How to create a personalized mirrored compact with the SG500 Sublimation Printer

I am continually amazed by the fun array of sublimation blanks that are available. Today, we are sublimating a mirrored compact. This is such a fun little keepsake.

It’s the perfect size for a travel kit or keep in your purse. The fun part is that the top insert can be sublimated with your favorite quote, photo or just about anything you want. Wouldn’t it be fun to add a wedding photo, a photo of grandma and/or grandpa or your favorite great nephew (like I did).

The Sawgrass SG500 sublimation printer makes it so easy to create really unique and personalized gifts in a matter of minutes. Simply print your image, heat up your heat press and apply the printed image to the sublimation insert. Voila, you have the perfect Easter Basket gift, stocking stuffer, momento and/or gift for any occasion.

This mirrored compact came from JP Plus. It was part of my monthly Trend Box. You can use code 9PSR5 and save 15% off your order of any sublimation blanks – does not apply to the Trend Box or machines.

Let’s walk through the process of creating this one-of-a-kind keepsake in today’s video tutorial below. Leave me a comment and let me know what you would like to put on your compact?

Let’s make a Tortilla Warmer!

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve made a sewing video. Today, I wanted to share this really easy tortilla warmer. This is a beginner sewing friendly tutorial. You will need four pieces of 12 x 12 cotton fabric and 2 pieces of 12 x 12 cotton batting to assemble this project.

If you’ve never used a tortilla warmer you might be wondering how this works. You simply add your tortillas (as many as you like) to the inside, pop it in the microwave and warm it for about 30 seconds-1 minute. If you prefer to heat your tortilla on the stove, just add them to the warmer after you’ve heated them and they will stay nice and warm until you’re ready to use them.

If you have a Cricut Maker you can use this Design Space file to cut all of your fabric and batting. If you have a Cricut Explore use the same file, but just cut 1 circle out of cardstock to use as your pattern. No Cricut? No worries, use this FREE PDF pattern to create your circles.

I have a step by step tutorial to walk you through the assembly.

Fabric Embroidered Coasters – A quick and easy gift idea for any embroidery enthusiast / FREE EMBROIDERY FILES INCLUDED.

I wanted a quick and easy, but unique gift idea for those who I like to give, what I call, an appreciation gift. The delivery people, the lady at the post office to patiently weighs my packages, the friendly worker at McDonald’s (who knows me by name because of my continuous “Large Diet Coke” orders), and my favorite check out person at the grocery.

I came up with this fun little project that literally took me about 20 minutes start to finish to make the entire set. It’s really easy create custom embroidery files when you have the Chroma Software that comes with every Ricoma Embroidery Machine. If you don’t have the software, don’t worry, You can get the embroidery files here.   I sized the file so that they can be sewn with a 4 x 4 single needle machine all the way up to an industrial multi-needle machine. They are really quick because you really only need one thread color.

Don’t they look cute all packaged up with a simple little ribbon. I think they would be a great gift just like this, but you could also step it up and add a coffee mug, starbucks gift card or something a little extra.

Here is a step by step tutorial. Are you going to make a set? Who will be the lucky recipient? Let me know in the comments. Happy Embroidering 🙂

 

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How to Subimate a Plushie

Hello Teddy Bear Cuteness! Ace and Evie are going to go nuts over these Teddy Bear Plushies. First of all, they are plushies and second of all, they have their favorite characters on them. I bet you can guess who likes each one, but I can almost guarantee they will still fuss over them.

These plushies with sublimatable T-shirts are from JP Plus. You can get them here. They also have a rabbit, dog and an elephant. I purchased two of the the bears just to keep the arguing to a minimum (I know some of you can relate). Use code 9PSR5 and get 15% off your order (be sure and add the shirts to your order – they don’t come with the plushie).

As always I used my Sawgrass SG500 Subimation Printer and my cute pink heat press. Heat presses don’t have to be an eyesore in the middle of your creative space.

I put together a quick video to show you just how easy they are to customize. Leave me a comment and let me know what you will put on your plushies. Will you get the Bunny, Dog, Elephant or Bear?

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How to Sublimate a Slap Wrap for a Can/Bottle Koozie

Are you looking for stocking stuffer ideas? I’ve got a fun one for you!

This is such a fun and unusual koozie. When my children were little they had bracelets that worked the same way that slap wrap can koozies work the same way.

I think they are the perfect stocking stuffer, great for football game parties, themed parties and holidays.

This Slap Wrap was a part of the JP Plus Subscription Trend Box that ships in December. If you want to be sure and get this particular box be sure an order no later than November 15th, 2020. To see what else is in this box you can check out my video by clicking here. The Subscription box is full of fun and unusual sublimation blanks.

 

You can find the Sublimation Slap Wraps here. You can use coupon code 9PSR5 and save an additional 15% off your order of any blanks.

I have created a step by step tutorial so that you can create some of these fun Slap Wraps.

ID / Badge Holder – FREE Pattern and Tutorial – Beginner Friendly

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I finally got to see my son and daughter-in-law this past weekend.  It had been months and I was certainly happy to see their sweet, smiling faces!  Maggie, asked me if I could create an ID tag for her to put her work ID in and attach to her key chain.  Of course, I obliged and quickly went to work on a very simple pattern.ID TAG-4

She requested a verticle tag since it was going to be hanging from her key chain.  I whipped up a super simple tag on my embroidery machine, but I was afraid she’d lose her ID and anything else she put in it.  I decided to create a new pattern with a bit more protection.

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This is what I came up with and I am thrilled with it.  It is still super simple and takes very little product, but it’s ultimately safer and, lets face it, prettier.  I love that it can be made either vertically and horizontally, depending on your needs.  I also like the lobster clasp attachment which can easily be attached to a lanyard, backpack or keychain.

If you have a Cricut or other digital die cutting machine that can cut fabric with an SVG, this project is going to be super simple for you, because I made an SVG.  You can get it by clicking HERE.  No Cricut, no worries, you can grab the printable PDF pattern by clicking HERE.  Be sure when printing that you print at actual size and not scaled.  There is a guide at the top of each page to measure and make sure you printed it correctly.  When downloading the ZIP file for your digital die cutting machine, be sure and double click the ZIP file to open it and then upload the file ending in .SVG.

Enough of the small talk, let’s start making ID tags!  Be sure and tag me on social media if you make them.  Join my Facebook Groups and post photos!  I love it see them!

Here is the step by step video tutorial:

 

Bowl Koozie with Free PDF Pattern

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I am revisiting an older project.  The bowl koozie.

The original video I made with this fun pattern was focused around the Cricut.  You can see it here.

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Cricut added my original design to Cricut Design Space.  If you have a Cricut you can easily cut out the shapes.  The Design Space File is available by clicking here.

This time I wanted to make the Bowl Koozie easy for those who don’t have a Cricut.  I have created a FREE PDF Bowl Koozie Pattern so that anyone can make this fun, beginner friendly sewing gift.

If you are new to my channel, or new to sewing, this project is the perfect for you!  Even seasoned sewists, love making koozies.  I’ve got a step by step tutorial for you to make it super easy to get started.

The bowl koozies make wonderful gifts, craft fair items and they are just great to have around for everyday household use.

If you’d like to start creating and follow along with me in a video tutorial, click below.  I’d love to see your Koozies.  Don’t forget to join my Facebook Group and post your photos!

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Here is the step by step tutorial:

 

 

How to make a face mask

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Hello there.  Doug asked me to make a couple of face mask to have on hand in the event that we need them.  I posted them in my Facebook Groups and immediately had a ton of requests to make a tutorial.  I am posting the tutorial of these masks with the disclaimer, I followed THIS PDF tutorial which was recommended by a hospital.  I do not know the exact effectiveness of the face mask, but I do know, it provides an added layer of protection.

I have also provide a Cricut Design Space file for those of you who have a Cricut Maker.

You can find the Cricut Design Space ADULT Size File by Clicking HERE. You can find the Cricut Design Space CHILD by Clicking Here.

For those who do not have a die cutting machine, you don’t need one.  This is two simple rectangles that can easily be cut by hand.

Please do your research. This is not a protection from the Corona VIrus. This is simply an added barrier between you and the outside world. Visit the CDC website for the best way to protect yourself from the Virus.

 

Here is the Tutorial:

 

How to make a Planner Pouch

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Hey there!  Thanks for stopping by! I had a few requests over in my Craft Crazy Facebook Group to create a tutorial for a planner pouch.  I grabbed my planner and got busy creating what I felt was a perfect size, but you can easily adapt it to fit your planner.

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I think it’s super practical and not just for planners.  Journal writers, students and list makers would also enjoy a pouch.  Keeping all of your planner stickers, writing utensils, clips, erasers, etc. with your notebook has never been easier, or prettier.

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This is a beginner sewing friendly tutorial. Don’t let the zipper scare you, I am going to walk you through it step by step… it’s easier than you think!

I would love it if you would tag me on social media when you make theplanner pouch.  You can find me by clicking here 

If you have a Cricut, I have a Design Space file so you can let the Maker cut the fabric and interfacing for you.  CLICK HERE FOR THE DESIGN SPACE FILE.

Are you ready to get started?  Here’s the tutorial:

How to Make Envelope Pillow Covers

southbendpillowThis has got to me the EASIEST sewing project, ever!  Not only is it very beginner friendly, but it’s so practical.  With this tutorial you can virtually create unlimited amounts of personalized pillows and personalized gifts.  My friend, Karen Runge, showed me a similarly designed pillow and encouraged me to make a tutorial.  I used the Cricut EasyPress and Iron on to create my design.  You could also use this tutorial to  create a blank for Infusible Ink, Embroidery, fabric pens and fabric markers.  So many possiblities.

Let’s get right to the tutorial.  You are going to want to make pillows for all of your friends and family.  (Psssst.. these would make perfect holiday gifts!)