Sewing Trend: The Rise of Sewing

What has brought sewing back into fashion? Why is this sewing trend popular again? The Sewing Loft

Sometimes, when you're crafty, you tend to surround yourself with crafty friends and read crafty books and blogs, to the point where you get this unrealistic idea that everyone knows how to sew their own skirts or bake their own bread from scratch. Then you find yourself talking about seam allowance in a group of "Muggles," and you realize that you're very much in the minority. But lately, … [Read more...]

Sewing Differences

Sewing is so much more than just a needle and thread. Let's explore during National Sewing Month on The Sewing Loft.

Wasn't that sewing quiz fun!  It has really become clear to me that the simple act of sewing requires more than just a needle and thread. In fact, over the past few years I have dabbled and admired so many forms of sewing that I thought it would be fun to explore a few different areas during National Sewing Month. For anyone just joining our little sewing circle, National Sewing Month is a … [Read more...]

What’s your sewing IQ?

It's time to celebrate National Sewing Month on The Sewing Loft

Woo HOO, it's time, National Sewing Month is here!   To kick start the month off, let's test your sewing IQ with this fun little quiz. Play Below-   So, how did you do?  Are you a savvy stitcher, stitching student or sewing genius? Feel free to spread the fun and share with your friends. Stay tuned.... We have SEW many fun things in store for you this month! … [Read more...]

Sew Inspiring: Scrap Buster Projects

This board is jam packed with some of the most amazing scrap buster projects I have found. Be sure to follow along and keep all those small bits of fabric goodness!

We all know that I am a total scrap hoarder and that I am always on the hunt for creative ideas for these little bits of goodness but did you know that I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to scrap buster projects and ideas?  Well if the answer is a big fat no, this is one board that you will want to follow and check often!   Do you have a favorite scrap project? Leave me a … [Read more...]

How to change a Rotary Blade

Replace your rotary blade in just a few easy steps. The Sewing Loft

The rotary cutter is one of my favorite tools in the sewing bin.  It helps me slice through layers of fabric with lightning speed in one clean motion.  But after too many turns around the mat it starts to dull and leave sections slightly attached.  This is when it's time to change the blade. Since the rotary cutter is super sharp and I am totally clumsy, I was extremely reluctant to switch … [Read more...]

Sunday Sew & Share

Sunday Sew & Share with The Sewing Loft

You guys are constantly amazing me!  I just love the Sunday Sew & Share on our Facebook page. You posted some of the most amazing projects and have kept us all inspired to stitch this week. Here are a few of the highlights.   I would love to see what you're working on this week.  Be sure to keep those eyes peeled on the facebook page and share some … [Read more...]

Back to School Easy Bookmark DIY

Easy Bookmark DIY. Perfect for Back To School or any time of year. The Sewing Loft

To help encourage my girls to read, I am sending them back to school with new bookmarks.  These bookmarks are super easy to make and take less than 15 minutes to put together.  Easy Bookmark DIY This project is for sewers all levels, especially children! Skill Level- 1 Button Materials: felt and scraps 6" piece of ribbon Along with your basic sewing supplies you will need a … [Read more...]

Indygo Junction Dimensional Denim

Take a look at Indygo Junction's new book Dimensional Denim. It shares creative ideas for fabric manipulation techniques and easy projects for home and fashion.

I'm excited to share the news about Amy Barickman's new book Dimensional Denim.  The book shares creative ideas for fabric manipulation techniques and easy projects for home and fashion. I mean come on - just look at those images!  You know this book is gonna be good.  Here are a few of my favorite projects. Personally, I have always been inspired by the simplicity of solids.  Something about the … [Read more...]

Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z

Sewing Machine Feet A to Z Craftsy Free Class Review The Sewing Loft

Did you know that some of the most amazing sewing details are created by the change of a presser foot?  I know what you're thinking.... how can a simple piece of metal improve my sewing? Isn't it my skill set that's driving the bus?  Well, that is partly true. Your skills are super important but the tools.... sometimes the tools make all the difference! Now, we have already chatted … [Read more...]