The Ashley Tote Bag

Ashley-Tote-YT

Hi there!  Over in my Craft Crazy with Lorrie nuneMAKER Facebook Group I posted a bag similar to this quite awhile ago.  It was this bag:

IMG_5139 2

and boy did I have a lot of request to make a tutorial.  Life got in the way… my son got married.  I have been so busy with wedding planning, guests every weekend, that I just didn’t have time to create a tutorial.

I did, however, take the time one afternoon to make a mock up so that I could get the dimensions down.  I came up with this tote:

IMG_5147 2.jpeg

Today, I finally had a chance to take a little bit from each bag and change it up just a little more and create the “Ashley” tote.  I love it so much.

Ashley Tote-4

The fabric makes me happy and the quilting just gives me all the feels.

Ashley Tote-6

Green and white polka dot?  I mean, c’mon!

Ashley Tote-5

Of course, I have a step by step tutorial for you.  You can find it below.  I have written down all of the dimensions for you.  You can get them in my shop HERE.

Here’s the video tutorial:   

Wrigley Sliding Pouch

Wrigley-Sliding-Pouch

Hello!  Thanks for stopping by!  I am excited to share today’s tutorial with you.  It is the Wrigley Sliding Pouch!  I just love this project and I think it will be the perfect addition to your craft room.

IMG_5266.jpg

It features a fun sliding sleeve that collapses and reveals the perfect pen/tool holder for your desktop, but also conveniently expands and closes up so that you can easily take it with you.

IMG_5268

It’s the perfect gift for teachers, students or any crafter.  Pens, Markers, Tools, or Sewing Notions fit perfectly inside.

I created a PDF and SVG pattern. You can use your Cricut Maker to cut the SVG, or simply print the PDF and cut your pattern by hand.   You can find them by clicking below:

                                     PDF and SVG Pattern                             

Once you have the file, watch my step by step tutorial to create your very own Wrigley Sliding Pouch.

Pocket Placemat

joann placemat-9-2

Well hello there!  I am happy you are here!  Over in my Craft Crazy Facebook Group. I had a group member ask if I would create a tutorial on this super cute pocket placemat!  She found this wonderful tutorial over on the Joann Fabric website and wanted to see a video tutorial.

joann placemat-1-2

I mean what is not to love about this cutie?  It’s so fun and I can think of a ton of ways to change it up, like this one:

69553325_10157469364091870_7904213054257102848_n-2

A quick change of fabrics and embellishments and you’ve got a Halloween Placemat.

Joann Fabrics did an amazing job of writing out the tutorial, but if you’d like to see a video, step by step tutorial click below:

Dollar Tree Tuesdays with Cricut

Did you know that every single Tuesday on my Youtube Channel? I feature “Dollar Tree Tuesday with Cricut”?  I use items purchased from the Dollar Tree and customize them with my Cricut.Halloween Candles-1 Today, I am showing you how to create this spooktacular Halloween Decor using candle jars and a pitcher from the Dollar Tree.  I used my Cricut Explore and Cricut Premium removeable vinyl (I can remove the designs and change them for different holidays).

You can create the same decor using my Cricut Design Space File (click here).

Be sure to check my Youtube Channel Every Tuesday for more Dollar Tree Tuesday with Cricut projects! There are tons of ideas for all occasions.

Triangle Pouch

Triangle Pouch-1Triangle Pouches are super fun to make and they look harder than they really are.  It’s really just a few straight seams and you’re done.

Triangle Pouch-1-2

I looked around at Pinterest and Youtube and couldn’t find any tutorials showing how to fully enclose all the of the seams in the lining.  I really love the simplisity of the patterns I saw on Pinterest, but I didn’t love seeing the raw edged seams on the lining.  I wanted the inside to be as pretty as the outside.

Triangle Pouch-2

So, I created my own tutorial with a completely finished linining.  It’s really not hard at all and only adds 2 extra steps.

Triangle Pouch-3

They turned out great and I can’t wait to give a few to some friends.  They are also the perfect STOCKING STUFFER size!  You could add a chapstick, handsanitzer or something fun and stuff them into the stocking or even hang them from the stocking.  So many ideas.

Are you ready for the tutorial and to find out how I enclosed all of the seams?  Here you go!

the Evie Scrunchie – FREE Pattern Included

IMG_4773

I am back with another Scrunchie tutorial!  Who would have thought that Scrunchies would be back in style!  I am seeing them everywhere and in lots of shapes and sizes.

IMG_4780

I created the EVIE Scrunchie with my grand-daughter in mind, obviously.  I think it is adorable.  I am a sucker for all things bows.

IMG_4778

The beauty of the Scrunchies is that you can mix and match the Urban Scrunchie with the Mini Scrunchie with the Evie Scrunchie.  They all work similarly and together.  I was inspired to make this set from the headband tutorial I showed you last week using the Urban Scrunchie Mini.   I just love the rainbow of color and Evie will have an accessory for every outfit.

evie template-1

I added the solid templates to the shop. You can click HERE the to purchase or just click on SHOP at the top of the page.  As always, I also have a FREE printable PDF and SVG for you as well.  You can find that HERE.

Are you ready for the Tutorial:

Double Zipper ID Pouch with Cricut

doublezipid-3.jpg

Hi there!  I am happy you are here.  It is a beautiful Sunday evening here in South Bend, IN and I just finished whipping up a few of these Double Zipper ID Pouches.

doublezipid-11

I used my Cricut Maker (you can use the Cricut Explore, too) to cut the Cricut Faux Leather, fabric and even the clear vinyl window.

doublezipid-10

I created this pattern with travel in mind, whether it’s a simple as a trip to the grocery or travel through an airport.  It’s got a secure pocket for your ID and a larger, middle pocket for cash, keys or whatever you may need.

doublezipid-9

You can use the handy side clip to add a wrist strap, or to hang on a bookbag, tote bag, keys, etc.

I think this is going to be another great stocking stuffer idea!!

I’ve got a Cricut Design Space file for you so you can get started creating right away.  Click here to get the Design Space FIle  . 

If you don’t have a Cricut (you need one), I’ve got a PDF for you.  You can grab it HERE.

Now.. here’s the step by step tutorial:

Urban Scrunchie Headband

Well hello there my Urban Scrunchie friends!  I am still at it.  I can’t quit making these really quick and easy headbands using my Urban Scrunchie Mini Template.

If you prefer the Free Printable Pdf & SVG pattern you can get it here. Just in time for Back to School, gym work outs or just when you want to look cute!  I will let you in on a secret… I cheated.  I took a shortcut and used premade headbands!  You can see the ones I used here.

I mean who doesn’t love to put on a bright, happy headband and make a statement.  You can mix and match the headband bows by simply untying and putting it on a different headband.  I cannot wait to see Evie sporting one, but since my cute model isn’t here, you’ll have to settle for me :).  Sorry about that, but I wanted you to see just how fun they are.

I just LOVE them!  They make me happy just looking at them.

I used the same Mini Template that I used for the Mini Urban Scrunchies.  You can find the Original Urban Scrunchie Post here.  I love the fact that you get two projects from the same template.  Keep in mind, the Original Template was much larger and longer.  I used the MIni here.

Here are other ways to use the same template:

 

 

I see headbands in the girls’ stockings this year.

Are you ready for the step by step tutorial?  I thought you might be.

Check out this video for 3 more ways to use the Urban Mini Scrunchie:

Hand Sanitizer Holder with Free Pattern

hand-sani
Today, I have a super fun, super easy project for you!  You can make this with or without the Cricut in just a few minutes.  They are perfect for to school and moms on the go.

IMG_4508 copy

You won’t be able to stop at just one!  They are quick to make.  I can see lots of stocking stuffers in my future!

Don’t forget to use the Cricut EasyPress to personalize with Iron On!

I’ve got a FREE Pattern (SVG & PDF).  You can cut these so easily if you have a Cricut.  If you don’t have a Cricut use the PDF and create a pattern you can cut with scissors.  You can grab both patterns HERE.

Ready for the step by step instructions?  Here you go!

Urban Hair Scrunchies – FREE PATTERN

IMG_4022

Hey there!  Just a quick post to let you know I just released a NEW Video Tutorial for these fun Urban Scrunchies.  I am so happy with how they turned out.  They are a quick and easy project and a great scrap buster!  Watch the video for step by step instructions.

If you’re looking for a shorter tails version try the Urban Scrunchie Mini!

If you have a Cricut you can use my FREE SVG PATTERN to cut them out with your Cricut Maker.  If you prefer to cut by hand, I’ve got a PDF for you as well!  These are Drop Box downloads.  You don’t need to download Drop Box.  Simply click on the link and then click the 3 dots in the upper right corner and click download.

NOW AVAILABLE:  Pick up an Acrylic or Wooden Template here.  If you’re planning to create tons of Urban Scrunchies for your Etsy Shop, Friends and/or Family, this will cut your time in half!   Watch how fast it is to cut your Urban Scrunchie pattern:

If you make them, I would love it if you would tag me on social media and please come join my Craft Crazy Facebook Group where thousands of others are sharing photos of projects they have created with my Tutorials

Social Media Info

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

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

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

Youtube:  http://youtube.com/LorrieNunemaker

Here’s the step by step instructions: