NSM: Die-cut scraps with Lynn at The Little Red Hen

When it comes to scrap fabrics, Lynn from The Little Red Hen definitely follows the "waste not, want not" philosophy! She explains, "I like to use even the tiniest of fabric pieces. I string piece them into larger shapes or cut them in to tiny squares and sew them into larger blocks that can be incorporated into later projects." Lynn has a great post on her blog about how she uses tiny scrap … [Read more...]

Scrappy Sewing with The Littlest Thistle

Katy from The Littlest Thistle is here today to share with us some of her favorite scrappy sewing projects. I know you'll be inspired by Katy's projects to try some of your own! TSL: Katy, what do you like to do with your scraps? Where do you get your scraps from? K: I'm mad enough to buy other people's scraps to make crazy patchwork type bags from, such as Karen Lewis Textiles and … [Read more...]

NSM: National Sewing Month 2015

Can you believe it? It's that time of year again! National Sewing Month is back for another year! This is our opportunity to celebrate all things sewing, and we'll be going strong with our celebration here at The Sewing Loft all month-long. National Sewing Month 2015   This years theme is SCRAPS. I'll be filling up the blog with posts on how to store your scraps, how to arrange … [Read more...]

30+ Scrap Fabric Ideas for your Home

Every now and then I feel the need to clear out my fabrics and start fresh but don't misunderstand. That does not mean toss everything. Nope, instead I like to bust through my scrap stash and make something new. Here is a sweet list of scrap fabric ideas for your home. 30+ Scrap Fabric Ideas    1. Basket Cover  2. Bulletin Board  3. Button Box Flowers Mini Quilt  4. Christmas … [Read more...]

Ruffle Flag Pillow How To

Last week, I shared a sewing technique for creating a Reverse Applique.  Today, is all about finishing the project.  This ruffle flag pillow is the perfect way to freshen up my outdoor space and summer naps in the sun! Ruffle Flag Pillow This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Materials: scrap fabric pillow insert Tools: sewing machine thread Basic … [Read more...]

25+ Things to Make With Fabric Selvage

Today I want to highlight a frequently overlooked but incredibly unique and valuable little bit of fabric...Selvege strips! You know, those little sections on the edge of your fabric with color dots and designer info. These are so fun to work with and can tell the story of all your favorite fabric choices if you only let them:) There are no rules here, only creativity and expression. Take … [Read more...]

Add Dimension with Fusible Fleece: Quick Tip

Layering fabric provides instant visual depth to any sewing project.  But today, I want to show you how to take layering to a whole different level. Let's talk about adding dimension with the help of our friend, fusible fleece. Adding Dimension with Fusible Fleece   I know, I know.  This is something you are used to layering on the inside of a project and not have it exposed.   Well, … [Read more...]

Sewing Machine Cover Sew Along Day 2

Welcome back to our sew-along! By now you should have cut the fabric for the main body of the sewing machine cover. For today, we’re going to leave most of those pieces off to the side and instead focus on preparing and applying the applique design.   Sewing Machine Cover Applique  This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 1/2 Buttons Supplies: Sewing Machine Free Motion … [Read more...]

100+ Scrap Fabric Projects

Scraps, Scraps, Scraps! Ever wonder what do you do with all of those little pieces of leftover fabric bits? Well today's post is going to help keep you inspired with over 100 easy scrap fabric projects.  100+ Free Scrap Fabric Projects There are so many great projects on this list that you will want to take your time and PIN THIS for … [Read more...]