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.

In the Hoop Airpod Case

This is such a fun, quick and easy project! My favorite kind of project. Can you believe this is made on an embroidery machine?

How many times have you reached for your Airpods and they either A) are not in your purse, or B) they have sunk to the deep, bottomless bottom of your bag where gumwrappers, pennies and stuff we don’t want to mention live?

Problem solved! Crashing Waves Designs came up with this awesome case that can be easily clipped inside your handbag so that you always know exactly where the Airpods are.

I love the cork version but you can easily use faux leather for this fantastic In the Hoop (ITH) embroidery project. I am making one for each of the kids for stocking stuffers this year. I think they will love them.

I’ve included a supply list below so you can make your own.

Faux Leather

Lobster Clasp

KamSnap Kit

Tear Away Stablizer

Follow my Step by Step Tutorial here:

I have a DreamBox!

Let me say that again. I. Got. A. DreamBox!

I love this addition to my studio. I love the clean, organized and decorative touch that it gives my craft area.

I love the fact that it’s in the background of almost every video. It’s super cute and functional at the same time.

My studio is one of the first rooms off of the entry way, so it is important to me that storage is not only functional, but astetically pleasing. I like to keep the side doors shut when I’m not using my studio. I keep the middle table up all of the time, but you can easily fold it down and close the box entirely (see video below for a demonstration).

The DreamBox has made production in my craftroom so much more efficient. I know have a place for everything, and everything has a place. Prior to the DreamBox I had markers in four different places. I had my adhesives all over my room. I would rebuy supplies that I already owned because I didn’t know where they were. The DreamBox solved all of those problems for me. It made a “control station” or a “command center” that houses all of my most used supplies.

I love that you can customize the shelving, bins and even parts of the box. I set my DreamBox up to house my sewing supplies on the left half, and the right half holds most of my general craft supplies.

When I was considering getting the DreamBox I was skeptical that it wouldn’t be big enough to hold the supplies that I needed it to. Let me tell you, it holds all of those supplies and more!

The DreamBox is on wheels/casters. You can easily move it around your room. The mobility is important if you are like me and your creative space is continually evolving and changing as you evolve and change your crafting interests.

Create Room has generously given me a coupon code to share with you.

US CUSTOMERS:

Purchase a DreamBox and get $100 off when you use this link and code LORRIE. Purchase a DreamCart and get $50 off when you use this link and code LORRIE50.

EUROPEAN CUSTOMERS:

Purchase a DreamBox and get 100 pounds off when you this link and code LORRIEUK

Want to see exactly what is in my DreamBox? Watch the video below. I love sharing how and why I utilized the Dream Box for practical storage.

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!

Facebook Groups:

Craft Crazy with lorrie nuneMAKER

  Sewing Patterns and Tutorials with lorrie nuneMAKER

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.

The Easiest Face Mask Tutorial with Filti Fabric

Hi friends!  I am back with ANOTHER face mask tutorial.  This time, I am focusing on EASY.   Many of you have left comments that you found my Face Mask with Filter pocket tutorial simple and quick to assemble.  Today, I am going to show you how to make that pattern even easier.

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Filti has created a Face Mask Material that makes mask making even easier, and according to their Material Safety Data Sheet, even safer than a fabric mask.  I tried 3 different ways to use this fabric.  First I used my Pleated Face Mask Tutorial shown on the lower left of the photo above.  I also used the Filti Fabric as a filter in my Face Mask with Pocket (shown above in the upper left corner.   I used the Cricut Maker to cut the filter.  To be honest, this is the way I will most likely continue to use the Filti Fabric Mask Material.  In today’s tutorial, I am going to show you the EASIEST Face Mask tutorial yet.  We are going to create a two layer face mask with elastic (you can substitute ties if you like).

I am going to jump right into the tutorial.  You can use this tutorial with all fabric or try it with the Filti Material.   Stay Safe!

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 Quilt Block Trivet – OklaRoots Block Party Block #2

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It is time for Block #2 of the OklaRoots Block Party.  You may recall that last month, Jess from OklaRoots and I started a Block of the Month party.  Jess is actually hosting the Block Party for all of the quilters.  She also used her amazing talents to create each and every quilt block pattern.  So, where do I fit in?  I am providing quick and easy alternative projects that utilize a single quilt block.  I am not a quilter, but I enjoy the process.  I wanted to give like-minded crafters a way to participate in a Block of the Month party, without the commitment of a an entire quilt.

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This month, we are making a very simple trivet/hot pad from Jess’s beautiful design.  I actually used my Cricut Maker to cut all of the quilt pieces (she has a SVG cut file for you).  If you don’t have a Cricut Maker, don’t worry, she’s got you covered.  Be sure and check out OklaRoots blog for all of the downloads and instructions.

By the way, this cute fabric is on CLEARANCE at Cricut (while supplies last).  You can find it by clicking here.

Are you ready for the step by step tutorial?  If you’re already a quilter, you’ve got this covered, but if you’re just a tip toe quilter, like me, I’ve got you covered.

How to Make Face Mask Templates for Mass Production – Cut Files Included

Hello everyone!  I have had an overwhelming request for the acrylic templates for my Face Mask pattern.  I wish I could send one to everyone, but I simply can’t.  I can, however, provide you with the templates and cut files to create your own.

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There are so many things that you can use as a template.  File folders, cereal boxes, or tons of Cricut Materials.  I have a video showing you how I made several templates using things from my craftroom.

In addition to providing you with SVGs and PDFs for the templates, I have also created cut files for the filter insert. I am not making any recommendations for what should or shouldn’t be used as a filter since I am not a scientist, nor do I have a medical background. I am merely providing a template that you can use to cut out whatever medium you feel comfortable using.

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You can find the step by step tutorial here

You can find the Free Cut Files and PDF’s in my shop here

Find the Step by Step Tutorial Here: https://youtu.be/p4USPU1Trz4

Find the SVGS (FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY – DO NOT REPRODUCE OR SELL): https://lorrienunemaker.com/product/face-mask-svgs-adult-child-size/

Find the Filter Insert Template Here: https://lorrienunemaker.com/product/face-mask-filter-template-only/

 

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Rotating cutting mat: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001IKIE4K/?tag=lorrien-20

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Thank you!