Saturday 23 December 2017
Saturday 16 December 2017
Topstitching can add a professional finish to a sewn project. When the item has two right sides, however, it becomes harder to create a neat finish. Today's showcased tutorial overcomes this problem.
Sunday 10 December 2017
Many food related items are quick and easy to sew, making them ideal for gift giving. Today's showcased tutorial is one such project. Taking less than five minutes to whip up each one, why not make a bunch.
Saturday 9 December 2017
I've often thought that I should consider buying an embroidery machine. After watching today's showcased video tutorial, I'm thinking that I should make it a higher priority.
Friday 8 December 2017
Tuesday 5 December 2017
Are you trying to cut down on wasted paper this Christmas? Today's post shows more than 50 ways to use fabric to make reusable bags for wrapping presents. Bags range from very simple; just a couple of rows of stitching, tied with a ribbon and made in literally minutes - to more elaborate and a gift in themselves.
Sunday 3 December 2017
Saturday 2 December 2017
Here in Australia, we celebrate Christmas in the middle of Summer. There's not a hint of snow anywhere in the country. And yet, we still have snowflake ornaments and decorations. Today's showcased project is one of the cutest snowflake ornaments I have ever seen.
Friday 1 December 2017
Finally - I've finished my mini log cabin quilt. And I am so pleased with how it's turned out!!! It's taken nearly four years from start to finish, but I've done it, and it feels good.
Sunday 26 November 2017
I'm forever losing things in the bottom of my bags. The bigger the bag, the longer it takes me to find them. Today's showcased tutorial is a great solution to keeping everything in it's place within a tote bag.
Saturday 25 November 2017
In just a few days it will be Summer, and for many Australians, that means lots of time spent swimming, both at the beach or in pools. If caps are part of your swimming gear, why not make your own to match your swimsuit.
Saturday 18 November 2017
Ornaments for the Christmas tree need not be expensive. Make your own attractive and unbreakable decorations using a few small scraps of felt.
Monday 13 November 2017
I so don't want to think about Christmas yet, but it's fast approaching whether I like it or not. Last year I began sewing for the festive season quite early, and paced myself throughout the year. It's a different story in 2017 - pillowcases are the first items I've sewn.
Sunday 12 November 2017
This week's features (all have been Pinned)...
An awesome quilt added to both the Softies, Dolls & Toys and the Quilting & Patchwork link parties. Blocks patterned after game boards - so clever...
Game Quilt by Joy, from Joy's Jots, Shots & Whatnots... this week's featured blog. Joy, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. Over at Joy's Jots, Shots & Whatnots you'll find lots of sewing tutorials. If you are new to sewing, check out the Beginner's Sewing Lessons. You'll also find embroidery files and tech how-to posts.
Saturday 11 November 2017
Personalise a gift card by making a pretty envelope - so much better than a plain white paper envelope, which is what I normally resort to. This one is made from felt, and it's reusable, too.
Friday 10 November 2017
Sunday 5 November 2017
Saturday 4 November 2017
Today's showcased tutorial is for a high-low t-shirt, that is loose fitting and comfortable - perfect for casual wear, or activities such as Pilates and Yoga.
Tuesday 31 October 2017
Why is it that some sewing projects are plain sailing from start to finish, whilst others seem to take FOREVER to complete? And, of course, there's those half finished items that may never see the light of day again.
Sunday 29 October 2017
Whether you call them book bags, or library bags, a small tote makes carrying books to and from school or the library that much easier. Today's showcased tutorial is a great project for someone who is new to sewing.
Saturday 28 October 2017
I have lots of zippered pouches. I use them for all sorts of things. Today's showcased tutorial, a zippered cosmetic bag, is a beginner friendly project.
Tuesday 17 October 2017
Skirts with an elastic waist are such a practical item of clothing for young girls, and they're easy to sew, too. A few gathers and a little lace will ensure the skirt becomes a well worn garment. Today's tutorial will show you how to make a knee length skirt, complete with the all important twirl factor, suitable for ages two - five.
Sunday 15 October 2017
Saturday 14 October 2017
With more than two weeks till Halloween, there's plenty of time left to whip up some decorations. Today's showcased tutorial, a Halloween banner, is a quick and easy make...
Monday 9 October 2017
We are so very fortunate to share our garden with a male Satin Bowerbird. For at least fifteen years he, or his predecessors, have built bowers in the same location, underneath murraya bushes.
Saturday 7 October 2017
Sunday 1 October 2017
Saturday 30 September 2017
A tote bag that doubles as a shoulder bag and a hand held shopper. How cool is that!!! I have a handbag with straps like this, and it is SO handy. I can change how I wear it, depending on what I'm wearing, where I'm going and to suit my mood.
Thursday 28 September 2017
Bibs are an absolute necessity for babies and toddlers - and LOTS of them!!! Consequently they make great gifts for newborns or to take to a baby shower. Fortunately, they are super quick and easy to sew.
Tuesday 26 September 2017
It's not hard to find girls' skirt tutorials online. Many of them, however, don't include measurements for specific sizes and ages. That's fine if the child is at hand. Grab a tape measure and all is good. If the skirt is going to be donated for charity, or the little one is not around, a sizing chart is necessary.
Thursday 21 September 2017
Tuesday 19 September 2017
There hasn't been much sewing going on here in the last few weeks, and no blogging for over two weeks. It's not often I go for that length of time without at least one or the other on most days.
Sunday 3 September 2017
Measuring just 11″ x 7″ x 4″ this little backpack is cute, yet roomy enough to be very useful. With adjustable straps and several pockets, this is a functional and practical bag.
Saturday 2 September 2017
If you have a pair of shorts that you no longer wear, today's showcased tutorial will show you how to prolong their life and get some more wear out of them.
Thursday 31 August 2017
What do you do with a treasured article of clothing when it no longer fits? Instead of carefully packing it away, upcycle it into a canvas artwork, so it can be put on show for all to see.
Monday 28 August 2017
This week's features (all have been Pinned)...
An easy to sew project added to the Aprons & Art Smocks link party. A great beginner sewing project...
Simple Hand Towel Apron for a Child ~ Tutorial by Cheryl, from Simply Shoeboxes... this week's featured blog. Cheryl, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. Simply Shoeboxes centres on ways to provide items for kids in crisis around the world, via Operation Christmas Child. To this end, Cheryl and her daughter share many tutorials. Some of my favourites:
Thursday 24 August 2017
Is there such a thing as too many bags? I don't think so!!! Maybe that's why I've been referred to as the Bag Lady... LOL!!! Today I'm showcasing more than fifty FREE bag & tote patterns and tutorials, all selected from the Bags & Totes collection, here at Threading My Way - handbags, beach bags, messenger bags, tote bags, carry all bags, book bags and grocery bags. Each contains step by step detailed instructions, with lots of photos, showing how you can make a bag for yourself.
Sunday 20 August 2017
Saturday 19 August 2017
There's no such thing as too many pockets when it comes to bags. Whether it be on the outside, or the inside, pockets make it easier to keep everything contained and in the right place. And pockets with a zipper, even better.
Thursday 17 August 2017
What is it that makes a sewing project successful?
An item that looks like the original pattern or tutorial, is technically correct and looks good. One that receives lots of compliments. Perhaps a new technique tackled and another skill added to the repertoire. A new design where everything falls into place. A difficult project that comes together after much hard work. Or simply the fact that it's finished, mistakes and all.
Monday 14 August 2017
This week's features (all have been Pinned)...
A gorgeous bucket style bag added to the Bags & Totes link party. I love the decorative stitching on the flap...
Fiona's Freeway - Easy Street Bag by Daryl, from Patchouli Moon Studio... this week's featured blog. Daryl, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. Over at Patchouli Moon Studio, you will find Tip of the Morning Tuesday, where Daryl writes about a vast range of topics - for example:
- Fastest & Easiest Way to Clean your Iron with no Odor
- How to Baste a Small Quilt
- What to do with Fabric Scraps
- How to Store Embroiddery Floss
Sunday 6 August 2017
Saturday 5 August 2017
Net curtains were all the rage back in the 70s and 80s. We had them on every window. Now-a-days they're not quite as common. Today's showcased tutorial will show you how to repurpose them, if you have some old net curtains lying around.
Wednesday 2 August 2017
I recently sewed up a darling little dress for a yet to be born baby. Presented in a reusable gift bag, this was my contribution for the baby shower.
Sunday 30 July 2017
Wednesday 26 July 2017
Sunday 23 July 2017
Thursday 20 July 2017
Tuesday 18 July 2017
After deliberating for quite a while, I've decided on how to sew my hexagon flowers together. It's been two months since my last hexie post, and I've been steadily stitching away.