Hugs and Kisses Embroidered Tea Towels

Hello everyone! Happy New Year to all of you! I’m so happy to see all of you in 2021. I’m here today to share my new Hugs and Kisses Embroidered Tea Towels.

I know it’s just January, but Valentine’s Day is really right around the corner. So, why not get ready, now? Why not decorate the house with cute valentine’s day decor or dress up with love on your mind. For the next couple of posts, I will share with you a bunch of different Valentine’s Day goodies.

Ready? Let’s go!

Take a look at my Hugs and Kisses Embroidered Tea Towels:

Hugs and Kisses Embroidered: Finished Product

 

I love how these turned out. The colors are amazing and I love how they aren’t the traditional red and white either. These will look great in any home.

Here you go:

Materials

Hugs and Kisses Embroidery File
OESD PolyMesh CutAway White
OESD Expert Embroidery Scissors
Isacord Thread Corsage 1840
Isacord Thread Baccarat Green 5115
Isacord Thread Bright Ruby 2300
Isacord Thread Black 0020
Dime Target Stickers
Ricoma EM1010
Tea Towel Blanks

Here’s How to Make Them:

Step one: Download the design

Download the design in the file format that your embroidery machine uses. I’m using my Ricoma EM1010 so I downloaded the DST file format.

Step two: Adjust the design size and orientation to fit your hoop

I want the design to stitch out in the middle of the tea towel, I adjusted the size to fit the middle section of the tea towel.

I also turned my design upside down so that it will stitch out in the correct orientation. That is because I want the excess tea towel to fall in front of the bobbin case, not behind it.

Step three: Export the design

Depending on the embroidery software your using, export the design to your flash drive according to that software instruction.

Step four: Hoop the tea towel

Hugs and Kisses Embroidered: Hoop the tea towel

Decide on where you want the design to stitch out.

Find the center of the area by folding the tea towel in half longways and by the short side.

Hugs and Kisses Embroidered: Hoop the tea towel

I use sticker dots instead of making the center with a pen. It’s removable and does not leave a mark at all.

Hugs and Kisses Embroidered: Hoop the tea towel

Place the bottom of the hoop down first. Then place the Polymesh stabilizer on top of that.

Hugs and Kisses Embroidered: Hoop the tea towel

Next up is the tea towel, take your time as to not move the stabilizer, and place it straight and even. The last step is to place the top of the hoop over the sandwich, lining up the fold markings on the tea towel with the markings on the hoop.

Hugs and Kisses Embroidered: Hoop the tea towel

Do not pull or stretch the towel because that could cause the stitches to pucker.

Make sure the stabilizer is hooped on all sides.

Step five: Stitch out the design

Set the machine to stitch out the design according to your machine’s instructions.

Hugs and Kisses Embroidered: Stitch out the design

Having a multi-needle machine makes it easier to do a thread color change with ease.

Hugs and Kisses Embroidered: Stitch out the design

Hugs and Kisses Embroidered: Stitch out the design

Totally amazing design! It looks amazing on this white tea towel.

Hugs and Kisses Embroidered: Stitch out the design

This design has over 20,000 stitches and it took 30 minutes to stitch out at a speed of 750.

Step Six: Unhoop and clean up the design

Now it’s time to unhoop the tea towel and clean it up.

Hugs and Kisses Embroidered: Unhoop and clean up the design

 

Since a cut-away stabilizer was used, now it’s time to cut the excess away and cut the threads.

Hugs and Kisses Embroidered: Unhoop and clean up the design

Hugs and Kisses Embroidered: Unhoop and clean up the design

Now that is done, the tea towel is ready for use!

Let’s take another look:

Hugs and Kisses Embroidered: Finished Product

Just in case you don’t know what tea towels are used for, here’s a list:

  1. Give them as a gift
  2. Wrap baked goods or gifts
  3. Line your serving tray
  4. Decorate the table
  5. Use as a hot pad or as a potholder
  6. Store your clean, wet dishes
  7. Drying dishes
  8. Replace paper towels
  9. Repurpose them (next blog post)

So what do you think? Will you create your own embroidery tea towels? I would love to know and please share your finished products.

Supplies used:

There are some compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. 

Be Mine Ricoma Embroidery Machine EM 1010

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Easy To Make Baby Bibs

Hello everyone! I’m here today after a bit of a break for some much-needed rest and relaxation, to show you some easy to make baby bibs!

Baby’s are so much fun to make things for. They are small in size and need so many different things to keep them clean, safe, and warm. Bibs help with all of that. They keep the spit up and food off of their clothes. That extra layer can keep them warm.

Let’s take a look at some baby bibs:

Easy To Make Baby Bibs: Finished Product

Now, tell me you don’t think these bibs aren’t cute. Perfect for a newborn baby.

Easy To Make Baby Bibs: Finished Product

Let’s take about this fabric collection:

Sleep Tight by Gabrielle Neil for Riley Blake Designs combines two different colors, mint and coral, with teddy bears, modern painterly textures, and highlights of sparkle. Totally beautiful. It comes with eighteen prints and two fabric panels.

Here’s how to create these bibs:

Materials:

Note: Some of the links below contain affiliate links.

Sleep Tight Fabric
Terry Cloth
Aurifil White Thread
Dritz Pearl Snaps
Dritz Pearl Snaps Pliers
Pins
Cutting Mat
Ruler
Rotary Cutter

Step 1: Create your pattern template

Take a bib that you like and trace around it onto a piece of cardstock.

Cut that template out.

Step 2: Cut the fabric

Using that template, cut out 1 front panel from one of the prints from the Sleep Tight Fabric and 1 back panel from the terry cloth.

Step 3: Prepare the fabric for sewing

Place the pattern piece and the terry cloth right sides together and pin.

Easy To Make Baby Bibs: Finished Product

 

Easy To Make Baby Bibs: Finished Product

Leave a 4-inch hole at the bottom for turning.

Step 4: Sew the bib

Use a quarter-inch sewing machine foot, and sew a quarter inch seam allowance around the entire bib leaving the hole at the bottom.

Easy To Make Baby Bibs: Finished Product

Step 5: Turn the fabric

After sewing the bib together, turn the entire thing around and stitch up the opening using an edgestitch foot.

Step 6: Attach the pearl snap for closure

With the Dritz snap tool, attach the pearl snap to the bib flaps to have a pretty closure.

Easy To Make Baby Bibs: Finished Product

Nicely done! Very simple and easy to make.

Let’s Take a Closer Look:

Easy To Make Baby Bibs: Finished Product

Easy To Make Baby Bibs: Finished Product Easy To Make Baby Bibs: Finished Product

Now it’s your turn! How many of these will you make?

Supplies used:

There are some compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. 

Bernina 570QE       

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Baby Hats, 2 Ways!

Hello everyone! I’m here today with a super cute project, baby hats, yay!! It’s getting colder, and we definitely want to make sure our little ones’ heads are covered at all times. 

Do you remember those hats babies are given in the hospital when they are born? They were striped make out of a loose-knit material. Well, the ones I’m going to show you today are much more stylish and super easy to make.

Let’s take a look at these baby hats, 2 different ways:

Baby Hat Designer Knit: Finished Product

How cute are these? They are warm too. This knit fabric is amazing and fun. 

Let’s take about this fabric collection:

 

These prints are apart of the Cute Cuddle Knit collection for Riley Blake Designs. They are a stretch cotton jersey knit fabric with about a 50% four-way stretch for added comfort and ease. They have 36 different knits in this collection. 

Both hats are a perfect match for this fabric collection. I have to be honest with you, I wanted to make a ton of baby clothes with this fabric to go along with these hats, but that’s a conversation for my next blog post. Let’s just say I’m still ripping out a sleeve, LOL!! Stay tuned for that. 

Now, back to the hats!

Basic Baby Hat:

This hat is so the easiest hat to make, and you can make tons of them in an hour or so. I used a free pattern from Dana at MadeEveryDay. You can find it here.

Baby Hat Designer Knit: Finished Product

I love this pattern because of the dart that you create in the hat. It gives the hat more structure. 

Baby Hat Designer Knit: Finished Product

Knotted Baby Hat:

Check out that knot! 

Baby Hat Designer Knit: Finished Product

Now, this hat is fun. Instead of the dart, just alter the pattern by adding a tube to the top of the pattern, sew and tie the top.

 

Baby Hat Designer Knit: Finished Product

These are perfect gifts to give a mom to be for the baby’s stay in the hospital. It beats the one the hospital gives you. Perfect for those first pictures. LOL!

Take another look:

Baby Hat Designer Knit: Pair

Baby Hat Designer Knit: Pair

Baby Hat Designer Knit: Pair

 

So what do you think? Would you make these hats for a loved one, as a gift, or for your own baby? Please let me know.

Supplies used:

There are some compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. 

  Bernina 570QE       

 

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GRL PWR Tote Bag and Pouches

Hello everyone! I’m here today with a brand new GRL PWR Tote Bag and Pouches! This fabric collection is so vibrant and full of joy. It was fun cutting into and creating.

I’m always in need of totes and pouches, especially since we cannot use plastic bags here in NYC. So why not go to the store with a fashionable tote or pouch! On top of that, it says GRL PWR, which makes a statement everyone I go.

Let’s take a look at my reversible bag and pouches:

Tell me these aren’t cute! I’m so giddy. The best part is the tote is reversible. Yes, you can turn it inside outside.

Let’s talk about this fabric collection:

Grl Pwr is a fantastic fabric collection from Amber Kemp-Gerstel. This collection celebrates Amber’s love of quirky, colorful patterns and the beauty of diversity. This fabric collection is made up of 24 pattern prints.

Tote:

I used a free pattern created by Very Shannon called the Reversible Box Tote. You can find the pattern here. To create this bag, follow the direction in the pattern.

I will share my process photos below:

Prepare the pattern and cut your fabric.

 

 

Here are the cut pieces and thread. I changed my mind and went with white thread instead.

Sew the pocket.

You should have two pockets—one for the outside of the bag and one inside the bag.

Sew the pocket to the exterior fabric.

Sew the exterior and interior pieces together according to the pattern—Box the corners.

Now it’s time to put the bag together.

Fold the top edges down on both pieces.

Sew them together.

Once the bag is complete. Add a design to both pockets.

Let’s take another look:

Pouches:

For these pouches, cut the fabric, lining, and fusible fleece to 5 inches x 10 inches.

I used this beautiful colorful fabric for these pouches.

They are simple pouches with a plastic zipper.

Inside has a matching print.

 

The tote and pouches turned out so beautifully. The fabric is a perfect selection for this. What will you create?

Supplies used:

There are some compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. 

Bernina 570QE       
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How to Make a Quilted Travel Roll

Hello everyone!! I’m here today with a super cute quilted travel roll tutorial as a part of the Aurifil Artisan November Challenge – Hand Quilting!

Traveling is one of my favorite things to do. I usually travel at least 3 times a year. I love seeing different places and meeting new people. One of my goals is to visit every country at least once.

COVID-19 has put a halt to my travel plans. I was supposed to take a class in Portland during March, spend my birthday in Aruba in April, and have fun with my sister and our children in Belize and Mexico in August. None of that happened, and I can’t wait till we get to jet-set again.

While we wait for the green light to travel again safely, I am getting ready by making some new cute travel quilted rolls, and I’m going to show you how.

Take a look at my quilted travel roll:

Now I have to say, I don’t wear a lot of jewelry, but when I travel, I want to make sure I have all of the items that I do wear or would like to wear with the outfits in my suitcases. This case stores my jewelry in a safe, scratch-free place.

Quilted Travel Roll: Finished Product

Here’s how I created this quilted travel roll:

 Materials:

2 Coordinating Fat Quarters – Honey Bee Collection
Batting
Aurifil Floss – 2140
Aurifil 12wt – 2140
Pins
Sewing Machine (BERNINA 570 QE)
90/14 Topstitch needle
Quilting Ruler
Cutting Mat
Studio Carta Tight Weave Cotton Ribbon – Marigold
Studio Carta Cotton Ribbon – Marigold
Fabric Pen/Chalk
Scissors
Sashiko Sewing Needle

Quilted Travel Roll: Materials

Let’s begin:

Step 1: Cutting fabric

Cut fabric and batting to 20 inches x 10 inches.

Step 2: Create a quilt sandwich

Lay the bottom fabric (exterior fabric) down first, the wrong side facing up.

Then place the batting on top of that.

Place the top fabric (interior fabric) on top of the batting, right side facing up.

Quilted Travel Roll-Create a quilt sandwich

Pin in place.

Quilted Travel Roll-Create a quilt sandwich

Step 3: Prepare the fabric for hand quilting

Using a quilting ruler, draw a centerline horizontally across the fabric using a fabric pen or chalk if your fabric is dark.

Quilted Travel Roll: Prepare the fabric for hand quilting

Measure 2.5 inches from the short edge and draw a vertical line. Next, measure 5 inches from that line and draw another line. Repeat till the end.

Step 4: Hand quilt

Thread a sashiko sewing needle with Aurifil Floss 2140 and begin hand stitching on all of the drawn lines.

Quilted Travel Roll: Hand Quilt

The rule of thumb is to measure the thread by the length of your arm.

Quilted Travel Roll: Hand Quilt

Step 5: Add binding

I used Studio Carta Marigold Tight Weave Cotton Ribbon for the binding. Place one edge of the ribbon against the raw edge of the quilted fabric and pin.

Go around the entire piece, create a mitered corner at each corner.

Quilted Travel Roll: Add binding

Pin the ribbon on the inside of the binding and in the middle of the roll.

Quilted Travel Roll: Add binding

Step 6: Sew the binding

Sew the binding a quarter inch around the entire piece.

Quilted Travel Roll: Sew the binding

When you finish, change the top and bobbin thread to Aurifil 12wt thread.

I sew with a BERNINA 570 QE sewing machine, and they have a high thread tension bobbin case (golden-yellow bobbin case), which allowed me to add the 12wt thread in the bobbin.

Change the needle to a new 90/14 Topstitch needle.

Quilted Travel Roll: Sew the binding

Fold the binding over to the back and stitch in place.

Quilted Travel Roll: Sew the binding

Step 7: Stitch the ribbon on the inside

 

This step could have taken place when the hand quilting was happening, but I decided to do it now. 

Change out the top thread and the bobbin thread to a microfilament thread so that you can’t see the thread on either side.

Quilted Travel Roll: Stitch the ribbon on the inside

Stitch the two ribbons on the inside.

Complete!

Quilted Travel Roll: Finished Product

Here’s how I use it:

I tie my bracelets with the hanging ribbon and hanging my necklaces from the broad ribbon.

Quilted Travel Roll: Finished Product

 

Quilted Travel Roll: Finished Product

I hook my earing to the broad ribbon.

Quilted Travel Roll: Finished Product

 

Quilted Travel Roll: Finished Product

Super cute and fun!

Quilted Travel Roll: Finished Product

Quilted Travel Roll: Finished Product

So what do you think? I hope this inspires you to try and make your own quilted travel roll.

Supplies used:

There are some compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. 

 

Bernina 570QE
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It’s A Crayola World Curtains

Hello everyone! I’m here today to show you my brand new It’s A Crayola World Curtains!

Yes, I made some curtains for my small craft space. The great thing about them is the color. They match the colors on my wall. They were so easy to make, I know for sure you can create some for yourself.

Let’s take a look at my curtains:

Finished curtains

I’m giddy with glee. Look at how cute they are.

Let’s talk about this fabric collection:

     

Five amazing fabric panels were inspired by nature and loaded with color. The amazing thing about these images, you will find Crayola® crayons blended into the artwork. It’s amazing. My sisters stopped by when I was working on the curtains; they were blown away by the crayons they spotted in the flowers.

This collection is the newest official licensed fabric line from Crayola®.

Here’s how to create these curtains:

curtain materials

Materials:

Note: Some of the links below contain affiliate links.

It’s a Crayola World fabric
Sewing Machine
Matching Thread
Cutting Mat
Pins
Rotary Cutter
Curtain Grommets
Scissor
Ruler

Step 1: Cut the panels

Cut the panels into two pieces. They measure 36 inches by the WOF.

cut the fabric

Step 2: Prepare the panels

Double hem three sides of the panel by a 1/2 inch.

double hem

For the top hem, fold the raw edge over a 1/2 inch and press. Fold 3 inches and press again.

Step 3: Sew the hems

Using the 10D# Edgestitch Bernina presser foot, sew on the panel’s right side as close to the folded edge.

sew on the right side

Repeat on all sides.

Step 4: Prepare the top edge for grommets

Measure the width of the fabric and multiply it by the number of grommets you want to use.

The grommet will be placed at 4.25, 8.50, 12.75, 17.25, 21.50, 25.75, and 30.25 inches.

equally measure grommets

equally measure grommets

Using the template that comes with the grommets, draw circles at the points above.

draw circles

Cut the circles out.

cut circles

Step 5: Adhering the grommets

adhering grommets

Place one side of the grommet underneath the circle and one on top.

adhere grommets

Snap the grommets into place.

adhere grommets

adhere grommets

Repeat for all of them.

Step 6: Finish the curtains

Press both curtains and snip any loss threads.

Done!! This is an afternoon project, and you can do it.

finished curtains

Now it’s your turn!

Supplies used:

  Bernina 570QE              
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Altenew Twinkle & Shine Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to Altenew Twinkle & Shine Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing brand new stamps, dies, stencils, and embossing folders. If you arrived here from the talented blog, Emily Midgett then you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Card Blog.

Let’s take a look at my planner page:

What is a blog hop without an amazing gift? Yayyy!!!

Prizes:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 11/10/2020 for a chance to win.

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 11/12/2020.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is:

Dana Joy

You do not want to miss out on her amazing creations!!

Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Altenew Card Blog

Laura Bassen

Erum Tasneem

Kelly Griglione

Therese Calvird

Jennifer McGuire

Amber Rain Davis

Tenia Nelson

Nicole Watt

Terri Koszler

Nathalie DeSousa

Jenny Colacicco

Jaycee Gaspar

Victoria Calvin

Tania Ahmed

Amanda Baldwin

Emily Midgett

Kymona Tracey ←you are here

Dana Joy

Lilith Eeckels

LauraJane

Norine Borys

Vicky Papaioannou

Virginia Lu

Nenette S. Madero

Svitlana Shayevich

Keisha Charles

Maryam Perez

Vicki Finger

Laurie Willison

Reiko Tsuchida

Amy Hill

Agnieszka Małyszek

Anna Veach

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links are used at no cost to you. The Altenew products were given to me since I’m on the design team. The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

eucalyptus Hobonichi Planner

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Aurifil Artisan October Challenge – Bag Making

Hello everyone!! I’m here today participating in the Aurifil Artisan October Challenge – Bag Making! Yayy!!

I’m pretty excited about this challenge because I started my sewing journey with a tote bag. My daughter taught me how to sew a tote bag. I was so excited to see the finished bag. I held it up next to my daughter’s bag and laughed so hard. My handles were all wrong. My daughter said, “Mom, don’t worry, it can go on your bike handles.” I laughed even harder because I didn’t own a bike.

Since that day, I’ve been making bags and loving it.

Take a look at my mini bag:

 

This mini bag perfect for my daughter. Her keys, money, and ID can fit in this mini bag when we are going out. Now she can put her belonging in my bag and find them when she needs them, LOL!

sashiko stitching back

Bag Elements:

I used 5 different fabric patterns. Matching up the different fabrics was fun, and I need to do it more often.

The lining is just a cute as the outside of the bag.

Inside of the bag

I learned how to do Sashiko stitching some time ago. I love adding it to different projects. It was a must for this one. It adds texture and dimension.

Aurifil thread is perfect for a bag like this. The different thread weights create the texture.

The beaded zipper pull is a fun element that matches the fabric perfectly.

Beads

Take a Closer Look:

Sashiko stitiching

sashiko stitching back

Making this bag was fun and took no time at all. I want to make a bigger version and possibly add a wristlet. Now that would be cute.

Pattern found in the Making No. 6 Magazine.

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Craft Room Destash

 

It’s that time again for me to make some room in my craft corner. My crafting supplies have over my house again. I have to let go allow these supplies to make someone else happy. So lets DESTASH!!!!

I’m not using my supplies like I use to and it makes no sense to hoard them in my house when they could get the love they need in a new home.

Some of the items are new and some are slightly used. The majority of stamps and dies are in their original packaging.

Here are the details:

Each package costs $60 which includes shipping.

If your interested, email me at kreativekymona@gmail.com with the following information:

→ The address you would like your package sent

→ First come, first serve.

→ Each package would be full.

→ I’ll send a PayPal invoice (which needs to be paid within 48 hours).

→ Packages will be mailed within 24 hours of payment with a tracking number that will be sent to you.

→If there’s something you looking for, in particular, let me know in the email as well.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

How to Create Pillow Covers with a Snap Closure

Hello everyone! I’m here today to show you how to create pillow covers with a snap closure.

I have to admit, I’ve never spent this much time in my home. The stay at home orders all of faced has given us permission to lounge on our couches more. 

That causes me to realize that I don’t have enough pillows on them for everyone to be comfortable. So, I decided to make some.

Take a look at my new Pillow Covers:

pillow covers finished product

Aren’t these cute? The colors in this fabric match perfectly with my couch.

Let’s talk about this fabric collection:

bees life fabric

Bee’s Life was designed by Tara Reed, a good friend of mine, for Riley Blake Design. This collection comes with 15 pattern prints and 1-panel print in yellow, black, and parchment. Perfect for all kinds of projects. 

Here’s how to create these pillow covers:

Materials:

Note: Some of the links below contain affiliate links.

Bee’s Life Fabric
Sewing Machine
Thread
Cutting Mat
Pins
Rotary Cutter
Plastic Snaps
Snap Pliers
Pillow Forms

Step 1: Cutting fabric

Cut one front panel to 18″ by 18″.

Cut two back panels to 11″ by 18″. 

pillow cover Cut fabric

Step 2:  Prep for sewing

To hide the raw edge of the back panel, fold over an inch on both panels. 

pillow cover edge

Press in place.

pillow cover pressing

Step 3: Sew the edge.

Sew the folded edge 1/8 inch from the edge.

pillow cover sewing edges

Repeat for the second panel.

pillow cover sewn edges

Step 4: Sew the pillow cover together

Once both of the back panel edges are sewn, lay the front panel right sides up. 

Place the back panels right sides down on top of the front panel, overlapping the sewn edges.

Pin in place.

pillow cover pin

Sew all the way around the pillow cover—no need to leave an opening because the back panel has an opening.

Turn the pillow cover inside out.

You can leave the pillow cover like this and just insert the pillow form, but adding snaps or buttons adds to the decoration. 

Step 5: Adding Plastic Snaps

Determine how many snaps you want to add to the outside flap on the pillow cover. I added five snaps.

Use the awl to create a hole where you want the snaps to go.

Place the snaps in the hole and use the snap pliers to attach them to the fabric. 

Follow the instructions that come with your snap pliers. 

pillow cover snap plier

pillow cover snaps

Step 6: Insert the pillow form

Insert the pillow form and close the snaps!

pillow cover finish product front

You’re done, and it took less than an hour. 

Now it’s your turn!

Supplies used:

bees life fabric    Bernina 570QE

 

          

 

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