Tuesday 30 January 2018

Maxi T-shirt Dress to Midi Gathered Skirt ~ Refashion

Little Miss recently presented me with a bag of sewing that she wanted me to do for her. Amongst the items was the maxi rainbow t-shirt dress I had made her a couple of years ago. It still fitted fine, but she no longer liked how it looked on her. 

Turn a rainbow t-shirt dress into a gathered midi skirt ~ Threading My Way

Sunday 28 January 2018

Showcasing ~ Campervan Embroidery Hoop Wall Art ~ Tutorial

Today's showcased tutorial combines embroidery and appliqué, to create a one of a kind design to hang on your wall.

Learn how to make an embroidery hoop campervan wall art with embroidery and appliqué. Tutorial by Vicky Myers Creations

Saturday 27 January 2018

Showcasing ~ Embroidered Felt Baskets ~ Tutorial & Pattern

Embroidery, appliqué, pearl beads, seed beads and felt - all of these elements combine to make two exquisite little round baskets. The larger baskets measures 3" x 2¾", and the smaller basket 2¼" x 2¼". Today's showcased tutorial steps you through the process.

Learn how to embroider felt and make it into a felt basket. Tutorial by KSB Crafts & Stitches

Thursday 25 January 2018

Challenging Myself ~ Making 100 Drawstring Bags

My enthusiasm for sewing is back this year and I am on a roll. And much of that is due to the sewing / blogging community that I love - that's you guys!!!

Tuesday 23 January 2018

What to do with Spoonflower Border Fabric

I have to admit, that the first time I received Spoonflower fabric, I was surprised at the amount of white fabric on all four edges. Somehow or another, I felt I'd been gipped - totally forgetting that I'd been able to order custom designed fabric (not mine) in a very small print run. The disappointment only lasted a minute or two. 

Sunday 21 January 2018

Showcasing ~ Fabric Hanging Basket ~ Tutorial

Fabric baskets are great for holding all manner of bits and pieces. Add a strap which folds down out of the way when not needed - even better. Today's showcased tutorial will step you through the process.

Learn how to make a hanging fabric basket ~ tutorial by Apple Green Cottage

Saturday 20 January 2018

50 Sewing Projects to Use Up All Those Little Scraps of Fabric

If you're anything like me, you'll have a healthy stash of little pieces of fabric. Mine is growing at an alarming rate, as I find it hard to throw away even the smallest of scraps. Today I'm sharing 50 projects from the ongoing sewing link parties here at Threading My Way. All can be sewn with small, left over pieces of fabric or with tiny scraps pieced together.

50 Sewing Projects to Use Up All Those Little Scraps of Fabric ~ Threading My Way

Thursday 18 January 2018

How I Organise and Store My Fabric Scraps

After years of trying various methods, I finally have an efficient system of organising and storing fabric scraps. I always used to feel disorganised, but not any more. Maybe my method will work for you, too...

Tuesday 16 January 2018

Small Lined Drawstring Gift Bags

Little drawstring fabric bags make a great alternative to wrapping paper. They not only look great, but can be reused instead of thrown away like paper. Win win - two gifts in one and no waste!!!

Sunday 14 January 2018

Showcasing ~ Rope Bowl ~ Tutorial

I've always wondered how rope bowls are made Thanks to today's showcased tutorial, now I know.

Learn how to make a rope clothesline bowl with a sewing machine. Tutorial by Running with Rocket

Saturday 13 January 2018

Threading Your Way ~ Features

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

A fabulous refashion added to both the Women's Tops and the Reusing Shirts & Ties link parties. Shows how to deconstruct a shirt so you can make your own...

Bardot Top Refashioned from a Man's Shirt by Agy, from Agy Textile Artist... this week's featured blog. Agy, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. If you are into refashioning and mending, Agy's blog is a must read. Check out these creative projects - Kintsugi Inspired Trousers, Mambo Skirt and Resort Chic Wrap.

Thursday 11 January 2018

Library Bags for Charity

School children in Australia are on their Summer break - six weeks of holidays. At the end of January when the kids return to school, parents will be faced with the task of providing school supplies for the year. For children in Kindergarten to Year 6, a library bag is one such item that each child needs.

Tuesday 9 January 2018

Maintaining Enthusiasm with a Repetitive Project

I am feeling very pleased with myself!!! I have just finished 30 easy to sew items in the space of two weeks - a first for me. When sewing multiples of the same thing, my initial enthusiasm usually wanes fairly quickly. I imagine myself sewing heaps and consequently cut out more than I can often finish. But not this time.

Sunday 7 January 2018

Sewn by YOU ~ Embroidered Library Bag

Today's Sewn by YOU feature, is an embroidered library bag - just perfect for a young person to carry home books from their school or local library.

Embroidered library bag made using library bag tutorial ~ Threading My Way

Saturday 6 January 2018

Showcasing ~ Free Chemo Headscarf Pattern & Tutorial

If you find yourself in the position of sewing headwear for friends or family undergoing chemotherapy, today's showcased pattern and tutorial may be just what you need. 

Learn how to make chemo headwear. Free pattern & tutorial by So Sew Easy

Thursday 4 January 2018

Happy New Year

It's the start of a new year, and after a month with next to no sewing and very little blogging, I'm feeling refreshed and ready to tackle new projects.