Saturday, 25 April 2015

A New Venture...

I share most of my sewing projects with you, so I thought it was about time I showed you a joint venture my daughter and I have begun.

Friday, 24 April 2015

80's Fashion Making a Comeback...

This little pair of shorts could have come straight from the 80s - the bright print, the geometric shapes and the neon pink.

80s fashion is making a comeback... bright colours, geometric shapes and neon colours ~ Threading My Way

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Plaid or Check ~ What's the Difference?

As a child growing up, I used two terms for fabric with a pattern of squares - checks or checkered, and tartan. No one ever explained the difference, and I never thought to ask. Basically, if it was a simple pattern with no overlapping squares, I called them checks, and if the pattern was more complex, with overlapping squares and lines, to me the fabric was tartan.

In recent years, I'vs seen another term added to the mix - plaid. I've seen fabrics labelled as plaid, when I thought they were checks. And I've also seen fabrics labelled as plaid, when I would have called them tartan. My childhood perceptions needed questioning and research, to find the correct terms.

Plaid, Check or Tartan ~ What is the difference? ~ Threading My Way


Sunday, 19 April 2015

Threading Your Way ~ Features...

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

An adorable little dress, added to the Dresses for Girls link party. I just love the bright colours against the white. If you are looking for inspiration to make a dress for your little one, there are now more than 500 dresses in the collection...

Spring Inspired Multi-Color Frock ~ Tutorial by Farz, from Colors of Our Rainbow

Friday, 17 April 2015

A Couple of Sources of Free Ribbon...

I'm always on the look out for ways I can save money when sewing, even if it's just a few cents. Until recently however, I was unwittingly throwing out ribbon that could have proven to be useful. I'm sure I'm the only one who was not being resourceful, but just in case I'm not alone, I thought I'd share how I accumulated this little pile of ribbons.


A couple of sources of FREE ribbon ~ Threading My Way


Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Quilt As You Go Zippered Pouch...

I'm on a roll making zippered pouches. It's very satisfying and becoming quite addictive. I don't think a girl can have too many.

QAYG Zippered Pouch... create your own quilted fabric and make a zippered bag ~ Threading My Way


Friday, 10 April 2015

Machine Appliquéd, Quilted Cushion...

When I attended the recent quilting retreat, I knew I'd need to take along a cushion, both for comfort and to give me a little extra height. I'd deliberated for some time over what to make with one of the projects from the previous year and decided a cushion would be the perfect way to show off the appliquéd leaves.

Machine Appliquéd, Quilted Cushion ~ Threading My Way

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Sand and Sidewalk Boardshorts ~ Pattern Review...

Perhaps those of you in the Northern Hemisphere are starting to experience warmer weather and maybe thinking of clothes for Spring. Here in Australia, we're well into Autumn and the weather is cooling down. Cooler weather doesn't stop the kids from wearing shorts, though. 

Sand and Sidewalk Boardshorts Pattern Review.... pattern by Fishstick Designs ~ Threading My Way