How to Sublimate a Wristlet Keychain

This just might be one of the easiest sublimation projects I’ve made so far. These are subilmation keychain/ wristlets/lanyards. They are quick, easy and very affordable to make. Imagine your favorite team, sport, logo, word of the year, quote, photo, pattern or just about anything you can dream up printed on a keychain/lanyard that can be attached to a book bag, a small purse, keys, or just to add a little flair to something special.

As you can see above, you can make both sides similar or totally different. I love how the leopard lanyard turned out.

Hint: If you don’t have a sublimation printer, you can use Cricut Infusible Ink on the wristlet blanks. You can use code MAKER10 on orders $50 or more and save 10% plus get free shipping (does not apply to machines).

The Sawgrass SG500 sublimation printer is one of my favorite 2020 purchases. I’ve had so much fun making personalized pieces for holidays, birthdays and heck, just for plain ‘ole fun! I just added the SG500’s big brother. the SG1000 to my studio giving me even more ways to implement sublimation printing into my creative space.

I made a video to show you how I created the wristlets. Though, by now, you probably understand how sublimation works. If you’d like to watch, there just might be a giveaway! You will have to watch to find out how to enter to win.

Let’s make a Tortilla Warmer!

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve made a sewing video. Today, I wanted to share this really easy tortilla warmer. This is a beginner sewing friendly tutorial. You will need four pieces of 12 x 12 cotton fabric and 2 pieces of 12 x 12 cotton batting to assemble this project.

If you’ve never used a tortilla warmer you might be wondering how this works. You simply add your tortillas (as many as you like) to the inside, pop it in the microwave and warm it for about 30 seconds-1 minute. If you prefer to heat your tortilla on the stove, just add them to the warmer after you’ve heated them and they will stay nice and warm until you’re ready to use them.

If you have a Cricut Maker you can use this Design Space file to cut all of your fabric and batting. If you have a Cricut Explore use the same file, but just cut 1 circle out of cardstock to use as your pattern. No Cricut? No worries, use this FREE PDF pattern to create your circles.

I have a step by step tutorial to walk you through the assembly.

Placemat Box Pouch with Embroidery

I am so excited about today’s video. It is a remake of this project I made several years ago. I had just started sewing when I made that video and never expected that it would have almost a half of a million views in a relatively short time. The beauty of this bag is that it is beginner-sewing friendly. There is something about using a placemat that makes it a little less scary for new sewists.

In today’s video I am going to show you the updated version of this super simple boxy bag which includes embroidery on the front as well as the new Pioneer Woman Placemats. The original placemat pouch became really popular in the embroidery groups on Facebook. In fact, that is what inspired me to begin my embroidery journey. I loved how they took my tutorial and stepped it up a notch by adding personalized embroidery monograms.

The fact that these pouches are so easy and inexpensive to make, make them the perfect holiday gift. My girls love them for make up bags, Evie loves them to carry her “stuff”, and I use several of them in my craftroom to keep things organized such as my Kam Snap kits.

They are also great sellers for craft fairs, etsy shops and boutiques.

If you don’t have an embroidery machine, you could easily swap out the embroidery for iron on/htv.

If you are interested in the multi-needle embroidery machine I have, I wanted to let you know that Ricoma is having a BLACK NOVEMBER sale (because 1 Black Friday is not enough for a sale this big). They have their lowest prices of the season for the entire month of November, 0% financing, FREE shipping and FREE embroidery software. The best prices are at the beginning of the month and will gradually increase throughout the month of November until they go back to full price. If you use this link you can save an additional $100.

If you are in the market for a single needle embroidery machine here are the ones I recommend. Keep In mind, I always recommend getting the largest hoop size that fits within your budget.4 x 4 Hoop Machine , 5 x 7 Hoop Machine, 8 x 11 Hoop Machine (This is my single-needle machine I’ve used in earlier videos)

Are you ready to make some quick and easy box pouches? Here’s the tutorial:

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How to Make Custom Fabric Labels

One of the questions I get asked all of the time is how I make my custom fabric labels. They are super easy and there are multiple ways to create you own customized labels.

I made the above labels using my sublimation printer and some various fabric and ribbons. I love the detail in the labels. I also used this method to create smaller labels to add to Ace’s masks for school.

You can find my step by step tutorial for this method below, but if you don’t have a sublimation printer, keep scrolling because I have a solution for you.

If you don’t have a sublimation printer, try this method using Cricut Infusible Ink Markers or Artesprix Markers:

This method is better suited for a less detailed label, but it works just as well.

Don’t have sublimation markers? I have one more method for you to try.

This method is great for detailed labels, but may not be a good solution for something that will be washed often, as the ink may begin to fade.

So there you have it, 3 ways to create your very own customized labels.

I can’t wait to see your DIY fabric labels.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Cricut Infusible Ink on a Sequin Pillow? Say what?

OK, this might just be my favorite project so far. You guys! This is so fun! Did you know that Cricut Infusible Ink is basically the same as Sublimation? It is. While Infusbile Ink comes in the form of a paper-like transfer sheet and sublimation ink is a liquid, they both transfer by heating the ink up to a gaseous stage that can than be infused into a substrate. Well that gave me an idea. Let’s try to make a sequin pillow using a sublimation blank and Cricut Infusible Ink. It worked!

I used Cricut Infusible Ink and an image from a Girl and A Glue Gun to create this glittery beauty! It was so easy!

Of course, I had to make more pillows for the kids using my sublimation printer.

sorry, the photos aren’t great. I forgot to take them when I made them so I had to make do with some phone pics.

so, are you ready to crank out some sequin pillows for the holidays? I’ve got two tutorials for you. One features Infusible Ink and the other is using a sublimation printer.

Create Sublimation Sequin Pillows with or without a Sublimation Printer

Hello sequin pillows!

This just might be my favorite use of Sequins. Did you know you can use Cricut Infusible Ink on a Sequin Pillow Blank to create really fun and interactive pillows. Take a look at how amazing this pillow turned out.

If you have a Sublimation printer, you can create similar pillows with even more customizations. Check out this one I made for my grandson.

The kids love their pillows! I love how easy it was to create fun pillows that were customized especially for them. Evie requested a pillow with Elsa (Frozen) pillow. I was able to create exactly what she wanted in less than 5 minutes.

These are going to make amazing gifts for the holidays, kids parties and let’s face it, that Maker pillow is a piece of Decor in my craftroom.

If you want to make a (or ten) sequin pillow of your own, watch my step by step tutorials below. I will walk you through using Cricut Infusible Ink in the first video and using a Sublimation printer in the second video.

Cricut Gift Baked Goods Tags

Fall is in the air. I can feel the nights getting cooler. The sky is getting darker earlier. The clouds are getting more billow-y (is that a word). Fall also makes me want to bake. I used our garden fresh Zuchinni and made a few loaves of Zuchinni Bread. I wanted to share some of this cinnamon, zuchinni heaven with Doug’s mom, so of course, I had to wrap it up cute! We are crafters, right? That’s what we do.

Thankfully, the Cricut Maker makes it’s so easy to create the perfect tag with Print then Cut. If you haven’t tried Print then Cut, you should! The possiblilities are limitless with this powerful tool.

I am giving you the tag SVG files so that you can spread the baked good love with your friends and family, too. Simply click the image above. Once you have the file, join me in the step by step tutorial below!

Sublimation – OH MY!

If you follow me on social media, you know that my latest obession has been sublimation printing.

You may have seen me post a few of my projects, like this Mouse Pad,

Or these adorable onsies,

Or perhaps you saw the coasters I made for my son and his wife.

Maybe you saw these fun mugs

or a T-Shirt or two:

I even made a wine gift bag set. Pretty cute, eh?

So, what is all this sublimation stuff, anyway? Well, in the most simple of terms, it’s a form of printing onto a substrate such as a mug, tshirt, mousepad, etc. that forms a permanent bond. These prints are dishwasher safe, washer/dryer safe, etc. They will last as long as the item they are pressed on lasts. They won’t crack, or fade and they won’t peel or scratch off. In fact, you can’t even feel the designs. Pretty neat, don’t you think?

I think I have all of my stocking stuffers ready for December! Everyone is gettng coaster sets, mousepads and mugs! :). These quick little projects are so fun to make and personalize.

If you’d like to know more about the specific subliamtion printer I have, check out my printer by clicking here. You can click here to see my mug press. Click here to see my heat press.

For more information on exactly how all of these projects were created, join my sublimation series tutorials on Youtube. There are already several tutorials (listed below) and more to come. Be sure and subscribe to my channel, click the bell and then choose your notification preference, so that you don’t miss the fun projects coming up!

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ID / Badge Holder – FREE Pattern and Tutorial – Beginner Friendly

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I finally got to see my son and daughter-in-law this past weekend.  It had been months and I was certainly happy to see their sweet, smiling faces!  Maggie, asked me if I could create an ID tag for her to put her work ID in and attach to her key chain.  Of course, I obliged and quickly went to work on a very simple pattern.ID TAG-4

She requested a verticle tag since it was going to be hanging from her key chain.  I whipped up a super simple tag on my embroidery machine, but I was afraid she’d lose her ID and anything else she put in it.  I decided to create a new pattern with a bit more protection.

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This is what I came up with and I am thrilled with it.  It is still super simple and takes very little product, but it’s ultimately safer and, lets face it, prettier.  I love that it can be made either vertically and horizontally, depending on your needs.  I also like the lobster clasp attachment which can easily be attached to a lanyard, backpack or keychain.

If you have a Cricut or other digital die cutting machine that can cut fabric with an SVG, this project is going to be super simple for you, because I made an SVG.  You can get it by clicking HERE.  No Cricut, no worries, you can grab the printable PDF pattern by clicking HERE.  Be sure when printing that you print at actual size and not scaled.  There is a guide at the top of each page to measure and make sure you printed it correctly.  When downloading the ZIP file for your digital die cutting machine, be sure and double click the ZIP file to open it and then upload the file ending in .SVG.

Enough of the small talk, let’s start making ID tags!  Be sure and tag me on social media if you make them.  Join my Facebook Groups and post photos!  I love it see them!

Here is the step by step video tutorial:

 

Bowl Koozie with Free PDF Pattern

Bowl Koozie with PDF

I am revisiting an older project.  The bowl koozie.

The original video I made with this fun pattern was focused around the Cricut.  You can see it here.

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Cricut added my original design to Cricut Design Space.  If you have a Cricut you can easily cut out the shapes.  The Design Space File is available by clicking here.

This time I wanted to make the Bowl Koozie easy for those who don’t have a Cricut.  I have created a FREE PDF Bowl Koozie Pattern so that anyone can make this fun, beginner friendly sewing gift.

If you are new to my channel, or new to sewing, this project is the perfect for you!  Even seasoned sewists, love making koozies.  I’ve got a step by step tutorial for you to make it super easy to get started.

The bowl koozies make wonderful gifts, craft fair items and they are just great to have around for everyday household use.

If you’d like to start creating and follow along with me in a video tutorial, click below.  I’d love to see your Koozies.  Don’t forget to join my Facebook Group and post your photos!

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Here is the step by step tutorial: