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:

How to Sublimate a Slap Wrap for a Can/Bottle Koozie

Are you looking for stocking stuffer ideas? I’ve got a fun one for you!

This is such a fun and unusual koozie. When my children were little they had bracelets that worked the same way that slap wrap can koozies work the same way.

I think they are the perfect stocking stuffer, great for football game parties, themed parties and holidays.

This Slap Wrap was a part of the JP Plus Subscription Trend Box that ships in December. If you want to be sure and get this particular box be sure an order no later than November 15th, 2020. To see what else is in this box you can check out my video by clicking here. The Subscription box is full of fun and unusual sublimation blanks.

 

You can find the Sublimation Slap Wraps here. You can use coupon code 9PSR5 and save an additional 15% off your order of any blanks.

I have created a step by step tutorial so that you can create some of these fun Slap Wraps.

Sublimation Photo Pouch

As I continue with my Sublimation Series, my mind is constantly thinking about new ways to use my sublimation printer. I had some polyester fabric laying around and that got me thinking about a project I made a few years ago. This is an updated version of my older Printable Pouch tutorial using the Cricut and Print then Cut. This time we aren’t using the Cricut.

I love how one can personalize each pouch. They are a big hit as gifts for moms, grandmas, friends and family.

As you can see on the pouch with the pink zipper, I added a peek-a-boo image from my son’s wedding on the inside of the pouch along with their wedding date. It’s the perfect place for a small momento from their special day.

I can’t wait to make a few more. I have the perfect photos in mind. If you’d like to make a few of these beginner-sewing friendly pouches, check out my tutorial below.

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How to Sublimate a Tumbler without a Mug Press

I am so excited to share how I sublimated these super cute Skinny Tumblers. You may be surprised to know that you can achieve the same results without the use of a mug press!

The images on the tumblers above wrap all the way around the cups. You can get a better look in my video tutorial below.

Ace and Evie are going to flip when they see their cool cups. They also come with metal straws, which are perfect for the kids.

Watch the step by step tutorial over on my youtube channel.

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How to Make Custom Fabric Labels

One of the questions I get asked all of the time is how I make my custom fabric labels. They are super easy and there are multiple ways to create you own customized labels.

I made the above labels using my sublimation printer and some various fabric and ribbons. I love the detail in the labels. I also used this method to create smaller labels to add to Ace’s masks for school.

You can find my step by step tutorial for this method below, but if you don’t have a sublimation printer, keep scrolling because I have a solution for you.

If you don’t have a sublimation printer, try this method using Cricut Infusible Ink Markers or Artesprix Markers:

This method is better suited for a less detailed label, but it works just as well.

Don’t have sublimation markers? I have one more method for you to try.

This method is great for detailed labels, but may not be a good solution for something that will be washed often, as the ink may begin to fade.

So there you have it, 3 ways to create your very own customized labels.

I can’t wait to see your DIY fabric labels.

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How to Sublimate an Enamel Mug

I have been playing with some of my sublimation blanks from the JP Plus Trend Boxes.

This cute enamel mug was screaming for something crafty! I love this super cute design by A Girl and a Glue Gun. She has so many cute SVGs on her website. Be sure and check them out. They are one-of-a-kind hand-drawn images. I love them so much!

Let’s get back to this cute pink mug. You can find it here (use coupon code 9PSR5 and save 15%). I think this is my new favorite for my morning coffee with Peppermint Stick creamer.

I used my sublimation printer and my mug press to put the image on the mug. This method of transfer is 100% dishwasher save and will last the life of the mug. Pretty neat!

I made a quick tutorial for you to show you how you can create this crafty mug.

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Cricut Infusible Ink on a Sequin Pillow? Say what?

OK, this might just be my favorite project so far. You guys! This is so fun! Did you know that Cricut Infusible Ink is basically the same as Sublimation? It is. While Infusbile Ink comes in the form of a paper-like transfer sheet and sublimation ink is a liquid, they both transfer by heating the ink up to a gaseous stage that can than be infused into a substrate. Well that gave me an idea. Let’s try to make a sequin pillow using a sublimation blank and Cricut Infusible Ink. It worked!

I used Cricut Infusible Ink and an image from a Girl and A Glue Gun to create this glittery beauty! It was so easy!

Of course, I had to make more pillows for the kids using my sublimation printer.

sorry, the photos aren’t great. I forgot to take them when I made them so I had to make do with some phone pics.

so, are you ready to crank out some sequin pillows for the holidays? I’ve got two tutorials for you. One features Infusible Ink and the other is using a sublimation printer.

Create Sublimation Sequin Pillows with or without a Sublimation Printer

Hello sequin pillows!

This just might be my favorite use of Sequins. Did you know you can use Cricut Infusible Ink on a Sequin Pillow Blank to create really fun and interactive pillows. Take a look at how amazing this pillow turned out.

If you have a Sublimation printer, you can create similar pillows with even more customizations. Check out this one I made for my grandson.

The kids love their pillows! I love how easy it was to create fun pillows that were customized especially for them. Evie requested a pillow with Elsa (Frozen) pillow. I was able to create exactly what she wanted in less than 5 minutes.

These are going to make amazing gifts for the holidays, kids parties and let’s face it, that Maker pillow is a piece of Decor in my craftroom.

If you want to make a (or ten) sequin pillow of your own, watch my step by step tutorials below. I will walk you through using Cricut Infusible Ink in the first video and using a Sublimation printer in the second video.

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!

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