DIY Drawstring Back Pack

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It’s me, again!  Twice in one day!  I’ve got a busy weekend ahead, so I thought I would go ahead and post this easy tutorial for you just in case you wanted to squeeze one in over the weeknd.

All you need to make this DIY backpack is 2 pieces of rope each about 72″ long, 2 pieces of fabric cut to 16 x 18 (you can really make it any size you want), and 1 piece of fabric 2″ x 6″.

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You can make one of these cuties in about 30 minutes.  They are great last minute gift ideas for kids, great for taking to camp or summer activities.  I think using the Cricut EasyPress to further personalize them would be such an awesome idea!

Ready for the tutorial?

Key Chains with the Cricut Maker & HeatnBond Fusible Fleece

Happy Friday!  The weekend is here and the sun is shining.  It’s the time of year when we are off and running and that means… we need a convenient way to hang onto our keys.

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Tadaaa!  I give you the quilted key chain!  Yes, they have been around for quite some time and there are so many variations, but I haven’t seen any quite like these…

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It’s time to dig into your scrap bin and make a ton of these.  They are great to have on hand for a quick little gift.   I’ve got a step by step tutorial for you as well as all of the products listed below.  Be sure and tag me on Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest if you make some!  I love to see your creations!

Products used in this video:
use code LORRIE & Save 10% & get free shipping on Cricut Accessories:

Cricut Fabric: http://shrsl.com/x1up
Cricut 12 x 24 Acrylic Ruler: http://shrsl.com/whdp
Cricut Rotary Cutter: http://shrsl.com/wi9o
Cricut Self Healing Mat: http://shrsl.com/wka6
Cricut Rotary Cutter/Mat/Ruler Kit: http://shrsl.com/vx88
Cricut Fabric Mat: http://shrsl.com/w7c8
Cricut Maker: http://shrsl.com/jljo
Cricut Easy Press: http://shrsl.com/jljn
Cricut Easy Press Bunhttp://shrsl.com/lllkdles: Cricut Easy Press + Iron On Bundle Starter Kit:
Cricut Easy Press + Iron On Variety Kit: http://shrsl.com/lllr
Cricut Easy Press + Bulk Iron On Kit: http://shrsl.com/lllt
Cricut Easy Press Mat: http://shrsl.com/uajt
Thermoweb Fusible Fleece: http://shrsl.com/w3d5
1″ keychain hardware: https://amzn.to/2HutnJf
Keychain pliers: https://amzn.to/2HzCvbD

Disclaimer:  Links above are affiliate links.  By clicking on these links I may make some change at no cost to you.  Some products may have been provided to me by vendors, however, all opinions and reviews are strictly my own.

Social Media Info

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lanunemaker

My blog: http://www.lorriesstory.com/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lanunemaker/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lorrie_nunemaker/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/LONU2008

Baby Bib with your Cricut!

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What is it about everything baby that is just…instantly cute!  I had a big response to the baby bib gift set I posted earlier, so I decided to create a tutorial.

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This project is PERFECT for a beginner sewist.  The bib can easily be made with 2 fat quarters (for a reversible look), or just one if you don’t mind both sides matching.  I prefer to use a flannel or terry cloth fabric for the back just to give it that soft feel and add some extra absorbency.  I used a Cricut Quilting Kit for the fabric.  I just love how all of their Riley Blake patterned fabrics go so well together.

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If you haven’t upgraded to the Cricut Maker yet yet, don’t worry.  You can make this with the Cricut Explore (or even a Silhouette).  Simply follow along and cut the pattern pieces in cardstock, then use the cardstock as a pattern piece to cut your fabric by hand.  Easy Peasy!  Of course, I love using the Cricut Maker to cut all of my fabric pieces.

I’ve provided you with the free SVG file to use for your pattern.  You can download it here.  Be sure and turn off the word layers when you cut the file.

The bib is already sized for you, simply upload it into Cricut Design Space (or Silhouette Studio) and you’re ready to go.

Here’s a picture of another gift set I made using this pattern.

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All of the products used in the tutorial are linked below:

Save 10% and get free shipping on Cricut Accessories with code LORRIE.  Access Discounts also apply.

Cricut Fabric:  http://shrsl.com/vu2t

Cricut 12 x 24 Acrylic Ruler:  http://shrsl.com/whdp

Cricut Rotary Cutter:  http://shrsl.com/wi9o

Cricut Self Healing Mat:  http://shrsl.com/wka6

Cricut Rotary Cutter/Mat/Ruler Kit:   http://shrsl.com/vx88

Cricut Fabric Mat:  http://shrsl.com/w7c8

Cricut Maker:  http://shrsl.com/jljo

Cricut Explore Air:  http://shrsl.com/ka3p

Wonder Clips:  http://amzn.to/2BS8eB9

Singer Sewing Machine:  http://amzn.to/2IxpErn

Snap fastener kit:  https://amzn.to/2IOMomX

Flannel:  https://amzn.to/2JcUeWJ

Disclaimer:  Links above are affiliate links.  By clicking on these links I may make a small commision at no cost to you.  Some products may have been provided to me by vendors, however, all opinions and reviews are strictly my own.

DIY Placemat (for Zipper Pouches)

Hello!  I’m so happy you are here!

I have a really easy project for you.  Due to the overwhelming response I’ve had to the

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Placemat pouch tutorials, I thought you might enjoy a DIY placemat, so that you can use your own beautiful fabrics.

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This is a really easy, basic placemat.  I will show you how to add your own “cheater binding” so that you can add the pop of color around the zipper (red polka dot in the photo above).

I do recommend one change from the video.  This placemat is not quilted due to the way it is made.  Therefore, I would highly recommend adding Heat N Bond Craft Interfacing to the lining.  In the tutorial I show you how to add the fusible fleece to the outer fabric.  I recommend using both the fusible fleece on the outer and the interfacing on the lining.  This will provide a stiffer, crisper pouch.

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I also linked a video to bind the placemat around all four sides in case you really want to use this as a binded placemat.  You can absolutely leave it with no binding as well.  A lot of different options for a lot of different looks.

Are you ready for the tutorial?

Products used in Video:

Heat n Bond Fusible Fleece: http://shrsl.com/w3d5

OPTIONAL:
HeatnBond Extra Firm Fusible Interfacing: http://shrsl.com/ukgy
Heatnbond Extra Firm Fusible Interfacing (Amazon Link):
https://amzn.to/2pYt66F
Pilot Frixion Fushion Pens: https://amzn.to/2DP2usR
Wonderclips: https://amzn.to/2pDfDQI
3” Quilting Ruler: https://amzn.to/2I1RICc
Singer Quantum Sewing Machine: http://amzn.to/2IxpErn

Disclaimer:  Links above are affiliate links.  By clicking on these links I may make some change at no cost to you.  Some products may have been provided to me by vendors, however, all opinions and reviews are strictly my own.

How to bind a quilt: https://youtu.be/cGOIAnc0_M4

Social Media Info

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lanunemaker

My blog: http://www.lorriesstory.com/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lanunemaker/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lorrie_nunemaker/
Measurements:
(2) pieces of fabric 15 x 20″ (My fabrics are from Joanns)
(1) piece of fusible fleece 14 x 19″ – Linked above
(1) piece of interfacing 14 x 19 (OPTIONAL) – Linked above

 

Baby Gifts Galore!

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Have I mentioned how much I LOVE my Cricut Maker?  I do!  It has opened up a whole new world of crafting for me.  I made this cute little gift set in one afternoon.

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The Cricut Maker cut all of the fabric pieces for me. I love that each piece is precisely cut so that all I have to do is stitch it together.  I created the bib design in Adobe Illustrator and simply uploaded the pattern to Cricut Design Space.

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Even this sweet little bow was created using pattern pieces cut by the Cricut Maker.

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I think the real winner of this entire gift set is the adorable fabrics!  I bought the Little Dolly Baby Size Quilt Set from Cricut and used the fabrics to create this adorable baby gift set.  The Burp cloth is made from fabric and a cloth diaper.  It’s so soft and absorbant for baby and for mom.

I can’t wait to use more of the fabrics on future gift sets.

Social Media Info

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/lanunemaker

My blog:    http://www.lorriesstory.com/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lanunemaker/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/lorrie_nunemaker/

Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/LONU2008

DIY Fabric Labels

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I am pretty sure that more often than not, when I upload a sewing project, I get asked more questions about my personalized labels than I do about the project.  I have a lot of fabric labels.  A friend gifted me some really fun satin labels for my birthday, last year.  I love them so much.  However, there are time when I need a different color, shape or size.

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Time like those, are when I turn to my Cricut Easy Press, Online Labels Heat Transfer Paper and Thermoweb Heat N Bond Fusible Interfacing.  It is so easy to whip up a ton of labels in a variety of sizes and colors in no time flat.

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I keep a page or two ready to go and saved the file on my computer, so when I need more, I just print another page.

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I have this bowl full of different shapes and sizes and it makes me happy.  I really believe they take your handmade gifts and make them even more special.

Are you ready to make your very own personalized labels?  Here’s the video tutorial:

Products used:

OnlineLabels iron-on transfer paper for light fabric:  https://www.onlinelabels.com/Products/OL362HL.htm

HeatnBond Fusible Interfacing – LITE:  http://shrsl.com/vjug

Cricut  Easy Press:  http://shrsl.com/jljn

Cricut Easy Press Bundles:  Cricut Easy Press + Iron On Bundle Starter Kit:  http://shrsl.com/lllk

Cricut Easy Press + Iron On Variety Kit:  http://shrsl.com/lllr

Cricut Easy Press + Bulk Iron On Kit:  http://shrsl.com/lllt

Cricut Easy Press Mat:   http://shrsl.com/uajt

Use code LORRIE and save 10% and get Free shipping on the

Cricut Rotary Cutter:  http://shrsl.com/vjul

Cricut Cutting Mat:  Available at Michaels

Disclaimer:  Links above are affiliate links.  By clicking on these links I may make some change at no cost to you.  Some products may have been provided to me by vendors, however, all opinions and reviews are strictly my own.

Baby Burp Cloths

Hey there everyone!  It’s me…again… twice in one day!

I have the day off and I didn’t get to post last week, so I am bringing you a bonus project today.

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I needed a super easy, super quick baby gift this past weekend.  I made a set of 3 burb cloths in about 20 minutes.  I can’t even get to the store to buy something that quickly.

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I think they turned out so cute and what new mom doesn’t need some practical gifts to go along with all of those darling baby outfits.

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A little ribbon and you’ve got yourself a really cute baby gift.  You probably already have scraps of fabric or fat quarters just waiting to be made into cute baby gifts!

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Here’s another set.  I made these with fat quarters from Walmart.  Don’t they look cute together?!!

A little tip:  When sewing with terry cloth, use a longer stitch length (I used a 3.0 to sew it together and a 3.5 to topstitch).

I made you a quick tutorial, but these are so easy, you probably don’t even need it.  ).

Create a Pattern & Card Wallet with the Cricut Maker & HeatnBond

I am having so much fun with my Cricut Maker!  Everyday, it seems, I dream of things to make and patterns to create.

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Last night, I got home from work and immediately started working on designing a pattern for these cuties that the Cricut Maker could cut out for me.  It was super easy, and the fact that the Cricut Maker not only cut out my fabric and interfacing, but also drew my seam allowances, made making these super easy – even for a beginner sewist, like me!

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These are the perfect size for business cards or credit cards.  I love using small wallets like this for a quick run to the grocery or after school sport events.

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I added a keyring so that you could easily clip your car keys or even a lobster clasp could be added to clip it to a backpack or purse.

I used Heat N Bond Fusible Extra Firm interfacing to create the perfect firmness to these little gems.

The fun fabrics are from a Pioneer Woman Placemat (top left $3.47 from Walmart), Fabric Editions (top right and lower left – $0.97 from Walmart) and some fabric from my scraps bin from Riley Blake (lower right).

Wanna make one?  Guess what?  I’ve got a tutorial for you!

Decorative Ruffle Towel with Cricut and Heat n Bond

Welcome!  I’m so glad you’re here and I’m super excited about today’s project!

Today, we are mixing up some of my favorite things!  First off we are using this GORGEOUS fabric by Riley Blake!  It’s part of a quilt kit available from Cricut.

 Aren’t they dreamy!  I LOVE THEM!

Next up we are using my oh, so favorite Cricut Maker, and finally Thermoweb Heat N Bond.

This is a really easy project.   All you need is a towel, fabric, HeatnBond Lite, your Cricut Maker and a sewing machine.  Don’t worry, I’ve got step-by-step instructions for you in the video tutorial below.

Are you ready to make one?  Simply change the fabrics and applique and I think these will be perfect decorations and gifts all year around!

Here’s the tutorial for you!

 

Fabric Baskets from a Placemat – Easiest Project EVER!

Hello again!  I seem to have a thing for placemats recently.  Today, I am showing you my latest creation and it is Simply THE EASIEST PROJECT EVER!

Placemat basket-17ΩTadaa!!!!  I mean… how cute is that and I literally two of them in less than 10 minutes!  I’m not exaggerating!

Placemat basket-1The best part?  Is this is a perfect project for beginner sewist (like me) and, even those who are masters.  Who doesn’t need an extra Catchall in the kids room, the bathroom or almost anywhere?

Placemat basket-9I have 5 balls of yard, plus some pom poms in this one.

Placemat basket-14I think the pom poms look so cute folded down like this, but you can leave them up and it’s super cute like that as well and gives you even more room.  I made a few others (you can see them in the video).  Endless possiblities.

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Oh, did I mention… this was made from a $3.47 Pioneer Woman Placemat at Walmart!  Yep… it’s that easy!

Ready to make one?  Here’s your tutorial!  Have fun and don’t forget to tag me on social media so I can see yours!!