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.

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

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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:

 

 

How to make a scrub cap with your Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore

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Hello everyone!  I was happy to see that Cricut recently added scrub cap patterns to Cricut Design Space.  Our medical communities have asked that the MAKERS help supply them with masks, scrub caps during this critical time.  I am thrilled that Cricut has made this super easy to do.  Whether you are a Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore user, you can make this Scrub Cap.  Don’t let it scare you.  It’s a very easy pattern and I am here to walk you through it step by step.  Are you ready?  Let’s get started.

Drawstring Tote Bag

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I have been wanting to create this drawstring tote bag tutorial for awhile now, but I got sidetracked with mask making.  I thought it would be a fun time to create this quick and rather easy tote bag.

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I used this great PUL fabric on the inside that makes it water resistant and easily wipeable, which means, it could easily double as a make up bag, lunch tote or use it for just about anything you’d use a tote bag for.  The finished size measures about 7 x 6 x 10″.

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I have a step by step tutorial linked below.   If you have a Cricut Maker  you can cut all of the pieces with your Maker.  No Maker, no worries.  I have a PDF with the dimensions here, you can easily handcut each piece.

So, are you ready to make a couple of cute drawstring totes?  I bet you can’t make just one!  I know, I couldn’t!  If you make one, please post on social media and tag me.  You can find all of my links in the video description.  I love to see what you are making!

How to make a Planner Pouch

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Hey there!  Thanks for stopping by! I had a few requests over in my Craft Crazy Facebook Group to create a tutorial for a planner pouch.  I grabbed my planner and got busy creating what I felt was a perfect size, but you can easily adapt it to fit your planner.

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I think it’s super practical and not just for planners.  Journal writers, students and list makers would also enjoy a pouch.  Keeping all of your planner stickers, writing utensils, clips, erasers, etc. with your notebook has never been easier, or prettier.

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This is a beginner sewing friendly tutorial. Don’t let the zipper scare you, I am going to walk you through it step by step… it’s easier than you think!

I would love it if you would tag me on social media when you make theplanner pouch.  You can find me by clicking here 

If you have a Cricut, I have a Design Space file so you can let the Maker cut the fabric and interfacing for you.  CLICK HERE FOR THE DESIGN SPACE FILE.

Are you ready to get started?  Here’s the tutorial:

How to Make Fabric Rope

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This is another really easy, but fun project.  I love to make fabric twine/rope while watching tv.  I am not a person who can just sit idle, I need my hands to be doing something.

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Last night, while watching a movie, my daughter in law and I made these balls of twine.  They turned out so beautiful.

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Today, I took her ball of twine and made it into this cool trivet.  The smaller one is a coaster.

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It is truly a one of a kind rope and I kinda love it!  The best part?  It’s made with nothing more than fabric from my scrap bin!  What a wonderful way to recycle your scraps.

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I plan to keep going with my ball of twine and hope to make a rug out of it.  They are fully washable (I know that’s what you were thinking when I said rug!).

So, do you want to learn how to make some scrap busting fabric rope?  I have a step by step tutorial.  I would love it if you make some if you would tag me on my social media channels and Facebook Groups. You can find me by clicking HERE.

Here’s the tutorial:

How to Create Customized Charms / Zipper Pulls

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Quite often I get asked how to make customized zipper pulls for your bags and pouches.  I love to add that extra little personalized touch in the way of a zipper pull to stylize your handmade beauties.

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I decided to put my Cricut to the test and create these cute engraved metal tags.  I can think of a ton of ways to use these.  How about as a luggage identifier, a gift, a bag tag, a zipper pull, a necklace, a backpack label – so many ideas!

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I used the Cricut Maker and Engraving Tool to create mine and it really is quite easy! I found themedal blanks here.

I made a step by step video tutorial to walk you through designing the tags in Cricut Design Space, as well as how I attached the zipper pull hardware.  If you make them, I would love it if you would share them in my Facebook Groups. You can find the links in the description below the video on Youtube.

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!)

Katie Bow Clutch

Katie bow-7.jpgHi there and thanks for stopping by!   I am excited to show you what I have been working on.  It’s the Katie Bow Bag!  It has been so much fun creating this super functional, and very functional clutch which can easily be converted into a wristlet or a crossbody bag.

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I have created a FREE download PDF pattern for you.  You can get it HERE.  If you have a Cricut, they have a similar, smaller version with a slightly different shape  (the one on the left in the photo above).

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You can find it by searching BOW CLUTCH in the ready to make projects.   It’s the first one on the left in the above photo.  No matter which version you choose you can follow along with my tutorial and create one of these cuties today!

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This is a foldover clutch which give you a ton of room for more than just a phone or wallet.

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Here is my step by step tutorial, I can’t wait to help you get started making a few of these, too.  If you make one, please JOIN MY CRAFT CRAZY FACEBOOK GROUP and post some photos!  We would love to see!