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:

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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

 

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.

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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.

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!

Making Skirts for Evie with Cricut Fabric

Hello!  If you read yesterday’s blog post where I showed you how to add a Decorative Ruffle Edge to a towel and Decorate it with the Cricut, you will recognize this fabric!

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This fabric is from the Riley Blake Collection at Cricut.  It’s part of a quilt collection, and since I have not yet taught myself to quilt, I decided to use it to make a cute skirt for Ms. Evie.

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And while I was add it, I might as well make a matching hair bow!  She will be stylin this summer!

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I added a quite T-shirt from Target (though I could easily make something very similar with my Cricut Easy Press and Cricut Gold Foil Iron On).

I can’t wait to make more summery skirts!

Decorative Ruffle Towel with Cricut and Heat n Bond

Welcome!  I’m so glad you’re here and I’m super excited about today’s project!

Today, we are mixing up some of my favorite things!  First off we are using this GORGEOUS fabric by Riley Blake!  It’s part of a quilt kit available from Cricut.

 Aren’t they dreamy!  I LOVE THEM!

Next up we are using my oh, so favorite Cricut Maker, and finally Thermoweb Heat N Bond.

This is a really easy project.   All you need is a towel, fabric, HeatnBond Lite, your Cricut Maker and a sewing machine.  Don’t worry, I’ve got step-by-step instructions for you in the video tutorial below.

Are you ready to make one?  Simply change the fabrics and applique and I think these will be perfect decorations and gifts all year around!

Here’s the tutorial for you!

 

Thermoweb Deco Foil Products

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Let’s talk foils.  Specifically, Gina K Deco Foils by Thermoweb.  I used the Gina K Foil MatesDeco Foil, Deco Foil Transfer Gel,  and the Gina K Circle Dies to create this sparkly gem.

untitled (1 of 1)-2I love how the foils look on the crepe paper!  It makes me swoon.  Really!

untitled (2 of 8)Here’s another version.  I added the paste to the cardstock and look at the added layer of yummines it adds!!

untitled (6 of 8)Ready to make one?  I’ve got a video tutorial for you!

NEW Cricut Iron On Designs at Joanns!

Have you heard?  There are new Cricut Iron On Designs at Joanns!

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These are fun new premade designs.  No need to get out your Criut or your Silhouette.  All you need is the Design and the Cricut Easy Press (or you can use your home iron), a t-shirt and boom!  You’ve got a handmade gift!

They have tons of designs.  I took a photo at my local Joanns yesterday.

So easy!  I used one on a tote bag, a mouse pad and a tshirt.  You can even add them to a canvas.  Great to have on hand for those last minute gifts.

The designs shown above are exclusive to Joanns, but Cricut has even more designs available on their website! (Psst… you can use code LORRIE and save 10% and get FREE Shipping).

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Want to see how easy it is to use these ready made iron on designs?  I’ve got a video for you!

PJs with the Cricut Maker & Heat N Bond

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It’s Sunday Funday!  I’m having all the feels for this oh so cute set of PJ’s I made for my cat loving granddaughter, Evie.

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It is so easy to whip these up for any theme.  The Cricut Maker cut the fabric which I had fused with Heat N Bond Lite.  I just fused it onto a t-shirt with my Cricut Easy Press and  then stitched around the edges .

Cat PJs-3I used the same fabric to make some matching pj pants and ba-da-bing ba-da-boom… the Cat’s Meow PJs are finished!  The fabric (in case you have a kitty loving granddaughter in your family) is from Joann Fabrics.

Want to make some?  I’ve got another tutorial for you!