Thursday 30 June 2016

Make a Cushion from Pre-loved Shirts ~ Tutorial

Whether you call it a cushion or a pillow, it's easy to take a bunch of old shirts and repurpose them into an item that will enhance your home decor. What's even better, this tutorial will show you just how easy it is to have a secure button enclosure on the back, by using an existing shirt placket.

How to make a cushion from men's old shirts. The button placket forms the back closure, so this pillow is quick and easy to sew. Tutorial ~ Threading My Way

Monday 27 June 2016

Showcasing ~ Mason Jar Pincushion Tutorial

There's no such thing as too much storage in a sewing room. All the little bits and pieces that we collect need a home, and what better way to store them than in a see through jar with a pretty pincushion on top.

Learn how to make a Mason Jar Pincushion. Handy for extra sewing room storage. Tutorial by Pin Cut Sew.

Sunday 26 June 2016

Showcasing ~ Upcycled Denim Triangle Bag Tutorial

Don't throw out your old jeans when they become too worn to wear, or they no longer fit. Repurpose or upcycle them and make yourself a new bag, for next to no cost at all.

Repurpose pre-loved denim jeans and make an eye catching triangle bag. Tutorial by Creating My Way to Success.

Saturday 25 June 2016

Threading Your Way ~ Features

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

A fabulous way to extend the life of kids' jeans, added to the Denim Refashioning link party. Wish I'd thought of this when my kids were little...

How to Visibly Mend a Hole by Stephanie, from Swoodson Says... this week's featured blog. Stephanie, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. Stephanie is keen to try new crafting and sewing projects.  Every month she tries something new, and encourages her readers to share what they have done. As well as sharing free tutorials, Stephanie also sells sewing patterns designed for children

Friday 24 June 2016

Repurpose Pre-loved Shirts into a Shirt Quilt

Early last year I showed you how I organise my refashioning stash. In amongst the clothes waiting to be upcycled, was a bunch of 100% cotton shirts in good condtion. 18 months later and it was time to repurpose those shirts into something new - a shirt quilt.

Learn how to make a quilt by repurposing pre-loved shirts. Shirt Quilt ~ Threading My Way

Tuesday 21 June 2016

Travel Storage Bags - made from a Pillowcase ~ Tutorial

For my last holiday, I made myself some travel storage bags to help keep my belongings organised for the week. I wanted a low cost solution and came up with a set of six bags made from just two pillowcases - shoe bags, laundry bag, socks bag, lingerie bag and t-shirt bag. Today I'll show you how I made my travel storage bags for absolutely no cost whatsoever.

Learn how to make a set of travel storage bags for next to no cost - shoe bag, laundry bag, socks bag, lingerie bag, dirty clothes bag. Tutorial by Threading My Way

Sunday 19 June 2016

Showcasing ~ Zipper Pull with Beads & Charm Tutorial

Adding a zipper pull to a bag takes the finish up a notch or two. Not only does the bag look professionally made, it also allows the zipper to be moved more easily.

Learn how to make a zipper pull with beads and a charm. Tutorial by Patchouli Moon Studio

Saturday 18 June 2016

Showcasing ~ Culottes Tutorial & Pattern

Culottes were very fashionable in the 60s. I owned a full length pair, and as with most culottes, they looked like a skirt when viewed from the side. Mine were made from a shiny, pale green fabric and I loved them! Today I am showcasing a free culottes pattern that can be worn below the knee, or lengthened to look like palazzo pants.

Make a pair of comfortable culottes. Look like you're wearing a skirt when you are wearing pants. Free pattern and tutorial by So Sew Easy.

Sunday 12 June 2016

Showcasing ~ Jewellery Pouch Tutorial

If you take jewellery with you when you travel, it's a must to have something to safely hold your precious items when they're not being worn. A drawstring bag, complete with pockets, fits the bill perfectly.

Learn how to make a drawstring bag jewellery pouch. Tutorial by Libby's Lifestyle.

Saturday 11 June 2016

Threading Your Way ~ Features

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

A super fun project, added to the Home Decor link party. With a sew and no sew version...

How to Make a 3D Pineapple, by Sahana, from Vikalpah.... this week's featured blog. Sahana, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. As well as sewing, Sahana creates a wide variety of crafts, including edible crafts and polymer clay creations. Check out her fabulous sewing tutorials, gift wrapping ideas and her organising DIYs

Thursday 9 June 2016

Appliquéd Seagull Cushion

On a recent trip to see my sister, she mentioned on more than one occasion, that her seagull cushion was lonely. Time to make a second.

Make an appliquéd seagull cushion. Perfect for a beach house. Threading My Way

Tuesday 7 June 2016

Handmade Card ~ Sew Your Own with a Few Fabric Scraps

I'm rather pleased with today's project, and it took all of a few minutes to make. I love it when I receive gifts that are personalised with a handmade card, so I thought I'd do the same. 

Personalise a gift with a handmade sewn card. All it takes is a few small fabric scraps ~ Threading My Way

Sunday 5 June 2016

Showcasing ~ Vintage Ruffled Apron Tutorial

If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, why not make yourself an apron that is not only functional, but looks great too. Or whip one up for someone else in your life who loves to cook. The shaped top, wide waistband and pretty ruffles give this apron a vintage flair.

Learn how to make a gathered apron which has a bib and ties a the back. Clever shaping, a wide waistband and pretty ruffles give the apron a vintage flair. Tutorial by Creative Homemaking

Saturday 4 June 2016

Showcasing ~ Potholders with Pockets Tutorial

Potholders are an absolute necessity in the kitchen. Over time, however, they become stained and wear out. Make a new set by raiding your scrap fabric stash. 

Learn how to make QAYG potholders with pockets. Tutorial by So Sew Easy.