100+ Pincushion Patterns

100 plus pincushion projects. All patterns are free with step by step instructions. The Sewing Loft #sewing #fatquarter

Okay, I know, I've said it before but I have an obsession for pincushions.  So, to help bring you over to my side of the line, I have surfed the wide and gathered up some of the most Ah-Maz-Ing free pincushion patterns.  That's right, they are all free! From toadstools to eyeballs, I am confident that there is a pincushion pattern on this list just waiting to be added to your sewing space.   … [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...]

Clean Your Sewing Machine

Keep your machine in working order with these simple steps. The Sewing Loft

Do you ever wonder how and when to clean your sewing machine?  If the answer is a big fat NO than now is the time!  The amount of dust and fibers that accumulate under that little cover is crazy!! Let's walk through the steps. I promise, it's really easy! How To Clean Your Sewing Machine   This tutorial will be a guideline since there are so many different make and model machines on … [Read more...]

Different types of marking tools

Different types of Marking Tools on The Sewing Loft

Marking your fabric is a standard part of sewing but understanding the different types of marking tools on the market is a totally different ballgame. Let's explore our options and helpful tips on when to use. Whether you’re tracing a template or transferring pattern markings, the type of tool that works best will depend on the type of fabric you’re using and the purpose you need it to fill. … [Read more...]

Sew My Stash Challenge

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Do you ever find yourself drooling over a friends fabric stash and wish you could grab just a few pieces? Well today, I'm offering you just that. One of my ReSewlutions this year is to sew from my stash and I'm including you!  I've teamed up with FreeSpirit and we have a challenge for you! Sew My Stash Challenge   Should you choose to tackle this mission, you will receive a … [Read more...]

True Colors Collection

True Colors Fabric Sneak Peek |The Sewing Loft #lovefabricFreeSpirit

On my cutting table today is this amazing fabric assortment by Anna Maria Horner.  These pretties are part of the True Colors collection from FreeSpirit.  I was able to attend a smaller release party during fall market up close and personal at fall market. Total swoon!   True Colors Collection   The True Colors collection is a design collaboration between Joel Dewberry, Anna Maria … [Read more...]

Scissor Organization and Care Ideas

Scissor Organization is a must. 10+ ways to keep your tools tidy. The Sewing Loft

Now that we've explored the many different types of fabric cutting tools available to us, I wanted to share some care and keeping tips.  These tools are expensive and we need to take care of them! Tips and Tricks for Cutting Tools: Guard your fabric scissors with your life! If you use them to cut paper or other materials they will dull quickly and the blades will be ruined. A helpful … [Read more...]