Mini Tote Bag with/or without the Cricut

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A while ago, I posted a miniature tote bag I made for someone for Christmas.  I have been asked over and over to post the directions for this mini tote.  Today, I made the tutorial and just to change it up a little I made 3 different sizes.

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and used 3 different patterns

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I wanted to show how versatile a simple basic tote bag pattern can be.  Simply change the size, add a pocket, add a keychain, a bow or some pompoms and it looks like a totally different project.

I used the Cricut Maker to cut my fabric, but you can absolutely cut it by hand.  I give you the step by step instructions as well as all of the measurements in the video tutorial below.

Which one is your favorite?

Watch the tutorial here:

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Masculine Gift Set with the Cricut

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Have I mentioned my son is getting married?  He is.  Be prepared for lots and lots of wedding projects in the near future.  This fun little set is how he is asking his friends to be groomsmen and best men.

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I designed my template for the flasks and for the shot glasses right in Design Space.  I have a separate tutorial on etching the shot glasses, you can find it here.

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In this tutorial we are focusing on the flask and the box.  I think the box takes it from ordinary to extraordinary.  I have a another tutorial coming soon in which we will finish the box to take it to the next level.

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I can’t wait to show you how this came together.  I’ve got a step by step tutorial so you can make a gift set for your next anniversary, wedding, birthday, or even Valentines!

You can find the full tutorial here:

Toiletry Travel Kit with Cricut

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I am excited to say I am going on a “girls’ trip” soon!  I thought it was time to add a little cuteness factor to my travel bag.  I used Cricut Premium Vinyl and my Cricut Maker to make this fun little bag.

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You can absolutely use the Cricut Explore to make this as well.  I started with a blank toiletry kit like this one and used my Design Space File.   This is a great beginner project for every Cricut user.

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I will walk you through every step of the way in the detailed, step-by-step tutorial below.

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Watch the tutorial here:

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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.

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NEW – Cricut Bowl Koozies!

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?)

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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.

 

Rosette Christmas Tree with the Cricut (Maker or Explore)

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Oh, Christmas Tree!  Why do you have to be so stinkin’ cute?  Ha!  I just love making these table top Christmas Trees from cardstock with the Cricut!  You can make this with the Cricut Explore or Cricut MakerAll you need is the Cricut Design Space File which you can get here.

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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:

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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:

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:

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 Create Cut Files from Drawings

Did you know you can use your very own handmade drawings to create cut files you can cut with your Cricut?

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I draw this “shop girl” on my Ipad and changed her into a cut file which I was then able to cut out in Cricut Iron On.  I used my EasyPress to make this adorable one of a kind tote bag!  Fun, huh!

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I did the same thing with this little cutie patootie!  She will look so cute on Evie’s PJ set.

You don’t need to know how to draw, really.  I found an image online and used that for inspiration to redraw and create this one.

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This little lady I did draw freehand, and let me just say… I can’t draw, but the app makes it possible to draw, erase, draw it again…. erase it again… and so on.  Believe me, I did plenty of both!

How fun would it be to have your kids create a drawing, import it into Cricut Design Space, and then iron the design onto a cute tote bag for grandma?  I would love to receive a gift like that.  Wouldn’t your kids think it awesome to sport a shirt with their very own creation?

So, are you ready for a tutorial?  I cannot wait to see what you make!

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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