Monday, 28 July 2014

Jeans Pocket Cushion Tutorial...

Jeans Pocket Cushion Tutorial... take a pair of jeans, add some scraps of fabric and you have a one of a kind cushion ~ Threading My Way

Take a pair of old denim jeans, add some co-ordinating  fabric and you have a cushion that costs next to nothing. Here in Australia, we call them cushions. Depending where you live, perhaps you use the term pillow. Today's tutorial will show you how to feature a jean's pocket on the front of a cushion and how to finish the back with a simple envelope enclosure. 

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Friday, 25 July 2014

Gathered Lace Skirt for Skirting the Issue...

Each year, the girls at Simple Simon and Company host Skirting the Issue, a month long event where everyone is invited to sew along and make skirts to donate to the charity of their choice.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Flannelette Pillowcases...

What do you need to go with mismatched pyjamas? Mismatched pillowcases, of course!!! I'd love to show you pictures of a beautifully co-ordinated bedroom set, but not in this blog post. Today I'm showing how I was able to use up the left over pieces of fabric from my flannelette pyjama pants.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Retro Sweatpants ~ a Refashion...

Retro Sweatpants... made using a pattern by 'Elegance & Elephants' ~ Threading My Way

When my kids were young, I made all their track pants. They were a quick and easy garment to sew. Unfortunately, I no longer have the patterns I used to sew with. Not a problem, as there are so many patterns to be found online. I've recently come across several versions of Elegance & Elephants' Retro Sweatpants. Everyone had given the pattern a good write up and it's free, so I thought I'd give it a go.  

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Pyjama Pants - Getting the Right Fit...

I don't have much luck making pants that fit. In fact, in all the years that I've been sewing, I can't recall making one pair of pants that I was happy with, other than track pants. In recent years, I've tried Zumba pants and pyjama pants. In both cases, they were wearable, but the fit was way off.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Leather Handbag Repairs...

Don't ditch it. Repair that old leather handbag ~ Threading My Way
Just how far do you go with repairing clothes and bags? When do you get to the point of - enough is enough? Time to throw something out.

I thought the leather bag in the photo above was beyond repair. Perhaps time to deconstruct it and add the various pieces to my stash.