Shabby Fabric Basket

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I am so happy about this Shabby Fabric Basket.  This project came together so quickly and so easily and even better, so inexpensively!

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You may remember my original fabric basket from a placemat video.  This basket is a DIY inspired version of that one and it’s almost just as easy to make.  Fabric baskets are so popular.  You can use them for organization, a flower pot cover, as a decorative element or a whole plethora of other uses.

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I made this one for my friend, Teri, who is a leopard loving pink girl.  It is fun and lively, much like she is.

I also toyed with the idea of adding Rae Dunn inspired words to a bag.  What do you think?

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Change the fabric and you’ve got an Easter Basket, a Mother’s Day Basket, a gift basket, and more.

As always, I’ve got a step by step tutorial for you.  You can find it below.

Cricut Bunny Eggs / Cutting Felt with the Cricut

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Good morning and welcome to another Cricut project.  Today, we are using our Cricut to cut felt to create these adorable Easter Egg Bunnies.  Aren’t they the cutest?

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I mean c’mon, what’s cuter than 3 little bunny bums?

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They are made from Dollar Tree Plastic Eggs.  I filled them with candy.  You can open and close them without disturbing the bunny, which means you can use them as part of your Easter Decor or for baskets year after year.

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I created all of the patterns for the felt pieceings in Cricut Design Space.  You can find a link to the file in the video description.

Watch the tutorial to find out how these cute little guys came together.

How to make a Jumbo Tote Bag

Jumbo Tote Bag-1Hello and thanks for stopping by!  Today, I am excited to bring you this super handy “How to Make a Jumbo Tote Bag “tutorial.

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My daughter asked me to make something for the grandkids that they could take their “stuff” to day care in.  It needed to be large enough to hold their nap blanket and pillow, an extra set of cloths and all of the other essentials, but it also needed to be soft a flexible enough they could fold it up and store it in their cube at daycare.

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I came up with this pattern.  I used outdoor fabric for durability and fusible fleece to give them a bit of structure, but still soft and foldable.

I am in love with how they turned out.

By simply adjusting the size of the fabrics, you can make a tote for almost any occasion using this design.  It’s the perfect beginner sewing friendly project.

Ready to make one?  Here’s your step by step tutorial:

Continous Zipper Pouch

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Hello and thanks for stopping by!  Today, I am excited to share this fun continuous zipper pouch.  What does that mean?  Let’s take a closer look.

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Notice the continuous zipper with no end?  Isn’t that super fun?  I love it.  This little boxy pouch is perfect for so many things.

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You can make them most any size.  Hello, lovely Easter Pouch.

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Reach into the scrap fabric pile and create something a little more patchworky… is that a word?COntinuous Zipper Pouch-16

No matter how you mix it up, you will find tons of uses for these unique little gems.

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I’ve got all of the directions and sizes included in the video below.  If you have a Cricut Maker you can even grab the Design Space File HERE.  No Cricut?  No worries, I’ve got you covered. You can easily cut this by hand.

Here’s the step by step tutorial and all of the information you need to make one of your own today!

Project Bag – Free Pattern & Tutorial

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Well hello there! Thanks for stopping by!  Today, I’m going to show you how to make this really fun Project Bag.  You can customize this to almost any size.  It’s a really easy sew.

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I love that this bag cinches closed, but also opens up wide, and stands on its own so you can carry your project with you safely and work right out of the bag!

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The boxy bottom gives it balance and a roomy interior.  I love working with cork fabric like this amazing pink cork!  Swoon!

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These gorgeous Windham Fabric are to die for!

I’ve got a Cricut Design Space File for you or you can cut this by hand.  It’s all included in the video on my Youtube Channel.

Ready for the tutorial?  Here you go!

How to Make an Evelope Pillow Cover (From a DROP CLOTH!) – Rae Dunn Inspired

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If you have followed me for very long, you know that I love to use things (like placemats) in ways that you might not think about.  I have long been a user of canvas drop cloths!  I’ve made tote bags, pouches, wall hangings and so much more from them.  They are super inexpensive and 1 drop cloth is enough for dozens of projects! (Stay tuned for more in the near future!

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Don’t mind Brinkley’s “thrilled face”.  No animals were hurt or abused during the filiming of this video.  After 30 minutes of trying to get her to pose for a photo, unsuccessfully, I might add, she curled up in her bed and practically begged me to try again!  Dogs, gotta love them.

Today, I combined my love of beginner friendly sewing projects, the drop cloth and my love for all things Cricut Maker and Cricut EasyPress to create this super fun and trendy Rae Dunn Inspired Pillow Cover.

Here’s the step by step video tutorial for you!

 

 

 

 

 

Zipper Pouch with Cork Fabric

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Hello there and thanks for stopping by!  I was so happy when I stopped by my local quilt shop and found this beautiful cork fabric!  It’s filled with beautiful gold flecks and a dreamy warm natural color.  I knew I had to make a few zipper pouches with this lucky find!

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I mean, how can you not want to make something fabulous?!?  This is a really easy pattern to follow and you can adjust it to any size you like by simply adjusting the beginning sizes.

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I added these cool cork zipper tabs to the ends of the zipper for an extra special finishing touch.  Yes, I made the zipper pull as well.  I drew my logo and then digitized it.

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The inside is fully lined and has a pocket.

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So, are you ready for the step by step tutorial and pattern?

Here you go!

Mini Tote Bag with/or without the Cricut

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A while ago, I posted a miniature tote bag I made for someone for Christmas.  I have been asked over and over to post the directions for this mini tote.  Today, I made the tutorial and just to change it up a little I made 3 different sizes.

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and used 3 different patterns

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I wanted to show how versatile a simple basic tote bag pattern can be.  Simply change the size, add a pocket, add a keychain, a bow or some pompoms and it looks like a totally different project.

I used the Cricut Maker to cut my fabric, but you can absolutely cut it by hand.  I give you the step by step instructions as well as all of the measurements in the video tutorial below.

Which one is your favorite?

Watch the tutorial here:

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Personalized Gift Box with the Cricut EasyPress

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Hi there and welcome back.  Today, I am sharing how I made this personalized wooden gift box.

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You may recall last week, I made this personalized flask and matching etched shot glasses for my son to use to ask his friends to stand up with him in his wedding.  We wanted to present them in a wooden box.

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I decided to use Cricut Vinyl Iron On rather than adhesive vinyl.  Adhesive vinyl can be hard to adhere to wood because it doesn’t want to grip easily.  Iron on is the perfect solution.  The small 6 x 7 Cricut EasyPress made it even easier.

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We are really pleased with how this whole gift set turned out.  Watch the step by step tutorial to find out what settings I used on the Cricut EasyPress and a few tips when applying iron on to wood.

Masculine Gift Set with the Cricut

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Have I mentioned my son is getting married?  He is.  Be prepared for lots and lots of wedding projects in the near future.  This fun little set is how he is asking his friends to be groomsmen and best men.

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I designed my template for the flasks and for the shot glasses right in Design Space.  I have a separate tutorial on etching the shot glasses, you can find it here.

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In this tutorial we are focusing on the flask and the box.  I think the box takes it from ordinary to extraordinary.  I have a another tutorial coming soon in which we will finish the box to take it to the next level.

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I can’t wait to show you how this came together.  I’ve got a step by step tutorial so you can make a gift set for your next anniversary, wedding, birthday, or even Valentines!

You can find the full tutorial here: