Easy Skirt Tutorial- Picture Perfect

This easy skirt tutorial will help make every picture perfect! The peek a boo tulle adds a sweet detail while the elastic waist is easy to wear. The Sewing Loft

There is nothing sweeter than some instant satisfaction when sewing. I think that's one of the reasons why I love sharing easy skirt tutorials. But today's  project has even more meaning. You see, each year the girls over at Simple Simon & Co collect skirts to donate to girls in foster care. Isn't that just awesome!  You can find out more about Skirting the Issue and stitch up a few to share … [Read more...]

Mannequin Bookends DIY

Mannequin Bookends Feature

Decorating in the studio can sometimes be a challenge. With open shelves and books all over the place, decorating can be a challenge. So, allow me to introduce the mannequin bookends. Not only are these bookends super easy to make but they can double as door stops.   Mannequin Bookends DIY This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Supplies: fat quarter for … [Read more...]

Lace Boot Cuffs DIY Video

Heather Valentine from The Sewing Loft shows you how to make these lace boot cuffs on It's Sew Easy. She shares easy sewing tips to keep the project simple.

Last month I shared my It's Sew Easy secret and now, I'm excited to say that the 900 series; The New Century Begins- The 1900's is about to air on your local PBS station. I have joined an incredible line up of talented designers from around the sewing community for the It's Sew Easy 900 Series. This series will highlight fashion and style throughout the 20th century. Each designer will … [Read more...]

Ruffle Flag Pillow How To

Ruffle Pillow Small Collage

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...]

Personalized Pillows DIY

Personalized Pillows DIY Feature

Ever want to give a super special gift but could not think of something perfect? Well today's project is perfect! Not only are personalized pillows easy to make but depending on how much time you have on your hands, you can embellish them or even add decorative stitching. Let's get started. Personalized Pillows   This project is for all skill levels. Skill Level- 1 … [Read more...]

{How To} Use a Fat Quarter

Ways to use a Fat Quarter | The Sewing Loft

Ever wonder what a Fat Quarter is?  Well, if you are not a quilter you might think it is a plump coin for your pocket. But no, it is not a new measure of $$. It is a piece of fabric that measures 18" x 22". Fabric stack from Fabricworm.com From this piece of fabric that is much that can be created!! Did you know that from just one fat quarter you can create.... 6  6 1/2" squares 9  6" … [Read more...]

From Curtains to Dog Bed

Unzip it to flip it

Hello friends of first Fridays!  It's your friend TJ from Studio Mailbox here to bring you the monthly tale of my latest sewing triumphs.  This time I came up with a relatively simple way to transform an old set of curtains into a doggie pillow and I'm excited to share it with you! Heather and I got puppies around the same time.  We've had many conversations about the trials we've faced with … [Read more...]

Tips for Faux Fur Fabric Succcess

Working with faux fur fabric can be tricky but set yourself up for sewing success with these easy tips. The Sewing Loft

Faux fur fabrics are great for making soft toys, outerwear, accessories and even costumes! But though you might enjoy the idea of a faux fur vest or throw pillow, you may find it a bit intimidating to work with the actual faux fur fabric. To be sure, faux fur isn’t as easy to work with as cotton or canvas, but with a few simple tips you’ll soon be on your way to working with a wide variety of … [Read more...]

Incredible Summer Giveaway!

Enter to win one of three gift cards to Fabric Geek and stock up your sewing supplies in the summer giveaway on The Sewing Loft

Summer is right around the corner and school is almost out! Excitement is in the air and I'm adding more right now with an INCREDIBLE new giveaway for THREE LUCKY WINNERS:) Let me introduce to you a brand new online, Fabric/Notions/Everything-Sewing shop, Fabric Geek! Here's a note they sent just for you...read on! Now for the fun part... Here's what's up for grabs in the … [Read more...]