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Use your cutting machine to make personalized coffee sleeves!

Coffee is already great, but this makes it even better!

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This is a whimsical project that uses up all those remnants of fabric and felt that are in your stash and will be sure to bring a smile to people’s faces as they see them!

Be sure to download the FREE cut file for your ScanNCut Machine here: https://www.erinbassett.com/Freebies/Cut_Files/CoffeeSleeve.fcm

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Supplies:

ScanNCut Machine & Accessories

Sewing Machine & Accessories

Iron & Accessories

3 Pieces of 9" x 12" Fabric

2 Pieces of 8" x 12" Felt

1 Piece of 3.5" x 12 " Iron on Vinyl

3 Hair Ties

3 Buttons

Coordinating Thread

 

Here's how you make them: 

 

Disclosure: Erin is a paid consultant and has received  products from Brother to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely her own and based on her use of the products.

This post contains affiliate links. If you buy from these links it won't cost you a penny more but Erin will make a little bit of money (not enough for a pony 😉.)

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Quick & Easy Last Minute Gifts

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Everything about this project is custom made -- what a great personalized project that could be given as a gift! And best of all, you can whip this up quickly as a last minute gift. 

Join me and other makers on the Brother Crafts Facebook page for more ideas for quick holiday gifts on Friday, December 18th  at 12 noon EST...or catch the replay later. 

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3 easy steps:

  • Select the perfect woven material and serge or sew the scarf edges.  
  • Then create iron on vinyl glitter snowflakes as the perfect embellishment by using a built-in pattern and also scanning in one that comes as a bonus from SVGCuts in the package of heat applied vinyl.
  • Embellish as desired.

 

Supplies:

ScanNCut Machine and Accessories

Serger Machine & Thread

ScanNCut Glitter Heat Applied Vinyl Package or Roll of Silver Glitter Heat Applied Vinyl

10” x 70” Woven Cotton Flannel

Sewing Machine & Thread (optional)

Fabric Trim (optional)

*Note: One of the snowflake patterns used is a bonus in the Heat Applied Vinyl Package. If you are using a roll of the Heat Applied Vinyl which does not come with the scannable sheet of patterns you can download a similar snowflake free from SVGCuts here:  http://svgcuts.com/blog/2014/12/02/free-svg-file-12-02-14-snowflake-doily/

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Disclosure: Erin is a paid consultant and has received  products from Brother to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely her own and based on her use of the products.

This post contains affiliate links. If you buy from these links it won't cost you a penny more but Erin will make a little bit of money (not enough for a pony 😉.)

 

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Review: DIY Face Mask Styles & Features

Like many of you, I’ve been busy making face masks lately. I knew I needed to make a lot of them and use up some of my fabric stash (such a great stash buster!) but I didn’t just want to whip up a bunch of them and then be frustrated by how they fit or functioned. I decided I needed to test out a few designs and then see which style and features my family preferred. I wanted them to fit well, have a wire nose piece, be able to insert and remove a filter easily, and of course be comfortable. 

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So these are the three styles I came across on the internet that I thought I’d try out.

The top one’s shape fit the best for both my face and my husband’s. I added a 4 inch pipe cleaner to the nose. For the ties I ripped up one of my husband’s old T-shirts (ssshhhhhh!) which is easy since I didn’t have to sew them and they are super comfortable.

The middle one was easier to make, but didn’t fit very well and I didn’t add a nose wire. To top it off, the elastic ear pieces were not very comfortable at all.

The bottom one fit a little better, but since the ties were made out of fabric it didn’t have as secure of a fit as the top one had. I’d didn’t add a nose wire to this one though, so maybe that would help it.

Now, for the filter pockets...I included them on each design.

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The top one has a fairly large filter pocket that runs almost the whole backside of the mask. The middle and bottom masks entire back sides can hold filters. 

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I only added a nose piece to the top one because I didn’t think to do it earlier with the other two. To add it I use a pipe cleaner and inserted it before I did the top stitching. I made sure to sew at each end of the pipe cleaner to keep it from shifting out of the position I had it. 

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So, in case you couldn’t figure it out, my favorite design is the top one. It’s the most comfortable by far and fits the best thanks to the shaping and the nose wire. The filter pocket is easy to use too. Now I do have to say that cutting and sewing wise this mask is more complicated since it has the shaping and multiple layers, but it’s totally worth it since we wont mind wearing for longer time periods and because of the secure fit I think it will be safer.

Now, you’re probably wanting to know what patterns I used so I’m linking the ones I was inspired by below. I decided to not make a tutorial for this project because there are already thousands of them out there and I don’t think I’d be contributing anything new to the discussion on how to make them. 

Top mask -  Inspired by: https://youtu.be/p4USPU1Trz4 but I used a pattern a friend gave me and added a nose wire and the T-shirt ties.

Middle mask - Inspired by: https://youtu.be/xbGCqFJp7r4

Bottom mask - Inspired by:  https://www.cathiefilian.com/how-to-sew-a-face-mask-with-ties-and-a-filter-pocket/

and https://www.instructables.com/id/AB-Mask-for-a-Nurse-by-a-Nurse/

If you have any questions please comment below and I’ll try to get to them as soon as I can.

 

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DIY Reindeer Antlers

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Tis the season for fun and whimsy! These antlers are fun to make since you can dress them up and embellish them any way you want. I can just picture someone making personalized ones for their whole family and then taking family photos for holiday cards…too cute!

Supplies:
ScanNCutDX machine and accessories
ScanNCut Brayer
Craft Felt: 4 dark brown, 1 light brown, 1 white, 1 red, 1 green
Hot Glue Gun and Glue
Embroidery Thread
• Embellishments
• FREE Cut file: https://www.erinbassett.com/Freebies/Cut_Files/Antlers.fcm


Instructions:
Note: In the instructional video that accompanies this project I show how I create my own designs on my tablet and then turn them into ScanNCut files. You can download the finished ScanNCut file for free here: https://www.erinbassett.com/Freebies/Cut_Files/Antlers.fcm and then skip down to step 3.

You can also watch a video of how to create this project here: https://youtu.be/AfJ4x3Q7niQ

  1. On your tablet in a drawing app, create a design and save it as a .jpg Antler

    2. Open ScanNCut Canvas Workspace (https://canvasworkspace.brother.com) click on the main menu and select “project,” 2
    then click on the “image tracing” icon. 3

     Select “normal tracing.”
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Choose the .jpg file you created and click “ok”
Make any adjustments if needed.
To save it, or transfer it to your ScanNCut machine: click the main menu button, select “download” and then choose “ScanNCut Transfer,” then “close.”
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3. On a Standard Cutting Mat, adhere your felt using the brayer.
Place the mat between the guides and on your ScanNCut click the “load” button.
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4. Click on “retrieve data” then choose the WiFi icon.
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5. Make any adjustments, such as deleting the patterns you are not cutting at this time.
You will need to cut the 4 antlers out using the dark brown felt, the large ear pieces on the light brown felt, the smaller ear pieces on white felt, the bow and holly berries on red felt and the holly leaves on green felt.
To delete patterns: click on “edit” and select the pattern you want to delete. Next click on the trash icon to delete it.
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6. To make sure your patterns are arranged properly to cut on the felt click the “scan mat” icon, then “start.”
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and then click on “edit” then “Object edit” to make any necessary changes.
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To resize: click the “resize” icon and then click the + or – buttons.17To rotate: click the “rotate” icon and then choose how you want to rotate it.16


When finished editing, click “ok” in all the screens and then select “cut.” Make sure the auto-blade is inserted into the blade holder.
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7. When finished cutting, unload the mat and remove the felt pieces.
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8. To get the pattern for the bow: in CanvasWorkspace, click on the “filter” icon, type in “bow” and select “all categories.” Click on the bow project and then click on the “edit in CanvasWorkspace” icon.

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9. Select the butterfly type pattern and delete it.
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Select the bow, left click and choose “ungroup” and then click on the bow and drag it to a new location on the mat. The perforation marks should be left behind. Select all of them and delete them.
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Send the bow pattern to the ScanNCut using ScanNCut Transfer.
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10. Cut out the bow.
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11. To get the pattern for the holly berries: go into “patterns” on the ScanNCut machine.
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Choose the layered patterns icon, then choose the holiday icon.
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Next choose the holly berries,
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change the size if desired,
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then select the “d” pattern and click “set” to add it to the mat. Next select “add” and select “e” and click “set to add it to the mat.
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Send the patterns to the ScanNCut using ScanNCut Transfer.
Apply red felt to the cutting mat, insert it into the machine and cut the berries out.
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12. To get the pattern for the leaves: delete the berries and then choose “add” and select each of the leaves, “set” them on the mat, and then cut them out. 40

 

To assemble the antler headband:
13. For the antlers…
Add embroidery stitches to desired pieces of felt.
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Using hot glue, glue the edges of each of the front and back antlers together leaving a large area open.
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Apply hot glue to the inside bottom edge and then adhere it to the headband. Repeat for other antler.


14. For the ears…
Apply a small amount of hot glue to the backside of the white ear and adhere it to the center of the light brown ear.
Apply hot glue to the left bottom corner of the ear and fold it to the bottom middle of the ear. Apply hot glue to the right bottom corner of the ear and fold it to the bottom middle of the ear.
Apply hot glue to the bottom edge of the ear, fold it backwards and adhere it to the headband, repeat steps for the other ear.
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15. For the bow…
Apply hot glue to each of the side tabs and then fold them in so the tabs adhere in the center.
Wrap the long tab around the center of the bow and use hot glue to adhere it in place. Adhere it to the headband.
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16. For the leaves…
Apply a small amount of hot glue to the tip along the center cut overlap the piece on the other side of the cut line. Repeat for the remaining leaves. Embroider leaves if desired and adhere them to the headband.
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17. Use hot glue to add any other embellishments to the headband.

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Disclosure: Erin is a paid consultant and has received  products from Brother to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely her own and based on her use of the products.

This post contains affiliate links. If you buy from these links it won't cost you a penny more but Erin will make a little bit of money (not enough for a pony😉.)

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Quilted Rhinestone Decor

Rhinestone Decor

I love the way this project turned out. It's such a fun addition to my art studio and a great way to use up any scraps you have laying around.

Supplies:

Instructions:

(Note: I used pieces of fabric that were longer than 8" and then trimmed them down, but the correct measurements are listed in the instructions for my 4 ½” x 6 ½” frame...if you use a different size frame adjust your fabric sizes accordingly.)

  1. Select two strips of fabric and pin or clip the right sides together. Sew a ¼” seam down one of the long edges. Open and press the seams down with an iron. Rhinestone 1
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  2. Select another strip of fabric and pin or clip it the right side to the right side of one of the previously sewn strips. Rhinestone 3
  3. You should now have three strips of fabric sewn together. Trim the two edge strips in half.  Rhinestone3b
    Rhinestone3bAnd then trim your joined fabric to  4" x 4" Rhinestone3d
  4. Decide which fabric pieces to use for each of the edges and then continue to sew on strips around the edges of the three strip piece using the same method of pinning the right sides together, sewing the edge with a ¼” seam and then pressing the seam open. Rhinestone 4
  5. Prepare a piece of fabric for the rhinestone by cutting it to about 6 ½” x  2½”. Fray the edges if desired. Set aside.  Rhinestone 5b
  6. Download the free rhinestone cut file and open it up on your ScanNCut machine. Rhinestone 6
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  7. Open the Rhinestone Kit and remove the black fuzzy template material. Apply that to the cutting mat, fuzzy side up. Rhinestone 9
  8. Cut out the “create” rhinestone design. Be sure to do a test cut if you are not sure what blade setting to use. Rhinestone 12
  9. Remove the material from the mat, trim down if necessary, and separate just the corner of material from the backing. While firmly holding down the backing, quickly pull off the material. If any circle remain in the fabric, poke them out. Rhinestone 13
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  10. Place the Rhinestone Kit lid down onto your work surface and place the reusable backing board, shiny side up into the lid. Adhere the template you just created onto the backing board. Rhinestone 15
  11. Sprinkle the rhinestones onto the template. Rhinestone 16
  12. Use the brush in a circular pattern over the rhinestones to move them into position. Rhinestone 17
  13. Cut a piece of transfer tape to size, remove the backing, and press it firmly onto the rhinestones. Rhinestone 18
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  14. Lift the transfer tape up to remove the rhinestones from the template. Rhinestone 20a

  15. Place the transfer tape with rhinestones on top of the previously prepared fabric piece. Rhinestone 20b
  16. Following the package instructions, iron on the rhinestones and allow it to cool. Rhinestone 20c
  17. Carefully peel up the transfer tape. Rhinestone 20d
  18. Place the rhinestone fabric piece into the center of your quilted piece. Using the embroidery thread, hand stitch around the rhinestone fabric to secure it in place. Rhinestone 21
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  19. Place the fabric piece face down on your worksurface. Center the batting on top of it. Center the chipboard on top of that. Fold the fabric and batting edges around the chipboard and tape or glue into place. If desired, cover the backside of the piece with a piece of cardstock. Rhinestone 25
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  20. Slide the piece into the frame. Rhinestone 27
  21. Embellish with decorate stick pins. Rhinestone 28
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Disclosure: Erin is a paid consultant and has received  products from Brother to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely her own and based on her use of the products.

This post contains affiliate links. If you buy from these links it won't cost you a penny more but Erin will make a little bit of money (not enough for a pony). 

 

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