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Easy Pillowcase Halloween Costumes!

October 25, 2016 in Projects

halloween-copy The costume countdown has begun!! Are you in a pinch and need a quick sew for a Halloween costume? Believe it or not, all 3 of the easy-sew costumes in the image above are made with mere pillowcases!! Find each project over at Baby Lock's Halloween page! For each costume, you start with the basic store-bought pillowcase and follow the ...
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by Tori

Designer Joi’s Fashion Sewing Workshop

August 24, 2016 in News

Totally Stitchin': Designer Joi's Fashion Sewing Workshop We are 'sew' excited to share a new book with you today! If you're a garment maker or want to be one, then we HIGHLY recommend Designer Joi's Fashion Sewing Workshop! Designer Joi's Fashion Sewing Workshop features fundamental skills and techniques for the fashion sewist that follow Joi's process for teaching fashion design, illustration, pattern-making, and sewing a garment. This handy reference ...

Super {Swim} Suits

August 5, 2016 in News

Super Swim Suits copy Hello sewing friends! Hope you are having a lovely summer! Last Halloween I made my family some superhero-inspired costumes with active/swimwear type fabric. I had enough extra fabric that, as I was pondering one day, I had a light bulb moment! Why not make Super Suits for my daughter? Super SWIM suits, that is! Keep reading for some tips and tricks for super swimwear! I traced ...

How to Shorten a Zipper!

January 8, 2016 in Tips & Tricks

cover how to shorten a zipper copy Ever accidentally purchased a zipper that was ridiculously long for the sewing project you are working on? Or perhaps, you just happen to have the same color zipper that you need on-hand, but, it's just too long! Just shorten that zipper! How, you ask? It's very simple, actually! We just need to create a new stopper so that the zipper doesn't separate ...

Mother’s Day Spa Fabric Bin

May 7, 2015 in News

IMG_6031 copy To say “moms are special” is an understatement. As somewhat of a new mother (my oldest is 4), I realize truly how much goes into motherhood…how good and beautiful, but also, how trying and challenging it can be. I certainly appreciate my mom, but becoming one, myself, has brought about an even greater appreciation for her! Picture below from left ...

T-Shirt Quilt Revamped!

January 7, 2015 in Projects

tshirt quilt Happy 2015! T-shirt quilts are so cool and full of memories! Annnnd, you get to make great use of those old t-shirts you just can't bear to throw away! They may be a little time consuming to create (a really fun kind of time consuming, of course) but, they aren't too difficult to make! Back in November 2011, I posted a ...

DIY Gathered Key Fob Tutorial

October 13, 2014 in Projects

IMG_3497 These adorable key fobs are really easy to sew! They make really great gifts, as well! Here's what you need for this key fob tutorial: 2 cut strips of fabric 15" by 2" (can be the same fabric or coordinating) 1 - 1.5" wide by 30-40" long strip of fabric (for the ruffle) 1 - 15" by 2" strip of an interfacing or I ...

Sew over Anxiety

September 10, 2014 in News

Totally Stitchin': Sew Over Anxiety As I talk to my friends, it turns out many of us have something awful in common from time to time...anxiety! Stupid ol' anxiety...it takes on different characteristics from person to person and how it affects each of us physically, mentally, and emotionally. It has the ability to interfere with our day to day, how we think, how we feel ...
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Let’s celebrate- National Sewing Month

September 5, 2014 in News

It's time to celebrate National Sewing Month on The Sewing Loft Woo HOO!! I'm super excited to be here today and chat about National Sewing Month. I mean come on we all LOVE to sew right! Let me start out by sharing a few fun facts about National Sewing Month. Did you know that.... In 1982 National Sewing Month was signed into existence by President Ronald Reagan? That's right, you can find it under ...

Simple Summer Dress Tutorial #1

June 19, 2014 in Projects

Totally Stitchin': Simple Summer Dress Tutorial This dress can be made with measurements for baby to young child (like 6 years old or so)! As my 3-year-old daughter, Olivia, only wants to wear dresses lately, I decided to whip a couple of dresses up for her benefit (and my benefit because of price (with coupons) and your benefit because I have another fun project tutorial)! This project ...
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