Friday, 31 August 2018

Seven Years Blogging ~ Things I've Learnt

Seven years blogging - can you believe that? To be honest, if it wasn't for Rochelle sending me an email this year, the seven year mark would have totally passed me by.

What I've learnt in seven years blogging ~ Threading My Way

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Showcasing ~ Mini Backpack Coin Purse ~ Free Pattern

Don't be deceived - this is no ordinary backpack. Measuring just 3½" x 3" x 2", it's a cute, little coin purse. Wouldn't these make great presents.

Learn how to make a mini backpack coin purse. Tutorial and free pattern by So Sew Easy

Friday, 24 August 2018

Thursday, 23 August 2018

What Do You Do When a Project Goes Wrong?

Do you ever think everything is going along swimmingly with what you are sewing, only to find that you've made a mistake quite early on in the process, but didn't notice. That was me with this hand stitched project.

What do you do when a sewing project doesn't go to plan ~ Threading My Way

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Monday, 20 August 2018

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Showcasing ~ Receiving Blanket, Swaddling Blanket ~ Tutorial

Who doesn't love sewing for babies? I know I do! I think it has something to do with welcoming a new little one into the world - not to mention most of the items are tiny, cute and fast to whip up.

Learn how to easily make a receiving / swaddling blanket. Tutorial by Libby's Lifestyle

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Showcasing ~ Bucket Bag ~ Free Pattern & Tutorial

With a finished size of 15" x 11", today's showcased bag is not only roomy, but has seven pockets inside. The stylish bucket bag is designed to be made with thickish materials, such as upholstery fabric or leather.

Learn how to make a fabric or leather bucket bag. Tutorial by So Sew Easy

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Text Fabric ~ Reusable Grocery Bag ~ My Favourite

It's no secret that I LOVE text fabric - doesn't matter what the text says, or even if it's legible or in another language. I think that just adds to the appeal.

Make a reusable fabric grocery bag ~ Threading My Way

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Showcasing ~ Snow Globe Coaster ~ Free Pattern & Tutorial

We call them coasters in Australia. You might call them mug rugs. Whatever you call them, today's showcased project is super cute - and definitely required thinking outside the square by the creator.

Learn how to make a sewn snow globe coaster. Tutorial by Clever Chameleon.

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Showcasing ~ Bandana Bunny ~ Free Pattern & Tutorial

Softies come in all shapes and sizes, the main criteria being that they are soft and cuddly - a toy that a child can snuggle up to. Adorable and cute, like today's showcased project, just adds to their appeal.


Friday, 10 August 2018

Why a Skirt is a Good Beginner Project...

or When a Project Doesn't Go to Plan


Why is a simple gathered skirt a good project for a beginner? It's all straight line sewing, with the addition of some elastic. You can't go wrong - or can you?


Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Silk Screen Printed Silhouette Quilt ~ Finally Finished

It's finished!!! At long last I have finished the silk screen printed silhouette quilt - over four years in the making.


Monday, 6 August 2018

Showcasing ~ DIY Magnetic Pin Jar ~ Tutorial

Today's showcased project involves no sewing whatsoever, but you'll use it almost every time you do sew. And, it only takes one minute to make...

Learn how to quickly make a magnetic pin jar ~ eSheep Designs

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Threading Your Way ~ Features

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

A fabulous tutorial, added to the Sewing Accessories link party. A clever way to carry unfinished quilt blocks and spools of thread when out and about...

Needle Turn Appliqué Roll-up Block Keeper ~ Tutorial by Joy, from Days Filled with Joy... this week's featured blog. Joy, look out for your blog button in my sidebar. Joy sews at an amazing pace - a mixture of quilts and easy to sew projects, many of them suitable for gift giving. Some of my favourites...

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Showcasing ~ Vintage Handkerchief Jewellery Pouch ~ Tutorial

We grew up with hankies, not tissues. They were the first item I learnt to iron. Yep, you read that right. We used to iron our handkerchiefs!!! Hard to imagine now. I'm kicking myself for throwing out so many pretty handkerchiefs over the years - so many things I could do with them now, today's adorable bag being one of them.

Learn how to make a jewellery pouch from a vintage hankerchief. Drawstring bag tutorial by Sum of their Stories

Friday, 3 August 2018

Winter Garden in Australia ~ Signs of Spring

Long time readers of Threading My Way will know that while my blog is mainly about sewing, gardening is my passion. It's my happy place. Since it has been a while since I've shown you pics, I thought it was about time to rectify that.