Animal Print Key Chains… I mean c’mon :)

I was so happy when Parker on the Porch gave me the OK to make a video featuring her fun animal print key chains. I mean, Leopard is the signature pattern of this crazy 2020 year.

Leopard is everywhere.

They are each made on the embroidery machine. I used my Ricoma EM1010 Multi-Needle Machine (link saves you $100), but you can make them on a single-needle machine as well.

I sent this one to my leopard-loving friend, Teri. She loved leopard before leopard was on every display at the mall.

I kept the Zebra keychain, but I love the tiger print, too! Don’t you think they would make the perfect stocking stuffer?

If you want to learn how to make these adorable In the Hoop Key Chains, click the tutorial below.

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How to Embroider a Beanie

Now this is fun!!

Oh the weather outside is frightful… and my beanie is so delightful. Since we’ve no place to go, let us SEW, let us SEW, let us SEW!

It is official, the summer season has left northern Indiana and the Fall is on it’s way out as well. Winter is around the corner, which means lots of hats, gloves and warmer clothes in my neck of the woods.

Today, I’m going to show you how to create a very easy Embroidered Beanie. I picked up several of these beanies as soon as I received my embroidery machine, however, for some reason I was afraid to give them a try. They are so simple to add embroidery and customize. I used my 8 in 1 Hoop and my Ricoma multi-needle machine (save $100 with this link) to add my logo to this beanie in a matter of minutes!

Want to learn how? Follow my step by step tutorial

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Drawstring Pouch

I am back with another beginner-friendly sewing project. This drawstring bag is a great staple pattern to have in your sewing arsenal. It is so versatile.

This pattern can be adapted to any size you need. It is great to be used as a reuseable gift bag, candy bag, gym bag even a mask bag. I keep one in my car to keep clean masks in and another for dirty masks.

Find out how to create this multi-purpose bag in my step by step tutorial here:

How to Sublimate a Slap Wrap for a Can/Bottle Koozie

Are you looking for stocking stuffer ideas? I’ve got a fun one for you!

This is such a fun and unusual koozie. When my children were little they had bracelets that worked the same way that slap wrap can koozies work the same way.

I think they are the perfect stocking stuffer, great for football game parties, themed parties and holidays.

This Slap Wrap was a part of the JP Plus Subscription Trend Box that ships in December. If you want to be sure and get this particular box be sure an order no later than November 15th, 2020. To see what else is in this box you can check out my video by clicking here. The Subscription box is full of fun and unusual sublimation blanks.

 

You can find the Sublimation Slap Wraps here. You can use coupon code 9PSR5 and save an additional 15% off your order of any blanks.

I have created a step by step tutorial so that you can create some of these fun Slap Wraps.

Placemat Box Pouch with Embroidery

I am so excited about today’s video. It is a remake of this project I made several years ago. I had just started sewing when I made that video and never expected that it would have almost a half of a million views in a relatively short time. The beauty of this bag is that it is beginner-sewing friendly. There is something about using a placemat that makes it a little less scary for new sewists.

In today’s video I am going to show you the updated version of this super simple boxy bag which includes embroidery on the front as well as the new Pioneer Woman Placemats. The original placemat pouch became really popular in the embroidery groups on Facebook. In fact, that is what inspired me to begin my embroidery journey. I loved how they took my tutorial and stepped it up a notch by adding personalized embroidery monograms.

The fact that these pouches are so easy and inexpensive to make, make them the perfect holiday gift. My girls love them for make up bags, Evie loves them to carry her “stuff”, and I use several of them in my craftroom to keep things organized such as my Kam Snap kits.

They are also great sellers for craft fairs, etsy shops and boutiques.

If you don’t have an embroidery machine, you could easily swap out the embroidery for iron on/htv.

If you are interested in the multi-needle embroidery machine I have, I wanted to let you know that Ricoma is having a BLACK NOVEMBER sale (because 1 Black Friday is not enough for a sale this big). They have their lowest prices of the season for the entire month of November, 0% financing, FREE shipping and FREE embroidery software. The best prices are at the beginning of the month and will gradually increase throughout the month of November until they go back to full price. If you use this link you can save an additional $100.

If you are in the market for a single needle embroidery machine here are the ones I recommend. Keep In mind, I always recommend getting the largest hoop size that fits within your budget.4 x 4 Hoop Machine , 5 x 7 Hoop Machine, 8 x 11 Hoop Machine (This is my single-needle machine I’ve used in earlier videos)

Are you ready to make some quick and easy box pouches? Here’s the tutorial:

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Sublimation Photo Pouch

As I continue with my Sublimation Series, my mind is constantly thinking about new ways to use my sublimation printer. I had some polyester fabric laying around and that got me thinking about a project I made a few years ago. This is an updated version of my older Printable Pouch tutorial using the Cricut and Print then Cut. This time we aren’t using the Cricut.

I love how one can personalize each pouch. They are a big hit as gifts for moms, grandmas, friends and family.

As you can see on the pouch with the pink zipper, I added a peek-a-boo image from my son’s wedding on the inside of the pouch along with their wedding date. It’s the perfect place for a small momento from their special day.

I can’t wait to make a few more. I have the perfect photos in mind. If you’d like to make a few of these beginner-sewing friendly pouches, check out my tutorial below.

Thanks for stopping by!

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How to Sublimate a Tumbler without a Mug Press

I am so excited to share how I sublimated these super cute Skinny Tumblers. You may be surprised to know that you can achieve the same results without the use of a mug press!

The images on the tumblers above wrap all the way around the cups. You can get a better look in my video tutorial below.

Ace and Evie are going to flip when they see their cool cups. They also come with metal straws, which are perfect for the kids.

Watch the step by step tutorial over on my youtube channel.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Cricut Infusible Ink on a Sequin Pillow? Say what?

OK, this might just be my favorite project so far. You guys! This is so fun! Did you know that Cricut Infusible Ink is basically the same as Sublimation? It is. While Infusbile Ink comes in the form of a paper-like transfer sheet and sublimation ink is a liquid, they both transfer by heating the ink up to a gaseous stage that can than be infused into a substrate. Well that gave me an idea. Let’s try to make a sequin pillow using a sublimation blank and Cricut Infusible Ink. It worked!

I used Cricut Infusible Ink and an image from a Girl and A Glue Gun to create this glittery beauty! It was so easy!

Of course, I had to make more pillows for the kids using my sublimation printer.

sorry, the photos aren’t great. I forgot to take them when I made them so I had to make do with some phone pics.

so, are you ready to crank out some sequin pillows for the holidays? I’ve got two tutorials for you. One features Infusible Ink and the other is using a sublimation printer.

Drawstring Tote Bag

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I have been wanting to create this drawstring tote bag tutorial for awhile now, but I got sidetracked with mask making.  I thought it would be a fun time to create this quick and rather easy tote bag.

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I used this great PUL fabric on the inside that makes it water resistant and easily wipeable, which means, it could easily double as a make up bag, lunch tote or use it for just about anything you’d use a tote bag for.  The finished size measures about 7 x 6 x 10″.

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I have a step by step tutorial linked below.   If you have a Cricut Maker  you can cut all of the pieces with your Maker.  No Maker, no worries.  I have a PDF with the dimensions here, you can easily handcut each piece.

So, are you ready to make a couple of cute drawstring totes?  I bet you can’t make just one!  I know, I couldn’t!  If you make one, please post on social media and tag me.  You can find all of my links in the video description.  I love to see what you are making!

How to make a Planner Pouch

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Hey there!  Thanks for stopping by! I had a few requests over in my Craft Crazy Facebook Group to create a tutorial for a planner pouch.  I grabbed my planner and got busy creating what I felt was a perfect size, but you can easily adapt it to fit your planner.

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I think it’s super practical and not just for planners.  Journal writers, students and list makers would also enjoy a pouch.  Keeping all of your planner stickers, writing utensils, clips, erasers, etc. with your notebook has never been easier, or prettier.

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This is a beginner sewing friendly tutorial. Don’t let the zipper scare you, I am going to walk you through it step by step… it’s easier than you think!

I would love it if you would tag me on social media when you make theplanner pouch.  You can find me by clicking here 

If you have a Cricut, I have a Design Space file so you can let the Maker cut the fabric and interfacing for you.  CLICK HERE FOR THE DESIGN SPACE FILE.

Are you ready to get started?  Here’s the tutorial: