Monday 30 January 2017

Scrapbusting ~ Lined Patchwork Drawstring Gift Bag ~ Tutorial

Grab your fabric scraps and offcuts, to make a useful little drawstring bag. It's a quick and easy project that will help you bust some of the little pieces of fabric you've been collecting. Today's tutorial will show you how...

Learn how to make a small, reusable, lined drawstring gift bag. Tutorial by Threading My Way

Saturday 28 January 2017

Showcasing ~ Valentines Day Bag ~ Tutorial

Today's showcased tutorial shows how to make a sweet little bag that's just perfect for Valentines Day. That gives you just over two weeks if you would like to make one for this year.

Learn how to make a sweet heart shaped bag for Valentines Day. The reversible bag is perfect for valentines, candies or small toys. Tutorial by Cucicucicoo Ecological Living

Showcasing ~ Shibori Denim Hearts Pencil Case ~ Tutorial

Today's showcased tutorial has everything - playing with dye to create fun effects, upcycling denim jeans and embellishing with a little hand stitching, all to create these adorable pencil cases. They'd be perfect for Valentines Day!

Make a pencil case by using the Shibori method to dye old denim jeans. Reverse appliqué hearts for Valentines Day

Thursday 26 January 2017

Women's Toiletry Bags ~ Charity Sewing

Feel good, stash busting sewing sums up the Women's Toiletry Bags I'm showing you today. They would have to be the easiest toiletry bags I have ever sewn.

Easy to make women's toiletry bag ~ Threading My Way ~ charity sewing

Tuesday 24 January 2017

Reusable Fabric Grocery Bags ~ Adding a Bottom to the Bags

Complete with blurry iPhone photos, I'm going to show you some reusable fabric grocery bags that I made my Mum for Christmas. I've made so many of these bags now, that I've lost count. But this was my first time adding a removable, solid bottom to the bag.

Make a reusable fabric grocery bag with a flat bottom. How to add the solid bottom insert to the Michelle Patterns shopping bag pattern ~ Threading My Way

Saturday 21 January 2017

Threading Your Way ~ Features

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

Some super cute hearts, added to the Denim Refashioning link party. Two different versions in the one tutorial. Can't work out which are my favourites...

How to Make Denim Hearts from Old Jeans by Claire, from Pillar Box Blue... this week's featured blog. Claire, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. If you like repurposing denim jeans, Pillar Box Blue is a must read. Check out Claire's upcyced maps, crafts and DIY.

Thursday 19 January 2017

How To Easily Make an Appliquéd Strip Quilt

The other day I showed you the quilt my daughter and I made together. We are both very pleased with how it turned out, and it seems, you guys like it too. I've had a few people ask me how we put it together, so I'm going to give you a few more details to enable you to make one, too.

How to make an appliquéd strip quilt ~ tutorial by Threading My Way

Tuesday 17 January 2017

Joint Effort ~ Christmas Present Quilt

I have a quilt to show you today - one that was finished in time for Christmas in 2016. But I didn't do all the work. This was a collaborative effort with my daughter.

Small lap quilt ~ Threading My Way

Sunday 15 January 2017

Diva Envelope Clutch ~ New Bag Pattern

The Diva Envelope Clutch is a portfolio style bag, which looks like an envelope when open. Made with eSheep Designs' latest pattern, the clutch makes it easy to carry around folders and papers without the hassle of lugging a big bag or briefcase.

Diva Envelope Clutch Pattern and Tutorial by eSheep Designs ~ Threading My Way

Saturday 14 January 2017

Showcasing ~ How to Make a Sock Monkey ~ Tutorial

Today's showcased tutorial will show you how to make an adorable sock monkey. I've always loved sock monkeys, but this would have to be the cutest one I have ever seen.

Learn how to make an adorable Sock Monkey. Tutorial by Easy Sewing for Beginners.

Friday 13 January 2017

Piped Cushion Covers ~ easier than you think

Whether you call them cushions, pillows or throw pillows, I'm thrilled with how this set turned out. Although they appear to be the same shape as a pillow you might sleep on, in reality, these cushions are much smaller, and are destined to sit on a lounge (sofa).

Make a set of piped cushion / pillow covers ~ Threading My Way

Wednesday 11 January 2017

Easily Make a Buttonhole the Correct Size for a Large Button

Have you ever wondered how to make a buttonhole that is exactly the right size to accommodate a large button with a shank? There's an easy, fail safe method for determining the length of a buttonhole.

Easy way to measure a button to make the correct size buttonhole ~ Threading My Way

Monday 9 January 2017

I'm Back

I'm back!!! It's been more than two weeks since I've posted on the blog - the longest time between posts since I began blogging in 2011.