Canvas & Faux Leather Tote Bag

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Many of you have messaged me and asked for projects that utilize faux leather.  Today, I give you the leather/canvas drop cloth tote bag.

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Yes, we are using more of that canvas drop cloth that we used in Pillow Covers, the Shabby Fabric  Basket , and the Canvas Zipper Pouch.  We are getting a lot of mileage out of a simple paint drop cloth.

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I made both versions of this bag with Cricut Designer Fabric.  They have an amazing bundle right now that will really add to your fabric stash.  Both of the totes above were made from the fabric bundle.  They are currently phasing out fabric, so once this bundle is gone, it’s gone for good.  It’s a $129.90 value, on sale for only $39.99.  Psst… if you’re a Cricut Access Member you’ll save 10% off that price and use my code MAKERS10 and you will save ANOTHER 10%.  That is a whole lot of fabric at a very affordable price.

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This black and metallic rose gold is really striking in person.  Even if you don’t use a Cricut, this fabric is a great deal.  I didn’t use the Cricut for this project, but I still used the fabric.

Are you ready to make your own canvas and leather tote bag?  I’ve got you covered with a video that includes step by step instructions!

Canvas Lined Zipper Pouch

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Hey there!  I wanted to pop on here really quickly and share with you a fast and easy project using more of the paint drop cloth that I used in the previous RAE DUNN INSPIRED PILLOW COVER Tutorial and also in the SHABBY FABRIC BASKET Tutorial. (Click to visit those block posts).

This $4 drop cloth is providing me with fabric for tons of projects!  This zip pouch is perfect for personalization (think EasyPress Iron On).

If you’re a Cricut user I even have a Design Space pattern for you.  You can get that HERE.

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If you’re not a Cricut user, don’t worry, I cut this project by hand in the video and you can, too!

Watch the video and check out the fun lining and pop of color on the inside!

Dollar Tree & Cricut – Easter Basket Fillers

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Well Hey there!  Easter is almost here and I have several Easter Basket Filler Ideas for you.  The best part is… they are all from the Dollar Tree!

Let’s start with these super fun kids craft aprons!  Perfect for those summer finger painting sessions and more!

Here’s a tutorial:

My next Dollar Tree filler idea are these fun bunny glasses with masks.

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No more wondering which pair belongs to which grandchild.  Thanks Cricut!

Along that line of thinking, how about a couple of personalized cups.  These are also from the Dollar Tree and the perfect size for Ace and Evie

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Watch the tutorial here:

If you’re still looking for Dollar Tree Easter Basket fillers, why not try this cute set.  baseball bat-1

Ace is going to love this!

and last, but certainly not least!….

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I mean, seriously, who doesn’t love a candy filled bunny easter egg? Right?!!

Grab the cut files and watch the tutorial here:

Shabby Fabric Basket

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I am so happy about this Shabby Fabric Basket.  This project came together so quickly and so easily and even better, so inexpensively!

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You may remember my original fabric basket from a placemat video.  This basket is a DIY inspired version of that one and it’s almost just as easy to make.  Fabric baskets are so popular.  You can use them for organization, a flower pot cover, as a decorative element or a whole plethora of other uses.

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I made this one for my friend, Teri, who is a leopard loving pink girl.  It is fun and lively, much like she is.

I also toyed with the idea of adding Rae Dunn inspired words to a bag.  What do you think?

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Change the fabric and you’ve got an Easter Basket, a Mother’s Day Basket, a gift basket, and more.

As always, I’ve got a step by step tutorial for you.  You can find it below.

Cricut Bunny Eggs / Cutting Felt with the Cricut

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Good morning and welcome to another Cricut project.  Today, we are using our Cricut to cut felt to create these adorable Easter Egg Bunnies.  Aren’t they the cutest?

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I mean c’mon, what’s cuter than 3 little bunny bums?

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They are made from Dollar Tree Plastic Eggs.  I filled them with candy.  You can open and close them without disturbing the bunny, which means you can use them as part of your Easter Decor or for baskets year after year.

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I created all of the patterns for the felt pieceings in Cricut Design Space.  You can find a link to the file in the video description.

Watch the tutorial to find out how these cute little guys came together.

How to make a Jumbo Tote Bag

Jumbo Tote Bag-1Hello and thanks for stopping by!  Today, I am excited to bring you this super handy “How to Make a Jumbo Tote Bag “tutorial.

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My daughter asked me to make something for the grandkids that they could take their “stuff” to day care in.  It needed to be large enough to hold their nap blanket and pillow, an extra set of cloths and all of the other essentials, but it also needed to be soft a flexible enough they could fold it up and store it in their cube at daycare.

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I came up with this pattern.  I used outdoor fabric for durability and fusible fleece to give them a bit of structure, but still soft and foldable.

I am in love with how they turned out.

By simply adjusting the size of the fabrics, you can make a tote for almost any occasion using this design.  It’s the perfect beginner sewing friendly project.

Ready to make one?  Here’s your step by step tutorial:

Continous Zipper Pouch

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Hello and thanks for stopping by!  Today, I am excited to share this fun continuous zipper pouch.  What does that mean?  Let’s take a closer look.

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Notice the continuous zipper with no end?  Isn’t that super fun?  I love it.  This little boxy pouch is perfect for so many things.

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You can make them most any size.  Hello, lovely Easter Pouch.

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Reach into the scrap fabric pile and create something a little more patchworky… is that a word?COntinuous Zipper Pouch-16

No matter how you mix it up, you will find tons of uses for these unique little gems.

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I’ve got all of the directions and sizes included in the video below.  If you have a Cricut Maker you can even grab the Design Space File HERE.  No Cricut?  No worries, I’ve got you covered. You can easily cut this by hand.

Here’s the step by step tutorial and all of the information you need to make one of your own today!

Project Bag – Free Pattern & Tutorial

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Well hello there! Thanks for stopping by!  Today, I’m going to show you how to make this really fun Project Bag.  You can customize this to almost any size.  It’s a really easy sew.

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I love that this bag cinches closed, but also opens up wide, and stands on its own so you can carry your project with you safely and work right out of the bag!

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The boxy bottom gives it balance and a roomy interior.  I love working with cork fabric like this amazing pink cork!  Swoon!

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These gorgeous Windham Fabric are to die for!

I’ve got a Cricut Design Space File for you or you can cut this by hand.  It’s all included in the video on my Youtube Channel.

Ready for the tutorial?  Here you go!

How to Make an Evelope Pillow Cover (From a DROP CLOTH!) – Rae Dunn Inspired

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If you have followed me for very long, you know that I love to use things (like placemats) in ways that you might not think about.  I have long been a user of canvas drop cloths!  I’ve made tote bags, pouches, wall hangings and so much more from them.  They are super inexpensive and 1 drop cloth is enough for dozens of projects! (Stay tuned for more in the near future!

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Don’t mind Brinkley’s “thrilled face”.  No animals were hurt or abused during the filiming of this video.  After 30 minutes of trying to get her to pose for a photo, unsuccessfully, I might add, she curled up in her bed and practically begged me to try again!  Dogs, gotta love them.

Today, I combined my love of beginner friendly sewing projects, the drop cloth and my love for all things Cricut Maker and Cricut EasyPress to create this super fun and trendy Rae Dunn Inspired Pillow Cover.

Here’s the step by step video tutorial for you!

 

 

 

 

 

Zipper Pouch with Cork Fabric

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Hello there and thanks for stopping by!  I was so happy when I stopped by my local quilt shop and found this beautiful cork fabric!  It’s filled with beautiful gold flecks and a dreamy warm natural color.  I knew I had to make a few zipper pouches with this lucky find!

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I mean, how can you not want to make something fabulous?!?  This is a really easy pattern to follow and you can adjust it to any size you like by simply adjusting the beginning sizes.

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I added these cool cork zipper tabs to the ends of the zipper for an extra special finishing touch.  Yes, I made the zipper pull as well.  I drew my logo and then digitized it.

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The inside is fully lined and has a pocket.

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So, are you ready for the step by step tutorial and pattern?

Here you go!