Starry Night Sampler Block of the Month

Last week we learned all about BOM's in the quilting world and today, I could not be more excited to spill the beans on my Starry Night Sampler. It's been really hard for me to keep this project under wraps but now, I can finally share the details. I've partnered together with Fairfield World and each month I'll be sharing a new block with tons of tips to help you stitch them together with … [Read more...]

Simple Skirt Video How To

The simple skirt is one of my most popular posts on The Sewing Loft and so many of you have written asking for a quick video. So today, I am excited to share that earlier this year I while taping the boot cuffs in Cleveland, we went ahead do stitched up a quick skirt. That's right, I was already in the It's Sew Easy studio and it just seemed right. My simple skirt segment is part of the … [Read more...]

Lace Boot Cuffs DIY Video

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...]

I’m on It’s Sew Easy PBS TV Show

Boy oh boy, do I have some news to share! Early this year, I headed into the snowy territory of Cleveland, Ohio and filmed a few episodes of It's Sew Easy. I was super nervous at first and SO happy to have the Sew at Home classes with BabyLock under my belt. I arrived the day before to get a feel for what the taping would be like and make sure that all my samples were prepared properly. … [Read more...]

Sewing Machine Cover Video Class

Oh My Goodness..... I feel like we have saved the best for last! Today is the final project in this Baby Lock Sew at Home video series and boy, oh boy, it's a goodie. We are making a sewing machine cover! During class, I will share one of my favorite out of the box materials, demonstrate just how easy it is to layer details onto any applique with free motion stitching and add whimsical … [Read more...]

MakeUp Brush Case Video Class

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

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

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...]

Free OnLine Sewing Classes

Have I mentioned that I started teaching again? Well, I'm excited to say that I am and I LOVE it! I forgot just how much I enjoy the interaction of class and seeing people connect with others that share the sewing bug. One thing that I've learned from teaching at the store level is that most creative types are hands on visual learners. Now, that's not to say that we don't enjoy a good book … [Read more...]