Canvas & Faux Leather Tote Bag

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Many of you have messaged me and asked for projects that utilize faux leather.  Today, I give you the leather/canvas drop cloth tote bag.

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Yes, we are using more of that canvas drop cloth that we used in Pillow Covers, the Shabby Fabric  Basket , and the Canvas Zipper Pouch.  We are getting a lot of mileage out of a simple paint drop cloth.

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I made both versions of this bag with Cricut Designer Fabric.  They have an amazing bundle right now that will really add to your fabric stash.  Both of the totes above were made from the fabric bundle.  They are currently phasing out fabric, so once this bundle is gone, it’s gone for good.  It’s a $129.90 value, on sale for only $39.99.  Psst… if you’re a Cricut Access Member you’ll save 10% off that price and use my code MAKERS10 and you will save ANOTHER 10%.  That is a whole lot of fabric at a very affordable price.

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This black and metallic rose gold is really striking in person.  Even if you don’t use a Cricut, this fabric is a great deal.  I didn’t use the Cricut for this project, but I still used the fabric.

Are you ready to make your own canvas and leather tote bag?  I’ve got you covered with a video that includes step by step instructions!

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:

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!

 

 

 

 

 

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!

Personalized Gift Box with the Cricut EasyPress

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Hi there and welcome back.  Today, I am sharing how I made this personalized wooden gift box.

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You may recall last week, I made this personalized flask and matching etched shot glasses for my son to use to ask his friends to stand up with him in his wedding.  We wanted to present them in a wooden box.

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I decided to use Cricut Vinyl Iron On rather than adhesive vinyl.  Adhesive vinyl can be hard to adhere to wood because it doesn’t want to grip easily.  Iron on is the perfect solution.  The small 6 x 7 Cricut EasyPress made it even easier.

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We are really pleased with how this whole gift set turned out.  Watch the step by step tutorial to find out what settings I used on the Cricut EasyPress and a few tips when applying iron on to wood.

Masculine Gift Set with the Cricut

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Have I mentioned my son is getting married?  He is.  Be prepared for lots and lots of wedding projects in the near future.  This fun little set is how he is asking his friends to be groomsmen and best men.

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I designed my template for the flasks and for the shot glasses right in Design Space.  I have a separate tutorial on etching the shot glasses, you can find it here.

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In this tutorial we are focusing on the flask and the box.  I think the box takes it from ordinary to extraordinary.  I have a another tutorial coming soon in which we will finish the box to take it to the next level.

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I can’t wait to show you how this came together.  I’ve got a step by step tutorial so you can make a gift set for your next anniversary, wedding, birthday, or even Valentines!

You can find the full tutorial here:

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.

 

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.