True Colors Collection

True Colors Fabric Sneak Peek |The Sewing Loft #lovefabricFreeSpirit

On my cutting table today is this amazing fabric assortment by Anna Maria Horner.  These pretties are part of the True Colors collection from FreeSpirit.  I was able to attend a smaller release party during fall market up close and personal at fall market. Total swoon!   True Colors Collection   The True Colors collection is a design collaboration between Joel Dewberry, Anna Maria … [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...]

Save Thumbs with Kwik Klip | NSM

Kwik Klip Tool on National Sewing Month | The Sewing Loft

Cheryl from Nap Time Quilter is here today sharing one of her favorite tools in the workroom.  I am kinda giggling, this is another one those tools that was never on my radar, the Kwik Klip. I'm going to chalk up my lack of knowledge on this quilter's tool to my apparel background and call it a day.  Love learning new things! Cheryl and I crossed paths earlier this year at spring market in … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Appliqué Tea Towel

Valentine's Day Appliqué on thesewingloftblog.com

Valentine's Day Appliqué   This project is for stitchers of all levels.  Skill Level- 1 Button Materials: Tea Towel fabric scraps double-sided fusible ribbon or lace trim Tools: sewing machine iron Valentine's Day Applique Template  Basic Instructions: To achieve the clean finished double layer of lace trim, I cut lace 1" longer than the width of my towel. … [Read more...]

Video Chat with Craft Buds – Sewing Patterns

Video Chat with Craft Buds Sewing Patterns

Today, I have something fun to share...   My friend Lindsay from Craft Buds announced last week a new fun series of video chats on the blog. Can you guess who is on the very first one? How to Write Sewing Patterns   You guessed it!  We are chatting about our sewing patterns, the pattern making process and sharing "how to" tips on ways you can bring your creativity to … [Read more...]

{How To} Quick Book Cover

Quick Book Cover - TheSewingLoftBlog.com

Summer is winding down and the kids will be back to school in a flash.  To help send them off in style I thought it would be fun to cover a few of their composition books.  (Or as I recently found out - "Cow"- books) This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Materials: 2 pieces of 12" x 18" felt notebook fun trims Basic Instructions: Measure your notebook height and … [Read more...]

{How To} Button Tree Art

Tree Button Art

I must confess- yes, I have a button jar filled to the max!  And the Button Craft Round Up post was just the inspiration I needed to create this fun craft. This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Materials: buttons embroidery thread embroidery hoop fabric scraps glue dots tacky double-stick sheets Basic Instructions: Starting with pressed fabrics, peel … [Read more...]

{How To} Traveling Fool

These easy fabric postcards are great for summer vacations. Add your pin dot on the map for a fun visual.

Some times I am not sure what's the best part of Summer... Lazy days, visits with friends, fun travel or trips to the mailbox! To be fair, my 2nd grader loves to receive mail.  Watching her skip to the mail box each day hoping for something special always makes me smile.  Today's how to is all about adding something fun to those unexpected greetings.... This project is for all levels. Skill … [Read more...]

{How To} Reverse Applique

Learn how to Reverse Applique on The Sewing Loft

Today, I am going to share an easy technique - Reverse applique! This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button In all seriousness, if you can stitch on the machine, you can reverse appliqué. Materials: scrap fabric Tools: sewing machine thread Basic Instructions: To start, stitch your under layer to the back side of your fabric.  (for my … [Read more...]