Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Back After a Break... Almost

There hasn't been much sewing going on here in the last few weeks, and no blogging for over two weeks. It's not often I go for that length of time without at least one or the other on most days.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Showcasing ~ Small Backpack ~ Pattern & Tutorial

Measuring just 11″ x 7″ x 4″ this little backpack is cute, yet roomy enough to be very useful. With adjustable straps and several pockets, this is a functional and practical bag. 

Learn how to sew a small backpack. Tutorial and pattern by So Sew Easy.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Showcasing ~ Shorts to Skirt with Godets ~ Tutorial

If you have a pair of shorts that you no longer wear, today's showcased tutorial will show you how to prolong their life and get some more wear out of them.

Learn how to refashion a pair of shorts into a skirt with godets. Tutorial by Cucicucicoo Ecological Living.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

From T-shirts to Canvas Artworks

What do you do with a treasured article of clothing when it no longer fits? Instead of carefully packing it away, upcycle it into a canvas artwork, so it can be put on show for all to see. 

Upcycle treasured t-shirts into canvas artworks ~ Threading My Way

Monday, 28 August 2017

Threading Your Way ~ Features

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

An easy to sew project added to the Aprons & Art Smocks link party. A great beginner sewing project...

Simple Hand Towel Apron for a Child ~ Tutorial by Cheryl, from Simply Shoeboxes... this week's featured blog. Cheryl, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. Simply Shoeboxes centres on ways to provide items for kids in crisis around the world, via Operation Christmas Child. To this end, Cheryl and her daughter share many tutorials. Some of my favourites:

Thursday, 24 August 2017

50+ FREE Bag & Tote Patterns & Tutorials

Is there such a thing as too many bags? I don't think so!!! Maybe that's why I've been referred to as the Bag Lady... LOL!!! Today I'm showcasing more than fifty FREE bag & tote patterns and tutorials, all selected from the Bags & Totes collection, here at Threading My Way - handbags, beach bags, messenger bags, tote bags, carry all bags, book bags and grocery bags. Each contains step by step detailed instructions, with lots of photos, showing how you can make a bag for yourself.

50+ Free Bag & Tote tutorials & patterns - handbags, beach bags, messenger bags, tote bags, carry all bags, book bags and grocery bags. Threading My Way

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Showcasing ~ Welt Zipper Pocket ~ Tutorial

There's no such thing as too many pockets when it comes to bags. Whether it be on the outside, or the inside, pockets make it easier to keep everything contained and in the right place. And pockets with a zipper, even better.

Learn how to sew a welt zipper pocket on any bag. Tutorial by Apple Green Cottage

Thursday, 17 August 2017

What Makes a Sewing Project Successful?

What is it that makes a sewing project successful? 

An item that looks like the original pattern or tutorial, is technically correct and looks good. One that receives lots of compliments. Perhaps a new technique tackled and another skill added to the repertoire. A new design where everything falls into place. A difficult project that comes together after much hard work. Or simply the fact that it's finished, mistakes and all.