Card wallets with the Cricut!

This project was a lot of fun! It’s far from perfect, but it was a great learning tool for me and my beginner sewing journey.

The important part is… I tried and you know what? It’s kinda cute! Wrigley thinks so, anyway.

I designed all of my fabric cutting pieces right in Cricut Design Space. The Cricut Maker didn’t hesitate to cut my fabric and HeatnBond interfacing. I love how precisely it cuts each piece which makes sewing a whole lot easier!

So… what are you making today? Go ahead and challenge yourself – you will likely be delighted at just how awesome your project will turn out !

I can’t seem to get enough Zipper Pouches!

I am back and I’ve got another zipper pouch. I cut this entire pattern (including the fusible fleece and interfacing) with the Cricit Maker.

It just makes me think of sunshine, and warm sunny days. Something I have been drastically missing in this long Midwest winter. This cute fabric is by Fabric Editions available at Walmart for …. $0.97! Yep, less than a buck! How about them pineapples?!!

Baby Bib with your Cricut!

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What is it about everything baby that is just…instantly cute!  I had a big response to the baby bib gift set I posted earlier, so I decided to create a tutorial.

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This project is PERFECT for a beginner sewist.  The bib can easily be made with 2 fat quarters (for a reversible look), or just one if you don’t mind both sides matching.  I prefer to use a flannel or terry cloth fabric for the back just to give it that soft feel and add some extra absorbency.  I used a Cricut Quilting Kit for the fabric.  I just love how all of their Riley Blake patterned fabrics go so well together.

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If you haven’t upgraded to the Cricut Maker yet yet, don’t worry.  You can make this with the Cricut Explore (or even a Silhouette).  Simply follow along and cut the pattern pieces in cardstock, then use the cardstock as a pattern piece to cut your fabric by hand.  Easy Peasy!  Of course, I love using the Cricut Maker to cut all of my fabric pieces.

I’ve provided you with the free SVG file to use for your pattern.  You can download it here.  Be sure and turn off the word layers when you cut the file.

The bib is already sized for you, simply upload it into Cricut Design Space (or Silhouette Studio) and you’re ready to go.

Here’s a picture of another gift set I made using this pattern.

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All of the products used in the tutorial are linked below:

Save 10% and get free shipping on Cricut Accessories with code LORRIE.  Access Discounts also apply.

Cricut Fabric:  http://shrsl.com/vu2t

Cricut 12 x 24 Acrylic Ruler:  http://shrsl.com/whdp

Cricut Rotary Cutter:  http://shrsl.com/wi9o

Cricut Self Healing Mat:  http://shrsl.com/wka6

Cricut Rotary Cutter/Mat/Ruler Kit:   http://shrsl.com/vx88

Cricut Fabric Mat:  http://shrsl.com/w7c8

Cricut Maker:  http://shrsl.com/jljo

Cricut Explore Air:  http://shrsl.com/ka3p

Wonder Clips:  http://amzn.to/2BS8eB9

Singer Sewing Machine:  http://amzn.to/2IxpErn

Snap fastener kit:  https://amzn.to/2IOMomX

Flannel:  https://amzn.to/2JcUeWJ

Disclaimer:  Links above are affiliate links.  By clicking on these links I may make a small commision at no cost to you.  Some products may have been provided to me by vendors, however, all opinions and reviews are strictly my own.

Burp Cloth with the Cricut Easy Press, Maker & Thermoweb HeatnBond

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Burp!  That’s not something you usually see a blog post start with!  Of course, we are talking baby burp cloths.  This burp cloth started with a towel from the Target Dollar Spot!  I couldn’t resist the cheery orange and pink stripes.  Of course, I had to add a cute ruffler (you can watch my tutorial here to find out how).

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Now,  you know I couldn’t stop with just a ruffle!  I had to get the Cricut Maker & Cricut Easy Press involved!  I mean, hello?!!  This fun, little, ruffled towel was screaming for some pretty letters that said BURP!  It was so easy with the help of HeatnBond Lite Adhesive.

So… you want to know how I made this little ditty?  Here’s a tutorial for yo

 

DIY Placemat (for Zipper Pouches)

Hello!  I’m so happy you are here!

I have a really easy project for you.  Due to the overwhelming response I’ve had to the

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Placemat pouch tutorials, I thought you might enjoy a DIY placemat, so that you can use your own beautiful fabrics.

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This is a really easy, basic placemat.  I will show you how to add your own “cheater binding” so that you can add the pop of color around the zipper (red polka dot in the photo above).

I do recommend one change from the video.  This placemat is not quilted due to the way it is made.  Therefore, I would highly recommend adding Heat N Bond Craft Interfacing to the lining.  In the tutorial I show you how to add the fusible fleece to the outer fabric.  I recommend using both the fusible fleece on the outer and the interfacing on the lining.  This will provide a stiffer, crisper pouch.

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I also linked a video to bind the placemat around all four sides in case you really want to use this as a binded placemat.  You can absolutely leave it with no binding as well.  A lot of different options for a lot of different looks.

Are you ready for the tutorial?

Products used in Video:

Heat n Bond Fusible Fleece: http://shrsl.com/w3d5

OPTIONAL:
HeatnBond Extra Firm Fusible Interfacing: http://shrsl.com/ukgy
Heatnbond Extra Firm Fusible Interfacing (Amazon Link):
https://amzn.to/2pYt66F
Pilot Frixion Fushion Pens: https://amzn.to/2DP2usR
Wonderclips: https://amzn.to/2pDfDQI
3” Quilting Ruler: https://amzn.to/2I1RICc
Singer Quantum Sewing Machine: http://amzn.to/2IxpErn

Disclaimer:  Links above are affiliate links.  By clicking on these links I may make some change at no cost to you.  Some products may have been provided to me by vendors, however, all opinions and reviews are strictly my own.

How to bind a quilt: https://youtu.be/cGOIAnc0_M4

Social Media Info

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lanunemaker

My blog: http://www.lorriesstory.com/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lanunemaker/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lorrie_nunemaker/
Measurements:
(2) pieces of fabric 15 x 20″ (My fabrics are from Joanns)
(1) piece of fusible fleece 14 x 19″ – Linked above
(1) piece of interfacing 14 x 19 (OPTIONAL) – Linked above

 

Baby Gifts Galore!

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Have I mentioned how much I LOVE my Cricut Maker?  I do!  It has opened up a whole new world of crafting for me.  I made this cute little gift set in one afternoon.

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The Cricut Maker cut all of the fabric pieces for me. I love that each piece is precisely cut so that all I have to do is stitch it together.  I created the bib design in Adobe Illustrator and simply uploaded the pattern to Cricut Design Space.

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Even this sweet little bow was created using pattern pieces cut by the Cricut Maker.

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I think the real winner of this entire gift set is the adorable fabrics!  I bought the Little Dolly Baby Size Quilt Set from Cricut and used the fabrics to create this adorable baby gift set.  The Burp cloth is made from fabric and a cloth diaper.  It’s so soft and absorbant for baby and for mom.

I can’t wait to use more of the fabrics on future gift sets.

Social Media Info

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/lanunemaker

My blog:    http://www.lorriesstory.com/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lanunemaker/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/lorrie_nunemaker/

Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/LONU2008

DIY Fabric Labels

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I am pretty sure that more often than not, when I upload a sewing project, I get asked more questions about my personalized labels than I do about the project.  I have a lot of fabric labels.  A friend gifted me some really fun satin labels for my birthday, last year.  I love them so much.  However, there are time when I need a different color, shape or size.

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Time like those, are when I turn to my Cricut Easy Press, Online Labels Heat Transfer Paper and Thermoweb Heat N Bond Fusible Interfacing.  It is so easy to whip up a ton of labels in a variety of sizes and colors in no time flat.

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I keep a page or two ready to go and saved the file on my computer, so when I need more, I just print another page.

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I have this bowl full of different shapes and sizes and it makes me happy.  I really believe they take your handmade gifts and make them even more special.

Are you ready to make your very own personalized labels?  Here’s the video tutorial:

Products used:

OnlineLabels iron-on transfer paper for light fabric:  https://www.onlinelabels.com/Products/OL362HL.htm

HeatnBond Fusible Interfacing – LITE:  http://shrsl.com/vjug

Cricut  Easy Press:  http://shrsl.com/jljn

Cricut Easy Press Bundles:  Cricut Easy Press + Iron On Bundle Starter Kit:  http://shrsl.com/lllk

Cricut Easy Press + Iron On Variety Kit:  http://shrsl.com/lllr

Cricut Easy Press + Bulk Iron On Kit:  http://shrsl.com/lllt

Cricut Easy Press Mat:   http://shrsl.com/uajt

Use code LORRIE and save 10% and get Free shipping on the

Cricut Rotary Cutter:  http://shrsl.com/vjul

Cricut Cutting Mat:  Available at Michaels

Disclaimer:  Links above are affiliate links.  By clicking on these links I may make some change at no cost to you.  Some products may have been provided to me by vendors, however, all opinions and reviews are strictly my own.

Baby Burp Cloths

Hey there everyone!  It’s me…again… twice in one day!

I have the day off and I didn’t get to post last week, so I am bringing you a bonus project today.

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I needed a super easy, super quick baby gift this past weekend.  I made a set of 3 burb cloths in about 20 minutes.  I can’t even get to the store to buy something that quickly.

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I think they turned out so cute and what new mom doesn’t need some practical gifts to go along with all of those darling baby outfits.

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A little ribbon and you’ve got yourself a really cute baby gift.  You probably already have scraps of fabric or fat quarters just waiting to be made into cute baby gifts!

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Here’s another set.  I made these with fat quarters from Walmart.  Don’t they look cute together?!!

A little tip:  When sewing with terry cloth, use a longer stitch length (I used a 3.0 to sew it together and a 3.5 to topstitch).

I made you a quick tutorial, but these are so easy, you probably don’t even need it.  ).

Placemat Pouch Version 3

Hello and welcome!  Today I have ANOTHER placemat project for you.  These placemat projects have had an enormous following and I could not be happier about it.  They are so quick and easy to put together and the hard part (the quilting) is already done for you!

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Today, we are making this upright version.  This could be perfect for a make up bag, a lunch bag, an “essentials” travel bag or even just a cute tote or pouch for storage.

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The boxy shape and raised zipper make it extra roomy and easy to get in.

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I lined this one with Thermoweb Iron On Vinyl which gives the inside a wipeable, waterproof lining.  The handle uses Thermoweb Extra Firm Fusible Interfacing to give it extra sturdiness and durability. IMPORTANT NOTE: handle interfacing should be cut to 2″ x 14″, not 4″ x 14″ as stated in video. All of the correct measurements are in the video description.

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I think these are a fun edition to the Placemat Zipper Pouch (Version 1), the placemat wallet, the placemat basket and the placemat square pouch (Pictured below).

Ready for the tutorial (you knew I had one ready for you!):

Create a Pattern & Card Wallet with the Cricut Maker & HeatnBond

I am having so much fun with my Cricut Maker!  Everyday, it seems, I dream of things to make and patterns to create.

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Last night, I got home from work and immediately started working on designing a pattern for these cuties that the Cricut Maker could cut out for me.  It was super easy, and the fact that the Cricut Maker not only cut out my fabric and interfacing, but also drew my seam allowances, made making these super easy – even for a beginner sewist, like me!

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These are the perfect size for business cards or credit cards.  I love using small wallets like this for a quick run to the grocery or after school sport events.

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I added a keyring so that you could easily clip your car keys or even a lobster clasp could be added to clip it to a backpack or purse.

I used Heat N Bond Fusible Extra Firm interfacing to create the perfect firmness to these little gems.

The fun fabrics are from a Pioneer Woman Placemat (top left $3.47 from Walmart), Fabric Editions (top right and lower left – $0.97 from Walmart) and some fabric from my scraps bin from Riley Blake (lower right).

Wanna make one?  Guess what?  I’ve got a tutorial for you!