Sewing Splurge … If money were no object!

We asked our community what they would wish for if they had money to spend on a sewing splurge. The answers might surprise you! Find out more on The Sewing Loft

Have you ever thought about what you would like to have in your sewing life that you don’t have now? If you had no restraints on your time, money, or other real-life issues: what would your sewing splurge be? We asked our community to answer this question: If you could splurge… I mean really splurge on a sewing something, what would it be?  A fancy sewing machine, a sewing retreat, maybe a … [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...]

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...]

Wall Art Work In Progress

Making wall art with my fabric stash. The Sewing Loft #sewing

Yesterday, I started a project for my studio - Wall Art.  You see, I have one blank wall that is the 1st thing you see when you enter the space.  Anyway, I thought it would be fun to showcase some of the fabrics in my ever-growing stash.  Remember, I'm a fabric addict. Wall Art Work In Progress   Since it is not up yet and I am still working out all the details, I thought I would … [Read more...]

Got Notions: Monthly Meme

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Hi everybody!  It's TJ from Studio Mailbox here because it's time for the monthly meme once again!   OK, who recognizes this glass head?  Anybody remember?  It's the same one I used to set up the other famous meme about being a card-carrying thread head.  Well "famous" might be stretching it but hey, I'm a creative.  It's my job! When I set up this photo shoot I dug and searched for my box of … [Read more...]

Back to School in Style iMac Giveaway

Back to School Giveaway | The Sewing Loft

Raise your hand if your ready for the kids to hit the books and go back to school.  (Insert image of me jumping up and down with "jazz hands" here.) That's right, I have enjoyed the summer together time with the girls but now it's time to get back into the groove of school days!  That means more free time for me to work with my most under valued tool in the studio, the iMac! This baby gets … [Read more...]

Studio Spotlight Tour Link Party

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Wow, can I just say that my mind is spinning with so many creative ideas on how to fix up my sewing space from this Studio Spotlight Tour.  This past week has really inspired me to get moving and fill up that blank wall in my studio. If you're just joining in, you should look back at all of the amazing studios shared this week.  These talented designers will knock your socks off!  I would grab … [Read more...]

Studio Spotlight Day Five

Studio Spotlight Day Five | The Sewing Loft

Wow, can you believe that we have made it to Day Five of our Studio Spotlight mini series?  I am having so much fun getting so many ideas from everyone that I think I need a mini makeover! Studio Spotlight Day Five   Elizabeth from Simple Simon and Co has her space all neat and clean.  It makes me wonder if there is not a crazy stash tucked away somewhere.  I am loving all … [Read more...]

Studio Spotlight Day Four

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We are on Day Four of our Studio Spotlight mini series and I am having so much fun looking into everyones space.   I am especially excited to share today’s line up with you.  If you’re just now joining in, be sure to stop by to check out Day One, Day Two and Day Three of the series.  We have visited some amazing creative spaces that you do not want to miss.  Now, let’s get right to it and take a … [Read more...]