Thursday, 25 August 2016

Selvedge Fabric Drawstring Bag ~ Tutorial

Today I thought I'd show you how I made some selvedge (selvage) fabric and turned it into a little drawstring bag. The selvedges are usually thrown away, so the cost of making this cute little bag is next to nothing, and it's super quick to make.

Turn selvedges (selvages) into a piece of fabric. How to make a selvedge fabric drawstring bag. Tutorial by Threading My Way


Sunday, 21 August 2016

Threading Your Way ~ Features

This week's features (all have been Pinned)...

A very informative tutorial, added to the Quilting & Patchwork link party. Next time I sew a quilt, I'm going to try Carole's measure and cut method of adding a quilt border, instead of the slap and sew way I do it now...


Quilt Borders Tutorial - Understanding the Why, by Carole, who blogs at From My Carolina Home... this week's featured blog. Carole, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. Carole is not only a long arm quilter, but also a girl of many talents, who happens to own ten sewing machines. I have known Carole, ever since she showed me her wallhanging of the Stig. At From My Carolina Home, you will find not only card making, sewing tutorials, crafting tutorials and quilting basics, but also posts on Carole's spectacular garden.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Five Years Blogging ~ What I've Learnt

Five years ago I tentatively clicked the Publish button on my first post to Threading My Way. Uppermost in my mind were three questions...
  • Will anyone read my blog?
  • Do I want to put myself out there?
  • Will I measure up?
Today I thought I'd share my thoughts on the ride so far - what I've learnt and how blogging has changed over those years.

What I've learnt in five years of blogging ~ Threading My Way

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Showcasing ~ Hot Dish Caddy ~ Tutorial + Pattern

Carrying food from home to another location can sometimes be problematic, especially where hot food is concerned. Today's showcased tutorial solves the problem and makes it easy to carry a dish of hot food.

Make a hot dish caddy to easily carry casserole dishes from one location to another. The tutorial by Nina Makes shows how.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Showcasing ~ Worry Eaters ~ Tutorial

Repurposing or ucpcyling projects always catch my attention. When the end result is something soft, cuddly and designed to solve a problem, I'm totally drawn in.

Worry Eaters have a large mouth to take away the worries of their owners. Tutorial by Upcyclelina shows how to make one from upcycled clothes.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Easy Sew Blankets

Who knew making a lap rug could be so easy? Choose your fabric, add binding and you have a new blanket.

Add a pop of colour to a small blanket with binding on the edges ~ Threading My Way

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Threading Your Way ~ Features

This week's features (all have been Pinned)...

A terrific bag, added to the Bags & Totes link party. Make your own with the comprehensive tutorial...


Toddler Backpack ~ Tutorial by Sahana, from Vikalpah... this week's featured blog. Sahana, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. Vikalpah is a must read if you love sewing, and you wouldn't be here if you didn't. As well as sewing tutorials, check out Sahana's edible crafts, gift wrapping ideas, jewellery and room decor.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Robot Quilt

Today I am very happy to show you the Robot Quilt - nine wonky log cabin style blocks, each with a robot appliqué in the centre. It's an understatement to say I am thrilled with how this quilt came together. 

Make a robot quilt for a young boy. Download the nine free robot appliqué templates to make your own robot quilt. Tutorial by Threading My Way


Sunday, 31 July 2016

Showcasing ~ Reversible Rope Handle Tote Bag ~ Tutorial

With a reversible bag you do the work for one bag, but in effect, have two different bags - a win win. And it's eco friendly, too! Change bags to suit your mood. Today's bag is not only reversible, the top is made with rope, making it quite unique.

Make a sturdy market tote from canvas and rope. Tutorial at Creative Homemaking.