Clear Vinyl Bags! So Fun!!

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You guys!  I have been laying in bed at night dreaming of vinyl bags!  I am having so much fun working with this clear vinyl.  I have an entire series coming up with lots of fun ideas and ways to use it.

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Today, we are going to start with this very basic simple pouch.  I think it is super cute and I can think of a million uses.

I used the Cricut to add a bit of fun personalization and I think it takes the cuteness factor over the top!

Find out everything you need to know to create your own in my YouTube tutorial here:

Canvas & Faux Leather Tote Bag

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Many of you have messaged me and asked for projects that utilize faux leather.  Today, I give you the leather/canvas drop cloth tote bag.

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Yes, we are using more of that canvas drop cloth that we used in Pillow Covers, the Shabby Fabric  Basket , and the Canvas Zipper Pouch.  We are getting a lot of mileage out of a simple paint drop cloth.

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I made both versions of this bag with Cricut Designer Fabric.  They have an amazing bundle right now that will really add to your fabric stash.  Both of the totes above were made from the fabric bundle.  They are currently phasing out fabric, so once this bundle is gone, it’s gone for good.  It’s a $129.90 value, on sale for only $39.99.  Psst… if you’re a Cricut Access Member you’ll save 10% off that price and use my code MAKERS10 and you will save ANOTHER 10%.  That is a whole lot of fabric at a very affordable price.

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This black and metallic rose gold is really striking in person.  Even if you don’t use a Cricut, this fabric is a great deal.  I didn’t use the Cricut for this project, but I still used the fabric.

Are you ready to make your own canvas and leather tote bag?  I’ve got you covered with a video that includes step by step instructions!

Canvas Lined Zipper Pouch

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Hey there!  I wanted to pop on here really quickly and share with you a fast and easy project using more of the paint drop cloth that I used in the previous RAE DUNN INSPIRED PILLOW COVER Tutorial and also in the SHABBY FABRIC BASKET Tutorial. (Click to visit those block posts).

This $4 drop cloth is providing me with fabric for tons of projects!  This zip pouch is perfect for personalization (think EasyPress Iron On).

If you’re a Cricut user I even have a Design Space pattern for you.  You can get that HERE.

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If you’re not a Cricut user, don’t worry, I cut this project by hand in the video and you can, too!

Watch the video and check out the fun lining and pop of color on the inside!

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.

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!

Chapstick Cozy!

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It’s a chapstick cozy!  A fun, little pocket for your chapstick to live.  I wanted to create a cozy with a snap that would keep the chapstick in place, and more importantly, the lid!

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There is nothing worse than reaching in your purse, backpack or car console and finding your lidless chapstick!  EWWWW!

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Enter the chapstick cozy!  While we are at it, why not add a hook so that we can easily hang this on our keyring, bag or wherever you might need chapstick.

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The fabrics absolutely make these not only functional, but fashionable!  All you need to create your own is a scrap of fabric cut to 5 x 9″, a matching piece of light interfacing, a lobster clasp and the Kam Snap Fastner Kit.   (I have a Cricut cut file for you if you’d like to let the Maker cut it out, you can get it here).

As far as assembly, you’re in luck because I’ve got a step by step video tutorial for you.

*Disclaimer:  Links above are affiliate links.  By clicking on these links I may earn a small commission at no cost to you.  Some products may have been provided to me by vendors, however, all opinions and reviews are strictly my own.

Round Make Up Bag with The Cricut

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Hello and thanks for stopping by!  Today, I have a new make up pouch tutorial for you.  We have all seen this style of make up bag, but did you know how EASY they are to make on your own?

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I even added a vinyl lining which makes it easy to wipe up any spills or powders that can get inside a make up pouch.  It’s not just me that is messy, right?

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Or leave the vinyl out, like the one above and use it for your jewelry when traveling or your child’s legos… there’s never a shortage of uses for a pouch!

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If you don’t have a Maker, yet, never fear because I have a work around for you.  I bet you have a dinner plate and that will work just fine, too!

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You can whip these up in time for Christmas gift giving!  They take very little supplies and picking the fabrics is half the fun!

Ready for the tutorial?  Grab the Design Space file HERE.

Placemat Pouch Version 8!

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You keep asking for MORE placemat projects, and what can I say!  They are really a really easy sew! The Pioneer Woman Placemats make all 8 versions (plus one 1 wallet) a fast and easy project that make beginner sewist, like me, look like we know what we’re doing!

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This version I refer to as, the clear project pouch.  It’s perfect for keeping all of your notions together for a specific project/pattern.  I used a kam snap kit to close this one.

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You can also use a zipper.  I thought this one would be perfect to hang off the back of the car seat for the grandkids to keep there road trip entertainment in.  You can pack quite a bit into one of these little ditties!

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If you’d like to give version 8 a try, I’ve got a step by step tutorial for you!  Want to see all 9 placemat projects?  Watch the playlist here.