Today's showcased project helps solve the problem of losing items in the depths of your handbag - combining sunglasses case, coin purse and wallet into one compact zippered pouch.
Sunday, 15 December 2019
Saturday, 14 December 2019
Showcasing ~ Santa Sack ~ Tutorial
Monday, 9 December 2019
Denim Jeans Christmas Decor ~ 10 Repurposing Tutorials
Looking for something a little different to commercial Christmas decor? Grab an old pair of denim jeans and let's get started...
Saturday, 7 December 2019
Showcasing ~ Reusable Fabric Gift Bag ~ Tutorial
Christmas is fast approaching, and with it comes the dilemma of how to wrap presents in an environmentally friendly way. Today's showcased tutorial provides a solution, and a very pretty one at that - a gift bag that can be used over and over again.
Sunday, 1 December 2019
Showcasing ~ String Style Art Christmas Ornaments ~ Tutorial
Handmade Christmas ornaments personalise a tree and make it yours. Why not try thread couching to create unique decorations? Let the kids embellish the ornament to add the finishing touches.
Friday, 29 November 2019
12 Felt DIY Christmas Ornaments ~ Tutorials ~ Easy to Make
Do you need a few more decorations to brighten up your Christmas tree? You simply won't believe how easy it is to make stylish ornaments from felt.
Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Library Bags - I've Finally Done Some Sewing
Finally, I've done some sewing, and it's come in the form of library bags (book bags) for charity.
Sunday, 24 November 2019
Showcasing ~ How to Make Jumbo Hair Scrunchies ~ Tutorial
Little girls love scrunchies - big girls, too. Whip up a few in Christmas themed fabric - they make great stocking stuffers.
Saturday, 23 November 2019
Showcasing ~ easy to make Tissue Pouch ~ Tutorial
Looking for a small gift, that's quick to make, with little to no cost? Today's showcased tutorial fits the bill. What's more, you can probably raid the scrap fabric stash to find just the right fabric.
Thursday, 17 October 2019
30+ DIY Halloween Costumes ~ Tutorials, Templates, Patterns
In many parts of the world, Halloween is a time honoured celebration. Not so in Australia where I live. It's only in recent years that Halloween has started to be celebrated. It hasn't been adopted by everyone, but it is becoming more popular, especially with young families.
Saturday, 5 October 2019
Showcasing ~ Men's Denim Jeans Messenger Bag ~ Tutorial
Denim is a sturdy fabric, and as such, it is the perfect fabric for a man's bag. Grab a pair of old jeans and upcycle them into a unique messenger bag. Worn fabric will just add to the look!
Tuesday, 1 October 2019
8ply Striped Knitted Beanie & Old Photos
I had the photos put into this blog post not long before Mum went into hospital - just the text to add which I'll do quickly now. Mum's still in hospital, so time is very limited.
Thursday, 19 September 2019
Spring Garden ~ and an Update
After a stressful week away, it's good to be back home and walk around the garden.
Tuesday, 10 September 2019
My Favourite Reusable Fabric Grocery Bags ~ in Action
Two years ago I made a few fabric grocery bags in a new design. In shape, they resemble the old plastic bags that used to be given out at the checkout. But unlike those single use plastic bags, these ones are strong and sturdy.
Sunday, 8 September 2019
Showcasing ~ Embroidered Hooded Baby Towel ~ Tutorial
Practical gifts are the way to go when welcoming a newborn into the world - something that looks great, but that you know will be used over and over and over.
Saturday, 7 September 2019
Showcasing ~ Lined Tote Bag with Tablet Pocket ~ Tutorial
Leather handles attached with rivets really take bag making up a notch or two. Read on to find out how it's done.
Tuesday, 3 September 2019
Quilters Meet & Greet
I do not consider myself a quilter - even though I've made a few quilts. I've been sewing for many years, but it's only in recent years that I've added quilting to my repertoire. So I was pleasantly surprised when Benita invited me to the 2019 Online Quilters Meet and Greet, with a Great Grand Prize - link to enter at end of post. It's a great opportunity to meet real quilters, and also a good time for me to look at the progress I've made on my quilting journey.
Tuesday, 20 August 2019
Letting Go of Stuff ~ in My Sewing Room
The more I declutter and get rid of unused things in my sewing room, the easier it gets to let go of even more items that I'll never in a million years get around to using.
Sunday, 18 August 2019
Showcasing ~ Counting Quiet Book
I love sharing quiet books with children. They're as much fun for me as the child I'm reading to / playing with.
Saturday, 17 August 2019
Showcasing ~ Shadow Appliqué Pillow Cover ~ Tutorial
I've done plenty of appliqué work, but until today, had never heard of shadow appliqué. I love the effect, and what's more, it's a perfect project for using up lots of small scraps of fabric.
Tuesday, 13 August 2019
No Zip Pencil Case ~ Easy to Make Drawstring Bag
Time was on my side this week. Consequently I managed to whip up some drawstring bag pencil cases - no zipper required.
Sunday, 11 August 2019
Sock Softies ~ 10 Free Tutorials
Softies can be elaborate creations, or they can be simple enough to be made by a child. Today's roundup showcases softies that are all made from socks.
Sock Snake ~ Tutorial by Julie, from Sum of their Stories
Saturday, 10 August 2019
Showcasing ~ Simple Embroidery Scissors Case ~ Tutorial
Embroidery scissors have quite sharp points, and as such, really should have their own dedicated case for when out and about. Today's showcased tutorial will help, if like me, you need to make a small case for your scissors.
Friday, 9 August 2019
Drawstring Toiletry Bags
Sewing has been sporadic as of late here at Threading My Way. My motivation is back, but time is not always on my side, both for sewing and blogging. So, a quick post today to show you some drawstring bags I recently made.
Sunday, 4 August 2019
Showcasing ~ Drawstring Backpack for a Softie ~ Tutorial
We adults inevitably end up carrying the softies that our kids insist they must bring along when out and about. Not any more! Today's showcased tutorial solves that problem - the kids can carry their own softies in their very own drawstring adventure bag.
Saturday, 3 August 2019
Showcasing ~ Sashiko Coin Purse ~ Tutorial
In my handbag I carry a both a wallet and a coin purse. The small wallet is for notes and credit cards, whilst the coin purse separately houses coins, USB drive and a Swiss knife set with all sorts of gadgets such as scissors and a nail file. Having both a wallet and coin purse means I can easily carry one or the other, or both.
Sunday, 28 July 2019
Showcasing ~ How to Make a Tutu Skirt ~ Tutorial
How old is too old to wear a pretty tutu? Read on to find out how to make one for your favourite little girl - or for yourself.
Saturday, 27 July 2019
Showcasing ~ Reusable Splash Balls ~ Tutorial
If you are in the Northern Hemisphere in the middle of a long hot Summer, keeping cool with be uppermost on your mind. For kids, that means water play, sometimes in the form of splash balls, water bombs and super splashers. Ditch the plastic balloons - check out today's showcased tutorial, and make some reusable splash balls.
Saturday, 20 July 2019
Showcasing ~ Emma Bag Made with Selvedges
After my last post showing you my selvedge fabric basket, I thought I'd show you a larger project made with selvedge fabric - a cross body handbag.
Wednesday, 17 July 2019
Selvedge Fabric Basket
I am absolutely thrilled with my latest creation - a little fabric basket made with selvedges. With a finished size of 5" x 3" x 5" it's a handy size to hold bits and pieces in my sewing room - to help keep it tidy.
Sunday, 14 July 2019
Showcasing ~ Shibori Table Runner and Table Mats ~ Tutorial
For a long time, I've been fascinated with shibori dyeing, but I have yet to give it a go. Today's showcased tutorial starts with shibori dyeing and ends with a beautiful set of table mats and a table runner.
Saturday, 13 July 2019
Showcasing ~ Reversible Quilted Fabric Plate ~ Tutorial
Today's showcased project is something I've never seen before - a quilted fabric plate. It's unique, practical and I love it.
Thursday, 11 July 2019
Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt ~ Progress
Progress has been slow on my Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt. Truth be told, progress has been non-existent, until last week that is. Last July I worked out how I was going to hand sew the hexagons together, but progress stalled.
Tuesday, 9 July 2019
Grocery / Shopping / Market Bags ~ 15 Free Tutorials
There is no doubt about it - the amount of plastic we are creating, using and disposing of is harming the world we live in. One way we can all help is by bringing our own reusable bags when we go shopping. Refuse both the single use plastics and the so called thicker reusable plastic bags on offer. Today I'm showcasing fifteen FREE fabric bag & tote patterns and tutorials, all with step by step instructions and lots of photos to help you make your own bags.
Sunday, 7 July 2019
Showcasing ~ Appliquéd Jeans Tote ~ Inspiration
Blue and yellow is one of my favourite colour combos - it works every single time. Add some denim to the mix, and the effect is even more striking.
Saturday, 6 July 2019
Showcasing ~ How to Make a Scrunchie ~ Tutorial
Scrunchies are back!!! The must have fashion statement from the 80s is making a return, and I, for one, am not unhappy about it.
Thursday, 4 July 2019
Reusable Tote Bag ~ Easy to Make ~ Repurposing Tutorial
You have the reusable grocery bags sorted, and you are remembering to bring them for the weekly food shopping. But what about incidental shopping? Do you have a bag at the ready for when you find yourself making unexpected shopping purchases? Today's tutorial will show you how to make an unlined, lightweight bag that will easily fit inside your handbag, so you'll always have one on hand.
Tuesday, 2 July 2019
Upcycled Drawstring Travel Storage Bags
A couple of weeks ago I showed you my new travel storage bags. I am on a roll. I've made a few more - not as pretty as the last lot, but just as functional.
Sunday, 30 June 2019
Showcasing ~ Felt Embroidered Scissors Cover ~ Tutorial
I don't know about you, but I have many pairs of scissors, strictly for sewing. The cut anything else scissors live on the other side of the room to my sewing scissors. However, I don't have any covers specifically for scissors, to keep the sharp points from damaging other items when I'm out and about. I must rectify this!
Saturday, 29 June 2019
Showcasing ~ Sleep Mask ~ Tutorial & Pattern
Thursday, 27 June 2019
Infinity Scarves ~ Beginner Sewing Project
Here are the infinity scarves I talked about last week. Such an easy project - perfect for a beginner. Mine are sewn with stretch fabric. Woven fabric would be even easier to make.
Tuesday, 25 June 2019
Darning Holes in Jeans
Here are the jeans I referred to last week when talking about the return of my sewing mojo - three pairs of men's jeans, all with holes in the crotch area. I honestly feel we should all start to learn how to repair clothes like our grandparents or great grandparents. They put much less strain on our planet, using far less resources per person than we do now-a-days.
Sunday, 23 June 2019
Showcasing ~ Patchwork Kamino ~ Business Shirts Refashion
Men's pre-loved button down business shirts are a valuable source of fabric, especially in larger sizes. Today's showcased project is made from three men's shirts recycled into a new garment.
Saturday, 22 June 2019
Showcasing ~ Denim Jeans Hanging Mason Jar Vase ~ Tutorial
I can't get enough of denim jeans repurposing. Denim jeans are my uniform of choice - have been since I was 15 years of age. Today's showcased tutorial doesn't require any sewing...
Friday, 21 June 2019
My Sewing Motivation is Back ~ What Helped Me
My sewing mojo is back!!! And it feels good. Read on to see how I did it...
Sunday, 16 June 2019
Showcasing ~ Tea Towel Tote ~ Tutorial
No matter how many fabric shopping bags I have, there are times when I could do with more - I forget to put them back in the car, they need washing, or I use them for something else. Today's showcased post features a tutorial showing how to turn a tea towel into a tote bag that's perfect for grocery shopping.
Saturday, 15 June 2019
Showcasing ~ Convertible Tote Bag ~ Pattern & Tutorial
I like bags that can be worn in different ways - my norm being cross body bags that can comfortably have the strap shortened to double as shoulder bags. Today's showcasing post features a bag that can be used as a backpack, a cross body bag and a shopping tote.
Thursday, 13 June 2019
Winter Down Under ~ A Tour of Our Garden
Its officially Winter in Australia. We've had a few cold (for us) days, but the last week has seen balmy temperatures in the low 20ºCs (68ºF) in the middle of the day - getting down to 3ºC (37ºF) at night. It will get colder than that, but nothing like the temperatures many of you experience in the Northern Hemisphere.
|Australian native daisy|
Wednesday, 12 June 2019
Travel Storage Bags ~ Double Drawstring Bags ~ Tutorial
Drawstring bags are SO easy to whip up, making them a great sewing project for a beginner. Whenever I have the need to pack a bag, whether it be for an overnight stay, a holiday, or travel, I keep my backpack or suitcase organised with drawstring bags in an assortment of sizes. I usually make them with a double drawstring so the top stays closed. Today's tutorial will show you how...
Sunday, 9 June 2019
Showcasing ~ Children's TeePee ~ Tutorial
Children don't need a lot of expensive toys. What they do need are simple toys and props to develop their imagination and creativity. A teepee is one such item, providing endless hours of creative play.
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