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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