Thursday 29 June 2017

Superhero Capes ~ Capes 4 Kids

Capes 4 Kids Australia donates super powered capes to little superheroes undergoing treatments or procedures in hospital. The capes are sewn by volunteers and sent to hospitals across Australia. 

Superhero capes ~ Threading My way

Sunday 25 June 2017

Showcasing ~ Beach Bag with Pockets ~ Tutorial

There's always the risk of losing small items such as car keys when at the beach. Today's showcased tutorial shows how to make a beach bag with a zippered pocket for keys, as well as slip pockets for sunscreen and drink bottles.

Learn how to make a beach bag with pockets. Tutorial by Vicky Myers Creations

Saturday 24 June 2017

Showcasing ~ Stacking Fabric Baskets ~ CD Repurposing DIY

What do you do with old CDs? I have to admit to cutting and then disposing of them in the garbage. Today's showcased tutorial is a pretty and practical solution - repurposing CDs into useful storage containers.

Learn how to repurpose CDs and make sturdy, stacking fabric baskets. Tutorial by eSheep Designs

Sunday 18 June 2017

Showcasing ~ Fabric Bookmarks with Felt Circles ~ Tutorial

I'm always on the lookout for quick and easy projects to make as gifts. Today's showcased tutorial fits the bill perfectly.

Learn how to make a fabric and felt bookmark. Tutorial by Apple Green Cottage

Saturday 17 June 2017

Threading Your Way ~ Features

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

A great refashion, added to the Shorts, Pants & Leggings link party. Prolong the life of a pair of pants...

Turn Old Pants into Shorts by Lisa, from Cucicucicoo Ecological Living... this week's featured blog. Lisa, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. There are 8 pages full of tutorials over on Cucicucicoo - refashioning, sewing patterns and clothing to name a few. If you are new to sewing, check out the Learn to Sew series, and if you like crafting, there's a myriad of craft tutorials. Lisa even has lots of In the Kitchen tutorials.

Wednesday 14 June 2017

Quick and Easy to make Drawstring Bag ~ Tutorial

Last year I showed you how to make simple, unlined drawstring bags, with French seams. Today's tutorial for an unlined drawstring bag is even easier.

Sunday 11 June 2017

Showcasing ~ Easy to make Zipper Pouch ~ Tutorial

I know many people avoid sewing anything that involves zippers. However, once you overcome the fear and sew your first zip, you'll wonder why you waited so long. Today's showcased tutorial shows just how easy it is to make a zippered pouch.

Learn how to make a zippered pouch. Tutorial by Sew for Soul

Saturday 10 June 2017

Showcasing ~ Six Strip Rail Fence Shirt Quilt ~ Tutorial

Most rail fence quilt blocks are made with three strips. Today's showcased tutorial is a variation on the traditional rail fence quilt block. Made from flannel (flannelette) shirts, this memory quilt is bound to be treasured and loved.

Learn how to make a six strip rail fence quilt from flannel shirts. Memory quilt tutorial by Joys Jots, Shots & Whatnots

Friday 9 June 2017

How to Easily Reinforce Bag Handles for Added Structure

I like to reinforce bag handles to give them a little structure, even if the pattern or tutorial doesn't call for it. Adding structure doesn't alter how the bag functions - I just prefer the look, and it doesn't increase sewing time by much.

Learn how to reinforce bag and tote handles for added structure ~ Threading My Way

Tuesday 6 June 2017

Showcasing ~ Zipper End Tab ~ Tutorial

Zippers are not the hardest part of making a bag. It's getting those pesky corners just right. Today's showcased tutorial shows how to make corners that look perfect.

Learn how to sew perfect zippers with tabs, resulting in professional looking bags. Tutorial by SewforSoul

Monday 5 June 2017

Threading Your Way ~ Features

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

A terrific refashion added to the Sewing with Stretch Fabric link party. With instructions to alter a too large t-shirt...

Refashion a Faded T-shirt with a Heart Cut Out ~ Tutorial by June, from Let Go of Being Perfect... this week's featured blog. June, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. Let Go of Being Perfect is all about refashioning and repurposing. Check out 20 Awesome T-shirt Refashions, Bow Front T-shirt Refashion, Refashioning a Dress into a Peasant Top and Making Fabric Bows.

Saturday 3 June 2017

Even More Sites to Get YOUR Blog Seen

In 2014 I wrote a post which drew a lot of attention - Sites to Get Your Blog Seen. A year later I updated the post, and now, two years down the track, I'm updating again. I've come across more sites where you can submit your sewing and crafting projects to be featured, so today I'm reposting, with additions to the original. It's a LONG list!!!