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?

 

NEW Cricut Iron On Designs at Joanns!

Have you heard?  There are new Cricut Iron On Designs at Joanns!

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These are fun new premade designs.  No need to get out your Criut or your Silhouette.  All you need is the Design and the Cricut Easy Press (or you can use your home iron), a t-shirt and boom!  You’ve got a handmade gift!

They have tons of designs.  I took a photo at my local Joanns yesterday.

So easy!  I used one on a tote bag, a mouse pad and a tshirt.  You can even add them to a canvas.  Great to have on hand for those last minute gifts.

The designs shown above are exclusive to Joanns, but Cricut has even more designs available on their website! (Psst… you can use code LORRIE and save 10% and get FREE Shipping).

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Want to see how easy it is to use these ready made iron on designs?  I’ve got a video for you!

Drawstring Bag with Cricut and Heat N Bond

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Can you believe Easter is almost here?  Wow, the time is flying by!  I decided I needed a few Easter Gift bags and because I love sewing with my Cricut Maker cutting all of the fabric

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I made my own drawstring bags.  I posted the one above a few days ago.  I had an enormous amount of requests for a tutorial, so… I made another one.

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This time I wanted to use some non-traditional colors for Easter, so red and blue it is!

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I also change the bunny bum from a handmade pom pom to this cute little furry bum!  I used Cricut felt and Thermoweb Heat n Bond to attach the bunny.  He’s so cute in red, don’t you think?

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This pattern/design is perfect for all kinds of projects and occasions!

Don’t worry if you don’t have the Cricut Maker,  you can still follow the tutorial and cut it out by hand.  It’s super simple to cut the six rectangles it takes to assemble the bag.

Here’s a step by step tutorial for you.  Oh, and here’s the SVG for bunny (in case you want to make your bag Easter themed).

What DIY projects are you making for Easter?

Felt Flower Wall Hanging with the Cricut!

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I cannot even tell you how excited I was to create this piece!  It’s full of everything I love (glitter, felt flowers and all of my favorite colors)!

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I used the Cricut Maker & Heat N Bond to cut most of the flowers.  I just love how crisp and clean cut they are!

Flowers in different shapes, sizes and textures.  Swoon!  They make me happy!

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Are you ready for a tutorial?  I thought you might be!  All of the products used are linked in the video description!

What are you working on today?