Lace Boot Cuffs DIY Video

Heather Valentine from The Sewing Loft shows you how to make these lace boot cuffs on It's Sew Easy. She shares easy sewing tips to keep the project simple.

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

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Heather Valentine on It's Sew Easy! You can make the project and watch the show your local PBS station. The Sewing Loft

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

Learn how to get creative with applique and free motion stitching. In this free video class you will make this sewing machine cover to keep your machine in tip top shape and dust free! The Sewing Loft

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

Learn how to create perfect binding every time while making this custom makeup brush case during my free video class with Sew at Home. The Sewing Loft

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

Learn how to make this applique pincushion wall art in this free video class with Heather from The Sewing Loft.

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

Learn how to create beautiful gathers and make this custom tea towel in my free video class with Sew at Home. The Sewing Loft

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

Learn a new skill with these 16 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...]

Pintuck Mini Wallet Video Class

Learn how to create pin tucks and make this mini wallet in my free video class with Sew at Home. The Sewing Loft

Learn how to create a simple pintuck in my new free video class with Baby Lock on Sew at Home. Pintucks are such an easy way to add small details on any project, including the simple ones. In today's addition of the Sew at Home Baby Lock series, I'll be demonstrating just how easy it is create pin tucks to any project, add stability to your fabric and clean finish a seam without stitching. … [Read more...]

Pincushion Cottage Video Class

Learn how to use your edge joining foot while making this pincushion cottage house. This free video class is part of the BabyLock Sew at Home Series with Heather Valentine from The Sewing Loft.

Today's project combines a few of my favorite things- fun prints, free motion stitching and of course, pincushions! This little pincushion cottage is so cute that you will want to make a village. Oh and I almost forgot, thanks to Baby Lock and our Sew at Home video series, I get to walk you through the project step by step in class. During class I will show you how easy it is to add … [Read more...]