How to Measure Your Body

Let's face it, no one wants to think about how to measure your body but it is SO important! The truth is, no sewist wants is to go through the long process of sewing a garment, only to find out that it doesn't fit. Not only is it disappointing but it's extremely frustrating. How to Measure Your Body   There are a few ways we can try to avoid this problem, and the biggest solution is … [Read more...]

Operation Studio Makeover

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed that last week I did something incredibly silly.... I listed and sold the tall cabinets in my office. These cabinets hold and hide pretty much everything in my space. What The Heck was I thinking???? That simple action of hitting post in a local facebook group sent my entire weekend into a tailspin. Mr. TSL and I had to pretty much drop … [Read more...]

Ruffle Flag Pillow How To

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...]

{How To} Use a Fat Quarter

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 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...]

Are you on Instagram?

Are you on Instagram?   I am! I just love looking at photos and seeing what everyone is making within our community.  On the average day you can find me sharing behind the scenes sneak peeks, special discounts and everyday happenings in my world. It's my little place to feel connected with other stitchers and makers all around the world without leaving the house. It's really so … [Read more...]

Search The Sewing Loft!

Searching your favorite sewing and crafting content from The Sewing Loft is so easy! Did you know that there are literally HUNDREDS of tips, tricks, links, ideas, helps and so, so much more available to you with a few key words and the click of your mouse? Take a look for a quick walk through... How To Search on The Sewing Loft   First, locate the search tab located about halfway down … [Read more...]

Sewing News….Hexi Bag

I have some exciting news.... Actually, it was just another day round here until I got an unexpected phone call from my mother.  You know the one where you can tell she is excited and proud at the same time. It turns out that I may have forgotten to tell my mom that there was some exciting sewing news coming from my world before she read about it in a magazine.  Okay, let's paint the picture … [Read more...]

Different types of marking tools

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...]

Top 5 Sewing Tips of 2013

For those of you that are new to our sewing circle, sewing tips have become a regular thing here.  Actually, looking back on 2013, we have chatted about almost 100 sewing tips.  Wow, that's a ton in my book.  So, as a quick refresher for anyone who may have missed one, I thought it would be fun count down the top 5 sewing tips of 2013. These "Tuesday Tips" started out as just quick hitters or … [Read more...]