18 Easy Spring Sewing Projects

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Can you believe Easter is only a few weeks away? That means flowers are starting to bloom, the weather is getting warmer and it is a wonderful time of the year. I can't think of a better way to get into the spirit of the season than with fun new easy spring sewing projects. I have a roundup of 18 great ideas to help spark your creativity and get you ready to celebrate the season. 18 Easy … [Read more...]

How to Install an Elastic Waistband

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A simple elastic waistband can a go a long way in garment construction. It's a basic technique that's great for beginners and even more advanced sewers who are looking for something quick and easy. Today I am going to share a quick tip and technique for creating a simple waistband and tunnel elastic. This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Materials: elastic (1" or … [Read more...]

Mini Log Cabin Pattern | Scrap Buster

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Sometimes we just need to clear out our scraps and make something fun and this mini log cabin pattern is perfect. These mini log cabins are easy to make and since they are made from scrap fabrics, I consider them free!   Mini Log Cabin Pattern This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Supplies: scrap fabric 6" square of lightweight interfacing or … [Read more...]

2016 Sewing Highlights on Instagram

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It’s that time of year when we glance back and take a look at some of the top posts shared by The Sewing Loft in 2016.  This year, I thought I would start with a few sewing highlights from my Instagram feed. Sewing Highlights of 2016   As I scrolled through my feed, it became clear that I share so many things on Instagram that I'm just "working on", giving as a gift or just having … [Read more...]

Splendid Sampler Block Progress Update

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Like many others, earlier in the year I started working on the Splendid Sampler Block patterns. I had high aspirations of turning this amazing fat quarter bundle box of Cotton & steel fabrics into something beyond words.   I got to block 2. Life got busy and my best intentions fell to the way side. Well, last week on Instagram I shared this photo and officially announced that I am … [Read more...]

Quick Sewing Patterns | Easy To Make

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Most stitchers like to have a few go to quick sewing patterns in their back pockets to make as gifts. So, I've rounded up 15 easy to make patterns to add to your line up. They are all quick, easy to make and inexpensive.   Quick Sewing Patterns   Sweetpea Pods- Make these cute bags in batches and never be caught without a gift again! Hold Everything- You can make this … [Read more...]

Machine Quilting Tips from Pat Sloan

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As a novice quilter, it amazes me just how much we love to cut our perfectly good fabric into small bits and then stitch them back together....It's really kinda crazy if you think about it! Well, truth be told, not only do we slice into our coveted fabric but we rock at piecing! For me, these beautifully designed quilt tops seem to come together in a flash but finishing them off is an … [Read more...]

13 Amazing DIY Hexagon Projects

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Hexagons are the perfect way to add a little something extra to your sewing projects. There are so many ways to use them. Below I've shared some of my favorite hexagon projects from around the web. Hexagon Projects   Don't forget that these projects are the perfect way to use up smaller scrap pieces of your favorite fabrics. How to Hexi Start your hexi adventure on the … [Read more...]

2016 Sewing Project Finishes + National Sewing Month

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Every year I like to do something different during National Sewing Month and this year I'm mixing it up again! I guess you could say things started back in January when I shared goal of less screen, more machine. Each day, I've been sewing and slowly making progress on a few big picture projects but I don't often look back. That means, there's no time like the present to take stock in where my … [Read more...]