Sunday 30 July 2017

Threading Your Way ~ Features

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

A beautiful zippered pouch added to both the Purses, Pouches Clutches and the Embroidery, Stitching, Appliqué link parties. I love the sailboat appliqué...

Maritime Zippered Pouch by Klaudia, from Klaudia's Kreativ World

Wednesday 26 July 2017

Text Fabric Makeup Bag Zippered Pouch

I have a thing for text fabric. There's just something about it that draws my eye - even if it's illegible, in another language, or totally random. 

Make a zippered pouch makeup bag using text fabric ~ Threading My Way

Sunday 23 July 2017

Showcasing ~ Star Softie ~ Tutorial

Today's showcased tutorial is a great beginner sewing project. Help the kids to make their own softies.

Learn how to make a star softie ~ Tutorial by Apple Green Cottage

Thursday 20 July 2017

Quick and Easy to make - Baby Burp Cloths

Along with baby wash cloths, burp cloths would have to be one of the easiest items to make for a newborn baby. And, they are such a practical gift for a baby. You'll know for certain, your present is going to be used often.

Make a set of burp cloths for a newborn baby ~ Threading My Way

Tuesday 18 July 2017

Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt ~ It's Happening

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.

Grandmothers Flower Garden hexagon quilt progress ~ Threading My Way

Thursday 13 July 2017

Quick and Easy ~ Baby Wash Clothes

Who doesn't love sewing for a baby! I do, that's for sure. And this month I've been sewing up a bunch of tiny items for little ones. 

Tuesday 11 July 2017

Kid Sewn Charm Square Quilts ~ Quilted & Finished

The kids have finished their quilts! They are so proud of what they have achieved, and quite rightly so. Today I thought I'd show you the final stages of making the quilt and how we tackled it. 

Tips for helping children learn to quilt ~ Threading My Way

Sunday 9 July 2017

30+ Girls' Skirts ~ FREE Tutorials & Patterns

Today I'm showcasing over 30 free girls' skirt patterns and tutorials - ranging in difficulty, from simple gathered skirts, to more complicated ones with scallops and lots of girlie ruffles. So, whether you are new to sewing, or a sewist with more experience, you'll find many different styles and designs, suitable for girls of all ages. Each tutorial contains step by step detailed instructions, with lots of photos, showing how you can make a skirt for a little girl in your life.

Saturday 8 July 2017

Showcasing ~ 3 Ways to Hem Pants ~ Video Tutorials

Because we're all shorties in our family, I'm often asked to take up the hem of pants. Today's showcased post details three different methods for hemming pants.

Friday 7 July 2017

Easy to Make Tissue Pack Holders

Tissue pack holders - what a great way to use up tiny pieces of scrap fabric!!! And they take next to no time to make. I've seen various styles of tissue holders around for a while, but it's taken until now for me to make some.

Wednesday 5 July 2017

Skirting the Issue ~ Gathered Skirts

Each year the girls over at Simple Simon and Co organise Skirting the Issue - encouraging sewists to make items for girls in foster care, or other disadvantaged circumstances. This will be my fourth year participating.

Simple gathered skirts, with link to free tutorial. Sewn in support of Skirting the Issue ~ Threading My Way

Sunday 2 July 2017

Showcasing ~ Neck Warmer Rice Bag ~ Tutorial

Today's showcased tutorial is perfect for small scraps of fabric, or, as shown in the instructions, suits pre-cut squares. Quick and easy to make, microwavable neck wraps make great presents.

Learn how to make a microwavable neck warmer rice bag. Tutorial by PA Country Crafts.

Saturday 1 July 2017

Threading Your Way ~ Features

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

An awesome set of tutorials added to the Quilting & Patchwork link party. There's a tutorial for every block, plus a couple of extras - 19 in all...

9 Patch Sampler Quilt Along by Margie, from Nanny Craft 4U... this week's featured blog. Margie, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. Over at Nanny Craft 4U, you will find a lot of sewing tutorials - bags, embroidery, home decor, spin the pins, toys, watza Wednesday, and probably Margie's favourite - quilting. Over on Facebook, Margie runs two groups - Nanny & Friends Charity Sew (which you've probably heard me mention), and Nanny Sews & Crafts (where, amongst other things, you can see quilts sewn with Margie's tutorials).