Thursday, 11 February 2016

How to make a Liberty Hexagon Flower Zippered Pouch

I'm loving my latest zippered pouch - Liberty, hexies, flowers, echo quilting - all wrapped up into one little bag. It's always good when the end result is just as you pictured it in your head. Sometimes the designs I imagine, don't translate into reality, but with this one, everything fell into place. I took a few pics along the way, so I'll show how you can make one, too.

Make a zippered bag with Liberty, hexagons, flowers and echo quilting. Use it as a makeup bag, toiletry bag - lots of uses ~ Threading My Way

Saturday, 6 February 2016

How to Make a Denim Drawstring Bag

Today I'm going to show you another way to reuse the legs of pre-loved jeans, this time to make a denim drawstring bag. It's a super quick project, and if you're like me, you'll have lots of jeans in your stash just waiting to be upcycled into something new.

Learn how to re-use the legs of a pair of denim jeans to make a denim drawstring bag. Sewing tutorial ~ Threading My Way

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Cushions ~ Painted & Sewn by Kids

I love crafting and painting with the kids, but let's face it, there's only so much room to hang and display their creations. Our last creative activities involved making something more permanent. 
  • Session one - creating a design on fabric with fabric paint.
  • Session two - sewing the painted fabric into cushions.

Cushions ~ painted and sewn by kids. A fun craft activity that produces an item that can actually be used ~ Threading My Way


Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Retro Reticule ~ New Bag Pattern

There's a new zippered bag pattern on the market - the Retro Reticule. Designed by Rochelle, from eSheep Designs, the Retro Reticule is a zippered pouch with a difference, and in her own words is a salute to a simple vintage purse design from yesteryear, with a couple of updates.

The Retro Reticule, a new PDF bag pattern by eSheep Designs ~ Threading My Way

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Threading Your Way ~ Features

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

A fabulous way to reuse denim jeans, added to both the Denim Refashioning and the Gift Wrapping link parties. I do like gift wrapping that can be reused...


Denim Gift Tags by Claire, from Pillar Box Blue. Claire, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. Pillar Box Blue is full of upcycling projects, many of them being made from pre-loved jeans. Check out Claire's awesome wall hanging made from sixteen jeans pockets.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Lego Fabric Baskets

I think this is the last Christmas present that I haven't shown you. I bought one of the little people a couple of small boxes of Lego, and made him a fabric basket from a fun Lego print. 


Saturday, 23 January 2016

How to Make Zipper Tabs ~ Tutorial

Today's tutorial will show you how I make my zipper tabs, so the finish on the front is neat and even, with no little bits sticking out.

Find out how to add zipper tabs to the end of your zippers. A great way to finish off zippers on the ends of zippered pouches. This tutorial will show you how easy they are to make ~ Threading My Way


Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Make a Sweatband & Hat Reducer

It's not often I get a request from Mr TMW, asking me to do some sewing for him. Recently he asked me to make him a terry towelling sweat band for his gardening hat. He wanted to keep the perspiration out of his eyes, but he also wanted to make the hat a tad tighter so it would sit a little higher on his head.

How to easily make a terry towelling sweatband that also doubles as a hat reducer ~ Threading My Way

Monday, 18 January 2016

Library Bags for Operation Backpack

Children in Australia will soon be heading back to school after their five week Summer holiday break. For parents this means purchasing school supplies ready for the new school year. Unfortunately for some, this can be an onerous task, due to financial hardships, and that's where Operation Backpack comes in.