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!

 

 

Affiliate links used above.  Thank you! 🙂

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

Affiliate links used above.   Thank you! 🙂

Cricut Fusible Fabric!

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Hey there!  Have you heard the great news?  Cricut now has FUSIBLE FABRIC!  What is fusible fabric?  Well it’s cotton fabric that already has a fusible product on the back so that with the use of an iron or the Cricut EasyPress you can make your very own fabric applique projects!

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I wanted to make a little Cricut care package for a friend, so I cut out a Cricut “C” with my Cricut Maker and applied it with the EasyPress.  It was so easy and so fast to make this adorable miniature tote bag!

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Hint… you can find this Cricut Logo in the Cricut Library.. just search “Cricut”.

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There are tons of varieties of colors.  Each roll of Fusible Fabric comes with four different designs.  Here are some of the choices available:

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I really want to collect them all!  (Don’t judge.. I know I have a problem!) . They are so cute!  I can think of so many projects to use them on.

The Cricut Fusible Fabric is available now!  You can save an additional 10% and get free shipping with my code LORRIE and if you are an Access member you will save ANOTHER 10%!  Quite the deal, right!?!?!

I put together a little video showing how I made the totebag!  I can’t wait to sew what you make!

Cricut Fusible Fabric available NOW!

Buy it here: http://shrsl.com/1049x
Use code LORRIE and save 10% and get free shipping!

Cricut EasyPress: http://shrsl.com/jljn
Cricut Easy Press Mat: http://shrsl.com/zz3w

 

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

Celebrate the Maker In YOU!

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Have you celebrated the Maker in YOU?  There is a Maker inside each and every one of us, and I think it’s time we applaud our everyday creative selves!

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It just so happens, I made this maker project with my Cricut Maker!  How Cool is that!?!!?

It’s crazy easy and a really fun addition to your craft area.  I made another one for Evie’s bedroom with her name on it.

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I mean.. hello???  You can make this in any color scheme, any word, any occasion and it just adds that little bit of homemade magic to any room.  I used HeatnBond Fusible Adhestive to add the letters that I cut out with the Cricut Maker.  The Cricut Easy press made applying it super easy!  Did you know Cricut now has fabric with the Fusible product already on it?  They Do!  You can find it here!

This is a super easy project!  You can view this video to find out how to make the letters and this video to find out how to make the flowers.

Products used in this video:

Cricut Maker: http://shrsl.com/jljo
Cricut Easy Press: http://shrsl.com/r24v
Cricut Easy Press Mat: http://shrsl.com/uajt
Heat n Bond Lite Adhesive: http://shrsl.com/k3mr
Singer Sewing Machine: http://amzn.to/2IxpErn

Cricut Easy Press Settings: https://help.cricut.com/easypress-recommended-settings

Ruffle Towel Tutorial: https://youtu.be/FIxl7Jm5ki8

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

Social Media Info

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

My blog: http://www.lorrienunemaker.com/

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

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

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/LONU2008

 

Monogram Zipper Pouch with the Cricut Maker

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Hello! I am so happy you are here!  I have been super busy with summer activities, but I couldn’t wait to get this fun tutorial up on the blog.  How cute is this crazy easy zipper pouch.

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I even made a mini version.  Everything is cuter when it’s mini… why is that??

This is a lined zipper pouch that I made using the Cricut Maker/Cricut Design Space to make and cut all of the fabric pieces.

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I used HeatnBond Adhesive to attach the monogram and HeatnBond Interfacing to give the bag some extra structure.  I really love the overall look.  Wouldn’t these be cute as bridesmaid gifts or graduation gifts?  I can think of a million uses.

Let’s make one together.  Here’s a step by step video tutorial.  Don’t worry if you don’t have a Cricut – you can follow along and make your pattern on paper and use that as a template.  I give you all of the measurements in the video.  The products used are listed below the video and in the video description.  I can’t wait to see what you make!

Products used in the video:
Use code LORRIE and save 10% and get free shipping on Cricut Accessories using the links below.

Cricut 12 x 24 Acrylic Ruler: http://shrsl.com/whdp
Cricut Rotary Cutter: http://shrsl.com/wi9o
Cricut Self Healing Mat: http://shrsl.com/wka6
Cricut Rotary Cutter/Mat/Ruler Kit: http://shrsl.com/vx88
Cricut Fabric Mat: http://shrsl.com/w7c8
Cricut Maker: http://shrsl.com/jljo
Cricut Brayer: Cricut Brayer: http://shrhttp://sl.com/ushrsl.com/ukhikhb
Wondertape: https://amzn.to/2LV11GG
HeatnBond Lite: http://shrsl.com/k3mr
HeatnBond Extra Firm Interfacing: http://shrsl.com/ukgy
Amazon links to heatnbond products:
HeatnBond Lite: https://amzn.to/2JuOU4X
HeatnBond Extra Firm Interfacing: https://amzn.to/2sG5Bjt
Wonderclips: http://amzn.to/2BS8eB9
Pilot Frixion Fushion Pens: https://amzn.to/2DP2usR
Disclaimer:  Links above are affiliate links.  By clicking on these links I may make some change at no cost to you.  Some products may have been provided to me by vendors, however, all opinions and reviews are strictly my own.

Social Media Info

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

My blog: http://www.lorrienunemaker.com/

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

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

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/LONU2008

Beach Towel Tote Bag!

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Hello there!  It’s finally starting to look like Summer here in Indiana and that means beach time and lots of running around.  I can always use an XL tote to keep me organized from one place to the next.  I created this fun bag from a beach towel!

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You can’t even believe how easy it is!  I made this in under 30 minutes and you can too!  This is the perfect beginner sewing project.  ( How cute is this “Tropic like it’s Hot” SVG from LoveSVG?)

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The best part is, it’s so easy to throw in the laundry with your other towels, it’s easy to personalize (make one for each of the kiddos with their own name), it’s is so big you can use it for the beach, a diaper bag, sleepovers, you name it – I’m pretty sure it’s going to fit!  If you want it a little smaller, it’s really easy to downsize, simply cut your pieces smaller.

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I personalized my bag with the Cricut EasyPress.  I used the cotton settings and made sure to press from both the inside and outside of the bag.  I used Glitter Iron On and Regular Cricut Lite Iron On.  (Hint:  use code LORRIE and save 10% and get free shipping on Iron On and other Cricut Accessories).   I used pretty towels from Walmart, but any beach towel would work.  Are you ready for the step by step tutorial?

 

DIY Drawstring Back Pack

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It’s me, again!  Twice in one day!  I’ve got a busy weekend ahead, so I thought I would go ahead and post this easy tutorial for you just in case you wanted to squeeze one in over the weeknd.

All you need to make this DIY backpack is 2 pieces of rope each about 72″ long, 2 pieces of fabric cut to 16 x 18 (you can really make it any size you want), and 1 piece of fabric 2″ x 6″.

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You can make one of these cuties in about 30 minutes.  They are great last minute gift ideas for kids, great for taking to camp or summer activities.  I think using the Cricut EasyPress to further personalize them would be such an awesome idea!

Ready for the tutorial?

Key Chains with the Cricut Maker & HeatnBond Fusible Fleece

Happy Friday!  The weekend is here and the sun is shining.  It’s the time of year when we are off and running and that means… we need a convenient way to hang onto our keys.

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Tadaaa!  I give you the quilted key chain!  Yes, they have been around for quite some time and there are so many variations, but I haven’t seen any quite like these…

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It’s time to dig into your scrap bin and make a ton of these.  They are great to have on hand for a quick little gift.   I’ve got a step by step tutorial for you as well as all of the products listed below.  Be sure and tag me on Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest if you make some!  I love to see your creations!

Products used in this video:
use code LORRIE & Save 10% & get free shipping on Cricut Accessories:

Cricut Fabric: http://shrsl.com/x1up
Cricut 12 x 24 Acrylic Ruler: http://shrsl.com/whdp
Cricut Rotary Cutter: http://shrsl.com/wi9o
Cricut Self Healing Mat: http://shrsl.com/wka6
Cricut Rotary Cutter/Mat/Ruler Kit: http://shrsl.com/vx88
Cricut Fabric Mat: http://shrsl.com/w7c8
Cricut Maker: http://shrsl.com/jljo
Cricut Easy Press: http://shrsl.com/jljn
Cricut Easy Press Bunhttp://shrsl.com/lllkdles: Cricut Easy Press + Iron On Bundle Starter Kit:
Cricut Easy Press + Iron On Variety Kit: http://shrsl.com/lllr
Cricut Easy Press + Bulk Iron On Kit: http://shrsl.com/lllt
Cricut Easy Press Mat: http://shrsl.com/uajt
Thermoweb Fusible Fleece: http://shrsl.com/w3d5
1″ keychain hardware: https://amzn.to/2HutnJf
Keychain pliers: https://amzn.to/2HzCvbD

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

Social Media Info

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

My blog: http://www.lorriesstory.com/

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

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

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/LONU2008

Baby Bib with your Cricut!

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What is it about everything baby that is just…instantly cute!  I had a big response to the baby bib gift set I posted earlier, so I decided to create a tutorial.

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This project is PERFECT for a beginner sewist.  The bib can easily be made with 2 fat quarters (for a reversible look), or just one if you don’t mind both sides matching.  I prefer to use a flannel or terry cloth fabric for the back just to give it that soft feel and add some extra absorbency.  I used a Cricut Quilting Kit for the fabric.  I just love how all of their Riley Blake patterned fabrics go so well together.

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If you haven’t upgraded to the Cricut Maker yet yet, don’t worry.  You can make this with the Cricut Explore (or even a Silhouette).  Simply follow along and cut the pattern pieces in cardstock, then use the cardstock as a pattern piece to cut your fabric by hand.  Easy Peasy!  Of course, I love using the Cricut Maker to cut all of my fabric pieces.

I’ve provided you with the free SVG file to use for your pattern.  You can download it here.  Be sure and turn off the word layers when you cut the file.

The bib is already sized for you, simply upload it into Cricut Design Space (or Silhouette Studio) and you’re ready to go.

Here’s a picture of another gift set I made using this pattern.

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All of the products used in the tutorial are linked below:

Save 10% and get free shipping on Cricut Accessories with code LORRIE.  Access Discounts also apply.

Cricut Fabric:  http://shrsl.com/vu2t

Cricut 12 x 24 Acrylic Ruler:  http://shrsl.com/whdp

Cricut Rotary Cutter:  http://shrsl.com/wi9o

Cricut Self Healing Mat:  http://shrsl.com/wka6

Cricut Rotary Cutter/Mat/Ruler Kit:   http://shrsl.com/vx88

Cricut Fabric Mat:  http://shrsl.com/w7c8

Cricut Maker:  http://shrsl.com/jljo

Cricut Explore Air:  http://shrsl.com/ka3p

Wonder Clips:  http://amzn.to/2BS8eB9

Singer Sewing Machine:  http://amzn.to/2IxpErn

Snap fastener kit:  https://amzn.to/2IOMomX

Flannel:  https://amzn.to/2JcUeWJ

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