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.

Sublimation Easter Bunnies – Oh My Goodness!

I am still on the Easter theme this month.  I received these cutie bunnies in the JP PLUS Trend Box . I have been holding on to them for Ace and Evie for Easter.  I know they are going to love these little cuties.  I used the SAWGRASS SG500.  It is so easy to create one of a kind gifts with a sublimation printer and a heat press.

You can purchase the bunnies with shirts and you can purchase extra shirts so that the recipient can switch them out.  Pretty cool.  If  you order the shirts and/or bunnies, be sure and use code 9PSR5 and you’ll save an extra 15%!

Here’s a step by step video tutorial:

How to create a personalized mirrored compact with the SG500 Sublimation Printer

I am continually amazed by the fun array of sublimation blanks that are available. Today, we are sublimating a mirrored compact. This is such a fun little keepsake.

It’s the perfect size for a travel kit or keep in your purse. The fun part is that the top insert can be sublimated with your favorite quote, photo or just about anything you want. Wouldn’t it be fun to add a wedding photo, a photo of grandma and/or grandpa or your favorite great nephew (like I did).

The Sawgrass SG500 sublimation printer makes it so easy to create really unique and personalized gifts in a matter of minutes. Simply print your image, heat up your heat press and apply the printed image to the sublimation insert. Voila, you have the perfect Easter Basket gift, stocking stuffer, momento and/or gift for any occasion.

This mirrored compact came from JP Plus. It was part of my monthly Trend Box. You can use code 9PSR5 and save 15% off your order of any sublimation blanks – does not apply to the Trend Box or machines.

Let’s walk through the process of creating this one-of-a-kind keepsake in today’s video tutorial below. Leave me a comment and let me know what you would like to put on your compact?

How to Sublimate a Wristlet Keychain

This just might be one of the easiest sublimation projects I’ve made so far. These are subilmation keychain/ wristlets/lanyards. They are quick, easy and very affordable to make. Imagine your favorite team, sport, logo, word of the year, quote, photo, pattern or just about anything you can dream up printed on a keychain/lanyard that can be attached to a book bag, a small purse, keys, or just to add a little flair to something special.

As you can see above, you can make both sides similar or totally different. I love how the leopard lanyard turned out.

Hint: If you don’t have a sublimation printer, you can use Cricut Infusible Ink on the wristlet blanks. You can use code MAKER10 on orders $50 or more and save 10% plus get free shipping (does not apply to machines).

The Sawgrass SG500 sublimation printer is one of my favorite 2020 purchases. I’ve had so much fun making personalized pieces for holidays, birthdays and heck, just for plain ‘ole fun! I just added the SG500’s big brother. the SG1000 to my studio giving me even more ways to implement sublimation printing into my creative space.

I made a video to show you how I created the wristlets. Though, by now, you probably understand how sublimation works. If you’d like to watch, there just might be a giveaway! You will have to watch to find out how to enter to win.

Customized Apple Watch Band

It’s a week before Christmas! Can you even believe it? I’ve got a quick and easy gift idea for your Apple Watch wearing friends. How about a totally customized watch band? I made this one in about ten minutes using my Sublimation Printer and these watch band blanks. I know I say it everytime, but wouldn’t this be a great stocking stuffer, too!

I had so many ideas running through my head. Favorite sports team, logo, leopard, buffalo plaid, holiday, team/school colors, holiday themes and so many more! Here are just a few “mock ups” I made.

What would you put on your watch band? Leave me a comment and let me know.

Here is a tutorial for this quick and easy project:

Sublimation Mason Jar

Oh my goodness! I was so excited when I opened a recent parcel from Heat Transfer Warehouse. This cute mason jar style mug was inside. It’s a sublimation blank and I couldn’t wait to make her pretty!

I knew immediately that I wanted to make something with this cute watercolor heart image that I found here.

I was able to use my 11 oz mug press even though this is a larger mug. I do, however, have this mug press on order so that making larger sublimation mugs will be even easier. I am having so much fun with my Sublimation Printer. The holidays are going to be filled with fun and personalized items for my friends.

Here’s the video tutorial of the sublimation of this cute mason mug!

How to Subimate a Plushie

Hello Teddy Bear Cuteness! Ace and Evie are going to go nuts over these Teddy Bear Plushies. First of all, they are plushies and second of all, they have their favorite characters on them. I bet you can guess who likes each one, but I can almost guarantee they will still fuss over them.

These plushies with sublimatable T-shirts are from JP Plus. You can get them here. They also have a rabbit, dog and an elephant. I purchased two of the the bears just to keep the arguing to a minimum (I know some of you can relate). Use code 9PSR5 and get 15% off your order (be sure and add the shirts to your order – they don’t come with the plushie).

As always I used my Sawgrass SG500 Subimation Printer and my cute pink heat press. Heat presses don’t have to be an eyesore in the middle of your creative space.

I put together a quick video to show you just how easy they are to customize. Leave me a comment and let me know what you will put on your plushies. Will you get the Bunny, Dog, Elephant or Bear?

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Let’s Sublimate a Sport Tek Shirt!

My daughter said that Ace is in desparate need of long sleeve shirts. It seems he’s done a bit of growing in the last little bit and all of his long sleeve shirts are leaving him looking a little cold around the wrists! I’m sure those of you with kids and grandkids can relate. They grow so fast!

I went to my box of blanks from Heat Transfer Warehouse and and found two of these really nice SportTek shirts. They are 100% polyester and remind me of the Underarmour shirts my son used to wear under his baseball jerseys. The Sawgrass SG500 and my pretty pink heat press have made it so easy to make customized shirts for the kids. Ace and his dad are hockey fans, so I found this design and within a few minutes, voila Ace has a new long sleeve shirt.

If you want to watch the entire process, of course, I video’d the step by step instructions.

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How to Sublimate a Glass Cutting Board

Are you looking for gift ideas for the holidays? I’ve got one that I hope you’re going to love!

I am back with another Sublimation tutorial. Today, we are making glass cutting boards. I found these to be so fun. I can think of a ton of ways to utilize this fun project. How about putting your favorite team logo and then using it as a cheese/serving tray at your next football gathering? Photos, of course, make great gifts for grandparents as well as moms and dads. Another fun idea would be to add your favorite family recipe and then give them to various family members. You could also add a favorite quote, holiday meme, favorite characters, movie scenes, inspirational quotes and the list goes on and on. However you choose to use them, I am sure they will be greatly appreciated.

I used my Sawgrass SG500 sublimation printer and my 15 x 15 heat press with the pretreated glass cutting boards that are perfect for sublimation (hint: use code 9PSR5 to save 15% on the cutting boards).

Want to see how easy it is to create this fun addition to any kitchen? Let’s get started:

*Disclaimer:  Some 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.  All opinions and reviews are strictly my own.

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: