Tuesday, 17 October 2017

How to make an Elastic Waist Skirt with a Lace Ruffle ~ Tutorial

Skirts with an elastic waist are such a practical item of clothing for young girls, and they're easy to sew, too. A few gathers and a little lace will ensure the skirt becomes a well worn garment. Today's tutorial will show you how to make a knee length skirt, complete with the all important twirl factor, suitable for ages two - five.

Learn how to make a gathered cotton and lace skirt for girls aged 2 - 5. Tutorial by Threading My Way

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Showcasing ~ Easy Halloween Wall Hanging ~ Tutorial

With more than two weeks till Halloween, there's plenty of time left to whip up some decorations. Today's showcased tutorial, a Halloween banner, is a quick and easy make...

Learn how to easily decorate by sewing a DIY Halloween banner. Tutorial by Swoodson Says.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Our Resident Satin Bowerbird

We are so very fortunate to share our garden with a male Satin Bowerbird. For at least fifteen years he, or his predecessors, have built bowers in the same location, underneath murraya bushes.

Satin Bowerbird

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Threading Your Way ~ Features

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

A super fun hair bow added to the Hair Accessories link party. They're quick to make, too...

Confetti Hair Bows by Liz, from Howling at the Moon

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Showcasing ~ Large Zippered Tote Bag ~ Tutorial

Adding a recessed zipper to the top of a bag is not as hard as you may think. And it keeps the contents of your bag safe and sound inside.

Learn how to make a tote bag that closes with a recessed zipper. Tutorial by Vicky Myers Creations

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Showcasing ~ Long & Short Handle Bag ~ Tutorial

A tote bag that doubles as a shoulder bag and a hand held shopper. How cool is that!!! I have a handbag with straps like this, and it is SO handy. I can change how I wear it, depending on what I'm wearing, where I'm going and to suit my mood.

Learn how to make a tote bag that can be worn with a long or short handle. Tutorial by Sum of their Stories

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Quick and Easy to Make ~ Baby Bibs

Bibs are an absolute necessity for babies and toddlers - and LOTS of them!!! Consequently they make great gifts for newborns or to take to a baby shower. Fortunately, they are super quick and easy to sew.

Baby bib patterns and tutorials ~ Threading My Way

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Showcasing ~ Skirt Measurements ~ Sizing Chart

It's not hard to find girls' skirt tutorials online. Many of them, however, don't include measurements for specific sizes and ages. That's fine if the child is at hand. Grab a tape measure and all is good. If the skirt is going to be donated for charity, or the little one is not around, a sizing chart is necessary.

Sizing chart for making girls' skirts, to fit ages 2 - 14 years of age ~ Simply Shoeboxes.