Saturday, 25 February 2017

Showcasing ~ Felt Pocket Kitty Cat ~ Free Pattern

Today's showcased pattern is a super cute softie that's the perfect size for toddlers to carry around, and to slip into their pockets. Isn't the heart face adorable!  

Make a felt kitty cat pocket toy with the free pattern and tutorial by Swoodson Says.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Most Used Sewing Tools ~ Wonder Clips

Wonder clips are a relatively recent invention. For the vast majority of my sewing life, they just didn't exist. Now, however, they're on my list of must have sewing tools.


Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Easy Sew Pencil Case ~ Tutorial ~ No Zipper Needed

When I think of pencil cases, a zippered pouch usually springs to mind, or maybe a pencil roll. In reality, any container the right shape can be used to store and carry pencils. Today I'm going to show you how to easily make a simple, lined drawstring pencil pouch.


Sunday, 19 February 2017

Threading Your Way ~ Features

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

An awesome refashion, added to the Reusing Shirts & Ties link party. Would you believe a soldering iron was used in this project...

Kintsugi Inspired Trousers ~ Upcycle by Agy, from Green Issues by Agy... this week's featured blog. Agy, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. Agy is an eco-designer who loves sustainable fashion. Every week she posts to the series, Fix it Friday - repairs to anything from clothing to furniture. Agy definitely thinks outside the square, and is very creative with her numerous refashions. If you live in Singapore, Agy runs Refashioning Workshops.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Recent Additions to the Stash

When I showed you my infinity scarves, I told you I'd show you my recent fabric purchases. I visited my local quilt store to buy some batting...

Nocturne, by Janet Clare, for Moda

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Showcasing ~ Rounded Opening Tote Bag ~ Tutorial

A girl can never have too many bags! Add a sturdy, canvas tote to your collection with today's showcased tutorial.


Saturday, 11 February 2017

Showcasing ~ How to Sew Storage Boxes ~ Tutorial

The larger the size of a fabric box, the harder it is to make the sides sturdy so the box stands upright. Today's showcased tutorial overcomes that problem.

Learn how to make a storage boxes from fabric and cardboard. Tutorial by Tea and a Sewing Machine.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Sewn by YOU ~ Drawstring Fabric Baskets

I am always thrilled when readers let me know they've made something from one of my sewing tutorials. Looking at the photos makes my day - every single time!!! I love seeing the fabrics chosen, modifications made and the various purposes the finished items have been used for. Today I thought I'd show you some projects made using the Fabric Basket with Drawstring Top tutorial.


Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Easy to Make Women's Infinity Scarves

More feel good, stash busting sewing to show you today. This time it's infinity scarves - 15 of them. If you've never made garments for yourself, an infinity scarf is a good place to start. The fit is not at all critical, and mistakes are easily hidden.

Chiffon type fabric ~ 9" x 75"/76"/78"