Saturday 29 August 2015

Threading Your Way ~ Features

This week's features - (all have been Pinned)...

A stunning refashion, added to the Women's Dresses link party. And it only took half an hour...

Maxi Dress Refashion by Susan, from Second Chances by Susan... this week's featured blog. Susan, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. Susan's blog is all about refashioning - clever and classy refashions. She really has an eye for taking pre-loved clothes and turning them into stylish, one of a kind garments.

Thursday 27 August 2015

Easy Peasy Peasant Dress ~ Pattern Review

I've made quite a few peasant dresses with the Easy Peasy Peasant Dress by Tie Dye Diva, so I thought it was about time I wrote a pattern review.

Easy Peasy Peasant Dress - Pattern Review ~ Pattern by Tie Dye Diva ÷ Sewn by Threading My Way

Tuesday 25 August 2015

Additions to the Stash

It's becoming known amongst my friends, friends of family, and friends of friends, that I'm more than happy to help when someone wants to get rid of fabric they no longer need. A few months ago now, a good friend gave me bags and bags of fabric that one of her relatives no longer wanted. Seriously, it half filled the boot of my car.

Friday 21 August 2015

Helping Others Through Sewing...

... if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others. … Sam Levenson

Today I've put together a list of charities that accept hand sewn projects in one form or another.  As sewists, we often have extra sewing supplies that are looking for a good home. Some of us even have so much fabric, that it feels good to sew just in order to decrease the stash a little. Ha, ha... that's me - a project or two hardly makes a dent in the stash.

Helping Others Through Sewing... a list of charities that accept hand sewn projects in one form or another. Charity Sewing ~ Threading My Way

Tuesday 18 August 2015

Infinity Scarves for ME

I keep saying I'm going to sew more for myself, but it doesn't seem to happen. It's been a year since I made anything - a long sleeved top - and six months before that - a cowl neck sheer top. Two garments in eighteen months... ha, ha - not much sewing.

Make an infinity scarf for yourself. A very quick and easy project ~ Threading My Way

Sunday 16 August 2015

Threading Your Way ~ Features

This week's features - (all have been Pinned)...

A lovely dress, added to the Dresses for Girls link party. I love the addition of the lace against the stretch chevron fabric...

Lace Top Box Dress ~ Tutorial by Lindsay, from PA Country Crafts... this week's featured blog. Lindsay, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. Lindsay's blog first caught my attention a couple of years ago, when I saw the fabulous Easter dresses she made each of her girls. The lace top box dress is one of this year's Easter dresses. Lindsay frequently writes tutorials for the wonderful garments she creates for her girls and their dolls.

Thursday 13 August 2015

Creating Pages & Adding a Navigation Menu to a Blogger Blog

Today's post is one of a series of Blog Tips for those who are relatively new to blogging, using the Blogger platform.

Once you've set up your blog, you'll want to make it easy for readers to find old content and to easily find their way around. The easiest way to do this is to add a menu bar at the top of your blog. On Blogger blogs, each tab on the navigation menu links to a Page. Today I'll show you how to:
  • add Pages to your blog
  • display Pages as a menu under the header or as links in the sidebar

How to add a navigation menu and static pages on a Blogger blog. Make it easy for readers to find old content ~ Threading My Way

Tuesday 11 August 2015

Make a Handmade Birthday Card for a Special Occasion

Making a birthday card is a practical and meaningful craft activity for kids - a project with a purpose. A store bought card just doesn't compare. There's just something special about a handmade birthday card.  The thoughts, love and time that go into a handmade card are priceless. 

Kids can make a handmade birthday card for a special occasion. The recipient will love it ~ Threading My Way

Friday 7 August 2015

Refashioning ~ Keeping Elements of the Original

In case you missed it, here's the post I wrote for the House of Estrela Refashion Month.

My refashions tend to fall into two categories:
  1. Utilising a garment by deconstructing it, trying to maximise the amount of fabric I can obtain, then treating the fabric as I would any other fabric.
  2. Keeping elements of the original garment and incorporating them into the refashion.
Refashioning by utilising elements of the original garment - saves time. The features can actually make the refashioned item stand out ~ Threading My Way

Wednesday 5 August 2015

Pillowcase Tutorials

Following on from my recent Pillowcases for Oncology Kids post,  I thought I'd do a round up of free pillowcases tutorials I've found online. Pillowcases are super easy to sew - great for someone new to sewing - but it helps to have measurements and a quick how to.

35 FREE pillowcase tutorials from around the world - Australia, US, UK, Canada ~ Threading My Way

Monday 3 August 2015

Pillowcases for Oncology Kids and other Charities

Margie, from Nanny Crafts 4U, is running a sew-along on Facebook, in support of Pillowcases for Oncology Kids, a charity I've supported in the past. They donate pillowcases to children undergoing treatment for cancer, in hospitals around Australia.

Make a Pillowcase and bring a smile to the face of someone who could do with cheering up ~ Threading My Way

Sunday 2 August 2015

Threading Your Way ~ Features

This week's features - (all have been Pinned)...

An awesome, refashioned bag, added to the Bags & Totes link party. Love all the hand stitched details...

Denim Tote Bag ~ Tutorial by Vicky, from Vicky Myers Creations... this week's featured blog. Vicky, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. If you love upcycling and refashioning, Vicky Myers Creations is a must read. In particular, you'll find lots of fabulous bags and electronic device covers.