Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Gardening ~ Memories and Creativity...


No sewing in today's post. Anyone who has been reading Threading My Way for any length of time, will know that I love to garden. It's a passion I've had for my whole adult life. Other hobbies have come and gone, but gardening has always been something I love to do.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Threading Your Way ~ Features...

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

A fabulous appliqué template, added to the Embroidery, Stitching & Appliqué link party. Appliqués are an easy way to jazz up a project...

The Quiet Fox Free Appliqué Template by Cass, from Cass Can Sew

Friday, 26 September 2014

English Paper Pieced Table Topper...


Back in May, I showed you some English Paper Piecing I was working on. Four months later and I've finally finished the front of my table topper. 

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Wedding Dress Refashions...


Not long after I began blogging, my daughter persuaded me to refashion her wedding dress. I have to say, I was less than enthusiastic at the suggestion of cutting into a wedding dress. Long story short, my attitude totally changed once we got going. Thanks to my daughter, I had discovered the world of refashioning.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Write Great Sewing Tutorials...

Tips to help you write great sewing tutorials ~ Threading My Way


Today I thought I'd show you my process for writing a sewing tutorial. Are they great tutorials? Ha, ha... you can be the judge of that, but they are designed to be comprehensive and step by step, with beginning sewists in mind.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Tips for Mess Free Painting with Kids...

Young children love painting. I have yet to meet a child who doesn't. It's a great way for them to explore their creativity, but most importantly, a fabulous way for them to have fun. 

Tips for Mess Free Painting with Kids ~ Threading My Way


Unlike many other kids' activities, however, it's not just a matter of getting out a toy, playing and packing it away. Painting with kids does require a little planning if you want it to be mess and hassle free.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Threading Your Way ~ Features...

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

40 ever so helpful tips for sewing lace and sheers, added to the Sewing Tips & Techniques link party. Irene added a bunch of fabulous projects to the Sewing Tips & Techniques link party, all well worth checking out...

Sewing Lace & Sheers Like a Pro by Irene, from Serger Pepper

Friday, 19 September 2014

How to make a Simple Gathered Skirt...

Simple Gathered Skirt Tutorial... an easy project if you are new to sewing ~ Threading My Way


If you've never sewn clothes before, a simple gathered skirt is a good garment to begin with. All that's involved is sewing a few straight lines of stitching and adding some elastic. Today's tutorial will show you just how easy it is to sew a gathered skirt for a little, or not so little girl.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Button Up Jumper ~ Pattern Testing

'Button Up Jumper" - pattern by Once Upon a Sewing Machine ~ tester version by Threading My Way

I recently had the pleasure of pattern testing the Button Up Jumper, for Donna and Rachel, from Once Upon a Sewing Machine. If you ever have the opportunity to work with these two ladies, don't hesitate. They were both very professional, easy to work with and quick to respond to any queries.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Charlie Dress ~ Pattern Review...

Charlie Dress by Minog & Grace... Pattern Review  ~ Threading My Way

In July, I was lucky enough to win a copy of the Charlie dress, by Mingo & Grace, and courtesy of the Dotted Whale. I love the style of the dress - the dropped waist and the gathered flounce skirt, teamed with the plain top, so I was keen to sew one up.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Threading Your Way ~ Features...

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

A unique and original project, added to the Softies, Dolls & Toys link party. I can vouch for the scooter buddy being a hit. My Little Mister is using his scooter buddy to transport his Ninja turtles.

Scooter Buddy Tutorial by Nat, from Sew Outnumbered

Friday, 12 September 2014

Scooter Buddy...

Scooter Buddy... a bag to hang from a scooter. Tutorial by Sew Outnumbered ~ Sewn by Threading My Way

Today I'm joining in with Natalie, from Sew Outnumbered, for Day 5 of the Scooter Buddy blog tour. As soon as I saw the scooter buddy, I knew I was going to make one. Nat's invitation to join the blog tour just made it happen faster.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Mud Puddle Splashers...

Mud Puddle Spashers... sewn using a pattern by Fishsticks Designs ~ Threading My Way

Spring has arrived here in Australia and the weather is just beautiful. It's the best time of year and for me, it means more time spent out in my garden. The warmer weather also means a return to wearing shorts for most young boys. Little Mister has outgrown most of last year's shorts, so it's time to make some more.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Threading Your Way ~ Features...

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

An amazing array of dress up costumes for the whole family, added to the Costumes / Dress Up Clothes link party. The vast majority of the eight costumes were made with Op Shop (thrift store) finds...

Medieval Fancy Dress Party by Sherry, from Sew It Sherry

Thursday, 4 September 2014

What do you do with pre-loved jeans...


Most of us have at least a couple of pairs of jeans in our wardrobe at any given time. I'd be lost without them, as I wear jeans nearly every day. When they no longer fit, are too old to wear or are simply not a style we care to wear anymore, what can we do with them?

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Give Your Images Descriptive Filenames...

Descriptive Filenames... think about naming images for your blog ~ Threading My Way


Do you think about filenames when adding photos to your blog posts? Giving your photos descriptive filenames could bring extra traffic to your blog. Now, I have no idea how Google ranks pages and websites in searches, but it makes sense that descriptive filenames are likely to rate more highly than meaningless filenames.

Monday, 1 September 2014

What's Happening in September...

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

September is National Sewing Month and AllFreeSewing is celebrating with daily ideas, projects, and prizes. Watch out for my post 3rd September.

Nat, from Sew Outnumbered, is hosting the Scooter Buddy Blog Tour, beginning 8th September. See how six bloggers have sewed up Nat's fabulous Scooter Buddy.