Sunday 29 July 2018

Showcasing ~ Reusable Fabric Christmas Crackers ~ Tutorial

The beauty of hand made Christmas Crackers is the ability to put your own gifts inside. Typical store bought crackers contain a joke, a party hat and a plastic novelty. Making your own crackers, the contents are limited only by your imagination.

Learn how to make Christmas crackers / bon bons. Tutorial by Days Filled with Joy.

Saturday 28 July 2018

Showcasing ~ Lined Tote Bag with Handle Cover ~ Tutorial

What I love about today's showcased project is the handle cover. Not only does it keep both of the handles together, it also makes holding the bag easier - no more straps digging into your hands.

Learn how to make a tote bag, with a handle cover. Tutorial by Tea and a Sewing Machine

Pillowcases & Blanket ~ Skirting the Issue

Once again the girls from Simple Simon and Company are running Skirting the Issue, a month long sew along in support of children who could do with a little something to brighten their lives. What began as sewing skirts for girls in foster care, has now grown to include quilts, blankets, pillowcases and dresses.

Tuesday 24 July 2018

Sewn by YOU ~ Drawstring Gift Bag with Divider

Last week I showed you my drawstring gift bag, made with a divider to form two compartments. Susan, from Super Mom No Cape! has already made her own version of the bag. In fact, she's made two bags. 

Make a drawstring gift bag with a divider - Super Mom No Cape!

Sunday 22 July 2018

Showcasing ~ Hedgehog Softie ~ Free Pattern & Tutorial

When I was a kid, it was just dolls and teddy bears. Thankfully things have changed, and softies now come in the shape of any animal you can image. What could be cuter than a family of soft hedgehogs!

Learn how to sew a hedgehog softie. Free pattern & tutorial by Sewing Bee Fabrics.

Saturday 21 July 2018

Showcasing ~ Denim Jeans Peg Bag ~ Tutorial

Pegs or clothespins - whatever you call them, they need to be contained in something. Today's showcased tutorial will step you through the process of upcycling a pair of old denim jeans into a peg bag, or clothespin bag.

Learn how to upcycle a pair of denim jeans into a clothespin peg bag. Tutorial by Vicky Myers Creations.

Wednesday 18 July 2018

Reusable Double Wine Bottle Bag ~ Gift Bag

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.

Make a reusable wine bottle gift bag ~ Threading My Way

Monday 16 July 2018

Drawstring Gift Bag with Divider ~ Nail Polish Bag ~ Tutorial

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.

How to make a drawstring gift bag with a divider to hold nail polish. Tutorial by Threading My Way

Sunday 15 July 2018

Showcasing ~ Secret Pocket Coathanger ~ Tutorial

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.

Learn how to cover a coathanger - with secret pocket. Tutorial by Libby's Lifestyle

Saturday 14 July 2018

Showcasing ~ Quilted Christmas Wreath Pillow Cover ~ Tutorial

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!!!

Learn how to make a quilted Christmas wreath pillow / cushion cover. Tutorial by Super Mom No Cape!

Sunday 8 July 2018

Threading Your Way ~ Features

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

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

Showcasing ~ Running / Money Belt ~ Free Pattern & Tutorial

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.

Learn how to make a running belt to keep valuables handy & safe. Free pattern & tutorial by So Sew Easy