explore the anatomy of a nylon zipper. When trying to reduce the size of a zipper, it is important to understand all the working "parts". (aka- zipper anatomy)  This will help keep you out of trouble later. How to Create Zipper … [Read more...]

English Paper Piecing & Hexies

Learn about English Paper Piecing and Hexie How to on The Sewing Loft

Are you looking for something to do with your smaller bite sizes pieces of scrap fabrics?  Well, let's talk about English Paper Piecing- aka EPP. English Paper Piecing   English Paper Piecing is a hand stitching technique deeply rooted in the history of sewing.  The technique uses paper templates to stabilize fabric and ensure accuracy when piecing complex angles together.  The … [Read more...]