Quilt of Many Colors

Vintage Denim

Hello Friends of First Friday!  It's TJ from Studio Mailbox here to share with you where I'm at on my denim quilt project.  Thanks to everybody who piped up and took the time to comment on this project sew far.  *cymbal crash* Now that I'm finally working through my hoarded stash I have quickly realized a few key things: 1) Some of this stuff is O-L-D (can you say acid wash?) 2) Some of … [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...]

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...]

Easy Artwork Pillows | NSM

Fabric Markers National Sewing Month | The Sewing Loft

If you share your sewing space with children, this post is for YOU!  Jenelle from TrashN2Tees shares one of her favorite tools in the workspace fabric markers.  I swear, she is the coolest mom on the block! I'm so excited to be here with all of you celebrating National Sewing Month for a second year. Last year I wrote an ode to the rotary cutter, which happens to be one of my all time … [Read more...]

Elastic Headband with Flower

Flower Elastic Headbands | The Sewing Loft

Quick crafts are my favorite, especially in the summer!  So, when my friends Carolina & Angie asked me to join in a summer round of Craft Lightening, I was all in.  These elastic headbands are simple to make and can be put together in less than 15 minutes.  I promise! Elastic Headbands   This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Materials: fabric … [Read more...]

From Feed Sack to Oversized Bag

Oversized Bag | The Sewing Loft

Thrifting and all things vintage are a great way for me to recharge my creative side.  I just love this type of shopping and last weekend I found these really cool vintage feed sacks.  When I bought them I had no clue what I was going to make but inspiration quickly came in the form of an oversized bag.  Oversized Bag   This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 … [Read more...]

Reclaim Vintage Treasures: WIP

Reclaiming Vintage | The Sewing Loft

For those of you who follow me on Instagram... you know I was on the hunt for treasure last weekend. And even though the weather was bad I found a ton of vintage buttons, sewing machine parts and other cool stuff at the Metrolina Tradeshow Expo. (Sounds fancy but it is like a massive flea market with tons of vintage!) Reclaim Vintage WIP   These feedbags were one such find. The main … [Read more...]