Tuesday, 14 May 2019

25+ Fabric Baskets ~ Free Tutorials ~ Storage Solutions

Fabric baskets are a great storage solution. Easy to sew, they can be made in the size and colours to match any decor or room in your house.

25+ fabric baskets. Free tutorials and patterns. Storage solutions ~ Threading My Way.

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Showcasing ~ Zero Waste Refashion ~ Skirt + Tunic from Dress

Utilising every single part of the original item is not as easy as it sounds when it comes to refashioning women's clothes. I find there are usually bits and pieces left over. Today's showcased project shows how it's possible to have zero waste in a refashion. 

Refashion from dress to skirt + tunic - Second Chances by Susan

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Showcasing ~ Baby Bib Pattern ~ 3 Sizes

There's something special about sewing for a baby - welcoming a new little one into the world. What better than an easy to sew bib - a much needed item that you know will be used over and over.

Learn how to sew baby bibs. Free pattern in 3 sizes by Apple Green Cottage.

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Soccer Boots Bag ~ Drawstring Bag ~ Tutorial

A plastic bag just doesn't cut it when it comes to carting around soccer boots and all the gear that's needed when playing for a team sport - not in my world, anyway. What's called for is a sturdy drawstring bag, that keeps everything contained, is light to carry around and is easy to stuff into a larger bag. 

Make a bag to carry soccer boots and shin pads. Drawstring bag tutorial by Threading My Way.

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Daily Free Featured Tutorial

Some time ago, I introduced a new segment to Threading My Way. I've referred to it, but am not sure if I devoted a post to it. Each day I post a new Featured Free Tutorial - a project I think you'll find useful.


Daily Featured Free Tutorial



Sunday, 28 April 2019

Showcasing ~ T-shirts Upcycled to Bath Mat ~ Tutorial

Need a new bath mat? Today's showcased tutorial will show you how to make a raggedy high-pile bath mat from old t-shirts.

Learn how to repurpose t-shirts into a bath mat. Tutorial by I Am Sew Crazy

Learn how to repurpose t-shirts into a bath mat. Tutorial by I Am Sew Crazy

Saturday, 27 April 2019

Showcasing ~ iPad Backpack ~ Pattern & Tutorial

Where would we be without our electronic gadgets? When I was a kid, they didn't exist. Now, I'd be lost without them. Whatever the device, they all need some sort of cover, both for protection and ease of carrying around.

Learn how to make an iPad Backpack. Free tutorial and patter by So Sew Easy

Sunday, 21 April 2019

15+ Scrappy Quilt Tutorials

If you save small offcuts and scraps of fabric, you'll be all too well aware that they seem to multiply at an alarming rate. Once you've sorted out how to store them, what do you do with them? Quilts are a good solution, as they typically use smallish pieces of fabric.

Free quilt tutorials - bust your scrap fabric stash - Threading My Way

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Autumn Down Under ~ A Tour of Our Garden

Long time readers of Threading My Way will know that, although this is predominantly a blog about sewing, gardening is actually my happy place.

Liriope surrounded by ferns and bromeliads

Sunday, 7 April 2019

Showcasing ~ Drawstring Bag for a Bride ~ Tutorial

I tend to carry around a decent sized handbag. Having recently attended a family wedding, I had to downsize significantly for the night to a little clutch purse. The bride, on the other hand, usually doesn't carry a purse. Today's showcased tutorial solves the problem, resulting in a small, discreet and easy to carry little bag. 

Learn how to make a drawstring bag the perfect size for a bride or bridesmaid. Tutorial by Sum of their Stories.

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Monday, 1 April 2019

Behind the Scenes _ And a Little Hand Sewing

There has been very little sewing happening at Threading My Way during the last six months. Time has been limited, and what spare time I have has generally been spent out in my garden - my happy place. 


Sunday, 31 March 2019

Showcasing ~ Pencil Holder Tray ~ Free Pattern & Tutorial

Whether it be my computer desk or my sewing table, I find I can keep my work space tidier if I have a small tray close at hand. Today's showcased project comes in three sizes - a sturdy fabric basket perfect for organising pencils or sewing bits and pieces.

Learn how to make a sturdy fabric tray. Tutorial by Apple Green Cottage

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Showcasing ~ Sewing Machine Cover ~ Tutorial

I hate to admit it, but I don't have a cover for my sewing machine - not unless you count a tea towel draped over the top. Hmmm - it's about time I got my act together and whipped one up. Read on for today's showcased project, if like me, you are in need of a sewing machine cover.

Learn how to make a sewing machine cover. Tutorial by Plum and Petal Sews.

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Showcasing ~ Ironic Tote Bag ~ Tutorial

What do you do with clothing labels? Well, after seeing today's showcased tutorial, you might just have to begin collecting them. I know I will be!! A bag that looks great, is lots of fun and made from upcycled materials.

Learn how to make a tote bag by repurposing clothing labels. Tutorial by I Am Sew Crazy.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Creative Ways to Organise & Store Fabric Scraps

If you do a lot of sewing, you'll soon find yourself with small offcuts - little scraps of fabric that multiply at an alarming rate. There was a time when I used to throw the small pieces away. Not anymore!!! Anything larger than 2" x 2" is kept and stored for future use.

Creative Ways to organise and store fabric scraps ~ Threading My Way

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Creative Sewing & Craft Rooms / Spaces

I'm always on the lookout for cost effective ideas I can implement in my sewing room - ways to save space and store all the paraphernalia associated with my hobby. So today I thought I'd share some great ideas I've come across, many of them from the Sewing Spaces link party, here at Threading My Way


Saturday, 9 March 2019

Showcasing ~ Scissors Pouch ~ Pattern & Tutorial

As sewists, most of us own several pairs of scissors in varying sizes. Rather than have a separate holder for each, make one holder that houses five pairs of scissors - three at the front and two at the back.

Learn how to make a fabric pouch that fits five pairs of scissors. Tutorial and pattern by So Sew Easy.

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Showcasing ~ Embroidered Hexies Needle Book ~ Tutorial

When you sew for a hobby a needle book is a must for easy, safe storage. Or maybe you call it a needle case like I do. If you're like me and have lots of hexies already made, half the work is already done for today's showcased project.

Learn how to sew a needle book embellished with embroidered hexies. Tutorial by Sum of their Stories

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

40+ Projects to Make With ~ Selvedges ~ Selvages

Whether you call them selvedges or selvages, they are the self finished edges that prevent fabric from fraying. Often thicker than the rest of the fabric and prone to puckering, selvedges are often discarded.


Sewing projects to make with selvedge / selvage fabric ~ Threading My Way


Saturday, 23 February 2019

Showcasing ~ Mesh Backpack Swimming Bag ~ Tutorial

Today's showcased tutorial is a swimming bag that not only dries quickly, but is partially made with mesh - no nooks and crannies for sand to hide in. It's easy to carry as a backpack, and also has a handy pocket.

Learn how to sew a mesh swimming bag - a backpack with a pocket that dries easily. Tutorial by So With Sparkles.

Friday, 22 February 2019

How to make a ~ Fabric Basket with Handles ~ Tutorial

fabric basket is a great place to store all those little bits and pieces that children collect. Measuring 6.5" x 6" x 6" (16.5cm x 15cm x 15cm), this handy sized basket is sturdy enough to stand up by itself. Today's tutorial will show you how to easily make one.

Learn how to make a fabric basket with handles. Tutorial by Threading My Way

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Reusable Produce Bags ~ Make Your Own ~ Free Tutorials

Last week I showed you the four different reusable produce bags that I use, and told you how they rate. Today I'm sharing several tutorials so you can make your own drawstring bags to carry fruit and vegetables when grocery shopping.

Ditch the plastic & make your own reusable produce bags for fruit & vegetables. Threading My Way

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Showcasing ~ Three Ways to Make Tassels ~ Tutorial

Tassels can be used as ornaments, embellishments, and decorations. Think curtain holdbacks or hanging from a handbag. They look rather fancy, but in reality, are relatively easy to make.

Learn three ways to make easy tassels. Tutorial by So Sew Easy

Friday, 15 February 2019

Reusable Produce Bags ~ My Thoughts on Different Types

Reusable shopping bags are becoming more and more prevalent, depending on where you live, but over here in Australia reusable produce bags are less common. Over the last twelve months I've used four different types of reusable produce bags...

Four reusable produce bags tried and tested ~ Threading My Way

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Sewn by YOU ~ Tiered Gathered Skirt

Gathered skirts are the staple of any little girl's wardrobe. Easy to make and comfortable to wear, they're a win win. What's more, you don't need much yardage of fabric, especially when made with co-ordinating colours.

Tiered gathered skirt ~ Stone Cottage Adventures

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Showcasing ~ Heart Pillow with Pocket ~ Tutorial Two Ways

Valentines Day is just around the corner, but it's not too late to whip up today's showcased project - a little pillow with a pocket for sweet notes.

Learn how to sew an adorable little Valentines Day Heart Pocket Pillow. - hand sewn or machine sewn. Tutorial by Cucicucicoo Ecological Living

Sunday, 3 February 2019

Showcasing ~ Zippered Pouch for Sewing Notions ~ Tutorial

Zippered pouches have SO many uses! How about keeping your sewing notions neat, tidy and always at hand with this cute little zippie - today's showcased tutorial. They'd be great for taking to a sewing retreat, too, where you sometimes have limited space, but still need all your bits and pieces within easy reach.

Learn how to make a small zippered pouch for sewing notions - flat and with a centred zip. Tutorial by Apple Green Cottage

Friday, 1 February 2019

Summer Down Under ~ A Tour of Our Garden

There hasn't been much sewing happening here at Threading My Way, not unless you count a few hand sewn alterations. Any spare time I've had has been spent out in our garden - my happy place.


Sunday, 27 January 2019

Showcasing ~ Refashion a Sweater into a Cardigan ~ Tutorial

It's too hot at the moment in Australia to be thinking about sweaters or cardigans, but if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, today's showcased tutorial is for you...

Learn how to turn a sweater into a cardigan. Tutorial by So Sew Easy

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Showcasing ~ 0s and Xs Travel Game in a Bag ~ Tutorial

Whether you call it Noughts and Crosses, or Tic Tac Toe, this is a timeless game. In its simplest form, all you need is pencil and paper to play. Today's version can be played anywhere - small and light to carry, not to mention, quick and easy to make.

Learn how to make a noughts & crosses travel game - tic tac toe - in a drawstring bag. Tutorial by Sum of their Stories

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Goodbye 2018 ~ Hello 2019

The third day of the new year is just about to finish here in Australia. I thought I'd start of 2019's blogging by showing you some of my most popular posts from last year.