Saturday, 20 October 2018

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Showcasing ~ Versatile Scrappy Quilt Block ~ Tutorial

I'm always on the lookout for easy quilt blocks - something that sews up really quickly. Makes me feel I've achieved a lot in a small space of time.

Learn how to make a versatile, scrappy lap quilt. Tutorial by Runnstitch.

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Not Much Blogging ~ Update on Mum... and me

It's been just over a month since Mum broke her hip. I've managed to do a little on the blog, but not much, so I thought it was time to give you all an update.


Monday, 8 October 2018

Showcasing ~ Halloween Trick or Treat Bag ~ Pattern

If you celebrate Halloween, these trick or treat bags are just the thing. Measuring 8' x 8" x 3", they are just the right size for kids to carry.

Learn how to make a kid sized halloween trick or treat bag Free pattern by Apple Green Cottage uses fabric.

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Showcasing ~ Fabric Bookmark with Felt Appliqué ~ Tutorial

There's something about real books, that digital books just don't have - how it feels to turn the pages and the smell of the paper. And to keep your place, you need a bookmark, unless you're someone who turns over the corner of the page. Me, I prefer a bookmark.

Learn how to make a fabric bookmark with a felt appliqué. Tutorial by Apple Green Cottage

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Showcasing ~ Fabric Storage Basket ~ Tutorial

Fabric baskets are perfect for storing all manner of bits and pieces. And, they're a great way to show off some favourite fabric. With a finished size of 9½" x 9½" x 5½", today's showcased baskets were made with baby storage in mind - a perfect gift for a newborn.

Learn how to make a fabric storage basket. Tutorial by Libby's Lifestyle

Monday, 17 September 2018

Missing in Action

It's been a couple of weeks since my last post, and will be a while till the next, as my Mum has broken her hip. It's been a stressful time, especially for Mum, but she is making good progress, and champing at the bit to get back to her garden. Every now and then I'm able to get to a computer and update the Daily Featured Tutorial over there in the sidebar, but for the time being, that's about it.


See you when I can.

... Pam

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Where to Find FREE Patterns & Tutorials for Making Bags

Bags and totes don't have to fit perfectly like garments, making them one of the easiest, and most popular, projects to sew. Whilst there are lots of great bag patterns that can be purchased, there's no shortage of free ones, too. To help you save money while sewing, I've found lots of sites where you will free patterns and tutorials to use when sewing totes and bags.

Free resources, sites, patterns and tutorials for sewing bags and totes - Threading My Way

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Showcasing ~ Denim World Map on a Floor Cushion ~ Tutorial

I live in denim jeans. It's a rare occasion when I swap them for another garment. Hard wearing as they are, however, they don't last forever. Don't throw them out - there are so many uses they can be put to. Today's showcased tutorial is one such example - and it only requires very small scraps of different coloured denim.

Learn how to utilise old denim jeans to add a world map to a floor cushion. Tutorial by Pillar Box Blue.