Monday 16 December 2013

Friendship Bracelet Kit...

Friendship Bracelet Kit ~ Threading My Way

I missed out on the Friendship Bracelet craze during the 80s and 90s. As an adult at the time, I was more interested in jewellery of the precious metal kind. However, when Fiona suggested I make up a friendship bracelet kit, it solved my question as to what to pop into one of the fabric baskets I'd made.

Friday 13 December 2013

Hair Ties Tutorial...

A young girl can never have too many hair accessories. If you are after some last minute gifts, hair ties made from fabric covered buttons are SO easy to make... just a few minutes of your time. Today's tutorial will show you how to make two different styles.

Wednesday 11 December 2013

Seagull Cushion...

Seagull Cushion ~ Threading My Way

I'm thrilled with my latest cushion!!! It's just perfect for someone who lives near the beach. I made the seagull cushion as a Christmas present, but I'm oh, so tempted to keep it for myself. I don't live anywhere near the beach, but I still think it looks great sitting on my lounge.

Monday 9 December 2013

Easy Ideas for Gift Wrapping...

In case you missed it, here's the post I wrote for the Seasonal Sewing Series, over at So Sew Easy.

When Deby asked if I wanted to contribute to the So Sew Easy Seasonal Sewing Series, I immediately agreed. Not only did it sound like a fun series, but I could get a head start on planning and sewing for Christmas.

Sunday 8 December 2013

Saturday 7 December 2013

Fabric Basket with Drawstring Top ~ Tutorial...

Finally, here's the tutorial showing how to make my latest fabric baskets with a drawstring top. The tutorial will show how I made both the Fabric Baskets for the Boys and the Fabric Baskets for the Girls

Fabric Basket with a Drawstring Top TUTORIAL... Make a fabric basket that is enclosed with a drawstring top. Step by step instructions showing you how. ~ Threading My Way

This basket is essentially a drawstring bag joined to a fabric basket with handles. It's not hard to make, but it is quite a long tutorial. The finished dimensions - 7" x 4" x 6" (w x d x h), with the drawstring section adding roughly another 6" to the height.

Thursday 5 December 2013

A Little About Me...


Have you come across ChrisW Designs? Christine is a fellow Aussie who designs and sells PDF bag patterns. I have my eye on the Amy backpack. I know it's only 3 weeks till Christmas and I have a quilt to finish, not to mention lots of other things, but I know a little one who would love this bag.

If you pop over to Christine's blog today, you might learn a little more about me.

  ... Pam

Wednesday 4 December 2013

Car Boot Liner...

It will probably come as no surprise to you, that I carry a lot of gardening supplies in the back of my car. To prevent mess and dirt in the car, I've always used PVC tablecloths, but it's always been difficult to make the sides stay up while I'm loading the car. To be more exact, I'm usually trying to hold the sides up and trying to not get in the way of the nursery guy loading the car for me.

Monday 2 December 2013

Progress on my Second Quilt...

Last week I bought my first jelly roll. Not so long ago, I didn't even know what a jelly roll was. Fat quarters were the limit of my knowledge of cut fabric, other than straight yardage. I have yet to enter into the world of charm packs and layer cakes, too, but I'm sure it won't be long.

Sunday 1 December 2013

30+ Easy to Sew Gifts...

30+ easy to SEW gifts for a Handmade Christmas ~ Threading My Way

Looking for ideas to sew your own gifts for the festive season? Our ongoing, themed, sewing link parties are a great place to start looking.

Last night I went back to the beginnings of some of our link parties here on Threading My Way. That's almost two years worth of ideas!!!