Zipper Pouch with Cork Fabric

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Hello there and thanks for stopping by!  I was so happy when I stopped by my local quilt shop and found this beautiful cork fabric!  It’s filled with beautiful gold flecks and a dreamy warm natural color.  I knew I had to make a few zipper pouches with this lucky find!

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I mean, how can you not want to make something fabulous?!?  This is a really easy pattern to follow and you can adjust it to any size you like by simply adjusting the beginning sizes.

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I added these cool cork zipper tabs to the ends of the zipper for an extra special finishing touch.  Yes, I made the zipper pull as well.  I drew my logo and then digitized it.

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The inside is fully lined and has a pocket.

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So, are you ready for the step by step tutorial and pattern?

Here you go!

Mini Tote Bag with/or without the Cricut

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A while ago, I posted a miniature tote bag I made for someone for Christmas.  I have been asked over and over to post the directions for this mini tote.  Today, I made the tutorial and just to change it up a little I made 3 different sizes.

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and used 3 different patterns

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I wanted to show how versatile a simple basic tote bag pattern can be.  Simply change the size, add a pocket, add a keychain, a bow or some pompoms and it looks like a totally different project.

I used the Cricut Maker to cut my fabric, but you can absolutely cut it by hand.  I give you the step by step instructions as well as all of the measurements in the video tutorial below.

Which one is your favorite?

Watch the tutorial here:

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Chapstick Cozy!

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It’s a chapstick cozy!  A fun, little pocket for your chapstick to live.  I wanted to create a cozy with a snap that would keep the chapstick in place, and more importantly, the lid!

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There is nothing worse than reaching in your purse, backpack or car console and finding your lidless chapstick!  EWWWW!

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Enter the chapstick cozy!  While we are at it, why not add a hook so that we can easily hang this on our keyring, bag or wherever you might need chapstick.

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The fabrics absolutely make these not only functional, but fashionable!  All you need to create your own is a scrap of fabric cut to 5 x 9″, a matching piece of light interfacing, a lobster clasp and the Kam Snap Fastner Kit.   (I have a Cricut cut file for you if you’d like to let the Maker cut it out, you can get it here).

As far as assembly, you’re in luck because I’ve got a step by step video tutorial for you.

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NEW – Cricut Bowl Koozies!

Hello there!  It’s been awhile.  I hope you enjoyed the holidays with friends and family.  I sure did!  We have been non-stop since Thanksgiving.  I took a little break in December so that I could enjoy some family time.

Today, however, I had to get back to Cricuting.  I have two new, fun patterns for you to try!

The Scallop and Round Bowl Koozie / Cozy (which do you say?)

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They are made very much like my original bowl koozie, but the one on the left has a round edge and the one on the right has a scallop edge.

Here is a step by step tutorial for you and don’t forget to grab the free Design Space Files here:  SCALLOP KOOZIE and ROUND KOOZIE.  If you don’t have a Cricut Maker, but you have an Explore, go ahead and cut out the patterns in cardstock and then just use that at a pattern to hand cut the fabric.

 

Round Make Up Bag with The Cricut

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Hello and thanks for stopping by!  Today, I have a new make up pouch tutorial for you.  We have all seen this style of make up bag, but did you know how EASY they are to make on your own?

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I even added a vinyl lining which makes it easy to wipe up any spills or powders that can get inside a make up pouch.  It’s not just me that is messy, right?

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Or leave the vinyl out, like the one above and use it for your jewelry when traveling or your child’s legos… there’s never a shortage of uses for a pouch!

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If you don’t have a Maker, yet, never fear because I have a work around for you.  I bet you have a dinner plate and that will work just fine, too!

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You can whip these up in time for Christmas gift giving!  They take very little supplies and picking the fabrics is half the fun!

Ready for the tutorial?  Grab the Design Space file HERE.

Placemat Pouch Version 8!

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You keep asking for MORE placemat projects, and what can I say!  They are really a really easy sew! The Pioneer Woman Placemats make all 8 versions (plus one 1 wallet) a fast and easy project that make beginner sewist, like me, look like we know what we’re doing!

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This version I refer to as, the clear project pouch.  It’s perfect for keeping all of your notions together for a specific project/pattern.  I used a kam snap kit to close this one.

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You can also use a zipper.  I thought this one would be perfect to hang off the back of the car seat for the grandkids to keep there road trip entertainment in.  You can pack quite a bit into one of these little ditties!

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If you’d like to give version 8 a try, I’ve got a step by step tutorial for you!  Want to see all 9 placemat projects?  Watch the playlist here.

Who needs a Dog Mitt… I mean Oven Mitt :)

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I mean, c’mon!  We all have THAT friend who is dog crazy!  You know, the one who hangs signs in their house about how their dog lives here, not you.  The ones who dress their dogs, kiss their dogs on the lips, let their dog have a lick of their ice cream… you know who I’m talking about.

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We love them anyway!  (Just a little side note.. I might BE THAT FRIEND).  Well, now you have a mission for your dog lovin’ crazy friend.  Make them a matching oven mitt, hot pad out of this cute Fabric Editions Fabric from Walmart.. and it’s only $0.97!  All you need is two fat quarters for the oven mitt and you can use the left overs to create this reversible matching hot pad.

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How fun!

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The fur… I die!  You know you want to make this just so you can have a fur cuffed oven mitt on Christmas morning.  Want to know how to make the oven mitt?  It was one of my first maker sewing projects.  I’ve got a tutorial and a FREE pattern ready for you.  Don’t have a maker, cut out the pattern in cardstock and then use that for your pattern!  I didn’t use the fur in this video, but you can either glue it on, or sew it on.  I found the strip of fur at Joanns in the craft aisle (over by the bag making supplies, feathers, etc).

Christmas Bag with Fabric Editions

Christmas Project Bag-11Well hello there!  Thanks for dropping by!  I have been having so much fun creating these drawstring bags.  I literally stalked my Walmart to find these $0.97 fat quarters by Fabric Editions.  Last week, I hit the jackpot!

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I immediately knew what I wanted to make, but I also wanted to display the fat quarter rolls for the holidays, so this project turned out to be a two for one!

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You can open the drawstring and fold it down and voila… it’s an instant “work from me” bag.  When you’re all finished, simply cinch it up and everthing is nice a secure on the inside.

I’ll be adding some of these to my Etsy Shop.  I have created a Design Space pattern for this and hope to share that as soon as I can find the time to record a video tutorial.

Check . your local Walmart for these fantastic finds!  What I don’t use this year, I will simply cinch up in this fun little holiday bag for next year!

 

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.

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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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Placemat Pouch #6 – The Project Bag

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The Placemat Projects have sort of “been my thing”.  It’s funny, really, I never intended to create a whole series of pouches based off of these Pioneer Woman Placemats from Walmart.

I made another bag (not a placemat bag and someone asked me if it was made from a placemat.  I immediately knew that I could make something similar from a placemat, so I did.

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Enter, the Project Bag.  This is so easy to make and it’s absolutely the perfect size to carry your knitting, cross stitch, etc..  It has a wide open mouth to it that stays open, so you can work right out of the bag.  When you’re all finished, cinch it up and you’re project is safe and sound until the next time you’re ready to work.

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The six large outside pockets are the perfect place for keys, wallet, phone, etc.

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So.. you want to know how to make version #6?  Here’s a step by step tutorial: