Braiding Foot | Sewing Tool

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This post contains affiliate links to products I own, use and love. The braiding foot (also known as couching or cording foot) is a specialty foot that fits in place of the standard foot. It's used to attach decorative trim such as braid, cord, piping, yarn, and ribbon to fabric.  The hole located in the top of the foot allows the trim to be threaded through the top and then under the foot. … [Read more...]

It’s Sew Easy Upcoming Episodes

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Earlier this year, in the cold of February, I flew to Ohio and filmed a few new episodes of It's Sew Easy. Just like last time, I arrived the day before to prepare my samples and get settled in on set. Not only did I get to triple check everything but I was able to see a few friends I met while filming the series last year. Love the @itsseweasytv reunion! @makeitcoats @thesewingloft … [Read more...]

Starry Night Sampler Block of the Month

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...]