Fabric Buttons & Zipper Pulls w/Cricut & Button Maker

Hello!  I am back with another DIY tutorial for you!  This time, we are making buttons and zipper pulls!

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I used my Cricut and my Button Maker to make them.  I think they turned out so super cute!

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If you’ve followed my Youtube Channel for long, you will know that a couple of years ago I went a little nutzo making button flare (you can see the tutorial here).  What I didn’t know then, that I figured out now is that not only can you use paper, but you can use fabric!!!

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I cannot even tell you how happy this makes me!  Coordinating Zipper Pulls and Buttons for my handmade creations is absolutely the icing on the cake and really provides the perfect finishing touch!

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I mean… c’mon now.. is that not the cutest!  How about adding a fabric button to the center of a flower, on a headband, on a purse or bag, zipper pulls on the kids backpacks and jackets!!?!   Hello!  I am over the moon excited!

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so… .you want to know how to make these cutie patooties?  Here you go!

Embroidery Hoop with HeatnBond and the Cricut Maker

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Hello!  Today, I have a fun project over on the Thermoweb Blog.  I was challenged to create an “Embroidery Hoop Caddy”.  Caddy’s of this sort, have been around for quite awhile, so I wanted to try and make it a little different.  Enter… HeatnBond Ultra and my Cricut Maker.

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This was so much fun to make and it is 100% a no-sew project!  The Cricut cut all of the pieces of fabric which I had lined with Thermoweb’s HeatnBond Ultra Adhesive.  Once the pieces were cut, all I had to do was apply heat with an iron to adhere the pieces into place.

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I used really gorgeous fabrics by Windham Fabrics.  Who doesn’t love a teal fabric fox!!  Wouldn’t it be fun to make 3 of them in various woodland creatures and add them as a decorative, but useful element to any craftroom or even a child’s bedroom.

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I created the entire design in Cricut Design Space using Cricut Access Images and Basic Shapes.  I changed the eyes at the last minute.

I have a step by step tutorial for you!

Cricut Knife Blade & Cricut Chipboard – Gratitude Home Decor

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Have you tried the new Cricut Chipboard?  It works with the New Cricut Knife Blade in the Cricut Maker.  This is super thick (2MM) chipboard!  I mean, it’s really thick!  I used it to cut out the circle and the gratitude in the frame above.  Then I simply painted it!

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A word of warning.  It’s not fast to cut out on the Maker.  It took 2 full hours to cut the two pieces out, but, it’s totally worth the Wow factor!  It gives you the look of wood.  It is very sturdy.  It’s sturdy enough that it’s even able to support the wired on greenery I added to the inside frame.

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I simply cannot wait to create more home decor pieces!  If you have the Maker, you are going to want this knife blade!  It is AMAZING!  The Chipboard is also a must have, in my opinion!

Camping, anyone?

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Happy Saturday!  I wanted to share another idea using my latest pouch tutorial (Version 4).  I created this camping bag.  I thought it would be really fun to stuff with things like a flashlight, bug spray, sunscreen, wet wipes, etc..  I have a lot of friends who enjoy camping and this will make a perfect gift.   They can hang it right in their campsite so everyone has all of the necessities right at their fingertips!  Cute, right?!!

If you missed my tutorial, you can find it here.

Happy Camping!

It’s Placemat Pouch VERSION 4!

I cannot believe how much of a response I’ve gotten to the Placemat Pouches! You guys are so amazing!  I had to come up with another version for you!  I give you.. Version 4!

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Isn’t she cute!!!

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I can see all kinds of uses for this little cutie patootie!  On the go diaper bag, perhaps?  Or a cute little purse?  What about a grab and go beach pouch?  It’s a great size and made from another quilted placemat, so the extra padding makes it ideal for all kinds of “Stuff” you need to carry around.

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They just might be my new favorite!

Ready for the tutorial?  I’ve got it linked below along with a list of all of the materials:

Measurements:
14″ or bigger zipper
3 x 11 Piece of coordinating fabric
4 x 12″ Piece of coordinating fabric
(2) 1″ strips of heat n bond heavy interfacing

 

DIY Drawstring Back Pack

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It’s me, again!  Twice in one day!  I’ve got a busy weekend ahead, so I thought I would go ahead and post this easy tutorial for you just in case you wanted to squeeze one in over the weeknd.

All you need to make this DIY backpack is 2 pieces of rope each about 72″ long, 2 pieces of fabric cut to 16 x 18 (you can really make it any size you want), and 1 piece of fabric 2″ x 6″.

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You can make one of these cuties in about 30 minutes.  They are great last minute gift ideas for kids, great for taking to camp or summer activities.  I think using the Cricut EasyPress to further personalize them would be such an awesome idea!

Ready for the tutorial?

Key Chains with the Cricut Maker & HeatnBond Fusible Fleece

Happy Friday!  The weekend is here and the sun is shining.  It’s the time of year when we are off and running and that means… we need a convenient way to hang onto our keys.

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Tadaaa!  I give you the quilted key chain!  Yes, they have been around for quite some time and there are so many variations, but I haven’t seen any quite like these…

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It’s time to dig into your scrap bin and make a ton of these.  They are great to have on hand for a quick little gift.   I’ve got a step by step tutorial for you as well as all of the products listed below.  Be sure and tag me on Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest if you make some!  I love to see your creations!

Products used in this video:
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Embroidery Hoop with HeatnBond EZ Print Sheets

Hey there!  I am back with another project featuring HeatnBond EZ Print Sheets by Thermoweb!

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This project came together so easily with just a little bit of fabric (I used fabrics by Windham Fabrics), an embroidery hoop, felt and some HeatnBond EZ Print Sheets.

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I cannot wait to see this hanging in Evie’s room!  I love that you can personalize with colors to fit any room!

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I am not an embroider-er (is that right?), but adding a few simple stitches added a little detail to the project.

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You can check out the full blog post/tutorial over on Thermoweb’s blog.  (If it’s not live already, it will be during the day today.)

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?!!