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!

*Disclaimer:  Links above are affiliate links.  By clicking on these links I may earn a small commission at no cost to you.  No products were have provided to me by vendors.  All opinions and reviews are strictly my own.

How to Make Envelope Pillow Covers

southbendpillowThis has got to me the EASIEST sewing project, ever!  Not only is it very beginner friendly, but it’s so practical.  With this tutorial you can virtually create unlimited amounts of personalized pillows and personalized gifts.  My friend, Karen Runge, showed me a similarly designed pillow and encouraged me to make a tutorial.  I used the Cricut EasyPress and Iron on to create my design.  You could also use this tutorial to  create a blank for Infusible Ink, Embroidery, fabric pens and fabric markers.  So many possiblities.

Let’s get right to the tutorial.  You are going to want to make pillows for all of your friends and family.  (Psssst.. these would make perfect holiday gifts!)

Brinkley Double Zipper Pouch / Cross Body Bag

IMG_5800Thanks for stopping by!  I am so excited to share with you the Brinkley Double Zipper Pouch / Cross body Bag.  This is a fun and practical bag.  It features two zipper pockets

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as well as a surprise third pocket in the middle.  It’s super roomy.  I can easily fit my iphone XS Max inside the smaller pouch with plenty room to spare for keys, wallet, etc.

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I made two different sizes.  The smaller size is approximately 6 x 8 and the larger is 8×10.

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I love that you can easily switch between a clutch to a cross body bag by simply changing the detachable strap.

The measurements are as follows:

2 Outer Fabrics 8″ x 10″ (small size 6 x 8) .

2 Lining Fabrics 8 x 10 (small size 6 x 8)

2 Fusible Fleece cut to 7.5 x 9.5

1 Fabric for wristlet strap 3″ x 15″ (lengthen or shorten to your preference)

1 Fabric (or vinyl) 2 x 4″ for tab

1 D-ring / 1 Swivel Lobster Clasp

I will be making several of these for Christmas gifts.  Are you ready to make one (or three?).  Get your zippers, some cute fabric and your favorite beverage and let’s get making!!  Here is a step by step tutorial for you:

The Ashley Tote Bag

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Hi there!  Over in my Craft Crazy with Lorrie nuneMAKER Facebook Group I posted a bag similar to this quite awhile ago.  It was this bag:

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and boy did I have a lot of request to make a tutorial.  Life got in the way… my son got married.  I have been so busy with wedding planning, guests every weekend, that I just didn’t have time to create a tutorial.

I did, however, take the time one afternoon to make a mock up so that I could get the dimensions down.  I came up with this tote:

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Today, I finally had a chance to take a little bit from each bag and change it up just a little more and create the “Ashley” tote.  I love it so much.

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The fabric makes me happy and the quilting just gives me all the feels.

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Green and white polka dot?  I mean, c’mon!

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Of course, I have a step by step tutorial for you.  You can find it below.  I have written down all of the dimensions for you.  You can get them in my shop HERE.

Here’s the video tutorial:   

Triangle Pouch

Triangle Pouch-1Triangle Pouches are super fun to make and they look harder than they really are.  It’s really just a few straight seams and you’re done.

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I looked around at Pinterest and Youtube and couldn’t find any tutorials showing how to fully enclose all the of the seams in the lining.  I really love the simplisity of the patterns I saw on Pinterest, but I didn’t love seeing the raw edged seams on the lining.  I wanted the inside to be as pretty as the outside.

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So, I created my own tutorial with a completely finished linining.  It’s really not hard at all and only adds 2 extra steps.

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They turned out great and I can’t wait to give a few to some friends.  They are also the perfect STOCKING STUFFER size!  You could add a chapstick, handsanitzer or something fun and stuff them into the stocking or even hang them from the stocking.  So many ideas.

Are you ready for the tutorial and to find out how I enclosed all of the seams?  Here you go!

Hand Sanitizer Holder with Free Pattern

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Today, I have a super fun, super easy project for you!  You can make this with or without the Cricut in just a few minutes.  They are perfect for to school and moms on the go.

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You won’t be able to stop at just one!  They are quick to make.  I can see lots of stocking stuffers in my future!

Don’t forget to use the Cricut EasyPress to personalize with Iron On!

I’ve got a FREE Pattern (SVG & PDF).  You can cut these so easily if you have a Cricut.  If you don’t have a Cricut use the PDF and create a pattern you can cut with scissors.  You can grab both patterns HERE.

Ready for the step by step instructions?  Here you go!

How to Make A Luggage Tag

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May is full of travel plans for me.  I’ve been working on this vinyl project series, so let’s make vinyl/faux leather luggage tags!  How cute are these?!!?

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I have found so many fun materials to use, like this Cricut Faux Leather, or this

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yummy pink glitter faux leather.  I mean does it really even get any better than pink glitter?

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This one was made with my friend, Teri, in my mind.  Leopard is her family tartan.  She swears it’s true! 😉 . I found this print in the ribbon section at Hobby Lobby.

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This one is probaby my favorite! It’s so stinking cute!  It’s more shiny and bright than the others.

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Did I mention you can totally use Cricut Iron On with the Cricut EasyPress to personalize?  Maggie is going to love this one!

Want to know the best news?  I’ve got a downloadable PDF pattern for you.  If you have a Cricut, I’ve even got the cut file for you.

PDF PATTERN (CLICK HERE)                               CRICUT DESIGN SPACE FILE (CLICK HERE)

iI you create one or two or five, please be sure and tag me on social media!  I would LOVE to see them!

This is probably one of the fastest, easiest tutorials I have made.  You can watch it all in the step by step video tutorial here:

 

*Disclaimer:  Links above are affiliate links.  By clicking on these links I may earn a small commission at no cost to you.  Some products may have been provided to me by vendors, however, all opinions and reviews are strictly my own.  This is not a sponsored post.

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.

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!