Hello and thanks for stopping by! Today, I am excited to bring you this super handy “How to Make a Jumbo Tote Bag “tutorial.
My daughter asked me to make something for the grandkids that they could take their “stuff” to day care in. It needed to be large enough to hold their nap blanket and pillow, an extra set of cloths and all of the other essentials, but it also needed to be soft a flexible enough they could fold it up and store it in their cube at daycare.
I came up with this pattern. I used outdoor fabric for durability and fusible fleece to give them a bit of structure, but still soft and foldable.
I am in love with how they turned out.
By simply adjusting the size of the fabrics, you can make a tote for almost any occasion using this design. It’s the perfect beginner sewing friendly project.
Ready to make one? Here’s your step by step tutorial:
Hello there! It’s been awhile. I hope you enjoyed the holidays with friends and family. I sure did! We have been non-stop since Thanksgiving. I took a little break in December so that I could enjoy some family time.
Today, however, I had to get back to Cricuting. I have two new, fun patterns for you to try!
The Scallop and Round Bowl Koozie / Cozy (which do you say?)
They are made very much like my original bowl koozie, but the one on the left has a round edge and the one on the right has a scallop edge.
Here is a step by step tutorial for you and don’t forget to grab the free Design Space Files here: SCALLOP KOOZIE and ROUND KOOZIE. If you don’t have a Cricut Maker, but you have an Explore, go ahead and cut out the patterns in cardstock and then just use that at a pattern to hand cut the fabric.
If you don’t have a Cricut yet… (you seriously need one), but you can create this by hand cutting the following rectangles and scoring each every 1/2″ down the length of each rectangle, then follow the tutorial.
You’ll need 2 strips each:
11.5 x 3″
11.5 x 2.75″
11.5 x 2.5″
11.5 x 2.25″
11.5 x 2″
11.5 x 1.75″
11.5 x 1.5″
11.5 x 1.25″
11.5 x 1″
11.5 x .75″
11.5 x .5″
OK, let’s do this! Here’s a step by step tutorial:
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.
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.
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).
Well 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!
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!
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!
I can’t believe I’m already thinking about the Holidays! Where has this year gone? I want to get things ready a little ahead of time so I can sit back, sip eggnog and enjoy the kiddos this holiday season, so I went ahead and created this year’s personalized ornaments!
I am still working on those flannel scraps and decided to put them to use with an embroidery hoop!
To step it up a notch, I decided to create some wonky stitching around the edges, but this step is totally optional.
I think the stitching adds a little character and the handmade look, which I love.
I used a little HeatNBond, applied with the Cricut EasyPress to apply the canvas letters. You can see I reversed it on the letter D and used the flannel for the letter and the canvas for the background.
It’s a really easy way to create personalized ornaments for co-workers, family and friends!
Simply add an elastic string to the hoop closure and a little hot glued bow and voila… you’re all done! On to the next project.
Here’s a quick video! (Products used linked below the video)
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Hello! Happy Saturday! Speaking of Saturday… next weekend I am headed to a wedding reception for a married young couple. I wanted to give them a little bit of handmade fun to help celebrate the occassion. I came up with this wood themed set.
I used the Cricut EasyPress 2 to add all of the personalization! It looks like its engraved or wood burned, but it’s not!
I thought about the fact that soon they would be celebrating their “First Christmas as Mr. and Mrs” and thought they needed a keepsake…. and besides, it matches!
The EasyPress 2 makes it so easy to customize all of your handmade goodies (and we won’t tell if you personalize store bought items, too! ) 🙂
These gifts are “made with love” and I can’t wait to share them with the Bride and Groom.
You know, I had to make a tutorial to go along with this! I think this is a really fun and really inexpensive gift idea and with the holidays around the corner, you just might want to grab some wood slices and create your own!