Tuesday 30 May 2017

Most Used Sewing Tools ~ Hera Marker

Often as not, I eyeball stitching lines when quilting. There are times, however, when precision is important and that's when I reach for my hera marker.

Use a hera marker to sew straight quilting lines ~ Threading My Way

Sunday 28 May 2017

Showcasing ~ Stela Coin Purse ~ Tutorial & Pattern

A girl can never have too many zippered pouches. Today's showcased tutorial shows how to make a cute star shaped coin purse - perfect for gifts.

Learn how to make a leather coin purse in the shape of a star. Tutorial by So Sew Easy.

Saturday 27 May 2017

Showcasing ~ How to Use a Twin Needle ~ Video Tutorial

If you've never used a twin needle to finish off the hem of a t-shirt, today's showcased tutorial will show you how. Twin needles are not just for knit fabrics. They are also extremely handy for sewing two perfectly parallel lines on woven fabrics.

Learn how to sew with a twin, or double, needle on your sewing machine. Tutorial and video tutorial by Easy Sewing for Beginners.

Wednesday 24 May 2017

How to Repair a Large Hole in the Elbow of a Jacket

What would you do if presented with a jacket sporting a rather large hole in the elbow? Look at the size of it!!! I posted a photo on Instagram a couple of months ago, wondering if it was worth the effort to mend.

Sunday 21 May 2017

Showcasing ~ Neck Roll Cushion ~ Tutorial

With its unique twisted ends, today's showcased project is both practical and pretty. Designed for relaxing, the neck roll pillow (cushion) would make a great gift. 

Friday 19 May 2017

More Fat Quarter & Jelly Roll Friendly Quilt Blocks

Early last month I showed you 20 quilt blocks made using fat quarters, left over jelly roll strips and a few scraps. I've since made another 40 blocks. This really is a super quick block to whip up.

Wednesday 17 May 2017

Hexagon Flowers ~ Quilt

My hexagon flowers are multiplying, and at a faster rate than I'd originally thought. Three years ago, when I first began cutting and basting small scraps of fabric into hexies, I had no idea what the end result would be. 

Sunday 14 May 2017

Showcasing ~ How to Start Sewing Without a Knot ~ Tutorial

I'm so used to starting with a knot when I sew, but that's going to change from now on when I sew with double thread.  Today's showcased tutorial will show you how to start sewing without a knot - leaves the back of your work so neat and tidy.

How to start sewing without a knot - tutorial by Apple Green Cottage

Friday 12 May 2017

Where to Find FREE Patterns & Tutorials for Girls' Clothes

Back in the 80s and 90s when I was sewing for my kids, unless you could draft your own, patterns for clothes had to be purchased. Now-a-days, with the invention of the Internet, there's no shortage of free resources. To help you save money while sewing, I've found lots of sites where you will free patterns and tutorials to use when sewing for your girls.

Free resources, sites, patterns and tutorials for sewing clothing for girls - Threading My Way

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Upcyle a Button Down Shirt into Useful Storage Bags

What can you do with a button down shirt when it's no longer wearable? Even if the fabric is thinning, they still make quick and easy travel storage bags. I've made another set to show you today - six travel bags from two shirts.

Saturday 6 May 2017

Threading Your Way ~ Features

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

A lovely cardigan, added to the Jackets & Coats link party. A long cardigan is a must have...

Long Cardigan ~ Free Pattern & Tutorial by Mayra, from So Sew Easy... this week's featured blog. Mayra, look out for your blog button in my sidebar.  So Sew Easy is chock a block full of free sewing patterns, tutorials and tips. If you sew bags or women's clothes, add So Sew Easy to your blog list.

Thursday 4 May 2017

30+ Girls' Dresses ~ FREE Tutorials & Patterns

Today I'm showcasing over 30 free girls' dress patterns and tutorials - pinafores, sundresses, jumpers, halter necks, maxis, high-low, ruffle, t-shirt, peasant, shirred, bubble and more. There are lots of different styles and designs, suitable for girls of all ages.

More than 30 free dress patterns and tutorials, showing how to make different styles of dresses for girls of all ages. Threading My Way