Placemat Pouch Version 10! – The Tote

This is going to be a really quick post.  I started the Placemat Pouch Series over a year ago and the response has been overwhelming.  There are now 10 different placemat projects.

Today, I launched the newest member – Version 10 – The Tote.

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I am really happy with how this one turned out and I think the faux leather opens up a bunch of possiblities with the Placemat projects.  I’ve already got a few others lined up.

You can find the Step By Step Tutorial Here:

If you’d like to check out the other 9 placemat projects, CLICK HERE FOR A FULL PLAYLIST ON MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL

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How to Make A Luggage Tag

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May is full of travel plans for me.  I’ve been working on this vinyl project series, so let’s make vinyl/faux leather luggage tags!  How cute are these?!!?

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I have found so many fun materials to use, like this Cricut Faux Leather, or this

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yummy pink glitter faux leather.  I mean does it really even get any better than pink glitter?

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This one was made with my friend, Teri, in my mind.  Leopard is her family tartan.  She swears it’s true! 😉 . I found this print in the ribbon section at Hobby Lobby.

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This one is probaby my favorite! It’s so stinking cute!  It’s more shiny and bright than the others.

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Did I mention you can totally use Cricut Iron On with the Cricut EasyPress to personalize?  Maggie is going to love this one!

Want to know the best news?  I’ve got a downloadable PDF pattern for you.  If you have a Cricut, I’ve even got the cut file for you.

PDF PATTERN (CLICK HERE)                               CRICUT DESIGN SPACE FILE (CLICK HERE)

iI you create one or two or five, please be sure and tag me on social media!  I would LOVE to see them!

This is probably one of the fastest, easiest tutorials I have made.  You can watch it all in the step by step video tutorial here:

 

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Clear Vinyl Project Bag

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Well hello there!  If you’ve been following along with my Clear Vinyl Bag Series, you’re about to see the newest in the lineup!  The Clear Vinyl Project Bag!

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These are the perfect size for on the go projects.  I love that you can easily see what is inside.  I think they are pretty cute, too!

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Check out this one!  I used the purple vinyl for Evie’s Minnie Mouse Bag.  I can see her Teddy Bear peaking out!

I have got all of the details and step by step instructions over on my youtube channel.  You can find out more here:
 

Fruit Zipper Pouches with the Cricut

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Alright guys!  I’m back with another clear vinyl pouch!  This is a really fun project and really easy!  There are so many possibilities using this technique, your Cricut and a little bit of vinyl.  You can create a shaped pouch for virtually any shape!

The kids are sure to love them!   Watch the step by step tutorial over on my youtube channel!

Shabby Fabric Basket

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I am so happy about this Shabby Fabric Basket.  This project came together so quickly and so easily and even better, so inexpensively!

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You may remember my original fabric basket from a placemat video.  This basket is a DIY inspired version of that one and it’s almost just as easy to make.  Fabric baskets are so popular.  You can use them for organization, a flower pot cover, as a decorative element or a whole plethora of other uses.

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I made this one for my friend, Teri, who is a leopard loving pink girl.  It is fun and lively, much like she is.

I also toyed with the idea of adding Rae Dunn inspired words to a bag.  What do you think?

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Change the fabric and you’ve got an Easter Basket, a Mother’s Day Basket, a gift basket, and more.

As always, I’ve got a step by step tutorial for you.  You can find it below.

How to make a Jumbo Tote Bag

Jumbo Tote Bag-1Hello and thanks for stopping by!  Today, I am excited to bring you this super handy “How to Make a Jumbo Tote Bag “tutorial.

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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.

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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:

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.

 

Round Make Up Bag with The Cricut

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Hello and thanks for stopping by!  Today, I have a new make up pouch tutorial for you.  We have all seen this style of make up bag, but did you know how EASY they are to make on your own?

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I even added a vinyl lining which makes it easy to wipe up any spills or powders that can get inside a make up pouch.  It’s not just me that is messy, right?

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Or leave the vinyl out, like the one above and use it for your jewelry when traveling or your child’s legos… there’s never a shortage of uses for a pouch!

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If you don’t have a Maker, yet, never fear because I have a work around for you.  I bet you have a dinner plate and that will work just fine, too!

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You can whip these up in time for Christmas gift giving!  They take very little supplies and picking the fabrics is half the fun!

Ready for the tutorial?  Grab the Design Space file HERE.

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:

Fabric Lanyard with the Cricut Maker

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I have been to several events lately which have required wearing lanyards.  I was so envious of some of the gorgeous lanyards I have seen others wearing, so I decided to create my own.  How fun are these gorgeous fabrics as lanyards!

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They are so easy to make, you can almost make one to match every event, outfit or personality.  They make great gifts for coworkers, friends and family.

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I decided to add a little decorative touch to some of them by adding leather or suede.  What a difference that makes!

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If you have a Cricut Maker, you can grab my Design Space file here.  If not, no worries, I’ve got all of the dimensions with the step by step instructions in a video for you.

Here are the supplies you need and below that is the step by step video tutorial.

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(2) pieces of cotton fabric approximately 20″ x 2″ (I used this Cricut Fabric in the video)

(1) piece of HeatnBond Lightweight interfacing . 2″ x 20″

(1) lobster clasp

Optional:

(1) piece of leather or faux leather 3 x 1″

(1) eyelet and eyelet setter  (will need a hole punch)