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.
Tuesday, 14 May 2019
Sunday, 12 May 2019
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.
Saturday, 11 May 2019
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.
Tuesday, 7 May 2019
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.
Thursday, 2 May 2019
Tuesday, 30 April 2019
Sunday, 28 April 2019
Saturday, 27 April 2019
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.
Sunday, 21 April 2019
Wednesday, 10 April 2019
Sunday, 7 April 2019
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.
Thursday, 4 April 2019
Monday, 1 April 2019
Sunday, 31 March 2019
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.
Saturday, 30 March 2019
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.
Saturday, 23 March 2019
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.
Wednesday, 20 March 2019
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.
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.