How to Sublimate a Wristlet Keychain

This just might be one of the easiest sublimation projects I’ve made so far. These are subilmation keychain/ wristlets/lanyards. They are quick, easy and very affordable to make. Imagine your favorite team, sport, logo, word of the year, quote, photo, pattern or just about anything you can dream up printed on a keychain/lanyard that can be attached to a book bag, a small purse, keys, or just to add a little flair to something special.

As you can see above, you can make both sides similar or totally different. I love how the leopard lanyard turned out.

Hint: If you don’t have a sublimation printer, you can use Cricut Infusible Ink on the wristlet blanks. You can use code MAKER10 on orders $50 or more and save 10% plus get free shipping (does not apply to machines).

The Sawgrass SG500 sublimation printer is one of my favorite 2020 purchases. I’ve had so much fun making personalized pieces for holidays, birthdays and heck, just for plain ‘ole fun! I just added the SG500’s big brother. the SG1000 to my studio giving me even more ways to implement sublimation printing into my creative space.

I made a video to show you how I created the wristlets. Though, by now, you probably understand how sublimation works. If you’d like to watch, there just might be a giveaway! You will have to watch to find out how to enter to win.

In The Hoop Valentine Coasters – FREE Embroidery Designs!

Valentines Day is right around the corner. I cannot even believe I just said that! I don’t do a lot of decorating or a lot of Valentine crafting, but I wanted to make a little something to make it feel like Valentines.

These are so quick and so easy to make! I am just learning to digitize with the Chroma Luxe Software. I was excited to be able to create four simple designs with very little effort. I will be sharing more digitizing tutorials soon.

I love how simply changing the fabric from cork to vinyl and changing the thread colors make each set unique. This set of coasters could really be used any time of the year. They are very affordable to make, easy to store and let’s face it, you can just toss them and make a new set if they get overly used.

I have included several formats of embroidery patterns for you to make a set or two of your own. I would love it if you make them and tag me on social media. It’s always fun to see others making something I created and I enjoy seeing how each of you make it your own. You can get the FREE DOWNLOAD here.

As for assembly instructions, I will walk you through the steps on my Ricoma EM1010 Multi-needle machine, but if you have a single needle, don’t worry because the steps are exactly the same. Let’s get started.

Let’s make a Tortilla Warmer!

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve made a sewing video. Today, I wanted to share this really easy tortilla warmer. This is a beginner sewing friendly tutorial. You will need four pieces of 12 x 12 cotton fabric and 2 pieces of 12 x 12 cotton batting to assemble this project.

If you’ve never used a tortilla warmer you might be wondering how this works. You simply add your tortillas (as many as you like) to the inside, pop it in the microwave and warm it for about 30 seconds-1 minute. If you prefer to heat your tortilla on the stove, just add them to the warmer after you’ve heated them and they will stay nice and warm until you’re ready to use them.

If you have a Cricut Maker you can use this Design Space file to cut all of your fabric and batting. If you have a Cricut Explore use the same file, but just cut 1 circle out of cardstock to use as your pattern. No Cricut? No worries, use this FREE PDF pattern to create your circles.

I have a step by step tutorial to walk you through the assembly.

Applique Burp Cloth Set

I have a really fun and beginner applique friendly project for you. I wanted to use these really soft burp cloths I purchased from Defono to create a set of burp cloths that are perfect for a newborn gift or baby shower. I love the quality of the burp cloths, but I wanted to add a little color and personalization.

I went on the hunt for some cute applique truck designs and found this really cute set from Appliquetion Station. The set I purchased has four different trucks, all of which are equally adorable. I chose to use the dump truck and the cement mixer.

I chose to use a monogram for the 3rd burp cloth. Using the same fabrics and color families for each cloth made this set come together easily.

I made a tutorial to walk you through making the cement mixer, but each file is digitized the same way. You can use your single needle or multi-needle machine and follow along. I used my Ricoma EM1010 Multi-needle machine, which I absolutely love.

How to Add Embroidery to a Traditional Stocking

I couldn’t resist turning these Dollar Tree stockings into cute personalized stockings using my Embroidery Machines. I wanted to make stockings for my grand – animals :). The stockings at Dollar Tree were the perfect size, but rather plain… until I added embroidery to them.

Santa is sure to remember to fill Charlie and Tobey’s stockings this year.

I created a tutorial for you. I used my Ricoma EM1010 Multi Needle Embroidery Machine AND I also used my Jamome 500e single needle machine. Now you can follow along with whatever style of embroidery machine you have. If you haven’t gotten a machine yet and you’re looking to get into an entry level machine, I found a great deal on this 4 x 4 machine and on this 5 x 7 machine . I always recommend buying the machine with the largest hoop size that fits within your budget. I love both of my machines and can make designs up to 8 x 11″. Using the link above for the Ricoma will save you $100 on their already lowest prices of the season Black November sale.

Now, about that tutorial:

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Customized Apple Watch Band

It’s a week before Christmas! Can you even believe it? I’ve got a quick and easy gift idea for your Apple Watch wearing friends. How about a totally customized watch band? I made this one in about ten minutes using my Sublimation Printer and these watch band blanks. I know I say it everytime, but wouldn’t this be a great stocking stuffer, too!

I had so many ideas running through my head. Favorite sports team, logo, leopard, buffalo plaid, holiday, team/school colors, holiday themes and so many more! Here are just a few “mock ups” I made.

What would you put on your watch band? Leave me a comment and let me know.

Here is a tutorial for this quick and easy project:

In the Hoop Candy Cane Holders by ScissorTail Stitches

I had so much fun creating these candy cane holders by ScissorTail Stitches.

They are a little gift all by themselves. How cute to leave one in the mailbox for your mail person, make them for neighbors, students, co-workers, etc. They are a really easy in the hoop project. Simply select all of your colors and in no time you will have some really cute candy cane holders.

I absolutely love the detail Scissortail Stitches includes in her digitizing. The tree texture, the detail in the bird’s scarf, etc. are signs of a well digitized file. I couldn’t be happier with the results.

You will need a 5 x 7 hoop to make these (unless you have software to resize them). I used my Ricoma EM1010 mutli-needle embroidery machine, but you can make them easily with a single needle as well.

I made a video in case you want to try a few of these cuties.

Wooden Name Tags with the Glowforge

I was so excited to make name tags for my son and daughter-in-law. They recently moved out of town and this will be their very first Christmas to not be here for the holidays. I wanted to make sure they get to experience a big part of our holidays, which is the stocking. In my opinion, it’s the most fun part of Christmas morning. We always open the stockings first.

Even though I bought them new stockings with initials, I wanted to add some customized tags. The Glowforge makes it so super easy to create one-of-a-kind customized pieces. It really only took a few minutes to create the file and a little over 3 minutes to cut. Pretty crazy, right? If you’ve been thinking about a Glowforge, I say go fo it! I love that I can make personalized gifts out of leather, acrylic wood and so much more! If you use this link you will save $100 on the Basic, $250 on the Plus and $500 on the Pro!

What would you like to make if you have a Glowforge? Leave me a comment.

I made a tutorial for for these cute tags, you knew I would!

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How to Subimate a Plushie

Hello Teddy Bear Cuteness! Ace and Evie are going to go nuts over these Teddy Bear Plushies. First of all, they are plushies and second of all, they have their favorite characters on them. I bet you can guess who likes each one, but I can almost guarantee they will still fuss over them.

These plushies with sublimatable T-shirts are from JP Plus. You can get them here. They also have a rabbit, dog and an elephant. I purchased two of the the bears just to keep the arguing to a minimum (I know some of you can relate). Use code 9PSR5 and get 15% off your order (be sure and add the shirts to your order – they don’t come with the plushie).

As always I used my Sawgrass SG500 Subimation Printer and my cute pink heat press. Heat presses don’t have to be an eyesore in the middle of your creative space.

I put together a quick video to show you just how easy they are to customize. Leave me a comment and let me know what you will put on your plushies. Will you get the Bunny, Dog, Elephant or Bear?

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Let’s Sublimate a Sport Tek Shirt!

My daughter said that Ace is in desparate need of long sleeve shirts. It seems he’s done a bit of growing in the last little bit and all of his long sleeve shirts are leaving him looking a little cold around the wrists! I’m sure those of you with kids and grandkids can relate. They grow so fast!

I went to my box of blanks from Heat Transfer Warehouse and and found two of these really nice SportTek shirts. They are 100% polyester and remind me of the Underarmour shirts my son used to wear under his baseball jerseys. The Sawgrass SG500 and my pretty pink heat press have made it so easy to make customized shirts for the kids. Ace and his dad are hockey fans, so I found this design and within a few minutes, voila Ace has a new long sleeve shirt.

If you want to watch the entire process, of course, I video’d the step by step instructions.

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