Friday, 17 July 2015

More Button Storage Ideas...

Earlier this year I showed you how I store my buttons. That post generated a lot of interest. Seems like we're all looking for the most efficient ways to store the bits and pieces we collect in our sewing adventures. We want the solutions to not only look good, but to also be practical. And we don't want it to really appear like we have a large stash of anything sewing related!!!

Today I'm showcasing Threading My Way readers' button storage ideas.


Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Measurement Chart Template

Nothing beats trying clothes onto the recipient during the sewing process. However, this is not always possible. They might not be around or they simply might not want to co-operate. I've designed a template so you can record the measurements of the children you sew for, as a handy reference.

Record measurements for your child on this handy template. You'll never have to wait when they are not around ~ Threading My Way


Monday, 13 July 2015

Simple Gathered Skirts ~ Skirting the Issue

A simple gathered skirt would have to be one of the easiest projects. It's all straight sewing - a rectangle of fabric with a hem and a waistband.

Make a Simple Gathered Skirt ~ Threading My Way

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Threading Your Way ~ Features

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

A beautiful basket, added to the Fabric Baskets link party. Cleverly constructed using upcycled boxes. And it's completely removable for washing...

Upcycled Fabric Basket ~ Tutorial by Roopini, from Let's Make It Lovely... this week's featured blog. Roopini, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. Over at Let's Make It Lovely you will find a wide variety of sewing projects, many of them involving recycling.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Baby Wash Cloths

Last week I showed you the baby wash cloths and fabric basket I made for a virtual baby shower. Today I thought I'd show you the first set of wash cloths that I had originally sewed up for the same present. 

Baby wash cloths make a great gift and they are so easy to make ~ Threading My Way


Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Refashioning ~ Keeping Elements of the Original

Refashioning saves money and is great for the environment, but it's also a wonderful creative outlet, that produces one of a kind projects, garments and works of art. My most creative refashions are the ones where I can still see something of the original in the new creation.


Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Satin Infinity Scarf

Scarves are a must have accessory in any woman's wardrobe. Well, they are in mine. I use them for adding warmth, but also as a way of dressing up an outfit. A scarf is an accessory that can add a bit of colour or totally change the look of the outfit you are wearing.

Satin Infinity Scarf ~ Threading My Way


Friday, 3 July 2015

Sewing with Kids ~ Using a Sewing Machine

What's the best age to teach kids to sew? What age can you start to let your little one use a sewing machine? I'm not sure that there's any hard and fast rules, but Little Miss used my sewing machine the other day, so I thought I'd show you how we went about it.


Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Virtual Baby Shower

I've been invited to a Baby Shower - today - and it's a SURPRISE. The guests live in different parts of the world and so we're attending online; a Virtual Baby Shower...

Baby Shower Gift... make some wash cloths and pop them in a fabric basket for a useful and practical gift ~ Threading My Way