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.

Cricut Maker

Cricut Fabric Mat

(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)

Celebrate the Maker In YOU!

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Have you celebrated the Maker in YOU?  There is a Maker inside each and every one of us, and I think it’s time we applaud our everyday creative selves!

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It just so happens, I made this maker project with my Cricut Maker!  How Cool is that!?!!?

It’s crazy easy and a really fun addition to your craft area.  I made another one for Evie’s bedroom with her name on it.

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I mean.. hello???  You can make this in any color scheme, any word, any occasion and it just adds that little bit of homemade magic to any room.  I used HeatnBond Fusible Adhestive to add the letters that I cut out with the Cricut Maker.  The Cricut Easy press made applying it super easy!  Did you know Cricut now has fabric with the Fusible product already on it?  They Do!  You can find it here!

This is a super easy project!  You can view this video to find out how to make the letters and this video to find out how to make the flowers.

Products used in this video:

Cricut Maker: http://shrsl.com/jljo
Cricut Easy Press: http://shrsl.com/r24v
Cricut Easy Press Mat: http://shrsl.com/uajt
Heat n Bond Lite Adhesive: http://shrsl.com/k3mr
Singer Sewing Machine: http://amzn.to/2IxpErn

Cricut Easy Press Settings: https://help.cricut.com/easypress-recommended-settings

Ruffle Towel Tutorial: https://youtu.be/FIxl7Jm5ki8

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

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

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

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

 

Monogram Zipper Pouch with the Cricut Maker

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Hello! I am so happy you are here!  I have been super busy with summer activities, but I couldn’t wait to get this fun tutorial up on the blog.  How cute is this crazy easy zipper pouch.

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I even made a mini version.  Everything is cuter when it’s mini… why is that??

This is a lined zipper pouch that I made using the Cricut Maker/Cricut Design Space to make and cut all of the fabric pieces.

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I used HeatnBond Adhesive to attach the monogram and HeatnBond Interfacing to give the bag some extra structure.  I really love the overall look.  Wouldn’t these be cute as bridesmaid gifts or graduation gifts?  I can think of a million uses.

Let’s make one together.  Here’s a step by step video tutorial.  Don’t worry if you don’t have a Cricut – you can follow along and make your pattern on paper and use that as a template.  I give you all of the measurements in the video.  The products used are listed below the video and in the video description.  I can’t wait to see what you make!

Products used in the video:
Use code LORRIE and save 10% and get free shipping on Cricut Accessories using the links below.

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 Brayer: Cricut Brayer: http://shrhttp://sl.com/ushrsl.com/ukhikhb
Wondertape: https://amzn.to/2LV11GG
HeatnBond Lite: http://shrsl.com/k3mr
HeatnBond Extra Firm Interfacing: http://shrsl.com/ukgy
Amazon links to heatnbond products:
HeatnBond Lite: https://amzn.to/2JuOU4X
HeatnBond Extra Firm Interfacing: https://amzn.to/2sG5Bjt
Wonderclips: http://amzn.to/2BS8eB9
Pilot Frixion Fushion Pens: https://amzn.to/2DP2usR
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.lorrienunemaker.com/

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

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

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

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?

 

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.