Let’s Make Velvet Pumpkin

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Who says pumpkins need to be orange?  Not me!  I wanted a little color in my fall decor and decided to add it to the pumpkins.

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I absolutely love it!  These are the cutest!!!  I had a lot of leftover stretch velvet left from the Urban Scrunchies and this was the perfect use for it.

Here’s a step by step tutorial for you:

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:

Triangle Jelly Pouches

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I had an idea in the middle of the night and could hardly wait until it was time to get up so I could give this a shot.  The Triangle Jelly Pouch!

IMG_5633I had so much fun making the fully lined fabric pouches (you can find that tutorial here), that I thought what would be even more fun, than to create a clear version.

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I mean, seriously, how cute would these be hanging off a backpack, or even just stuffed with treats.  I would totally use that purple one and fill it with Halloween Goodies for the kids.

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You could also make these out of faux leather or vinyl for another look.  Check out one of my favorite shops on Etsy called Sew Hungry Hippie.  She’s got so many fantastic selections of vinyl and faux leather.

Are you ready for the tutorial?

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:   

Wrigley Sliding Pouch

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Hello!  Thanks for stopping by!  I am excited to share today’s tutorial with you.  It is the Wrigley Sliding Pouch!  I just love this project and I think it will be the perfect addition to your craft room.

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It features a fun sliding sleeve that collapses and reveals the perfect pen/tool holder for your desktop, but also conveniently expands and closes up so that you can easily take it with you.

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It’s the perfect gift for teachers, students or any crafter.  Pens, Markers, Tools, or Sewing Notions fit perfectly inside.

I created a PDF and SVG pattern. You can use your Cricut Maker to cut the SVG, or simply print the PDF and cut your pattern by hand.   You can find them by clicking below:

                                     PDF and SVG Pattern                             

Once you have the file, watch my step by step tutorial to create your very own Wrigley Sliding Pouch.

Pocket Placemat

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Well hello there!  I am happy you are here!  Over in my Craft Crazy Facebook Group. I had a group member ask if I would create a tutorial on this super cute pocket placemat!  She found this wonderful tutorial over on the Joann Fabric website and wanted to see a video tutorial.

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I mean what is not to love about this cutie?  It’s so fun and I can think of a ton of ways to change it up, like this one:

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A quick change of fabrics and embellishments and you’ve got a Halloween Placemat.

Joann Fabrics did an amazing job of writing out the tutorial, but if you’d like to see a video, step by step tutorial click below:

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!

the Evie Scrunchie – FREE Pattern Included

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I am back with another Scrunchie tutorial!  Who would have thought that Scrunchies would be back in style!  I am seeing them everywhere and in lots of shapes and sizes.

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I created the EVIE Scrunchie with my grand-daughter in mind, obviously.  I think it is adorable.  I am a sucker for all things bows.

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The beauty of the Scrunchies is that you can mix and match the Urban Scrunchie with the Mini Scrunchie with the Evie Scrunchie.  They all work similarly and together.  I was inspired to make this set from the headband tutorial I showed you last week using the Urban Scrunchie Mini.   I just love the rainbow of color and Evie will have an accessory for every outfit.

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I added the solid templates to the shop. You can click HERE the to purchase or just click on SHOP at the top of the page.  As always, I also have a FREE printable PDF and SVG for you as well.  You can find that HERE.

Are you ready for the Tutorial:

Double Zipper ID Pouch with Cricut

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Hi there!  I am happy you are here.  It is a beautiful Sunday evening here in South Bend, IN and I just finished whipping up a few of these Double Zipper ID Pouches.

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I used my Cricut Maker (you can use the Cricut Explore, too) to cut the Cricut Faux Leather, fabric and even the clear vinyl window.

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I created this pattern with travel in mind, whether it’s a simple as a trip to the grocery or travel through an airport.  It’s got a secure pocket for your ID and a larger, middle pocket for cash, keys or whatever you may need.

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You can use the handy side clip to add a wrist strap, or to hang on a bookbag, tote bag, keys, etc.

I think this is going to be another great stocking stuffer idea!!

I’ve got a Cricut Design Space file for you so you can get started creating right away.  Click here to get the Design Space FIle  . 

If you don’t have a Cricut (you need one), I’ve got a PDF for you.  You can grab it HERE.

Now.. here’s the step by step tutorial:

Urban Scrunchie Headband

Well hello there my Urban Scrunchie friends!  I am still at it.  I can’t quit making these really quick and easy headbands using my Urban Scrunchie Mini Template.

If you prefer the Free Printable Pdf & SVG pattern you can get it here. Just in time for Back to School, gym work outs or just when you want to look cute!  I will let you in on a secret… I cheated.  I took a shortcut and used premade headbands!  You can see the ones I used here.

I mean who doesn’t love to put on a bright, happy headband and make a statement.  You can mix and match the headband bows by simply untying and putting it on a different headband.  I cannot wait to see Evie sporting one, but since my cute model isn’t here, you’ll have to settle for me :).  Sorry about that, but I wanted you to see just how fun they are.

I just LOVE them!  They make me happy just looking at them.

I used the same Mini Template that I used for the Mini Urban Scrunchies.  You can find the Original Urban Scrunchie Post here.  I love the fact that you get two projects from the same template.  Keep in mind, the Original Template was much larger and longer.  I used the MIni here.

Here are other ways to use the same template:

 

 

I see headbands in the girls’ stockings this year.

Are you ready for the step by step tutorial?  I thought you might be.

Check out this video for 3 more ways to use the Urban Mini Scrunchie: