Tuesday 29 March 2016

Maxi Rainbow T-shirt Dress

There's just something about rainbow dresses that little girls love. Make it a maxi and there's even more appeal. I recently made a maxi rainbow t-shirt dress for Little Miss.

Screen print a t-shirt and make it into a maxi, rainbow t-shirt dress ~ Threading My Way

Sunday 27 March 2016

Threading Your Way ~ Features

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

An awesome family crest, added to the Embroidery, Stitching & Appliqué link party. Part of a 17' x 13½' Game of Thrones showpiece. If you live in the UK, perhaps the Hardhome Embroidery will travel to your area...

Hardhome Embroidery by Fiona, from Celtic Thistle Stitches... this week's featured blog. Fiona, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. Fiona enthusiastically tries her hand at a wide variety of crafts. Check out her quilts and tutorials. Each month she hosts a New To Me Link Party, encouraging others to try something they've never attempted before. Throughout the year, Fiona also hosts Ho Ho Ho & On We Sew, helping us to spread Christmas sewing throughout the year.

Friday 25 March 2016

Decluttering the Sewing Room ~ A Work in Progress

At the beginning of this month, I wrote a post sharing my thoughts and progress on decluttering. Since then, I've been working my way through various parts of the house. 

Sunday 20 March 2016

Showcasing ~ Gathered Round Fabric Basket Tutorial

There's no end to the number of items that can be neatly stored in fabric baskets. Measuring just 4½" in diameter x 1¾" high, these pretty baskets are perfect for holding small sewing bits and pieces. That's what I put in mine and it sits right next to my sewing machine.

Saturday 19 March 2016

Showcasing ~ Pants to Skirt Refashion

Take a pair of pants and turn them into a skirt. This tutorial shows how to keep the centre seam of the jeans straight, with no bends or folds to the side - a neat little trick that results in a lovely finish.

Monday 14 March 2016

Threading Your Way ~ Features

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

An awesome outfit, added to the Men's Clothes link party. So professionally sewn...

Men's Historical Vest--Butterick 6339 by Shirley, from Sewing by Shirley... this week's featured blog. Shirley, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. Shirley mainly sews clothes for herself and her children. Looks like she's now going to be sewing for her husband as well. I don't think there's a garment pattern out there that Shirley can't tackle.

Friday 11 March 2016

Hemming Jeans by Hand

What do you do with a favourite pair of jeans that unfortunately has some visible stains? If you're lucky enough, the stains will be on the lower legs, so you'll be able to shorten the jeans and get rid of the marks. Today I'll show you how I re-hemmed my shortened jeans and extended their life.

How to hem jeans by hand. This tutorial will show how to take up jeans, resulting in a neat and tidy finish. ~ Threading My Way

Tuesday 8 March 2016

Do I Really Need All This STUFF?

Decluttering is an often used word nowdays, but what does it actually mean? According to the Oxford dictionary:
Decluttering: Removing unnecessary items from (an untidy or overcrowded place).
Unnecessary: More than is needed; excessive.
Like most people in the Western world, I have many, many more possessions than I require. Should I join the trend and get rid of everything I have that is just a want and not a need?

Sunday 6 March 2016

Showcasing ~ Mothers Day One Hour Apron Pattern

Aprons may be practical and functional, but that doesn't mean they can't look good, too. This pretty apron only takes an hour to whip up.

Make an apron, that ties at the waist, in an hour. Free tutorial and pattern at DIY Crush.

Saturday 5 March 2016

Showcasing ~ Piped Zippered Pouch Tutorial

Piping can take a project from everyday, to standout. And that's the case with these adorable zippered pouches. Measuring 7" x 4½" x 2½, they would make great gifts.

Friday 4 March 2016

Pattern Emporium's Baby and Toddler Harem Pants ~ Review

I sewed up three pairs of harem pants as a recent gift for a newborn baby. They were a quick and easy sew and the new mum loved them.

A review of Pattern Emporium's Baby and Toddler Harem Pants ~ Threading My Way

Tuesday 1 March 2016

Big Books Library Bag Tutorial

I've had quite a lot of readers asking how they can stay up to date with the latest projects added to our Threading Your Way with Threading My Way link parties. Most have asked if there is a way to be automatically notified each time a new project is added to one of the 38 parties. Unfortunately, there's no way I am aware of. 

Feature posts showcase some of the wonderful projects, but I can't possibly feature them all. There's just too many. And so I thought I'd start a new series showcasing individual projects. Here's the first one...