Totally Tulle Tutu

Learn how to make the fullest tutu ever with The Sewing Loft.

Do you ever use tulle when sewing? From time to time I have used it in bunches! Really by the truck load.  I once bought over 500 yards to make batches and batches of tutus. Now, you would think that would take up a boatload of room in the work space but when wrapped up on the roll, tulle is really compact. It's when you layer, fold and scrunch the tulle together that the start to see the … [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...]

{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...]

MakeUp Brush Case Video Class

Learn how to create perfect binding every time while making this custom makeup brush case during my free video class with Sew at Home. The Sewing Loft

Today's project is one that I use all the time! The makeup brush case helps keep every thing altogether and tidy, especially when I'm traveling. During class, I will show you how to simple it is to add bias binding in one pass and the best part is the machine will do all the work. That's right, the bias binding foot is pretty amazing and make your work sing! Don't just take my word … [Read more...]

Pincushion Wall Art Video Class

Learn how to make this applique pincushion wall art in this free video class with Heather from The Sewing Loft.

I’m excited to share my next project class in the Baby Lock Sew at Home series, Pincushion Wall Art. During the class, I'll be sharing easy tips on how to transform simple artwork into an applique template, demonstrate how to use the braiding foot to add dimension to a project and outline your design with some free motion stitching. Here is a quick clip from class to give you an idea … [Read more...]

Tea Towel Hostess Gift Video Class

Learn how to create beautiful gathers and make this custom tea towel in my free video class with Sew at Home. The Sewing Loft

If you need a quick hostess gift or want to add to your kitchen line up, today's class is perfect! This tea towel class is the latest installment of the Baby Lock Sew at Home video series. During class I will show you how this funny looking "starship enterprise" looking foot also known as the gathering foot can create the most beautiful ruffles in one pass on the machine. We'll get … [Read more...]

Pintuck Mini Wallet Video Class

Learn how to create pin tucks and make this mini wallet in my free video class with Sew at Home. The Sewing Loft

Learn how to create a simple pintuck in my new free video class with Baby Lock on Sew at Home. Pintucks are such an easy way to add small details on any project, including the simple ones. In today's addition of the Sew at Home Baby Lock series, I'll be demonstrating just how easy it is create pin tucks to any project, add stability to your fabric and clean finish a seam without stitching. … [Read more...]