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. 

 

 

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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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Hand to Hand Cowl + Tutorial

Hello everyone! I’m here today to show you how to create a beautiful Hand to Hand Cowl for the fall.

The cold season is upon us, and I must admit it’s not my favorite. I’m a spring and summer lady. The cold weather is not my friend. I find it harder to warm up than to cool down. So, I’m always looking for outerwear to keep me warm. 

Let’s take a look at my Hand to Hand Cowl:

Hand in hand finish product

I just love how this Cowl looks. The best part is how easy it is to make them using just a couple of fat quarters!! Yes, I know, crazy, right!

Let’s talk about this fabric collection:

hand in hand fabric

This collection celebrates common sisterhood. It comes with six patterns and two-panel options. I love the bright, bold multi-color palette that comes with this collection. Hand in hand was created by Amber Kemp-Gerstel of Damask Love. I had the pleasure of meeting Amber years ago at a craft convention in LA. Both of us were heavy in the papercraft world, so it’s nice to see her transition into the fabric world. 

Materials:

Hand in Hand fabric
Sewing Machine
Thread
Cutting Mat
Pins
Sewing Needle
Rotary Cutter

Finished Size:

29.5″ x 16.75″ 

Here’s how to create this Cowl:

Cut out 6 fat quarters from the different fabrics. I used only two prints.

Line the prints on your table into two rows of three of the fat quarters. 

With right sides together, sew the first two fat quarters on the 18″ side with a 1/2 seam allowance.

Sew the third fat quarter in the same manner to the second fat quarter in that row.

hand in hand crowl top row

Repeat for the second row. 

hand in hand bottom row

Now, place the two rows right sides together and stitch down the top of the long side with a 1/2 seam allowance. Repeat on the bottom long side.

Turn the entire piece right side out. Iron.

Now turn the piece back inside out, like your peeling a banana so that the raw edges line up right sides together. 

hand in hand turn back on itself

Pin in place, matching the seams. Leave a 3-inch hole for turning. 

hand in hand pinning

Sew in a circle with a 1/2″ seam allowance.

hand in hand sewing close

I used two pins to remind me to stop sewing here. 

hand in hand sewing

Turn the piece inside out through the 3-inch hole. 

hand in hand turning

Hand stitch the hole closed with coordinating thread. 

Now you’re done!! That was so easy, and it took an hour from start to finish. 

hand in hand finish product

Now it’s your turn!

Supplies Used:

 

hand in hand fabric    Bernina 570QE

 

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Ready, Set, Splash Baby Gift Set and Tutorial

Hello everyone! I’m here today with an adorable baby gift set sewing project for those who are beginners and those who are more advanced.

Do you have a baby at home or a baby on the way? Or perhaps you know of someone who is having a baby and want to make them a handmade gift. This Ready, Set, Splash baby gift set is the perfect gift.

Let’s take a look at this Ready, Set, Splash gift set:

baby gift set

A set of burp cloths, a teether, and a quilt – It doesn’t get any better than that. Who wouldn’t love a new baby gift set like this?

Let’s talk about this fabric collection:

Ready, Set, Splash! was created by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs is one of the cutest fabric collections I’ve seen in a long time. All of the tiny critters and prints in blue, coral, and green are fun to look at. This collection has 25 prints and one panel.

 Materials:

Ready, Set, Splash! fabric
Chenille White
Rotary Cutter
Cutting Mat
Wonder Clips
Binding fabric
Minky fabric
Wooden Teether
Sewing Machine
Walking Foot
Scissors

baby gift set - supplies

Finished Size:

Burp Cloths: 9.5 inches by 16.5 inches

Teether: 3 inches by 7 inches on the ring

Quilt: 35 inches by 43 inches

Note: sew 1/4 seams unless otherwise noted. 

Here’s how to create this baby gift set:

Birth Cloths:

Cut one piece of the Ready, Set, Splash fabric 10 inches x 17 inches.

Cut one piece of Chenille fabric 10 inches x 17 inches.

With right sides together, sew around the entire piece leaving a 3 inch opening for turning.

baby gift set - burp cloths

baby gift set - burp cloths

baby gift set - burp cloth

Clip the corners to remove the bulk.

Turn inside out and sew 1/8 seam around the entire piece closing up the opening.

Repeat steps for the reminding two burp cloths.

baby gift set - burp cloths

baby gift set - burp cloths

Baby Teether:

I used my Cricut to cut the Ready, Set, Splash, and Chenille fabric.

With right sides together, sew around the entire piece leaving a 3 inch opening for turning on the sides not close to the tip.

baby gift set - teether

Turn inside out and sew 1/8 seam around the entire piece closing up the opening.

baby gift set - teether

Tie the material around the wooden teether.

baby gift set - teether

baby gift set - teether

baby gift set - teether

baby gift set - teether

 

Baby Quilt:

Create a quilt sandwich with the Ready, Set, Splash Deep Sea Panel, batting, and Minky (in that order from top to bottom).

Baste the layers with spray and/or pins.

Quilt the layers together to your desire.

baby gift set - quilting

I free-motion quilted the above circles.

baby gift set - quilting

For the top half, I just sewed straight lines across the quilt top, not crossing over the frog’s face and body.

Once the quilting is done, square up all of the sides and add the binding.

Cut out your desired binding and stitch the pieces together, enough to go around the entire quilt.

baby gift set - binding

baby gift set - binding

Check out the finished quilt:

baby gift set - quilting

Don’t you just love this quilt? It’s so cute.

baby gift set - teether

Great teether!

baby gift set - burp cloths

Absorbant burp cloths!

This gift set is actually on its way to my cousin, who had her first baby this past weekend. She is a new mom, so I hope this set brings her some comfort.

The colors are perfect for a boy or a girl.

Supplies Used:

    

Bernina 570QE

 

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How to Create Reusable Facial Scrubs

Hello everyone!! I’m here today with a project for you that is fun to make. I’m creating reusable facial scrubs for my daughter and niece. They are at the age were their face care is so critical to them. They have a morning and night routine. It tickles me.

This idea came about when they asked if I could buy them the paper cloths facial scrubs. I let them know that I could make them reusable facial scrubs.

Let’s take a look at my Reusable Facial Scrubs:

create

Creating these reusable facial scrubs was a breeze to make. You can make a dozen in no time.

Let’s talk about this fabric collection:

The Create Collection by Kristy Lea of Quiet Play for Riley Blake Designs. This collection has 30 different fabric prints. They are colorful and playful.

Materials:

Create Main Multi
White Aurifil Thread
Waffle Fabric
Rotary Cutter
Cutting Mat
Wonder Clips
Acrylic Canister Jar

Finished Size:

3 inches by 3 inches

Here’s how to create these facial scrubs:

Cut 12 pieces of the Create fabric to 3.25 by 3.25.

Cut 24 pieces of the Waffle fabric to 3.25 by 3.25.

Each scrub will consist of one piece of Create fabric and two-piece of the Waffle fabric.

create reusable facial scrub

With right sides together, sew a quarter inch seam around the perimeter, leaving a 3-inch hole for turning.

create reusable facial scrub create reusable facial scrub

Clip the corners to remove the bulk.

create reusable facial scrub

Turn inside out. Fold the opening in a quarter of an inch and iron.

Stitch about 1/8 inch around the four sides closing up the hole.

create reusable facial scrub

Repeat with the rest until you have 12 reusable facial scrubs.

Easy as 1-2-3!

create reusable facial scrub

create reusable facial scrub

What do you think? Will you create your own facial scrubs? Please let me know.

Supplies Used:

 

Bernina 570QE

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