Sunday, 15 April 2018

Showcasing ~ How to Foundation Paper Piece

If you've never done Foundation Paper Piecing, today's showcased tutorial is for you. Or, if you're like me and get confused at the beginning of a FPP project, EVERY single time, the video tutorial will be a great refresher.

Learn how to do Foundation Paper Piecing. Free tree pattern & video tutorial by The Crafty Nomad

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Showcasing ~ How to Weave a Floor Rug ~ Tutorial

Rag rugs appeal to me. Made using fabric off casts, they're a great way to upcycle old linen, they look good, and they're practical too.

Learn how to upcycle and weave a floor rug. Tutorial by The Farmhouse in the Field

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Showcasing ~ Liberty Fabric Clay Dish ~ Decoupage Tutorial

I don't know about you, but I find shallow dishes are the perfect way to hold small bits and pieces in my sewing room, with the contents constantly changing depending on my current project. Today's showcased tutorial doesn't involve any sewing, but does use up very small scraps of fabric.

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Showcasing ~ Five Pocket Zippered Pouch

Today's showcased project features a pouch containing three zippered compartments, with two slip pockets between. Measuring 9" x 7½", this roomy bag could be used for many things - makeup, travel sewing kit, to protect small tablets and eReaders, or a purse organiser in a larger bag.

Learn how to make a zippered pouch with five pockets - eSheep Designs

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Threading Your Way ~ Features

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

An easy to sew garment, added to the Women's Skirts link party. A flattering style...

Easy Pleated Skirt ~ Free Pattern & Tutorial by Mayra, from So Sew Easy... this week's featured blog. Mayra, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. If you like to sew clothes or bags, So Sew Easy is a must read. While you are over there, check out Mayra's 

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Christmas Decorative Stitch Lotus with Deborah Louie

Last post I told you about the three day quilting retreat I was lucky enough to attend. Today's post is all about day one of the retreat - decorative stitch appliqué with Deborah Louie.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Three Day Quilting Retreat

Once again I've been lucky enough to attend a three day quilting retreat. That's right, three solid days of sewing, with no gardening to distract me. With over sixty ladies in attendance, that's a lot of sewing happening.

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Showcasing ~ How to Sew Felt Carrots ~ Tutorial

Kids love playing with felt food. While role playing in pretend kitchens, they are developing their imaginations and making sense of the world they live in.

Learn how easy it is to sew felt carrots. Tutorial by Apple Green Cottage

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Showcasing ~ Patchwork Drawstring Toy Bag ~ Tutorial

Take a mini fabric panel, combine it with scraps of fabric, plus pre-loved shirts or pillowcases, and you have a pretty drawstring bag. Today's showcased tutorial will step you through the process. 

Learn how to make a patchwork drawstring bag with fussy cutting and scrap fabric. Tutorial by Sum of their Stories

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

How to make a Simple Skirt with Embroidered Denim Band

Skirts are not only comfortable and practical to wear, they're also super easy to sew. Today's tutorial will show you how to make a slim line, gathered skirt, complete with an embroidered denim band.

Learn how to make a gathered skirt with an embroidered denim band. Tutorial by Threading My Way

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Showcasing ~ Felt Pocket Bunny ~ Free Pattern

Today's showcased pattern is a super cute softie that's the perfect size for toddlers to carry around, and to slip into their pockets.

Learn how to make a felt Easter Bunny. Free pattern by Swoodson Says.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Easy to Make Reusable Kitchen Cloths

No matter how tidy you are in the kitchen, there's always the need for some sort of cloth to keep the bench clean.

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Showcasing ~ Zippered Keyring Pouch ~ Tutorial

Today's showcased tutorial is the perfect project for using up some of those fabric scraps. Measuring 3¼" x 2" x1", these super cute little zippered keyring pouches would make great gifts.

Learn how to make a keyring zippered pouch. Tutorial by Stitch by Fay.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Easy to make ~ Denim Jeans Pocket Tote Bag ~ Tutorial

Kids love to imitate adults in many ways. Carrying bits and pieces around in their own little bags is one such example. Today's tutorial will show you how to make a kid sized tote bag, utilising an old pair of jeans and some cotton fabric.

Learn how to make a denim and cotton tote bag. Tutorial by Threading My Way

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Joey Pouches for Wildlife ~ Easy Sew Scrapbusting

Late last year, I sewed my first ever item for an animal - joey pouches for injured Australian wildlife. These little pouches were super easy to sew, and making them has used up some of my flannelette stash.

Sewing joey pouches to help injured Australian wildlife ~ Threading My Way

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Threading Your Way ~ Features

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

Some awesome baskets, added to the Fabric Baskets link party. It's time I experimented with the embroidery stitches on my machine...

Embroidered Fabric Baskets by Daryl, from Patchouli Moon Studio... this week's featured blog. Daryl, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. If you like to sew bags, Patchouli Moon Studio is a must read. While you are over there, check out Daryl's 

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Scrap Busting ~ Flannelette Quilt

Another quilt finished! This was such a quick make, and I'm really happy with the result, especially given that the top is made entirely from flannelette scraps.

Scrap busting flannelette quilt made with small sqares of fabric ~ Threading My Way

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Showcasing ~ Reusable Cotton Produce Bags ~ Tutorial

We all know about the problems associated with plastic. Thankfully, in many parts of the world, shops are not allowed to hand out single use plastic bags. Today's showcased tutorial highlights the use of reusable bags for carrying fruit, vegetables and bread.

Learn how to make reusable, cotton produce bags. Tutorial by Tea and a Sewing Machine.

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Silk Screen Printed Silhouette Quilt ~ Progress

It's almost two years since I showed you how the silk screened silhouette is progressing. This quilt has been four years in the making, with the majority of the time spent deliberating how to attack each upcoming stage.

Silk screen printed silhouette quilt ~ Threading My Way

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Drawstring Library Bag

Children have a habit of growing up, and way too quickly. What was once cute becomes babyish all too quickly. Little Miss presented me with some fabric to make a new library bag - one that was more suited to her age.

Learn how to make a lined drawstring library bag ~ Threading My Way

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Maxi T-shirt Dress to Midi Gathered Skirt ~ Refashion

Little Miss recently presented me with a bag of sewing that she wanted me to do for her. Amongst the items was the maxi rainbow t-shirt dress I had made her a couple of years ago. It still fitted fine, but she no longer liked how it looked on her. 

Turn a rainbow t-shirt dress into a gathered midi skirt ~ Threading My Way

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Showcasing ~ Embroidered Felt Baskets ~ Tutorial & Pattern

Embroidery, appliqué, pearl beads, seed beads and felt - all of these elements combine to make two exquisite little round baskets. The larger baskets measures 3" x 2¾", and the smaller basket 2¼" x 2¼". Today's showcased tutorial steps you through the process.

Learn how to embroider felt and make it into a felt basket. Tutorial by KSB Crafts & Stitches

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Challenging Myself ~ Making 100 Drawstring Bags

My enthusiasm for sewing is back this year and I am on a roll. And much of that is due to the sewing / blogging community that I love - that's you guys!!!

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

What to do with Spoonflower Border Fabric

I have to admit, that the first time I received Spoonflower fabric, I was surprised at the amount of white fabric on all four edges. Somehow or another, I felt I'd been gipped - totally forgetting that I'd been able to order custom designed fabric (not mine) in a very small print run. The disappointment only lasted a minute or two. 

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Showcasing ~ Fabric Hanging Basket ~ Tutorial

Fabric baskets are great for holding all manner of bits and pieces. Add a strap which folds down out of the way when not needed - even better. Today's showcased tutorial will step you through the process.

Learn how to make a hanging fabric basket ~ tutorial by Apple Green Cottage

Saturday, 20 January 2018

50 Sewing Projects to Use Up All Those Little Scraps of Fabric

If you're anything like me, you'll have a healthy stash of little pieces of fabric. Mine is growing at an alarming rate, as I find it hard to throw away even the smallest of scraps. Today I'm sharing 50 projects from the ongoing sewing link parties here at Threading My Way. All can be sewn with small, left over pieces of fabric or with tiny scraps pieced together.

50 Sewing Projects to Use Up All Those Little Scraps of Fabric ~ Threading My Way

Thursday, 18 January 2018

How I Organise and Store My Fabric Scraps

After years of trying various methods, I finally have an efficient system of organising and storing fabric scraps. I always used to feel disorganised, but not any more. Maybe my method will work for you, too...

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Small Lined Drawstring Gift Bags

Little drawstring fabric bags make a great alternative to wrapping paper. They not only look great, but can be reused instead of thrown away like paper. Win win - two gifts in one and no waste!!!

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Threading Your Way ~ Features

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

A fabulous refashion added to both the Women's Tops and the Reusing Shirts & Ties link parties. Shows how to deconstruct a shirt so you can make your own...

Bardot Top Refashioned from a Man's Shirt by Agy, from Agy Textile Artist... this week's featured blog. Agy, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. If you are into refashioning and mending, Agy's blog is a must read. Check out these creative projects - Kintsugi Inspired Trousers, Mambo Skirt and Resort Chic Wrap.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Library Bags for Charity

School children in Australia are on their Summer break - six weeks of holidays. At the end of January when the kids return to school, parents will be faced with the task of providing school supplies for the year. For children in Kindergarten to Year 6, a library bag is one such item that each child needs.

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Maintaining Enthusiasm with a Repetitive Project

I am feeling very pleased with myself!!! I have just finished 30 easy to sew items in the space of two weeks - a first for me. When sewing multiples of the same thing, my initial enthusiasm usually wanes fairly quickly. I imagine myself sewing heaps and consequently cut out more than I can often finish. But not this time.

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Sewn by YOU ~ Embroidered Library Bag

Today's Sewn by YOU feature, is an embroidered library bag - just perfect for a young person to carry home books from their school or local library.

Embroidered library bag made using library bag tutorial ~ Threading My Way

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Showcasing ~ Free Chemo Headscarf Pattern & Tutorial

If you find yourself in the position of sewing headwear for friends or family undergoing chemotherapy, today's showcased pattern and tutorial may be just what you need. 

Learn how to make chemo headwear. Free pattern & tutorial by So Sew Easy

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Happy New Year

It's the start of a new year, and after a month with next to no sewing and very little blogging, I'm feeling refreshed and ready to tackle new projects.