Rolled Hem Basics & How To

Basic rolled hem is perfect for napkins. The Sewing Loft

A rolled hem uses a special foot on your sewing machine - called the rolled hem foot, appropriately enough - to roll the edge of the fabric onto itself and stitch it in place. You can also create this type of hem by hand if you don’t have a rolled hem foot for your machine or if the type of fabric you’re sewing is very delicate. The rolled hem is ideal for lightweight fabrics, knits, and any … [Read more...]

Quilt Binding Made Simple

Quilt binding does not have to be stressful. Let's learn the basics at The Sewing Loft.

You've spent hours piecing together that quilt or special project and now what?  The edges need to be finished with binding…. Sometimes, this can be a daunting task.  Let's break quilt binding down into bite size steps and take the "stress" out of the task! This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Quilt Binding Basics   You will need to start with a long continuous … [Read more...]

Stackable Scrap Bucket Pattern

This easy to make bucket pattern is perfect for storing all your scrap bits and so much more! The Sewing Loft

It is no secret that I love my scraps.  Well today, I am going to share a fun project that will not only use your scraps but help you store them going forward.  Allow me to introduce the Scrap Bucket Pattern. This baby made its debut at Sew South last weekend and I was so excited to see all the variations everyone created.  The pattern is easy to make and totally limitless! Scrap Bucket … [Read more...]

Leather Cuff Bracelet Tutorial

Don't be afraid of alternative fabrics. This leather cuff bracelet is easy to make. The Sewing Loft

It is no secret that I love me a good leather cuff bracelet!  I wear them all the time to the point of excess.  Anyway, since we have been chatting about some simple leather sewing techniques, I thought it would be fun to share an easy tutorial. Leather Cuff Bracelet This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Supplies: leather scraps scrap fabric button or … [Read more...]

Double Fold Hem Basics

Learn tips and tricks for the basic double fold hem. The Sewing Loft

The double fold hem is the most basic hem out there, which also makes it one of the most useful hems you can learn. As the name indicates, a double-fold hem is made when you fold the fabric over on itself to the wrong side two times, to hide the raw edges and create a neat, finished hemline. Uses for the double fold hem: Hemming garments - use a double fold hem on the bottom edge of a … [Read more...]

Sweet Floppy Bunny Pattern- free pattern

Download the floppy bunny pattern for free at The Sewing Loft #Freepattern #Bunny

Easter is right around the corner and I have an easy, yet totally adorable, free bunny pattern for you! This floppy-eared fellow will hop straight into the heart of your kiddos, and be a beloved friend for life. This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Supplies: 1 fat quarter of printed cotton fabric fleece scrap 9" x 7" felt scrap 6" square knit scrap 6" x … [Read more...]

Classic Placemats – Vintage Flare

Learn how to make classic placemats. The Sewing Loft

Today I’m participating in Susan from Living with Punks ‘Home Sewn’ series sharing these easy to make placemats.  Since I selected vintage fabric, the first task was to clean it.  If you are unsure how to do this, I would suggest being gentle and click here for more of my easy tips. I love vintage fabrics and feel like I have a terrible habit of squirreling them away for another day.  Well, not … [Read more...]