Decorative Towel Hanger with the Cricut

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Thanks for stopping by.  Today I am showing you how to create a decorative towel hanger with your Cricut Maker!  Don’t have a Cricut Maker – don’t worry, I’ve got instructions for you, too.

I remember growing up that my mother and grandmother often had towels hanging from the front of the stove.  They were attached with some of grandmother’s handy dandy killer crochet skills.  Towel Hanger-8 Apparently, a skill that I did not inherit!  🙂 .

I wanted to create a towel hanger to keep a certain someone (sorry, Doug) from grabbing my pretty decorative towels and wiping up spilled milk on the counter.  Just sayin… PAPER TOWELS!   I digress.

I decided to create a pattern in Cricut Design Space (you can grab it here) and create my very own modern version of Grandmother’s Crochet’d towel holder.

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I think this is the perfect gift for most every home.  It would be great fun to make one for each season/holiday and gift them as a set.

I used the Cricut EasyPress to create this Rae Dunn Inspired Flannel towel holder.  The Easypress  also helped me create holiday towels for Christmas like this oneTowel Hanger-4

and this one.  Excuse Wrigley… he thinks hes a prop.

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I just love the fact that you can get two towel holders from 1 towel.

Towel Hanger-11I added a little pom pom trim to this one!  A girl has to have pom poms in her life, right?

I bet you can guess that I have a step by step tutorial for you and you can help yourself to the pattern above.

Do you need a PDF version?  I’ve got you taken care of too!  You can get the PDF version here.

Here’s the video tutorial:

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Pin Cushion/Thread Catcher – Free SVG!

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Who needs a thread catcher?  Apparently, I need several because I can’t stop making them!  These little guys are fun to make and they look much harder than they actually are.

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They just make me happy!  I love combining print fabrics and this project is perfect for it!  I used THIS Cricut Fabric on this cutie (psst… it’s on sale now!  Use my code LORRIE and get another 10% and Free Shipping)!  It’s so pretty!

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I think these are going to be Holiday Gifts for the crafters in my family.  I can make one to match each of their home decor crafty spaces.  They are so handy to throw in those little paper scraps, threads and little bits and they look so much better than a trash can!  They would be perfect to take to a crop.

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I’ve got an SVG so that you can cut this out with your Cricut Maker.  You can download it HERE.  If you don’t have an Cricut, yet, you NEED one, but I’ve got all of the instructions in the video so you can cut this by hand.

Here’s a step by step video tutorial so you can get started making these today!

How to make your own PJ Pants without a pattern – Easy Beginner Sewing Project

I have been making pj pants for the kids to match all of my EasyPress shirt creations.  It’s become quite comical, really.  They know when they go to Lolli’s they will have new pjs to wear and they have a lot of fun helping me pick out the fabric.

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Ace is always a Dinosaur kinda guy!  He must have 6-7 pairs of different dino sets.  Evie, on the other hand, is more of a Minnie Girl.

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I have made so many pairs of pjs, that I’ve got my own special method and a few cheater tricks that make it easier, for me, to whip up a pair in about 10 minutes form start to finish.

Don’t worry, you don’t need a pattern (we will make our own…psst.. I don’t even know how to read a real pattern).

Overwhelmingly, everytime I post a picture of one of my EasyPress shirt creations, paired with a matching set of pants – I get asked to create a tutorial for the pants…. so, without further ado… and keeping in mind that I am NOT A SEAMSTRESS.  This is a really easy, beginner sewist tutorial… and I came up with a technique that works for me.  There are probably a few dozen things technically wrong with my method, but you know my motto… “do what works for you”.  

If you’re interested in this really easy, cheater method… here’s a step by step video tutorial for you.  I can’t wait to see your creations on Facebook and Instagram… you’re going to tag me, right?

Here’s the video:

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?

 

Card Wallet from a Placemat

We are making card wallets today and the best part about it is –   We are making them from a placemat!  These are oh so easy and the perfect project for the beginner sewists, like me!

I recently went to Creativation in Phoenix and needed something to carry my business cards to the show.  I bought a boring little magnetic metal pouch to take to the show, but I was thinking this morning that there must be a cuter alternative.

Which led me to my craftroom and my Pioneer Woman placemats.  I whipped up a couple of these in less than 30 minutes.  The only supplies you need are a placemat, ruler, magnetic closure, a piece of coordinating fabric and your sewing machine.

Ready to make one?  You guessed it!  I’ve got a video tutorial for you.  Please tag me on social media if you make one!

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