Friday, 31 January 2014

Ten Upcycled Bag and Tote Tutorials...

10 Upcycled Bag & Tote Tutorials ~ Threading My Way


Our ONGOING Bags & Totes link party now has over 400 projects added. Today, I'm showcasing Ten Upcycled Bag & Tote tutorials from the collection. Each detailed tutorial contains step by step instructions and lots of photos.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Art Smock...


Last year I showed you how I used a free peasant dress pattern to make art smocks. Little did I know, I already had a pattern specifically designed for art smocks. Hmmm... Perhaps I have too many patterns if I can't remember those I have. In my defence, this pattern is in one of my sewing books. For some reason, I love buying sewing books and looking through them, but I rarely think to look at them when making a project.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Threading Your Way ~ Fabric Baskets ~ Link Party

Welcome to the thirty ninth edition of Threading YOUR Way with Threading My Way. Each ongoing, themed link party is steadily growing into a resource full of ideas and inspiration.
    Remember, these linkys are ongoing, so you can continue to add projects throughout the year. Add as many projects as you would like.



    Our thirty ninth linky is Fabric Baskets. Fabric Baskets were originally in the same link party as Drawstring Bags, but I thought fabric baskets deserved a linky of their own. I'll delete all the fabric baskets linked to the Drawstring Bags link party and will add them to this page.

    Saturday, 25 January 2014

    Monday, 20 January 2014

    Library Bag...


    Here in Australia, it's back to school time next week. Our main holidays are in Summer, beginning a few days before Christmas and ending just after Australia day (26th January). Most schools require the younger students (roughly ages 5 - 12) to have a library bag, so they can borrow books each week from the school library. 

    Saturday, 18 January 2014

    Friday, 17 January 2014

    Threading Your Way ~ Sewing for Charity ~ Link Party

    Welcome to the thirty eighth edition of Threading YOUR Way with Threading My Way. Each ongoing, themed link party is steadily growing into a resource full of ideas and inspiration.
      Remember, these linkys are ongoing, so you can continue to add projects throughout the year. Add as many projects as you would like.

      Charity Sewing Link Party... add projects YOU have sewn for charity ~ Threading My Way

      Our thirty eighth linky is  Sewing for Charity... Show us any posts you've written on helping others through sewing. It may be a current project or an old one. I'll pin all posts to my Charity Sewing board on Pinterest.

      Wednesday, 15 January 2014

      Girls Day Out Fabric Shopping...


      A day spent fabric shopping... what could be better? A day with three generations of fabric-a-holics fabric shopping. Well... two fabric-a-holics and one in training. Yesterday we headed off to HobbySew, Ryde and then a new to me quilting shop, Material Obsession, at Drummoyne (Sydney, Australia)

      Monday, 13 January 2014

      20 Sewing Related Link Parties...

      Looking for places to show off your latest makes? Here's a list of 20 Sewing Related Link Parties ~ Threading My Way

      Link parties are a great way to get your blog out there. They're also a good way to find interesting blogs and a way to meet like minded bloggers. If, like me, sewing is your main focus, you may find the following links helpful. Sewing is the main focus for all of the link parties featured in today's post.

      Friday, 10 January 2014

      Another No Frills Extra Large Tote...

      No Frills Extra Large Tote ~ Threading My Way

      I've made another No Frills Extra Large Tote. The first was originally made to carry a pillow and has been used a lot. On Christmas Day, I found it a great size and shape to easily carry and pack presents for the car. 

      Wednesday, 8 January 2014

      Hexies...

      Hexies ~ Threading My Way

      I have a new addiction... English Paper Pieced Hexagons. Who knew that folding and tacking small scraps of fabric on bits of paper would captivate my attention, but it has. I'm mainly confining the time spent on my new hobby, to times when I'm watching TV. As I don't watch much TV, it will be a slow process before I make anything of any size.

      Monday, 6 January 2014

      Scrappy Blocks Quilt...

      Scrappy Blocks Quilt ~ Threading My Way


      At the beginning of December, I showed you the progress on my 2nd ever quilt. Well, I made it!!! I finished this quilt with a few days to spare before Christmas and I'm thrilled with how it turned out.

      Saturday, 4 January 2014

      Friday, 3 January 2014

      What's Happening in January...

      A quick heads up on some sewing related happenings in January...

      Magda is hosting the House of Estrela Refashion Month; a whole month of refashioning with 20+ bloggers. I kicked off the series with some thoughts and ideas on refashioning.

      Making Personal Care Bags is the current sew-along to help others, over at Hopeful Threads. Kristy has changed the format this year, with projects running quarterly instead of monthly.

      Thursday, 2 January 2014

      Refashioning Teaser...


      Last year I took part in the House of Estrela Refashion Month, so I was thrilled when Magda invited me to guest post again this year. Head on over to see my latest refashioning post.

      ... Pam

      Wednesday, 1 January 2014

      Goodbye 2013 ~ Hello 2014...


      Happy New Year!!! In the land Down Under, it's already 2014.

      I've had a bit of a break from blogging, but have been busy sewing. In the lead up to Christmas, I was in a mad rush trying to finish off Christmas presents. At the eleventh hour, on Christmas Day, I finished the last present. Yay!!! I finished everything I had set out to make.