Sunday 30 October 2016

Showcasing ~ Backpack Rain Cover ~ Tutorial

What do you do with an old umbrella that's no longer functional? Today's showcased tutorial shows how to salvage the fabric and turn it into a raincoat for a backpack.

Learn how to make a waterproof backpack rain cover by repurposing an old umbrella. Tutorial by Cucicucicoo.

Tuesday 25 October 2016

Another Site That Will Feature Your Sewing Projects

A quick post today to let you know about a new to me curator website - where you can have your sewing projects featured.

Sunday 23 October 2016

Threading Your Way ~ Features

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

A terrific idea for Christmas, added to both the Kitchen Accessories and the Embroidery, Stitching & Appliqué link parties. This is one of those, why didn't I think of it ideas...

Figgy Pudding Tea Towel ~ Tutorial by Fiona, from Celtic Thistle Stitches... this week's featured blog. Fiona, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. Celtic Thistle Stitches is all about motivating others, and hosts two monthly link parties - New To Me, where you can add any posts about something new you have done, and Ho Ho Ho and On We Sew for any Christmas / Holiday makes. Check out Fiona's beautiful quilts and her sewing tutorials.

Saturday 22 October 2016

Showcasing ~ Luggage Tag Map Burlap Pillows ~ Tutorial

Today's showcased sewing tutorial is such a unique, fun idea - cushions (throw pillows) that are designed to look like luggage tags. Made from map fabric and hessian (burlap), they have a definite vintage charm.

Learn how to make fun, unique throw cushions in the shape of a luggage tag. Made from map fabric and burlap, they have a vintage vibe. Tutorial by Pillar Box Blue.

Thursday 20 October 2016

Robot Wall Hanging

In my first month of blogging, just over five years ago, I made a robot wall hanging. I do so wish I'd taken photos of the process, as I was, and still am, very happy with how it turned out. It would have made a great tutorial.

Repair a robot wall hanging ~ Threading My Way

Sunday 16 October 2016

Showcasing ~ Colour Me Bright Felt Pencil Case ~ Tutorial

Felt is easy to work with. It doesn't fray, cutting down on sewing time, and it keeps its shape well. Today's showcased tutorial uses small amounts of felt to make a bright, fun project. 

Learn how to make a fun, felt pencil case. Tutorial by Apple Green Cottage.

Saturday 15 October 2016

Showcasing ~ Rope Basket Tutorial

When I was a teenager, I carried a rope basket with me everywhere. Today's showcased sewing tutorial reminds me of my treasured basket from many moons ago. Mine wasn't coloured like this one, though.

Learn how to make a rope basket with a sewing machine and rope. Tutorial by Creative Homemaking.

Thursday 13 October 2016

Denim Shirt Cushion

or Why I Don't Always Strive for PERFECTION!

There's no point in doing something unless you do it well. That's how I normally approach things, and at times I can be a bit of a perfectionist. However, to apply that approach to everything in my life, even to all my sewing, would cause me to be a total stress head. Ha, ha.. my family would say stress head describes me to a tee!

Denim Shirt Cushion ~ Threading My Way

Tuesday 11 October 2016

30+ FREE Zippered Pouch Tutorials

If you're scared of sewing zippers - don't be. Once you've sewn your first zippered pouch, you'll wonder why you waited so long. Be careful, though - sewing them can become addictive. And there's no shortage of uses for the purses and bags you sew - makeup bags, lingerie bags, toiletry bags, pencil cases, jewellery holders, coin purses, keychains... the list is endless.

30+ free zipper pouch tutorials - makeup bags, lingerie bags, toiletry bags, pencil cases, coin purses, keychains ~ Threading My Way

Monday 10 October 2016

Threading Your Way ~ Features

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

A great way to reuse an old pair of jeans, added to the Refashioning with Denim link party. Such an easy project...

Denim Draft Excluder for Doors & Windows ~ Tutorial by Claire, from Pillar Box Blue... this week's featured blog. Claire, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. Pillar Box Blue is all about reusing and revamping things into something more beautiful. Claire loves to repurpose denim jeans - check out her Vintage Suitcase and her Wall Pocket Organiser. Amongst many creative and unique ideas you'll find many creative ways to reuse old maps, over at Pillar Box Blue.

Saturday 8 October 2016

Drawstring Laundry Bags for NICU Babies

Drawstring bags are quick and easy to make, so when Ros put out the call to help make some for NICU babies, I didn't hesitate in replying that I'd make some.

Simple drawstring bags for NICU babies at Ronald McDonald House at the Northern Hospital in Epping, Melbourne ~ Threading My Way

Wednesday 5 October 2016

Showcasing ~ Pencil Shaped Pencil Case ~ Tutorial

I usually do showcasing posts on the weekend, but I couldn't wait for this one. As soon as it was added to one of the Threading Your Way with Threading My Way link parties, I had to show you. A pencil case in the shape of a pencil - I want one!

Make a pencil case in the shape of a pencil. Tutorial by cucicucicoo

Tuesday 4 October 2016

Most Used Sewing Tools ~ Point Turner

Anyone who sews great looking bags knows how to make corners that sit just right. Somewhere in the process of pushing the corner out to a fine point, you can be certain a tool or little gadget will be used. So, what do I use to turn points?

Most used sewing tools - point turner for making corners - chopstick ~ Threading My Way

Sunday 2 October 2016

Showcasing ~ Director Chairs Makeover ~ Tutorial

Have you ever thought about revamping tired and worn out director chairs? Whenever I walk past my sad and sorry looking director chairs, I think that I really should do something to fix them up, but it all seems too complicated. After seeing today's showcased project, it doesn't seem as hard as I initially thought.

Revamp tired and worn out director chairs, with some paint and sewing. Tutorial by Libby's Lifestyle.

Saturday 1 October 2016

Showcasing ~ Gingham Pincushion Makeover ~ Tutorial

No need to start from scratch when making a pin cushion. Recover one that's seen better days - a quick and easy project.

Give an existing pincushion a new look. Pincushion makeover. Tutorial by The Lost Apron