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Learn how and why the simple lock stitch is actually a very fundamental stitch on any sewing machine. Practice on these easy projects.
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Clear out your scrap basket with this sweet strawberry pincushion. The Sewing Loft

Strip Roll Rug | Creative Giveaway Day 4

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While I love to sew, I've always wanted to speed right past the cutting process. That's why I love me some pre cuts and based on today's class, I'm sure I'm not alone. The Strip Roll Rug sewing class has landed its place on the most popular list. The best part is that you can win a seat in class! That's right, I've teamed up with my friends at Annie's Creative Studio and we are giving away … [Read more...]

Cleaning Bobbin Lint | Creative Giveaway Day 3

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With all of the sewing we do throughout the year, it is super important to keep our machines clean. That's why it's no surprise to see the Cleaning Out Bobbin Lint quick tips & tricks class make the top 10 list. For those of you just joining the fun now, I've teamed up with my friends at Annie’s Creative Studio to bring you 10 days of creative giveaways! Each day, I’ll be … [Read more...]

Monster Zipper Bags | Creative Giveaway Day 2

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Welcome to Day 2 of the Creative Christmas Countdown! Today is all about installing the scary zipper. I'm not exactly sure why but if there is one notion that most folks seem to dread installing it's the zipper. Honestly, this is something that has always left me scratching my head because with a little bit of prep work, they can be so easy! To help get you started, here are the zipper … [Read more...]

Learn How to Sew a Scrunchie | Giveaway

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Even though 2020 has been one heck of a year it's time to talk about the silver lining... more folks are finding their way back to sewing! That means, more creative interest, new designers will emerge and more hair accessories are on the horizon. 😜 As I mentioned in my earlier post, I've teamed up with my team at Annie's Creative Studio to bring you 10 days of creative giveaways! Each day, … [Read more...]

Online Sewing Classes | Annie’s Creative Studio

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Teaching and inspiring others to sew is one of my favorite things to do. Honestly, just being in the company of other creatives really inspires me but these days, thanks to Covid all in-person teaching has taken a backseat. Luckily, there are online sewing classes! That's why I'm so thankful for my partnership with Annie's Creative Studio. Together, we create easy to follow, inspiring … [Read more...]

Ornament Quilt Block | Blocks 2 Quilt

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Whether you're in the artificial tree or real tree camp, there is no denying that the simple ball ornament is a must-have! This understated ornament can be found in all different sizes on my family tree so, I had to include the Ornament quilt block in my series. I think I own this ornament in almost every color under the rainbow and my ornaments span the generations. For years, I would … [Read more...]

Meet the Altair by Baby Lock

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More than ever sewing is back in style! From mask-making to closet makeovers, we are all putting our machines to the test and that's why I'm so excited to add the Baby Lock Altair to my studio. Endearingly named Addison, or Addie for short. Now, when you welcome a new machine like this into your world, everyone gets excited, even the dogs. To say that they were beyond interested to know … [Read more...]

Gnome Quilt Block | Blocks 2 Quilt

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Let's face it, the holidays are here and it's time to pull out the festive decor, spread the cheer, and sprinkle the fairy dust everywhere. That's why, I thought it would be fun to add this Gnome quilt block to my collection. There has been much debate of this little guy in my household. My girls insist that he looks like a wizard or one of the seven dwarfs and Mr. TSL is wondering why … [Read more...]

100+ Stuffed Toy DIY Patterns

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Plushies, stuffies, stuffed toys, loveys - what do you call sweet little toys like these? No matter what name you have for them, they are simply adorable. Here are over 100 amazing stuffed toy DIY projects for you to make. Because let's face it, when they're handmade, they become not only fun toys children will love but special keepsakes for years to come too. This roundup includes something for … [Read more...]