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How I made article 1

  Here’s how I made a small custom gift! In this make, I will be creating a design then adding the design to a small velvet-like drawstring, after that I then create two info cards for a couple gemstone bracelets.   What I used: Cricut HTV (iron-on vinyl) Easy press mini iron Cricut black fine point pen Cardstock 2 gemstone bracelets Small velvety drawstring bag How I made it: To start off this project, I went into my mobile Cricut design space and spend a *significant* amount of time looking at different images and fonts.  Eventually, I decided that look I was going for was a cute animal with a cursive type font.  I looked through the different images already in Cricut design space for their membership and found this adorable and simple sloth! Although I continued to search for a font that I actually liked the look of combined with the sloth… we aren’t kidding when we say finding a good font is hard or when picking between all of the good fonts… I decided on the ‘Aphrodite Pro’ font a

How to make a gag gift: ‘no gift’

  Gag gifts, elephant gift exchange, Yankee swap or Dirty Santa are of my favourite Christmas traditions! They’re a great way to have fun with your friends and family. Here is a small gag gift idea that you can make.   What you’ll need: Cricut Printer Paper Gel pen  3 batteries  Plastic bag  Stapler      1. Cut the paper to about 8” x 8” and fold in half. I also folded the horizontal edges of my paper in just about a 1/2” too.       2. Using this svg ( here you can find the design made by me for free through cricut design space!) set up the paper on the mat and prepare the cricut to draw. Draw out the design.       3. Place 3 batteries inside the plastic bag and sandwich the folded paper with the plastic bag and staple the sides.  There you go, easy as that! These also make great stocking stuffers.

What is top stitching

  When sewing, almost all projects will call for top stitching.   To put it simply, Topstitching is when you complete a stitch on the right side of a garment to either sometimes help keep certain things in place or to give a crisp edge.  Ex. Sewing coasters, if you take a look at this project how to article , you will see how top stitching is done to not only give a crisp edge, but to also sew up the gap.  Ex. Top stitching patches of fabric or even an actual patch to a garment to keep it in place. Here’s how you can make your own patches too!

How to sew a quick string out of bias tape

  Are you making anything that requires string and don’t have any around or don’t feel like going through the effort of actually making string, I got you!      1. Take a strip of already made bias tape and cut to size.  If you do not have bias tape that’s already made, no worries! In this article you can learn how to make bias tape, then once you’re done making it, come on back here!  Wait… but what is bias tape?? I got you, check out this article .       2. Choose a thread colour that matches the bias tape and sew straight down on the not folded edge.  You should end up with a nice strip of bias tape that is closed on both sides.       3. To finish it off, you can fold down the top by about half an inch and sew straight along the bottom of that horizontally. Do the same to the bottom and you have a nice easy string out of bias tape! Use this string on clothes, in drawstrings, in hoodies and more! 

How to sew bias tape

  If you don’t know what bias tape is, go check out this article where I explain what it is then come on back here to learn how to make it! What you’ll need: Cotton fabric Sewing machine  Sewing needle + thread iron + ironing board The steps:      1. Cut a strip of fabric 2.5” tall and very long.  Bias tape is cut on the bias of the fabric rather than on the selvage or cut edge. The bias is just a 45 degree angle from the corner of the fabric.  Bias tape can be purchased and you can also purchase something called a fabric jelly roll (I know fun name right!) these a strips of fabric that are already 2.5” tall!      2. Fold the strip in half, lengthwise (hotdog!) wrong sides together and iron.       3. Remove the fold and fold the top down, lengthwise, so that the raw edge of the top is in line with the crease. And iron in place.       4. Fold the bottom up, lengthwise, so that the raw edge of the bottom is inline with the crease. And iron in place.  Important to note here: you do  not

How To Sew Quick And Easy Coasters

  Are you interested in making some coasters? Here’s a quick and easy way on how to make them and using the least amount of fabric as possible so they are cost-effective! These coasters are easy to make, use a very minimal amount of fabric, look so nice and finished (not sloppy and cheap!), are machine washable and are reversible!  Here’s how to make a set of 4 coasters for your living room table (or anywhere else in the house), you can make more or less, it’s up to you.  Reference the photos for any help you may need with the instructions! What you will need: 100% cotton fabric, quilting cotton works best! You can use two different patterns if you’d like the coaster to be reversible! Rotary cutter (or scissors, if you’re using scissors you’ll want to use a measuring tape or a ruler) Rotary cutting mat (if you’re using scissors you won’t need this) Batting Pins Iron + ironing board  Basic sewing supplies (Including, but not limited to, sewing machine, thread and a sewing needle) The st