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

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Threading Your Way ~ Features

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

A striking mixed media artwork, added to the Embroidery, Stitching & Appliqué link party. The colours, the texture, the design - I love it!!!

Mixed Media ~ Dandelion Clocks by Helen, from Creative Chaos Art... this week's featured blog. Helen, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. Creative Chaos Art showcases a wide variety of creative genres - card design, crochet, painting and photography to name a few. Not surprisingly, Helen also sews. She makes the sweetest toys. Check out her giraffe, felt toy train and cars. Coincidentally, Helen has made a felt needle case, based on a tutorial by Julie, from Sum of their Stories. Julie's work is also featured today.

Saturday, 9 April 2016

How We Amused Ourselves in the 50s and 60s

As I was looking through childhood photos last night, I was fascinated with some of the toys my sister and I had, so I thought you might like to have a look at some of them, too. 

Toys from the 50s and 60s. How we amused ourselves without electronic gadgets ~ Threading My Way

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Things to See and Do in Sydney...

Although we don't actually reside in Sydney, we're not too far away from Australia's largest and oldest city.. Living only 60km from the city, means we can easily travel in for day trips. Today I thought I'd show you some of the sites of Sydney - places we have visited in recent times that are either in, or near the CBD of Sydney. There's no shortage of attractions, places to visit and things do...

Sydney, the largest and oldest city in Australia. Lots of attractions, places to visit and things to do ~ Threading My Way


Sunday, 3 April 2016

Showcasing ~ The Easiest Tissue Pack Holder Tutorial

I'm always on the lookout for nifty little projects that will allow me to use up some of my small fabric scraps. This little pocket pack tissue holder is super quick to make and would be perfect to tuck inside a zippered pouch as a present.

Learn how to make a pocket pack tissue holder the easy way. Tutorial by Sum of Their Stories

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Showcasing ~ Twirl Dress from Denim Bibs Tutorial

Add gathered layers of fabric to the bib from a pair of denim overalls, and you have a gorgeous dress with the all important twirl factor. A great way to repurpose the top half of pre-loved denim overalls.

Learn how to make a twirl dress using the bib from a pair of denim overalls ~ DIY Crush