Friday 30 October 2015

Add a Fake Camisole to an Existing Blouse

I've had this blue blouse for ages. Made from a thin cotton, most probably voile or lawn, it's lightweight and comfortable - perfect for warm weather. Only problem is, the front is a tad too low, meaning I always have to wear a singlet or camisole underneath. That's fine on cool days, but in warm weather, the singlet makes it too hot to wear.

Make a fake camisole for tops with a low neckline. Keeps you modest, yet cool and comfortable at the same time ~ Threading My Way

Tuesday 27 October 2015

Satin Drawstring Gift Bags

Drawstring gift bags have become my favourite way to wrap presents. Not only are they quick and easy to make, but the end result is two gifts in one. I've just finished another two, this time made with beautiful satin fabric.

Satin Drawstring Gift Bags ~ Threading My Way

Saturday 24 October 2015

Threading Your Way ~ Features

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

Some awesome ornament zippered pouches, added to both the Purses, Clutches, Pouches and the Gift Wrapping link parties. Little zippered pouches which double as ornaments to hang on the tree. Definitely making a few of these...

Ornament Zippies ~ Tutorial by Sandra, from Sandra Sews... this week's featured blog. Sandra, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. Sandra's tutorial details how to make ornament zippies an easy way with the fudge factor built in. It's a very clever method, especially when making small or irregular shapes. If you like to make zippered pouches, Sandra Sews is a must read.

Thursday 22 October 2015

Tic Tac Toe Blocks - Quilt Blocks to Heal Violence

It's been a while since I've done any machine quilting. No particular reason - just busy with other projects. A post by Ros, from Sew Delicious, prompted me to piece a few blocks together. Finished quilts are going to be donated to women and children who have suffered from domestic violence.

Quilt Blocks to Heal Violence -Tic tac toe blocks will be made into quilts and given to women and children who have suffered from domestic violence ~ Threading My Way

Tuesday 20 October 2015

Maximising My Sewing Time

Time to sew is precious. No matter what stage in your life, there's never enough time. And, the more I sew, the more I want to sew. So I need all the help I can get to cut corners. Not cutting corners as in sloppy sewing, but ideas to maximise the time I have to actually sew.

How to maximise your sewing productivity and find time to sew ~ Threading My Way

Thursday 15 October 2015

T-shirt Yarn Projects

Today I've been making t-shirt yarn. It's so cool!!! From one t-shirt you get yards and yards of continuous yarn. And it doesn't take long to do.

Reuse pre-loved t-shirts and turn them into t-shirt yarn. Links to 28 projects.

Tuesday 13 October 2015

Flower Hexies

My hexies are multiplying - not at a fast pace, mind you, but slowly and surely I am making progress.

Flower hexies destined to be a quilt ~ Threading My Way

Saturday 10 October 2015

Threading Your Way ~ Features

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

An amazing outfit, added to the Dresses for Women link party. Claire and her husband also made a papier mache Frank Sidebottom...

Corsets, Papier Mache and Masquerades by Claire, from Ragbags and Gladrags...  this week's featured blog. Claire, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. Claire sews mainly for herself, making all manner of dress styles. She often refashions pre-loved garments. I especially love the recent denim jacket she made herself.

Tuesday 6 October 2015

Differences in Cushion Inserts

Does the Shape and Size of a Cushion Insert Matter?

It's not often I get to go fabric shopping when someone else foots the bill. OK, my eldest son and his girlfriend chose the fabrics and they get to keep the finished project, but hey, I get to keep all the left overs.

Buying the right size cushion or pillow insert to make a cushion that is nice and plump and sits well ~ Threading My Way

Friday 2 October 2015

Why Do I Procrastinate When I Love to Sew?

I love to sew, but when it comes to beginning a new project I am the world's worst procrastinator!!! Doesn't matter if it's an easy project or a hard project, a new to me project or one I've done a million times before, I baulk at starting. Even if there's a deadline, it makes no difference. I leave it till the last minute.

STOP Procrastinating... do you procrastinate, even though you love to sew? ~ Threading My Way