Sewing News….Hexi Bag

Paper Pieced Messenger Bag designed by The Sewing Loft

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

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...]

Top 5 Sewing Tips of 2013

Top 5 Sewing Tips of 2013 on The Sewing Loft

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...]

Cuddle Buddy Bear Pattern

Cuddle Buddy Bear Free Pattern by The Sewing Loft #sewing #pattern

Soft fabrics are a favorite among my girls, especially Missy S!  She loves to cuddle up at night with a buddy by her side.  So, I was very excited when Shannon Fabrics invited me to create a project with them.  Their Cuddle™ fabric is super soft and comes in luscious colors!  Yummo! Cuddle Buddy Bear   This project is for sewers all levels. Skill Level- 1 … [Read more...]

Eyeglass Case | Sunglass Case

Simple Eyeglass Case Pattern on The Sewing Loft #sewing #freepattern

Today, I am combining two home runs in my book - sewing from my stash and making a handmade gift!  Inspired by my new Peepers Reading Glasses, this Eyeglass Case pattern is made from medium size fabric scraps and is the perfect holiday gift for a few “hard to buy for” peeps on my list. Eyeglass Case    This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Supplies: (2) 10 1/2" … [Read more...]

Pillow Piping Made Easy

Install Pillow Piping | The Sewing Loft

We have learned how to make custom piping in 4 simple steps but never really talked about what to do with it.  Today, I'm going to show you just how easy it is to install custom piping on decorative pillows.  This simple trim can really create that WOW factor on a limited budget.  Install Pillow Piping   This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Supplies: custom … [Read more...]

20,000 Milestone | WIP

Thank you for helping us reach a milestone on The Sewing Loft

Hey peeps!  This is TJ from Studio Mailbox.  Normally you only get to hear from me once a month but something else is up that needs urgent attention. It is with great pleasure I'd like to announce that our very own Heather Valentine has hit an important milestone! Last Friday The Sewing Loft Facebook page exceeded 20,000 fans on Facebook.  For real.  So I thought it would be fun to take a … [Read more...]

The Roller Foot | National Sewing Month

Discover and learn how to use the roller foot during National Sewing Month on The Sewing Loft #NationalSewingMonth #NSM2013

Today's guest is super fun, extremely fashionable and oh so talented!  Please give a warm welcome to Jessica from Me Sew Crazy.  Jess and I crossed paths at the Sewing Summit last year and the rest is history! Hi there, and Happy National Sewing Month!  My name is Jess Abbott the Sewing Rabbit, owner of the Me Sew Crazy Blog and SewSet.com. I was thrilled when Heather asked me to be here … [Read more...]

How to Use a Twin Needle | National Sewing Month

Discover a new tool during National Sewing Month on The Sewing Loft

Today's guest is not just sharing one favorite tool but three.  Can you "Spy" them while watching her video on how to use a twin needle? Hello, I'm Deby. I write a sewing blog at So Sew Easy. I'm fairly new to sewing so I am delighted to be able to share some of what I have learned as part of this series. I live on an island where I can't buy any sewing patterns, so I started off downloading … [Read more...]