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.
Wednesday, 20 March 2019
Sunday, 17 March 2019
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
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.
Sunday, 3 March 2019
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.
Tuesday, 26 February 2019
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.
Saturday, 23 February 2019
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.
Friday, 22 February 2019
A 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.
Tuesday, 19 February 2019
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.
Saturday, 16 February 2019
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.
Friday, 15 February 2019
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...
Sunday, 10 February 2019
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.
Saturday, 9 February 2019
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.
Sunday, 3 February 2019
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.
Friday, 1 February 2019
Sunday, 27 January 2019
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...
Sunday, 20 January 2019
Saturday, 12 January 2019
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.