Makers Gonna Make – Sublimate an Apron

Hey there! I hope you. had an amazing weekend!

Today, we are talking about sublimation on an Apron.

I used this month’s Patreon Freebie to to liven up this super simple sublimation apron. I thought it made the perfect craftroom apron, or childs apron. I love how vibrant and fun the colors are using the Sawgrass SG500 Sublimation Printer.

I think this would be a really fun project for a classroom, or an artclass, or just to use as a promotional item. Wouldn’t they be fun for a bakery, or chili contest? How about a fish fry or pancake charity event. So fun!

Did you know these aprons are only $4.50/each? They are perfect for sublimation and great to wash.

Check out today’s video to find out how you can create your own customized apron for any occasion.

MAKER Hand Santizer Holder

Can I just say that Bright COLORS make me happy. I knew when I designed this MAKER Hand Sanitizer Holder embroidery file that I needed color. I needed happy, spring and vibrant colors.

I created these cutie patooties in the Chroma Luxe software. They are so simple to stitch out on any multi-needle or single-needle embroidery machine. I will be using the Ricoma EM1010 multi-needle in my tutorial below. If you are using a single-needle the steps are the same, you’ll just be stopping to switch threads.

I think these would be super cute to take to your next crafting get together or to gift to your fellow MAKERS.

In today’s tutorial I will be showing you how to use the FRAME OUT feature on the Ricoma. It works really well if you need to stop occasionally during a stitch out, but not after each step.

Watch the video to find out how you can get the FREE embroidery file to create your very own Maker Hand Sanitizer Holder.

Valentine Shirt (FREE CUT FILE)

Ahhhh… love is in the air. February is right around the corner and that means we are already seeing tons of Reds, Pinks, Hearts and LOVE in all of the stores. It got me thinking. Why must LOVE and hearts be red for Valentines?

I mean teal is absolutely LOVELY.

Raspberry love makes my heart go pitter patter.

And blue makes my grandkids eyes sparkle so bright!

The SVG looks cute as a Sublimation Printable as well! Check out my LOVE MUG! You can get the heart mug here. (Save 15% with code 9PSR5 – Affliate link).

I had a lot of fun using my Pink Heat Press, Siser Easyweed and my Cricut Maker to create these fun sweatshirts! I made the SVG cut file and I am sharing it with you!

You can get the FREE SVG by CLICKING HERE.

The SVG is a ZIP file which means you need to download it (don’t click Paypal, it’s FREE) and then double click it to open it and inside the folder that opens will be the SVG. If you’re on an IPAD or other device, you will need to research how to save and open zip files on your particular device.

As always, I’ve got a video for you. Happy Valentines Day!

In The Hoop Valentine Coasters – FREE Embroidery Designs!

Valentines Day is right around the corner. I cannot even believe I just said that! I don’t do a lot of decorating or a lot of Valentine crafting, but I wanted to make a little something to make it feel like Valentines.

These are so quick and so easy to make! I am just learning to digitize with the Chroma Luxe Software. I was excited to be able to create four simple designs with very little effort. I will be sharing more digitizing tutorials soon.

I love how simply changing the fabric from cork to vinyl and changing the thread colors make each set unique. This set of coasters could really be used any time of the year. They are very affordable to make, easy to store and let’s face it, you can just toss them and make a new set if they get overly used.

I have included several formats of embroidery patterns for you to make a set or two of your own. I would love it if you make them and tag me on social media. It’s always fun to see others making something I created and I enjoy seeing how each of you make it your own. You can get the FREE DOWNLOAD here.

As for assembly instructions, I will walk you through the steps on my Ricoma EM1010 Multi-needle machine, but if you have a single needle, don’t worry because the steps are exactly the same. Let’s get started.

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.

Drawstring Pouch

I am back with another beginner-friendly sewing project. This drawstring bag is a great staple pattern to have in your sewing arsenal. It is so versatile.

This pattern can be adapted to any size you need. It is great to be used as a reuseable gift bag, candy bag, gym bag even a mask bag. I keep one in my car to keep clean masks in and another for dirty masks.

Find out how to create this multi-purpose bag in my step by step tutorial here:

In the Hoop Airpod Case

This is such a fun, quick and easy project! My favorite kind of project. Can you believe this is made on an embroidery machine?

How many times have you reached for your Airpods and they either A) are not in your purse, or B) they have sunk to the deep, bottomless bottom of your bag where gumwrappers, pennies and stuff we don’t want to mention live?

Problem solved! Crashing Waves Designs came up with this awesome case that can be easily clipped inside your handbag so that you always know exactly where the Airpods are.

I love the cork version but you can easily use faux leather for this fantastic In the Hoop (ITH) embroidery project. I am making one for each of the kids for stocking stuffers this year. I think they will love them.

I’ve included a supply list below so you can make your own.

Faux Leather

Lobster Clasp

KamSnap Kit

Tear Away Stablizer

Follow my Step by Step Tutorial here:

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!

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: