Monday, 17 September 2018

Missing in Action

It's been a couple of weeks since my last post, and will be a while till the next, as my Mum has broken her hip. It's been a stressful time, especially for Mum, but she is making good progress, and champing at the bit to get back to her garden. Every now and then I'm able to get to a computer and update the Daily Featured Tutorial over there in the sidebar, but for the time being, that's about it.


See you when I can.

... Pam

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Where to Find FREE Patterns & Tutorials for Making Bags

Bags and totes don't have to fit perfectly like garments, making them one of the easiest, and most popular, projects to sew. Whilst there are lots of great bag patterns that can be purchased, there's no shortage of free ones, too. To help you save money while sewing, I've found lots of sites where you will free patterns and tutorials to use when sewing totes and bags.

Free resources, sites, patterns and tutorials for sewing bags and totes - Threading My Way

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Showcasing ~ Denim World Map on a Floor Cushion ~ Tutorial

I live in denim jeans. It's a rare occasion when I swap them for another garment. Hard wearing as they are, however, they don't last forever. Don't throw them out - there are so many uses they can be put to. Today's showcased tutorial is one such example - and it only requires very small scraps of different coloured denim.

Learn how to utilise old denim jeans to add a world map to a floor cushion. Tutorial by Pillar Box Blue.

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Showcasing ~ Dad's Barn Quilt Block ~ Tutorial

Many quilts from long ago were made with old pieces of clothing, instead of new fabric like we use today. Today's showcased tutorial is an example of upcycling men's button down shirts into a quilt.

Learn how to upcycle men's shirts into the Dad's Barn quilt block ~ Tutorial by Joy's Jots, Shots & Whatnots