Hey there! I wanted to pop on here really quickly and share with you a fast and easy project using more of the paint drop cloth that I used in the previous RAE DUNN INSPIRED PILLOW COVER Tutorial and also in the SHABBY FABRIC BASKET Tutorial. (Click to visit those block posts).
This $4 drop cloth is providing me with fabric for tons of projects! This zip pouch is perfect for personalization (think EasyPress Iron On).
If you’re a Cricut user I even have a Design Space pattern for you. You can get that HERE.
I cannot believe how much of a response I’ve gotten to the Placemat Pouches! You guys are so amazing! I had to come up with another version for you! I give you.. Version 4!
Isn’t she cute!!!
I can see all kinds of uses for this little cutie patootie! On the go diaper bag, perhaps? Or a cute little purse? What about a grab and go beach pouch? It’s a great size and made from another quilted placemat, so the extra padding makes it ideal for all kinds of “Stuff” you need to carry around.
They just might be my new favorite!
Ready for the tutorial? I’ve got it linked below along with a list of all of the materials:
14″ or bigger zipper
3 x 11 Piece of coordinating fabric
4 x 12″ Piece of coordinating fabric
(2) 1″ strips of heat n bond heavy interfacing
I am. I am in love with a Machine. Not, just any machine. It’s the Cricut Maker! I know what you’re thinking… it’s ok. The Mr. Knows all about the Maker. He actually thinks it’s a pretty amazing too!
I mean how can you not love this state of the art handsome boy? Not only is this machine incredibly good looking, but it also features the revolutionary new adaptive cutting system. It features 10x more power than any of its Cricut Predecessors.
Do you see that pretty gold blade? That, my friends, is a ROTARY blade! It can do amazing things like cut raw fabric! You heard me, right. It can cut fabric without any kind of bonding or interfacing. You just load your fabric on the fabric mat (included in the box) and go. The Cricut will go about it’s merry way cutting and whizzing along the pattern lines. In just a few moments, your pattern is cut perfectly.
A little disclaimer, I never sewed with fabric until I got the Maker in October of 2017. So, ifI can do it, so can you! Just look at what I’ve been able to do with the help of this crazy, inspirational machine.
I created this pattern in Design Space (the free software to use with the Cricut Explore and Maker machines). I then added the fabric to the mat and let the Cricut Maker do it’s thing. You can watch the full tutorial here.
Once I got the hang of zippers, I decided to expand my sewing capabilities a bit and created another project/pattern in Design Space. I created this boxed pouch. It was a huge hit with my friends and family. It’s the perfect size for travel and holds most of your personal essentials. If you’d like to get the pattern and try one of these, you can watch the tutorial here.
So, those are just two of my very beginner sewing projects with the Cricut Maker. I just can’t say enough about this amazing machine! I’ve not even scratched the surface of what this machine can do. It can cut Vinyl, Iron On, leather, faux leather, basswood, Paper, Cardstock, Chipboard, and so many more materials. I cannot wait to share more fun projects with you.
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