Cricut Joy – Quilt Card (Sewing on Paper)

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I love a beautiful quilt.  Quilt blocks are so interesting to look at and I so wish that I had both the time and the patience to create them more often.

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But, unfortunately for me, I don’t have an abundance of either, so I found a fun way to incorporate quilt blocks in alternative ways.

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What better way to show off the fun pattern of a quilt block than to use it make a card.  How cute would it be to send a quilter friend, a fun hello card made as if it were a quilt block?  Pretty cute, eh?

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Have you ever considered sewing on paper?  It’s actually the very first way I learned to sew.  I have been sewing on paper for years and I love the way it looks. It is super easy and I have never had a problem with using my sewing machine on cardstock. (Just be sure to put in a fresh needle when you’re done).

This is the first of several fun projects to come using quilt blocks.  I am collaborating with Jess from OklaRoots with her Block Party (Block of the month).  I am going to come up with creative ways to use the quilt blocks that she has designed.

Are you ready for the tutorial?  Here you go!

Doggie Waste Bag Holder

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If you have a Cricut Maker you can cut the pieces of fabric, faux leather or vinyl with your machine.  Here’s the Design Space file

By now, you probably know that I love a quick and easy sewing project.  Today’s project is just that.  The best part is that it only takes scraps of fabric and a few minutes and you’ve got a customized doggie waste bag holder.

You can customize the pouches to fit your style.  I used a flannel on the left and some left over Dr. Seuss scraps on the right.

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I even tried some clear purple vinyl and faux leather and they are even easier.

I think these will make super fun gift ideas for the dog lover(s) in your family.

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Are you ready to make some of your own?  Here’s the step by step tutorial:

How to Make Fabric Rope

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This is another really easy, but fun project.  I love to make fabric twine/rope while watching tv.  I am not a person who can just sit idle, I need my hands to be doing something.

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Last night, while watching a movie, my daughter in law and I made these balls of twine.  They turned out so beautiful.

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Today, I took her ball of twine and made it into this cool trivet.  The smaller one is a coaster.

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It is truly a one of a kind rope and I kinda love it!  The best part?  It’s made with nothing more than fabric from my scrap bin!  What a wonderful way to recycle your scraps.

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I plan to keep going with my ball of twine and hope to make a rug out of it.  They are fully washable (I know that’s what you were thinking when I said rug!).

So, do you want to learn how to make some scrap busting fabric rope?  I have a step by step tutorial.  I would love it if you make some if you would tag me on my social media channels and Facebook Groups. You can find me by clicking HERE.

Here’s the tutorial:

Beginner Friendly Sewing Headband

YT HEADBANDHappy Saturday!  I have been wanting to get this tutorial up for awhile now.  This is a really fun, beginner-friendly sewing project.

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I see so many happy hair ties when I am out and about, but they never seem to fit my style, or my wardrope, or let’s be real.. my head!   I decided to come up with my own version that includes an stretchy elastic in the back so I can get the perfect fit for this big noggin!

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The fun part about this project is that it takes just a very little bit of fabric and 1 piece of elastic.  It’s really easy to make and a quick sew.  You can make several in an hour.  If you have a Cricut Maker, it will go even faster because I’ve got an SVG for you.  No Cricut?, No problem.  I’ve got the PDF pattern for you as well as a step by step tutorial below.

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I hope you give these a try and when you do, please come post in my Facebook Group and/or tag me on Instagram.  I would love to see what you make!

You can get the PDF & SVG Patterns by clicking HERE 

and here is the tutorial!  Happy Headband Making!

How to Create Customized Charms / Zipper Pulls

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Quite often I get asked how to make customized zipper pulls for your bags and pouches.  I love to add that extra little personalized touch in the way of a zipper pull to stylize your handmade beauties.

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I decided to put my Cricut to the test and create these cute engraved metal tags.  I can think of a ton of ways to use these.  How about as a luggage identifier, a gift, a bag tag, a zipper pull, a necklace, a backpack label – so many ideas!

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I used the Cricut Maker and Engraving Tool to create mine and it really is quite easy! I found themedal blanks here.

I made a step by step video tutorial to walk you through designing the tags in Cricut Design Space, as well as how I attached the zipper pull hardware.  If you make them, I would love it if you would share them in my Facebook Groups. You can find the links in the description below the video on Youtube.

How to make the easiest Dog Bandana, ever!

IMG_7270.jpgI don’t know about you, but I am a sucker for a dog in a bandana!  On the same hand, I am terrified to put anything around my dogs’ necks, after a rather scary incident a couple of year ago.

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I decided to make a bandana that could be easily removed if needed.  Instead of using a traditional bandana style that is tied, I utilitzed the Kam Snaps (you know how I love my Kam Snaps).

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I also used my Cricut EasyPress and Embroidery machine to embroider their names.  i just love how they turned out.  Over the holidays between my dogs and my sons, we had five dogs in the house. I made them all Christmas Bandanas using holiday fabric.  It was so stinking cute.  I can’t wait to make Valentines, Easter and lots of other variations.

This is probably one of the EASIEST beginner sewing projects, a person can make.   Are you ready for a tutorial?  I’ve got you covered… here you go.

Maggie Pouch

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I am super excited to share with you my latest creation.  I call it the MAGGIE POUCH.  It is so stinking cute!  I love how roomy this bag is, and the open wide zipper makes it seem even bigger than it is.

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The finished bag measures about 10 x 6.5″.  It’s the perfect size for a clutch wristlet, makeup bag or just to keep track of odds and ends.

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It has a fully lined zipper in the lining.  IMG_6993.JPG

A must for me!

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I used the Cricut Maker to cut mine.   You can find my SVG file  here.  No Cricut? No worries, I’ve got a PDF Pattern for you here.

I have a step by step tutorial for you and you won’t believe how easy it is!

Sequin Jelly Pouch

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Did I get your attention?  Who doesn’t love sequins and rainbows?  I certainly do!  I was so excited that this project came together exactly how I envisioned it.  I cannot wait for you to give this a try.

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This cutie patootie comes together in no time and takes very little supplies.  You might want to pick up this cute heart clear vinyl from Sew Hungry Hippie and make a few today.

I used a set of sequin from the Dollar Tree a few pieces of vinyl and a zipper… that’s it!  Super easy, right?

I’ve got a few tips and tricks for you when working with vinyl in the video tutorial.  If you make one of these beauties, I’d love to see you post it in my Facebook Group called CRAFT CRAZY WITH LORRIE NUNEMAKER.  We have so much fun in there and we share all things Crafty.  Come join us!

Now, here’s the tutorial:

Wireless Ear Bud Holder

Hey there!  After popular demand from my previous wired headphone holder, I have created a wireless version for all of you who have wireless headphones.  This is super easy and requires very little to make.  They will make perfect stocking stuffers!  Just sayin!  You can cut this with your Cricut using my Original Design Space File by clicking here.  If you don’t have a Cricut, I’ve got a free PDF pattern for you.  You can get that here.

Here’s the step by step tutorial

 

How to Make Envelope Pillow Covers

southbendpillowThis has got to me the EASIEST sewing project, ever!  Not only is it very beginner friendly, but it’s so practical.  With this tutorial you can virtually create unlimited amounts of personalized pillows and personalized gifts.  My friend, Karen Runge, showed me a similarly designed pillow and encouraged me to make a tutorial.  I used the Cricut EasyPress and Iron on to create my design.  You could also use this tutorial to  create a blank for Infusible Ink, Embroidery, fabric pens and fabric markers.  So many possiblities.

Let’s get right to the tutorial.  You are going to want to make pillows for all of your friends and family.  (Psssst.. these would make perfect holiday gifts!)