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.


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


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.


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″.


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


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.


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.


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.


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:


Find the Filter Insert Template Here:



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Thank you!



How to Make a Face Mask with Filter Pocket and Fabric Ties

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The CDC is now recommending that everyone wear a cloth face mask when outside their home.  Medical N95 and surgical masks are in short supply, so please leave those for the medical and essential workers.  Check with the CDC regarding the advantages and benefits of wearing a fabric masks.  They will not prevent Corona Virus, but it is believed they may help slow the spread.

I have made two variations, one with fabric ties, and one with elastic.  They are contructed the same as far as the body of the mask.  The only difference being instead of tucking two separate strings on each end, I simply tuck both ends of a 7″ (Adult) or 6″ (Child) into each end to form a loop.

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There are a TON of face mask tutorials available online.  Including the elastic, pleated version I posted earlier.  You can find that tutorial by clicking HERE.  I have been sewing face masks for a local assisted senior living facility.  The elastic can be tedious and uncomfortable for extended used.  I decided to come up with my own pattern using fabric ties.  You can substitute Ribbon, Twill, Bias Tape, or any other durable, washable and comfortable tie.

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I also wanted to make a face mask with a pocket for a filter.  You can see the pocket in the photo above.  It makes it really easy to remove and change the filter.

I also needed a child size version.  I made this version which I guesstimate to fit a child age 4-12.


I have a step by step tutorial as well as FREE PDF patterns for both sizes.  You can find the FREE PDF patterns in my SHOP here:

 ADULT SIZE  PDF                          CHILD SIZE PDF

Here is the Step By Step Tutorial:

How to make a face mask


Hello there.  Doug asked me to make a couple of face mask to have on hand in the event that we need them.  I posted them in my Facebook Groups and immediately had a ton of requests to make a tutorial.  I am posting the tutorial of these masks with the disclaimer, I followed THIS PDF tutorial which was recommended by a hospital.  I do not know the exact effectiveness of the face mask, but I do know, it provides an added layer of protection.

I have also provide a Cricut Design Space file for those of you who have a Cricut Maker.

You can find the Cricut Design Space ADULT Size File by Clicking HERE. You can find the Cricut Design Space CHILD by Clicking Here.

For those who do not have a die cutting machine, you don’t need one.  This is two simple rectangles that can easily be cut by hand.

Please do your research. This is not a protection from the Corona VIrus. This is simply an added barrier between you and the outside world. Visit the CDC website for the best way to protect yourself from the Virus.


Here is the Tutorial:


How to make a Planner Pouch


Hey there!  Thanks for stopping by! I had a few requests over in my Craft Crazy Facebook Group to create a tutorial for a planner pouch.  I grabbed my planner and got busy creating what I felt was a perfect size, but you can easily adapt it to fit your planner.


I think it’s super practical and not just for planners.  Journal writers, students and list makers would also enjoy a pouch.  Keeping all of your planner stickers, writing utensils, clips, erasers, etc. with your notebook has never been easier, or prettier.


This is a beginner sewing friendly tutorial. Don’t let the zipper scare you, I am going to walk you through it step by step… it’s easier than you think!

I would love it if you would tag me on social media when you make theplanner pouch.  You can find me by clicking here 

If you have a Cricut, I have a Design Space file so you can let the Maker cut the fabric and interfacing for you.  CLICK HERE FOR THE DESIGN SPACE FILE.

Are you ready to get started?  Here’s the tutorial:

Cricut Joy – Quilt Card (Sewing on Paper)


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.


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.


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?


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


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.


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.


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

How to Make Fabric Rope


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.


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


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


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.


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: