Placemat Pouch Version 10! – The Tote

This is going to be a really quick post.  I started the Placemat Pouch Series over a year ago and the response has been overwhelming.  There are now 10 different placemat projects.

Today, I launched the newest member – Version 10 – The Tote.

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I am really happy with how this one turned out and I think the faux leather opens up a bunch of possiblities with the Placemat projects.  I’ve already got a few others lined up.

You can find the Step By Step Tutorial Here:

If you’d like to check out the other 9 placemat projects, CLICK HERE FOR A FULL PLAYLIST ON MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL

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Let’s make a rope rug!

You guys!  I am so excited and happy about this project!  It was so fun to make and I love the quirkiness of it and the unexpected surprise when you turn it over.  This is made from clothesline rope and some fabric scraps and a little help from my sewing machine and that’s it!

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Look at all of those wonderful fabric scraps and the whimsical look just makes me smile from ear to ear.  Pretty powerful for a rug, don’t you think?  🙂

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I made this one originally as a rug, but look how cute it looks as a tablerunner.  You could create coasters, mug rugs, chargers, trivets and any other countless possibilities.

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I know you will want to give this a try and guess what?  I’ve got a step by step tutorial for you.  You can’t believe how easy it is!  But, first things first….

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I can’t take credit for this wonderfully, unique idea.  Natalie from SewHungyHippie graciously allowed me to share her idea with you.  You should run and check out her site!  She’s got a ton of amazing products like clear vinyl, glitter vinyl, halographic vinyl, faux leathers, patterns, tutorials and so much more!  I found her while searching for vinyl for my clear vinyl series on my Youtube Channel.

So…are you ready for the tutorial?  Here you go!

How to Make A Luggage Tag

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May is full of travel plans for me.  I’ve been working on this vinyl project series, so let’s make vinyl/faux leather luggage tags!  How cute are these?!!?

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I have found so many fun materials to use, like this Cricut Faux Leather, or this

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yummy pink glitter faux leather.  I mean does it really even get any better than pink glitter?

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This one was made with my friend, Teri, in my mind.  Leopard is her family tartan.  She swears it’s true! 😉 . I found this print in the ribbon section at Hobby Lobby.

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This one is probaby my favorite! It’s so stinking cute!  It’s more shiny and bright than the others.

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Did I mention you can totally use Cricut Iron On with the Cricut EasyPress to personalize?  Maggie is going to love this one!

Want to know the best news?  I’ve got a downloadable PDF pattern for you.  If you have a Cricut, I’ve even got the cut file for you.

PDF PATTERN (CLICK HERE)                               CRICUT DESIGN SPACE FILE (CLICK HERE)

iI you create one or two or five, please be sure and tag me on social media!  I would LOVE to see them!

This is probably one of the fastest, easiest tutorials I have made.  You can watch it all in the step by step video tutorial here:

 

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Clear Vinyl Project Bag

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Well hello there!  If you’ve been following along with my Clear Vinyl Bag Series, you’re about to see the newest in the lineup!  The Clear Vinyl Project Bag!

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These are the perfect size for on the go projects.  I love that you can easily see what is inside.  I think they are pretty cute, too!

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Check out this one!  I used the purple vinyl for Evie’s Minnie Mouse Bag.  I can see her Teddy Bear peaking out!

I have got all of the details and step by step instructions over on my youtube channel.  You can find out more here:
 

Fruit Zipper Pouches with the Cricut

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Alright guys!  I’m back with another clear vinyl pouch!  This is a really fun project and really easy!  There are so many possibilities using this technique, your Cricut and a little bit of vinyl.  You can create a shaped pouch for virtually any shape!

The kids are sure to love them!   Watch the step by step tutorial over on my youtube channel!

Dollar Tree & Cricut – Easter Basket Fillers

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Well Hey there!  Easter is almost here and I have several Easter Basket Filler Ideas for you.  The best part is… they are all from the Dollar Tree!

Let’s start with these super fun kids craft aprons!  Perfect for those summer finger painting sessions and more!

Here’s a tutorial:

My next Dollar Tree filler idea are these fun bunny glasses with masks.

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No more wondering which pair belongs to which grandchild.  Thanks Cricut!

Along that line of thinking, how about a couple of personalized cups.  These are also from the Dollar Tree and the perfect size for Ace and Evie

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Watch the tutorial here:

If you’re still looking for Dollar Tree Easter Basket fillers, why not try this cute set.  baseball bat-1

Ace is going to love this!

and last, but certainly not least!….

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I mean, seriously, who doesn’t love a candy filled bunny easter egg? Right?!!

Grab the cut files and watch the tutorial here:

Shabby Fabric Basket

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I am so happy about this Shabby Fabric Basket.  This project came together so quickly and so easily and even better, so inexpensively!

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You may remember my original fabric basket from a placemat video.  This basket is a DIY inspired version of that one and it’s almost just as easy to make.  Fabric baskets are so popular.  You can use them for organization, a flower pot cover, as a decorative element or a whole plethora of other uses.

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I made this one for my friend, Teri, who is a leopard loving pink girl.  It is fun and lively, much like she is.

I also toyed with the idea of adding Rae Dunn inspired words to a bag.  What do you think?

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Change the fabric and you’ve got an Easter Basket, a Mother’s Day Basket, a gift basket, and more.

As always, I’ve got a step by step tutorial for you.  You can find it below.

How to make a Jumbo Tote Bag

Jumbo Tote Bag-1Hello and thanks for stopping by!  Today, I am excited to bring you this super handy “How to Make a Jumbo Tote Bag “tutorial.

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My daughter asked me to make something for the grandkids that they could take their “stuff” to day care in.  It needed to be large enough to hold their nap blanket and pillow, an extra set of cloths and all of the other essentials, but it also needed to be soft a flexible enough they could fold it up and store it in their cube at daycare.

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I came up with this pattern.  I used outdoor fabric for durability and fusible fleece to give them a bit of structure, but still soft and foldable.

I am in love with how they turned out.

By simply adjusting the size of the fabrics, you can make a tote for almost any occasion using this design.  It’s the perfect beginner sewing friendly project.

Ready to make one?  Here’s your step by step tutorial:

Continous Zipper Pouch

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Hello and thanks for stopping by!  Today, I am excited to share this fun continuous zipper pouch.  What does that mean?  Let’s take a closer look.

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Notice the continuous zipper with no end?  Isn’t that super fun?  I love it.  This little boxy pouch is perfect for so many things.

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You can make them most any size.  Hello, lovely Easter Pouch.

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Reach into the scrap fabric pile and create something a little more patchworky… is that a word?COntinuous Zipper Pouch-16

No matter how you mix it up, you will find tons of uses for these unique little gems.

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I’ve got all of the directions and sizes included in the video below.  If you have a Cricut Maker you can even grab the Design Space File HERE.  No Cricut?  No worries, I’ve got you covered. You can easily cut this by hand.

Here’s the step by step tutorial and all of the information you need to make one of your own today!

How to Make an Evelope Pillow Cover (From a DROP CLOTH!) – Rae Dunn Inspired

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If you have followed me for very long, you know that I love to use things (like placemats) in ways that you might not think about.  I have long been a user of canvas drop cloths!  I’ve made tote bags, pouches, wall hangings and so much more from them.  They are super inexpensive and 1 drop cloth is enough for dozens of projects! (Stay tuned for more in the near future!

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Don’t mind Brinkley’s “thrilled face”.  No animals were hurt or abused during the filiming of this video.  After 30 minutes of trying to get her to pose for a photo, unsuccessfully, I might add, she curled up in her bed and practically begged me to try again!  Dogs, gotta love them.

Today, I combined my love of beginner friendly sewing projects, the drop cloth and my love for all things Cricut Maker and Cricut EasyPress to create this super fun and trendy Rae Dunn Inspired Pillow Cover.

Here’s the step by step video tutorial for you!