Who needs a Dog Mitt… I mean Oven Mitt :)

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I mean, c’mon!  We all have THAT friend who is dog crazy!  You know, the one who hangs signs in their house about how their dog lives here, not you.  The ones who dress their dogs, kiss their dogs on the lips, let their dog have a lick of their ice cream… you know who I’m talking about.

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We love them anyway!  (Just a little side note.. I might BE THAT FRIEND).  Well, now you have a mission for your dog lovin’ crazy friend.  Make them a matching oven mitt, hot pad out of this cute Fabric Editions Fabric from Walmart.. and it’s only $0.97!  All you need is two fat quarters for the oven mitt and you can use the left overs to create this reversible matching hot pad.

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How fun!

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The fur… I die!  You know you want to make this just so you can have a fur cuffed oven mitt on Christmas morning.  Want to know how to make the oven mitt?  It was one of my first maker sewing projects.  I’ve got a tutorial and a FREE pattern ready for you.  Don’t have a maker, cut out the pattern in cardstock and then use that for your pattern!  I didn’t use the fur in this video, but you can either glue it on, or sew it on.  I found the strip of fur at Joanns in the craft aisle (over by the bag making supplies, feathers, etc).

Christmas Bag with Fabric Editions

Christmas Project Bag-11Well hello there!  Thanks for dropping by!  I have been having so much fun creating these drawstring bags.  I literally stalked my Walmart to find these $0.97 fat quarters by Fabric Editions.  Last week, I hit the jackpot!

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I immediately knew what I wanted to make, but I also wanted to display the fat quarter rolls for the holidays, so this project turned out to be a two for one!

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You can open the drawstring and fold it down and voila… it’s an instant “work from me” bag.  When you’re all finished, simply cinch it up and everthing is nice a secure on the inside.

I’ll be adding some of these to my Etsy Shop.  I have created a Design Space pattern for this and hope to share that as soon as I can find the time to record a video tutorial.

Check . your local Walmart for these fantastic finds!  What I don’t use this year, I will simply cinch up in this fun little holiday bag for next year!

 

Decorative Towel Hanger with the Cricut

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Thanks for stopping by.  Today I am showing you how to create a decorative towel hanger with your Cricut Maker!  Don’t have a Cricut Maker – don’t worry, I’ve got instructions for you, too.

I remember growing up that my mother and grandmother often had towels hanging from the front of the stove.  They were attached with some of grandmother’s handy dandy killer crochet skills.  Towel Hanger-8 Apparently, a skill that I did not inherit!  🙂 .

I wanted to create a towel hanger to keep a certain someone (sorry, Doug) from grabbing my pretty decorative towels and wiping up spilled milk on the counter.  Just sayin… PAPER TOWELS!   I digress.

I decided to create a pattern in Cricut Design Space (you can grab it here) and create my very own modern version of Grandmother’s Crochet’d towel holder.

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I think this is the perfect gift for most every home.  It would be great fun to make one for each season/holiday and gift them as a set.

I used the Cricut EasyPress to create this Rae Dunn Inspired Flannel towel holder.  The Easypress  also helped me create holiday towels for Christmas like this oneTowel Hanger-4

and this one.  Excuse Wrigley… he thinks hes a prop.

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I just love the fact that you can get two towel holders from 1 towel.

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I bet you can guess that I have a step by step tutorial for you and you can help yourself to the pattern above.

Do you need a PDF version?  I’ve got you taken care of too!  You can get the PDF version here.

Here’s the video tutorial:

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Placemat Pouch #6 – The Project Bag

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The Placemat Projects have sort of “been my thing”.  It’s funny, really, I never intended to create a whole series of pouches based off of these Pioneer Woman Placemats from Walmart.

I made another bag (not a placemat bag and someone asked me if it was made from a placemat.  I immediately knew that I could make something similar from a placemat, so I did.

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Enter, the Project Bag.  This is so easy to make and it’s absolutely the perfect size to carry your knitting, cross stitch, etc..  It has a wide open mouth to it that stays open, so you can work right out of the bag.  When you’re all finished, cinch it up and you’re project is safe and sound until the next time you’re ready to work.

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The six large outside pockets are the perfect place for keys, wallet, phone, etc.

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So.. you want to know how to make version #6?  Here’s a step by step tutorial:

Wine Gift Bag with the Cricut

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Cheers!  Today, we are making fabric wine bags.  I just love making these personalized bags.

 

Often, I find I want to do a little more than just a single bottle of wine.  I think adding a fabric wine bag that the recipient can reuse is an excellent way to take an everyday gift and make it a little more special and add that touch of handmade love.

 

 

 

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Pair it with a couple of wine glasses and your simple gift is on a whole other level.  Fabric scraps are perfect for this project!  Wouldn’t it be fun to make it out of Halloween Fabric and add “witches brew” on the side?  How about a bottle for the bridal party to enjoy while they are getting ready… add the word BRIDE.  You could make it out of fun floral fabrics for a girls night at a friends house, or add a monogram for an everyday hostess gift.  Tons of possiblities.

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I used the Cricut EasyPress to add the word “Cheers”.  I just love the 6 x 7 EasyPress for this project.

 

It’s even fun without any personalization.

 

Don’t have a Cricut Maker yet?  (you need one).  Don’t worry… simply cut the pattern out with cardstock and use that as a template to cut the fabric by hand.  Easy peasy!… (but seriously.. you NEED the Maker!)

OK, are you ready to get stocked up on gift bags for the holidays?  You can start now by grabbing the pattern HERE.  It’s made from Basic Shapes in Cricut Design Space, so you can use it for free.  Here’s the step by step tutorial:

Pin Cushion/Thread Catcher – Free SVG!

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Who needs a thread catcher?  Apparently, I need several because I can’t stop making them!  These little guys are fun to make and they look much harder than they actually are.

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They just make me happy!  I love combining print fabrics and this project is perfect for it!  I used THIS Cricut Fabric on this cutie (psst… it’s on sale now!  Use my code LORRIE and get another 10% and Free Shipping)!  It’s so pretty!

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I think these are going to be Holiday Gifts for the crafters in my family.  I can make one to match each of their home decor crafty spaces.  They are so handy to throw in those little paper scraps, threads and little bits and they look so much better than a trash can!  They would be perfect to take to a crop.

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I’ve got an SVG so that you can cut this out with your Cricut Maker.  You can download it HERE.  If you don’t have an Cricut, yet, you NEED one, but I’ve got all of the instructions in the video so you can cut this by hand.

Here’s a step by step video tutorial so you can get started making these today!

Let’s Make SNAP Bags!

DSC_0001-2Snap bags!  They are all over Pinterest and I had to give one a try.  Okay, maybe more than one.. did I mention these little cuties are rather addicting?

I mean I had to try one in faux leopard, right?  It had to be done!

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Hello, lovely faux leather from Hobby Lobby! After that I had to try some flannel!  I have tons of flannel scraps from all of those pj pants I made the grandkids!

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Can this get any cuter!?!?!  How about a little pouch to take your id and cash into the football game.  Too Cute!

 

 

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Or how about this cute little fella for the car to keep all of that extra change and doodads in place?

 

 

 

I made this cutie patootie for my soon to be Daughter In Law who trains service dogs.  She’s always carrying dog treats.  Now she can keep them nice and secure in her purse with no worries of them dumping out.

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Like I said… these things are addictive.  I even made one from a Pioneer Woman Placemat!  You can see it in the video below.

Ready to get started on your Snap Pouches?  They are super easy and you can pick up the pattern and the step by step instructions in the video.  Don’t worry if you don’t have a Maker, just follow along and write down the measurements, this is really easy to cut by hand!

How to make your own PJ Pants without a pattern – Easy Beginner Sewing Project

I have been making pj pants for the kids to match all of my EasyPress shirt creations.  It’s become quite comical, really.  They know when they go to Lolli’s they will have new pjs to wear and they have a lot of fun helping me pick out the fabric.

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Ace is always a Dinosaur kinda guy!  He must have 6-7 pairs of different dino sets.  Evie, on the other hand, is more of a Minnie Girl.

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I have made so many pairs of pjs, that I’ve got my own special method and a few cheater tricks that make it easier, for me, to whip up a pair in about 10 minutes form start to finish.

Don’t worry, you don’t need a pattern (we will make our own…psst.. I don’t even know how to read a real pattern).

Overwhelmingly, everytime I post a picture of one of my EasyPress shirt creations, paired with a matching set of pants – I get asked to create a tutorial for the pants…. so, without further ado… and keeping in mind that I am NOT A SEAMSTRESS.  This is a really easy, beginner sewist tutorial… and I came up with a technique that works for me.  There are probably a few dozen things technically wrong with my method, but you know my motto… “do what works for you”.  

If you’re interested in this really easy, cheater method… here’s a step by step video tutorial for you.  I can’t wait to see your creations on Facebook and Instagram… you’re going to tag me, right?

Here’s the video:

Zipper Pouch with Tabs with the Cricut Maker

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You asked for more Cricut Sewing projects and you asked for a tutorial showing how to do zipper tabs and how to make a lined zipper pouch… so that’s what’s up on the blog today!

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Today, I’m going to share with you how to make this fully lined zipper pouch with zipper tabs.  The best part is the Cricut Maker is going to cut all of the pattern pieces out for you, so all you need to do is assemble!  Pretty good deal, if you ask me.  Oh, did I mention a free SVG pattern? IMG_9499 2

You can grab the pattern here, then head over to Design Space and start creating!  Don’t forget to pick up this cute Cricut Fabric!  Use code LORRIE and save 10% and get FREE SHIPPING.  In fact, you can use the code and get free shipping on most everything I used in the tutorial including the Acrylic Ruler, Scissors, Washable Fabric Pen, Self Healing Mat,  and the Rotary Cutter .  I also used the EasyPress Mat for ironing.  I love that I can put it away when I’m not using it.  (I don’t think the discount code work on the EasyPress Mat.)

Here’s a step by step tutorial!  I can’t wait to see what you make!

 

 

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Anna Griffin 2-Sided Zipper Case Tutorial

Well hello there!  I’m back with another Cricut Maker Sewing Project!  I have missed sewing so much!

I had a request to do a tutorial on this pre-designed Cricut Design Space file by Anna Griffin. Screen Shot 2018-08-19 at 2.48.34 PM

It’s all set up for you in Design Space, all you need to do is cut it out and the next thing you know, you’ll have this:

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Darling little zipper pouches.  Perfect to hold your phone, goodies, makeup or whatever little doo-dads you’re trying to keep track of.

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They are just the sweetest!  I used the Anna Griffin Fabric we got in our goodie bags at the Cricut Mountain MakeaThon, as well as this Garden Girl fabric from Riley Blake.  Psst… use code LORRIE and save 10% and get Free Shipping.  This project is really fun, and not nearly as intimidating as it may look.  Don’t be afraid of the zipper!  They are easy!

I see a few Christmas Gifts being made from these fun fabrics!  I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw all the new collections available at Cricut.  (Again.. use my code LORRIE and save 10% and get Free Shipping).

I’ve created a step by step tutorial for you.  Let’s make this together!

Fabric in video by Cricut/Riley Blake
Cricut Easy Press Mat
Cricut Fabric
Cricut 12 x 24 Acrylic Ruler
Cricut Rotary Cutter
Cricut Self Healing Mat
Cricut Rotary Cutter/Mat/Ruler Kit:
Cricut Fabric Mat
Cricut Maker
Wonder Clips
Singer Sewing Machine

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