Monday, 29 April 2013

Travel Shoe Bag...

Last month I showed you the No Guts Boxie Pouch, a prototype for a project one of my sons and I were working on. Here's the final project... a Travel Shoe Bag.

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Friday, 26 April 2013

How to add a button to your blog...

Learn how to add someone else's grab button to your blog ~ Threading My Way

Can you remember when you were new to blogging and it was all a bit overwhelming? I certainly can!!! I remember when I first tried to add someone's grab button to my blog. I tried following a few tutorials, but nothing worked. I was missing something, but what?

Yeah, I know... it's easy as. Why couldn't I add it? I absolutely, positively didn't want to ask Mr TMW, but in the end I did. I look back now and wonder why I couldn't solve the problem straight away myself. I was almost there and missing such a tiny thing. 

If you are new to blogging and would like to add someone else's button to your blog, this tutorial will show you how. These instructions are for Blogger blogs.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

How to Shorten Sleeves with Cuffs...

I was lucky enough to be given a man's slim fit, cotton Calibre shirt in a small size. Although it's been well worn, the only signs of slight wear are across the shoulders. I want to keep it as a shirt, mainly to be worn in Summer to protect me from the sun, but also maybe to dress it up and wear under a blazer.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Mermaid Outfit...

Making a tutu has been on my To Do list for ages. I've seen a lot in my travels online and pinned a few, thinking they'd be a quick and easy project to do with a little one.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Threading Your Way ~ Features...

This past week, I've been holidaying over in the Fleurieu Peninsular of South Australia. The beaches are spectacular and the McLaren Vale wineries are very close by. It's a great place to visit.

Although I didn't have a chance to keep up with reading the blogs I love, scheduling posts before I left, kept Threading My Way going while I was away. Isn't technology wonderful!

Creative Sewing Blog  Today, I'm guest posting over at Feather's Flights, as part of Heather's two week series on using your fabric stash. I've missed much of the series while I was away, but I'll be catching up over the next couple of days.

Onto this week's features...

A very, very clever sewing tools organizer, added to the Sewing Accessories link party...

Coffee Mug Organizer by Mandy, from Hong Kong Chic

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Craft With Kids ~ Making Paper Chains...

Making paper chains is a fun and educational craft activity to do with young children, who can already cut along a line with scissors. 

Craft with Kids ~ Making Paper Chains is a fun and educational craft activity. Kids learn without knowing they are learning ~ Threading My Way

Monday, 15 April 2013

Bits and Pieces...

Diya, over at The Hobby Harbour has started a new ongoing link party. It's just for sewing projects that are completed using instructions from a sewing book. This will be a great resource when it gets going.
Fluff 250This month's sew-along over at Hopeful Threads is sewing stuffed toys for children in foster care. Each month, Kristy co-ordinates a new project to help different groups from all over the world.
Cass Can SewCass Can Sew has a new Pinterest board that links directly to the tutorial pages of various blogs. Cass is an avid pinner, so you can bet this board will grow to link to a huge range of sewing blogs.
March's challenge over at Ricochet and Away! was to learn to use a new sewing machine foot and then to sew a project using that foot. Ten participants took up the challenge and now it's time to vote for your favourite.
Creative Sewing BlogThere's a two week series on using your fabric stash, over at Feather's Flights. Heather and guest bloggers will be talking about stash busting, using both fabric and pre-loved clothes. I'll be contributing on Friday, 19th April.

... Pam

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Threading Your Way ~ Features...

This week's features...

An awesome basket, added to the Bags and Totes link party. There were LOTS of bags added to the collection this week. This one must have taken forever to make!

Fabric Wrapped Bag by Daryl, from Patchouli Moon Studio

Friday, 12 April 2013

Crafty Cooks Apron Swap...

In March, I signed up for the Crafty Cooks Apron Swap, run by Fiona, from Celtic Thistle Stitches and Sam, from A Cup of Tea and a Slice of Cake. If you've been reading Threading My Way for a while, you may recall that I have said I don't cook, as Mr TMW does all the cooking, so you may wonder why I am participating in an apron swap. Well, I have started to cook again and my aim is to produce something edible once a week. 

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Sweet Pouch Swap...

Not so long ago, I took part in my first ever online swap... the Sweet Pouch Swap, over at Sew Delicious. I'm not sure why, but I liked the idea that the pouch I had made, would be travelling around the world to the U.S.. Carla left me a message to say that it had arrived safe and sound. Apparently, you can't get Life Saver Fruit Tingles over there, so Carla was very pleased I had included those.

Monday, 8 April 2013

Turning Woollen Garments into Felt...

When I made felt superhero masks, I mentioned that I was experimenting with turning woollen garments into felt. My experiments were successful. I've learnt a lot along the way, but I still have more experimenting to do and a lot more to learn.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Friday, 5 April 2013

Pillowcases for Kids...

I thought I'd show you some pillowcases I made last Christmas. I often use pillowcases instead of wrapping paper, but not this time. Because I often make pillowcases, I have pattern pieces cut to size, originally taken from measurements for the pillowcase tutorial by Flower Press.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Felt Masks...

When I wanted to make some felt masks, I headed straight for the Pretend Dress Up Clothes collection, here at Threading My Way. I found exactly what I was looking for... templates for superhero masks. Jessica, over at Cutesy Crafts, has done all the hard work, and has created templates for seven different superhero masks.

Monday, 1 April 2013

Sewing with Kids...

Walking through Spotlight not so long ago, I spied a Felt Sewing Kit for kids, suitable for ages 3 and up. It looked like it would be a good little project... easy to finish and everything included in the kit.