Tuesday, 3 May 2016

All Women Become Like Their Mothers... or do they?

All women become like their mothers, or so the saying goes. I can't see any evidence to suggest it's happening yet, despite some family members saying otherwise. I'll let you be the judge.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Showcasing ~ Towel Beach Bag Tutorial

A trip to the beach means carrying a myriad of things - towels, sunscreen, clothes, toys... The list goes on, especially if you have kids. What better to put everything in than a bag made from towel.

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Showcasing ~ Striped Jeans Skirt Tutorial

It's all about denim this week at Threading My Way - repairing them or refashioning them into something new. This skirt, with its original design, is the perfect way to give pre-loved jeans a new lease of life.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Darning Large Holes in Jeans

What do you do with a pair of jeans that has a rather large hole? Refashioning or repurposing springs immediately to mind - salvage the unholy parts, and make them into something else. But that's not the only option. No matter how big the hole, it is possible to prolong the life of jeans by repairing them.

How to mend a large hole in a pair of jeans. Tutorial by Threading My Way

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Threading Your Way ~ Features

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

A very pretty poncho, added to the Tops & Shirts for Children link party. With semi-sleeves...

Semi Sleeved Poncho Pattern & Tutorial by Nina, from Nina Makes... this week's featured blog. Nina, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. If you sew for children, you'll want to check out the free tutorials on Nina Makes. Nina's many detailed tutorials all include step by step instructions, with lots of photos. There are also several pattern reviews for free tutorials Nina has sewn.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Quilting Retreat ~ Little Black Bag

This time last month, I was up at Blackheath, for a three day quilting retreat. Three days spent with people who get why you like taking little pieces of fabric and sewing them into a larger piece of fabric, which in turn becomes a mini quilt, wall hanging, bag, cushion or something similar.

Foundation Paper Pieced Tote Bag ~ Threading My Way

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Showcasing ~ Awesome Fabric Co-ordination

It's not always easy to achieve the right look when combining two or more fabrics. Pulling all the different elements together to create a great looking garment is a definite skill. There are so many things to consider - size, shape, colours, design, proportions. Some lucky sewists have the knack of co-ordinating fabrics with ease. Others, like me, have to work at it.

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Showcasing ~ Baby Clothes Memory Bear ~ Pattern & Tutorial

We all have those special items of baby and toddler clothes that we just can't bear to part with. Most end up packed away in a cupboard, where they can't be seen. Turn a sentimental garment into a memory bear, so it can be put on display and seen by all.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Choo Choo Baby Pants ~ Puperita Patterns Showcase

When I was asked to join a group of sewists showcasing Puperita patterns, I was more than happy to be included. Having previously sewn garments using two of Annalisa's patterns, I was well aware of the professional standard of Puperita patterns.

Choo Choo Baby Pants ~ Puperita Patterns Showcase ~ Threading My Way