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.