Saturday, 30 March 2013

Friday, 29 March 2013

Embroidered Drawstring Bag...


Here's another project I sewed when I was in Primary School (roughly ages 8 - 11). I thought I had previously found all of my school sewing that was hiding in cupboards, but this little embroidered drawstring bag surfaced not so long ago. It's completely sewn by hand. 

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

No Guts Boxie Pouch...


This bag is a prototype for a project one of my sons and I are working on. I've made plenty of fabric basketsdrawstring bags. tote bags and even Easter baskets, all with boxed corners, but I've never combined boxed corners with a zip.

Monday, 25 March 2013

Ruffled Nappy Cover...


When, Ros, from Sew Delicious, made her ruffled nappy cover last year, I just had to buy the pattern, even though I didn't have anyone to sew it for. As luck would have it, a friend has recently had a little girl and now I can justify making the purchase.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Threading Your Way ~ Features ~ PDF Pattern Reviews


In the near future, I'll be making a dress for a little one that's just been born. I'm thinking of making a size 1 and am on the lookout for suitable PDF dress patterns. I have a few already purchased that will fit the bill, but thought I'd look around and see what else is available.

One obvious place to look for PDF pattern reviews, is in the Girls' Dresses Link Party, here on Threading My Way. There are 270 dresses linked up and I know there are lots of pattern reviews amongst them.

Friday, 22 March 2013

Bag Loving Blogs ~ Blog Hop

Christine, from ChrisWDesigns, has started a Bag Loving Blogs ~ Blog Hop. I first came across Christine, when she added several of her blog posts to both the Sewing Tips and Techniques and the Bags and Totes link parties, here at Threading My Way. Christine's blog contains a wealth of information about making bags.

As the name implies, the Bag Loving Blogs ~ Blog Hop is for those who love making bags. Count me in!!! Here's a couple of bags I've designed and made myself...


Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Ten Fabulous Bag and Tote Tutorials...

As of today, there are over 300 fabulous bags and totes linked up to our ongoing Bags and Totes Link Party. If you are looking to make a new bag, handbag or tote, this is the place to look for ideas, tutorials, patterns, pattern reviews and inspiration.

Today, I'm sharing some awesome tutorials from our party. Each tutorial contains step by step detailed instructions, with lots of photos.

Small Messenger Bag Tutorial by Aleah, from No Time To Sew

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Fixing a Hole in Suit Pants...


What do you do when you are presented with a good pair of suit pants sporting a rather large hole in the crotch? Not only is there a huge hole, on the other side of the seam the fabric is wearing VERY thin. YIKES!!! 

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Threading Your Way ~ Features...

This week's features...

Some super, cute mouse finger puppets, complete with a tutorial, added to the Softies, Dolls and Toys link party...

Mouse Finger Puppet ~ Tutorial by Jessica, from A Humble Creation

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Flickr ~ How to subscribe ~ RSS feed...


So you've signed up to be a member of a Flickr group and you are keen to keep up with the discussions of the group. But how do you do this without continually logging in to your Flickr account? 

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Pintucked Skirt Tutorial...


Take a rectangle of fabric, add elastic, a bow and a ruffle, and you have a twirly, girly skirt. Add some pintucks to the mix and you have a one of a kind skirt that nobody else will be wearing. This tutorial will show you how to make a gathered, pintucked skirt.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Threading Your Way ~ Features...

I really do enjoy looking through all the posts added to Threading YOUR Way with Threading My Way each week. As a result of all the inspiration, my To Do list is continually growing!!!

This week's features...

Two comprehensive and easy to follow tutorials, added to the Sewing Tips & Techniques link party...

Bias Covered Opening ~ Tutorial by Mie, from Sewing Like Mad

How to Line a Cross Over Bodice...


Lining the bodice of a dress makes for a very neat finish. Today I'll show you how to line a cross over bodice, using the Good Deeds Dress by Elysium as an example. 

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Bits and Pieces...

Congrats on winning the GOLD!Do you remember the Curved Seams Dress I made in January? That dress has earned me the gold winner's badge and bragging rights, so I'm proudly displaying my badge. 

I've already signed up for the next challenge over at Ricochet and Away!, the Fancy Feet Sewing Challenge and here's how I think I'll meet the challenge. It's only the beginning of the month, so there's plenty of time to join in.



Monday, 4 March 2013

Kite Bag...


I made this kite bag last year, for Christmas. It's a simple, unlined, drawstring bag that was so quick and easy to make. Recently I borrowed the bag back to take these photos, as I ran out of time when I was making it. I would have loved to have done a tutorial, but in my mad rush sewing for Christmas, there was no time for taking photos along the way.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Threading Your Way ~ Features...

This week's features...

An awesome refashion added to both the Women's Dresses and Bags and Totes link party...

Corduroy Shirt Dress and Sweater Bag ~ Tutorials by Susan, from Second Chances by Susan. If you refashion clothes, you'll find LOTS of ideas and inspiration over at Second Chances by Susan.