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.
Sunday, 15 April 2018
Saturday, 14 April 2018
Sunday, 8 April 2018
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
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.
Sunday, 1 April 2018
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
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
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
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.
Saturday, 24 March 2018
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.
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
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.
Sunday, 18 March 2018
Wednesday, 14 March 2018
Sunday, 4 March 2018
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.
Tuesday, 27 February 2018
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.
Saturday, 24 February 2018
Tuesday, 20 February 2018
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.
Saturday, 10 February 2018
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
Sunday, 4 February 2018
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.
Saturday, 3 February 2018
Thursday, 1 February 2018
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.
Tuesday, 30 January 2018
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.
Sunday, 28 January 2018
Saturday, 27 January 2018
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.
Thursday, 25 January 2018
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
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
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.
Saturday, 20 January 2018
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.
Thursday, 18 January 2018
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
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
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
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
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
Saturday, 6 January 2018
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.