I am so pleased with the wine bottle bags I've recently made. Each holds two bottles of wine, is easy to make and looks good, too.
Wednesday, 18 July 2018
Monday, 16 July 2018
If you've been reading Threading My Way for any length of time, you'll know that I like to get creative when giving presents. Drawstring bags are an easy way to cut down on paper and they become part of the gift, too. Today's drawstring bag is a little different, though - it has a panel inside, to divide the bag into two compartments.
Sunday, 15 July 2018
Today's showcased tutorial is rather nifty - one project with two purposes. It would be very handy if you travel, although I can see several uses for this in my own wardrobe at home.
Saturday, 14 July 2018
Today's showcased tutorial will help you get organised early for Christmas. I know, the festive season seems so far away, but every year it comes around faster than I would like. Planning ahead is the key!!!
Sunday, 8 July 2018
Some very helpful tips, added to the Sewing Tips & Techniques link party. Covers all the basics...
Beginner Tips for Machine Appliqué by Stephanie, from Swoodson Says... this week's featured blog. Stephanie, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. If you are new to sewing, Stephanie's blog is a must read. She covers a wide range of topics... refashioning, craft upcycling, sewing patterns, softies and quilting to name a few. Stephanie sews for both herself and her children.
Sunday, 1 July 2018
I don't know about you, but my mobile phone goes almost everywhere with me. That doesn't mean I live on it - it's just there if I need it. Now if I was to take up jogging, or even walking, I'd want my mobile with me, but without the hassle of a large bag. And that's where today's showcased tutorial comes in - a light, small bag to clip around the waist.
Saturday, 30 June 2018
Today's showcased tutorial is so cute - a little carry bed for a mini baby doll. This is such a fun toy for little kids - pretending to carry their baby around just like their parents, especially if there's a newborn in the family.
Friday, 29 June 2018
Finger puppets provide endless hours of fun for children. They help develop a child's creativity, imagination and confidence. Finger puppets are a great accompaniment to nursery rhymes and stories. And they are SO easy to make - a few scraps of felt and a bit of stitching.
Wednesday, 27 June 2018
Sunday, 24 June 2018
Imagine a world without electronic gadgets!!! Yep, I lived in that world, but I wouldn't be without technology now. Whatever devices we carry around, they need protection. If you own a tablet, today's showcased tutorial might be just the ticket.
Saturday, 23 June 2018
Today's showcased project really is tiny. Measuring just 2" x 2" these cute little pouches can be used for many things, including gift wrapping, keychain pouch or even a doll's handbag.
Thursday, 21 June 2018
Regular readers to Threading My Way will have noticed an absence of blog posts in recent times. Apart from Features and Showcasing posts, it's been three weeks since I've written a blog post, and almost a month since a sewing post.
Saturday, 16 June 2018
Saturday, 2 June 2018
A lovely refashion, added to the Women's Tops link party. A wonderful transformation from a sleeveless dress...
Dress to Tunic Refashion by Susan, from Second Chances by Susan... this week's featured blog. Susan, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. If you are interesting in refashioning clothes, Second Chances by Susan is a must read for creative, innovative ideas. Here's a few of my favourites...
Thursday, 31 May 2018
In response to yesterday's post on Changes to Commenting on Blogger Blogs, Rochelle, from eSheep Designs, alerted me to the fact that a member of the Google team has shed some light on the issue. Thanks, Rochelle!
Wednesday, 30 May 2018
Starting May 25th 2018, Google has made changes to the way commenting operates on Blogger blogs. I am assuming that the changes are because of privacy and the GDPR, but I cannot verify this.
Sunday, 27 May 2018
Fabric bunting is a quick and easy way to add a decorative touch. Today's showcased uses upcycled fabric to make a garland to hang up in a REfUSE cafe.
Saturday, 26 May 2018
Sunday, 20 May 2018
Today's showcased tutorial uses the interesting, and often hard to recycle bits of denim jeans, such as seams, buttons, and pockets, to add details to a fun project.
Friday, 18 May 2018
I've had the reusable grocery bags sorted ages ago. There's always a supply in the car, with extras at home if needed. And I always try to have a small fold up bag in my handbag, for spur of the moment trips to the shops. But it's only in recent times that I've actually done something about the never ending supply of plastic that ends up at home as a result of putting fruit and vegetables into plastic bags.
Sunday, 13 May 2018
Saturday, 12 May 2018
If your man needs to wear a bow tie, but doesn't want the fuss of tying his own, today's showcased tutorial will step you through the process of making one for him. No one will know he didn't tie it in the traditional way.
Friday, 11 May 2018
Thursday, 10 May 2018
Sunday, 6 May 2018
Six colourful bibs, added to the Everything Baby link party. What a fantastic way to use up small scraps of fabric...
Baby Bibs by Klaudia, from Klaudia's Kreativ World... this week's featured blog. Klaudia, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. Klaudia does a lot of recycling with denim jeans. Here's a few of my favourites...
While you're there, check out her tutorials.
Friday, 4 May 2018
Tuesday, 1 May 2018
After my last post - 15 Reusable Shopping Bag Tutorials - I got to thinking about how sewing contributes to the plastic problem, and wondered if there are any answers.
Sunday, 29 April 2018
No sewing at all involved in today's showcased tutorial, but I can guarantee you'll use them all the time in your sewing room if you make some. I know I would!!!
Saturday, 28 April 2018
In many parts of the world, single use plastic bags have been banned. Even where there is such no ban in force however, more and more people are reacting to the mounting evidence that our planet would be better off if we find more sustainable alternatives to single use plastic bags to carry our shopping. It's time for us all to ditch single use plastic shopping bags.
Today I'm showcasing more than fifteen FREE bag & tote patterns and tutorials, all selected from the Bags & Totes collection, here at Threading My Way. Each contains step by step detailed instructions, with lots of photos, showing how you can make a bag for yourself.
Sunday, 15 April 2018
If you've never done Foundation Paper Piecing, today's showcased tutorial is for you. Or, if you're like me and get confused at the beginning of a FPP project, EVERY single time, the video tutorial will be a great refresher.
Saturday, 14 April 2018
Sunday, 8 April 2018
I don't know about you, but I find shallow dishes are the perfect way to hold small bits and pieces in my sewing room, with the contents constantly changing depending on my current project. Today's showcased tutorial doesn't involve any sewing, but does use up very small scraps of fabric.
Saturday, 7 April 2018
Today's showcased project features a pouch containing three zippered compartments, with two slip pockets between. Measuring 9" x 7½", this roomy bag could be used for many things - makeup, travel sewing kit, to protect small tablets and eReaders, or a purse organiser in a larger bag.
Sunday, 1 April 2018
An easy to sew garment, added to the Women's Skirts link party. A flattering style...
Easy Pleated Skirt ~ Free Pattern & Tutorial by Mayra, from So Sew Easy... this week's featured blog. Mayra, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. If you like to sew clothes or bags, So Sew Easy is a must read. While you are over there, check out Mayra's
Thursday, 29 March 2018
Last post I told you about the three day quilting retreat I was lucky enough to attend. Today's post is all about day one of the retreat - decorative stitch appliqué with Deborah Louie.
Tuesday, 27 March 2018
Once again I've been lucky enough to attend a three day quilting retreat. That's right, three solid days of sewing, with no gardening to distract me. With over sixty ladies in attendance, that's a lot of sewing happening.
Sunday, 25 March 2018
Kids love playing with felt food. While role playing in pretend kitchens, they are developing their imaginations and making sense of the world they live in.
Saturday, 24 March 2018
Take a mini fabric panel, combine it with scraps of fabric, plus pre-loved shirts or pillowcases, and you have a pretty drawstring bag. Today's showcased tutorial will step you through the process.
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Skirts are not only comfortable and practical to wear, they're also super easy to sew. Today's tutorial will show you how to make a slim line, gathered skirt, complete with an embroidered denim band.
Sunday, 18 March 2018
Wednesday, 14 March 2018
Sunday, 4 March 2018
Today's showcased tutorial is the perfect project for using up some of those fabric scraps. Measuring 3¼" x 2" x1", these super cute little zippered keyring pouches would make great gifts.
Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Kids love to imitate adults in many ways. Carrying bits and pieces around in their own little bags is one such example. Today's tutorial will show you how to make a kid sized tote bag, utilising an old pair of jeans and some cotton fabric.
Saturday, 24 February 2018
Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Late last year, I sewed my first ever item for an animal - joey pouches for injured Australian wildlife. These little pouches were super easy to sew, and making them has used up some of my flannelette stash.
Saturday, 10 February 2018
Some awesome baskets, added to the Fabric Baskets link party. It's time I experimented with the embroidery stitches on my machine...
Embroidered Fabric Baskets by Daryl, from Patchouli Moon Studio... this week's featured blog. Daryl, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. If you like to sew bags, Patchouli Moon Studio is a must read. While you are over there, check out Daryl's
Tuesday, 6 February 2018
Sunday, 4 February 2018
We all know about the problems associated with plastic. Thankfully, in many parts of the world, shops are not allowed to hand out single use plastic bags. Today's showcased tutorial highlights the use of reusable bags for carrying fruit, vegetables and bread.
Saturday, 3 February 2018
Thursday, 1 February 2018
Children have a habit of growing up, and way too quickly. What was once cute becomes babyish all too quickly. Little Miss presented me with some fabric to make a new library bag - one that was more suited to her age.