Saturday 29 September 2012

Threading Your Way ~ Refashioning with Denim ~ Link Party

Welcome to the thirty second edition of Threading YOUR Way with Threading My Way. Each ongoing, themed link party is steadily growing into a resource full of ideas and inspiration.
    Remember, these linkys are ongoing, so you can continue to add projects throughout the year. Add as many projects as you would like.

    Our thirty second linky for 2012 is everything Refashioning with Denim... anything that has been made from a pre-loved denim garment.

    Refashioning with Denim
    Link up any family friendly posts that you have written on Refashioning With Denim Your posts might (but don't have to) include any of the following:
    • how to's 
    • tutorials
    • photos
    • tips 
    • what you have learnt

    Threading Your Way ~ Features

    Our features for this week...

    Three fabulous bags linked to the Bags and Totes link party. This link party now has 262 bags, with a huge variety of styles and designs.

    Owl Bags, from Crea Dientje's Blog

    Friday 28 September 2012

    Pyjama Refashion...


    These little pyjamas were well worn by two children and no longer fitted. Little Miss, however wanted to keep them.

    Wednesday 26 September 2012

    Pocket Shopper Tote...

    Recently, I showed you the corduroy pocket bag I refashioned from a pair of boy's pants. Only one leg was needed for the pocket bag, so that left one unused leg. I couldn't let it go to waste, so I made another bag... 
    the Pocket Shopper Tote.

    All About Seams...

    When and how do you sew them...
    • Plain seams
    • Welt seams
    • French seams
    • Flat Felled seams
    Today I'm guest posting over at Sew Delicious, as part of the Back to Sewing Basics series, explaining the different types of seams and showing you how to sew them.

    Monday 24 September 2012


    There is no disputing the fact that refashioning has become trendy!!! Whether it's done as a means to save money, or a desire to look after our planet, I see it as a good thing.

    Saturday 22 September 2012

    Threading Your Way ~ Features

    Our features for this week...

    You all know how I love refashioning. Our first featured project, linked to the Dresses for Girls link party, is an awesome refashion; taking a man's shirt and turning it into a dress for a little girl.

    Dress from a man's shirt, from Maarnietvangrijs

    Hair Accessories Tutorial...

    Today, I'll show you how I quickly made a hair bow and hair elastics to wear with the pintucked skirt I made for the Fab Folds Challenge

    Thursday 20 September 2012

    Corduroy Pocket Bag...

    Making a bag from a pre-loved piece of clothing, is a very quick and easy project. This little bag has been refashioned from a child's pair of corduroy pants.

    Monday 17 September 2012

    Pintucked Skirt...

    This month I'm taking part in the Fab Folds Challenge, hosted by Rikka, from Ricochet and Away. The challenge, this month, is to sew something that incorporates either pleatspintucks or smocking

    Saturday 15 September 2012

    Threading Your Way ~ Features ~ Pillows and Cushions

    Our Pillows and Cushions Link Party, which started in January, has 98 fabulous projects linked up. This week's features are the eight most viewed pillows and cushions since the party began.

    The four most viewed cushions all belong to Erin, from Missy Mac Creations. Erin really does make the most awesome appliqu├ęd cushions!!!

    Personalised Beep Beep Pillow by Erin, from Missy Mac Creations

    Thursday 13 September 2012

    Threading Your Way Link Parties

    I've redone the Master list of ongoing link parties ~ Threading YOUR Way with Threading My Way  so it should be easier to navigate.

    Threading YOUR Way with Threading My Way is a resource of sewing ideas, tutorials, pattern reviews and pictures, all made by YOU.

    All of these link parties are themed and ongoing. You can add as many projects as you like throughout the year.

    Tuesday 11 September 2012

    Back to Sewing Basics...

    Back to Basics

    If you are new to sewing, or would like to brush up on basic sewing skills, then Ros, over at Sew Delicious, has a series that might be just what you need.

    Throughout the month of September, Ros is running the Back to Sewing Basics series. So far, she has covered:
    There will be eleven more topics coming up, including one by me on different types of seams.

    ... Pam

    Drawstring Bag Tutorial...

    My Mum said she saw a small drawstring bag that she thought would be just the right size to carry around. Here's a tutorial showing how I made her one...

    Sunday 9 September 2012

    Threading Your Way ~ Features

    Our features for this week...

    A creative, young lady designed this awesome dress linked to the Pretend Dress Up Clothes link party and her mother made the vision a reality...

    Princess Dress Up by Amy, from A Home, Made

    Friday 7 September 2012

    Ten Awesome Dress Tutorials for Girls...

    Today, I'm showcasing Ten Girls' Dress Tutorials from our ONGOING Dresses for Girls Link Party. Each tutorial contains step by step instructions and lots of photos.

    Owl Jumper Tutorial by Heather, from Sew Easy Being Green

    Easy Ruffle Dress Tutorial by Missy Shay, from Missy's Homemaking Adventures

    Monday 3 September 2012

    From Shirt to Skirt ~ Tutorial...

    Take a man's shirt, add a ruffle and a few buttons and you have a cute, little girl's skirt. This tutorial will show you just how easy this refashion is.

    How to turn a men's shirt into a skirt for a girl. This tutorial will show how easy it is to make one ~ Threading My Way

    Sunday 2 September 2012

    Gold Star...

    First Place Winner!

    In July I took part in the 2 in 1 Sewing Challenge, hosted by Rikka, from Ricochet and Away. The theme of the challenge, was to sew something that could be transformed into a new look or a new item.

    I made my Petal Pocket Pillow for the challenge. Of all the projects I have ever made, this is perhaps the one I am most proud of.

    Saturday 1 September 2012

    Threading Your Way ~ Features ~ Dresses for Girls

    Our Dresses for Girls Link Party has been very popular, with almost 200 dresses linked up. This week's features are the eight most viewed dresses.

    The Ava Dress by Kristy, from Hopeful Threads