Fabric Lanyard with the Cricut Maker

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I have been to several events lately which have required wearing lanyards.  I was so envious of some of the gorgeous lanyards I have seen others wearing, so I decided to create my own.  How fun are these gorgeous fabrics as lanyards!

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They are so easy to make, you can almost make one to match every event, outfit or personality.  They make great gifts for coworkers, friends and family.

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I decided to add a little decorative touch to some of them by adding leather or suede.  What a difference that makes!

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If you have a Cricut Maker, you can grab my Design Space file here.  If not, no worries, I’ve got all of the dimensions with the step by step instructions in a video for you.

Here are the supplies you need and below that is the step by step video tutorial.

Cricut Maker

Cricut Fabric Mat

(2) pieces of cotton fabric approximately 20″ x 2″ (I used this Cricut Fabric in the video)

(1) piece of HeatnBond Lightweight interfacing . 2″ x 20″

(1) lobster clasp

Optional:

(1) piece of leather or faux leather 3 x 1″

(1) eyelet and eyelet setter  (will need a hole punch)

Cricut Fusible Fabric!

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Hey there!  Have you heard the great news?  Cricut now has FUSIBLE FABRIC!  What is fusible fabric?  Well it’s cotton fabric that already has a fusible product on the back so that with the use of an iron or the Cricut EasyPress you can make your very own fabric applique projects!

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I wanted to make a little Cricut care package for a friend, so I cut out a Cricut “C” with my Cricut Maker and applied it with the EasyPress.  It was so easy and so fast to make this adorable miniature tote bag!

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Hint… you can find this Cricut Logo in the Cricut Library.. just search “Cricut”.

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There are tons of varieties of colors.  Each roll of Fusible Fabric comes with four different designs.  Here are some of the choices available:

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I really want to collect them all!  (Don’t judge.. I know I have a problem!) . They are so cute!  I can think of so many projects to use them on.

The Cricut Fusible Fabric is available now!  You can save an additional 10% and get free shipping with my code LORRIE and if you are an Access member you will save ANOTHER 10%!  Quite the deal, right!?!?!

I put together a little video showing how I made the totebag!  I can’t wait to sew what you make!

Cricut Fusible Fabric available NOW!

Buy it here: http://shrsl.com/1049x
Use code LORRIE and save 10% and get free shipping!

Cricut EasyPress: http://shrsl.com/jljn
Cricut Easy Press Mat: http://shrsl.com/zz3w

 

Disclaimer:  Links above are affiliate links.  By clicking on these links I may make some change at no cost to you.  Some products may have been provided to me by vendors, however, all opinions and reviews are strictly my own.

Glasses Case with the Cricut & HeatnBond

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Summer is upon us and that means, most likely, I will be losing yet another pair of sunglasses any day now!  In an attempt NOT to lose my glasses, I have created a super easy (beginner sewing) pattern for you to keep those babies safe!

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I mean, really, how can you misplace this colorful pouch (Fabric by Windham Fabrics).

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I used HeatnBond Fusible Fleece and HeatnBond Fusible Craft Interfacing to provide this fun case with lots of cushion to protect your precious cargo.

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I created a pattern in Cricut Design Space and let the Cricut Maker cut the fabric, interfacing & fleece for me.  It really could not get any easier than this!  If you’d like to grab the cut file, you can find it here.

Ready for the tutorial?  It’s on the Thermoweb Youtube Channel.  Click below and you’re on your way to making your own glasses case.

Celebrate the Maker In YOU!

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Have you celebrated the Maker in YOU?  There is a Maker inside each and every one of us, and I think it’s time we applaud our everyday creative selves!

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It just so happens, I made this maker project with my Cricut Maker!  How Cool is that!?!!?

It’s crazy easy and a really fun addition to your craft area.  I made another one for Evie’s bedroom with her name on it.

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I mean.. hello???  You can make this in any color scheme, any word, any occasion and it just adds that little bit of homemade magic to any room.  I used HeatnBond Fusible Adhestive to add the letters that I cut out with the Cricut Maker.  The Cricut Easy press made applying it super easy!  Did you know Cricut now has fabric with the Fusible product already on it?  They Do!  You can find it here!

This is a super easy project!  You can view this video to find out how to make the letters and this video to find out how to make the flowers.

Products used in this video:

Cricut Maker: http://shrsl.com/jljo
Cricut Easy Press: http://shrsl.com/r24v
Cricut Easy Press Mat: http://shrsl.com/uajt
Heat n Bond Lite Adhesive: http://shrsl.com/k3mr
Singer Sewing Machine: http://amzn.to/2IxpErn

Cricut Easy Press Settings: https://help.cricut.com/easypress-recommended-settings

Ruffle Towel Tutorial: https://youtu.be/FIxl7Jm5ki8

Disclaimer:  Links above are affiliate links.  By clicking on these links I may make some change at no cost to you.  Some products may have been provided to me by vendors, however, all opinions and reviews are strictly my own.

Social Media Info

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lanunemaker

My blog: http://www.lorrienunemaker.com/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lanunemaker/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lorrie_nunemaker/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/LONU2008

 

Monogram Zipper Pouch with the Cricut Maker

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Hello! I am so happy you are here!  I have been super busy with summer activities, but I couldn’t wait to get this fun tutorial up on the blog.  How cute is this crazy easy zipper pouch.

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I even made a mini version.  Everything is cuter when it’s mini… why is that??

This is a lined zipper pouch that I made using the Cricut Maker/Cricut Design Space to make and cut all of the fabric pieces.

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I used HeatnBond Adhesive to attach the monogram and HeatnBond Interfacing to give the bag some extra structure.  I really love the overall look.  Wouldn’t these be cute as bridesmaid gifts or graduation gifts?  I can think of a million uses.

Let’s make one together.  Here’s a step by step video tutorial.  Don’t worry if you don’t have a Cricut – you can follow along and make your pattern on paper and use that as a template.  I give you all of the measurements in the video.  The products used are listed below the video and in the video description.  I can’t wait to see what you make!

Products used in the video:
Use code LORRIE and save 10% and get free shipping on Cricut Accessories using the links below.

Cricut 12 x 24 Acrylic Ruler: http://shrsl.com/whdp
Cricut Rotary Cutter: http://shrsl.com/wi9o
Cricut Self Healing Mat: http://shrsl.com/wka6
Cricut Rotary Cutter/Mat/Ruler Kit: http://shrsl.com/vx88
Cricut Fabric Mat: http://shrsl.com/w7c8
Cricut Maker: http://shrsl.com/jljo
Cricut Brayer: Cricut Brayer: http://shrhttp://sl.com/ushrsl.com/ukhikhb
Wondertape: https://amzn.to/2LV11GG
HeatnBond Lite: http://shrsl.com/k3mr
HeatnBond Extra Firm Interfacing: http://shrsl.com/ukgy
Amazon links to heatnbond products:
HeatnBond Lite: https://amzn.to/2JuOU4X
HeatnBond Extra Firm Interfacing: https://amzn.to/2sG5Bjt
Wonderclips: http://amzn.to/2BS8eB9
Pilot Frixion Fushion Pens: https://amzn.to/2DP2usR
Disclaimer:  Links above are affiliate links.  By clicking on these links I may make some change at no cost to you.  Some products may have been provided to me by vendors, however, all opinions and reviews are strictly my own.

Social Media Info

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lanunemaker

My blog: http://www.lorrienunemaker.com/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lanunemaker/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lorrie_nunemaker/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/LONU2008

Beach Towel Tote Bag!

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Hello there!  It’s finally starting to look like Summer here in Indiana and that means beach time and lots of running around.  I can always use an XL tote to keep me organized from one place to the next.  I created this fun bag from a beach towel!

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You can’t even believe how easy it is!  I made this in under 30 minutes and you can too!  This is the perfect beginner sewing project.  ( How cute is this “Tropic like it’s Hot” SVG from LoveSVG?)

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The best part is, it’s so easy to throw in the laundry with your other towels, it’s easy to personalize (make one for each of the kiddos with their own name), it’s is so big you can use it for the beach, a diaper bag, sleepovers, you name it – I’m pretty sure it’s going to fit!  If you want it a little smaller, it’s really easy to downsize, simply cut your pieces smaller.

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I personalized my bag with the Cricut EasyPress.  I used the cotton settings and made sure to press from both the inside and outside of the bag.  I used Glitter Iron On and Regular Cricut Lite Iron On.  (Hint:  use code LORRIE and save 10% and get free shipping on Iron On and other Cricut Accessories).   I used pretty towels from Walmart, but any beach towel would work.  Are you ready for the step by step tutorial?

 

Fabric Buttons & Zipper Pulls w/Cricut & Button Maker

Hello!  I am back with another DIY tutorial for you!  This time, we are making buttons and zipper pulls!

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I used my Cricut and my Button Maker to make them.  I think they turned out so super cute!

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If you’ve followed my Youtube Channel for long, you will know that a couple of years ago I went a little nutzo making button flare (you can see the tutorial here).  What I didn’t know then, that I figured out now is that not only can you use paper, but you can use fabric!!!

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I cannot even tell you how happy this makes me!  Coordinating Zipper Pulls and Buttons for my handmade creations is absolutely the icing on the cake and really provides the perfect finishing touch!

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I mean… c’mon now.. is that not the cutest!  How about adding a fabric button to the center of a flower, on a headband, on a purse or bag, zipper pulls on the kids backpacks and jackets!!?!   Hello!  I am over the moon excited!

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so… .you want to know how to make these cutie patooties?  Here you go!

Embroidery Hoop with HeatnBond and the Cricut Maker

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Hello!  Today, I have a fun project over on the Thermoweb Blog.  I was challenged to create an “Embroidery Hoop Caddy”.  Caddy’s of this sort, have been around for quite awhile, so I wanted to try and make it a little different.  Enter… HeatnBond Ultra and my Cricut Maker.

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This was so much fun to make and it is 100% a no-sew project!  The Cricut cut all of the pieces of fabric which I had lined with Thermoweb’s HeatnBond Ultra Adhesive.  Once the pieces were cut, all I had to do was apply heat with an iron to adhere the pieces into place.

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I used really gorgeous fabrics by Windham Fabrics.  Who doesn’t love a teal fabric fox!!  Wouldn’t it be fun to make 3 of them in various woodland creatures and add them as a decorative, but useful element to any craftroom or even a child’s bedroom.

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I created the entire design in Cricut Design Space using Cricut Access Images and Basic Shapes.  I changed the eyes at the last minute.

I have a step by step tutorial for you!

Camping, anyone?

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Happy Saturday!  I wanted to share another idea using my latest pouch tutorial (Version 4).  I created this camping bag.  I thought it would be really fun to stuff with things like a flashlight, bug spray, sunscreen, wet wipes, etc..  I have a lot of friends who enjoy camping and this will make a perfect gift.   They can hang it right in their campsite so everyone has all of the necessities right at their fingertips!  Cute, right?!!

If you missed my tutorial, you can find it here.

Happy Camping!

It’s Placemat Pouch VERSION 4!

I cannot believe how much of a response I’ve gotten to the Placemat Pouches! You guys are so amazing!  I had to come up with another version for you!  I give you.. Version 4!

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Isn’t she cute!!!

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I can see all kinds of uses for this little cutie patootie!  On the go diaper bag, perhaps?  Or a cute little purse?  What about a grab and go beach pouch?  It’s a great size and made from another quilted placemat, so the extra padding makes it ideal for all kinds of “Stuff” you need to carry around.

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They just might be my new favorite!

Ready for the tutorial?  I’ve got it linked below along with a list of all of the materials:

Measurements:
14″ or bigger zipper
3 x 11 Piece of coordinating fabric
4 x 12″ Piece of coordinating fabric
(2) 1″ strips of heat n bond heavy interfacing