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.
Sunday, 29 July 2018
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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