Schitts Creek Free Printable Gift Tag

Oh how I miss Schitts Creek, it is one of my favourite shows! I made this gift tag featuring David and Stevie’s “Best Wishes, Warmest Regards” saying. This is the perfect gift tag for Schitts Creek fans.

Click the image below to download the free PDF.

Download free Schitts Creek gift tags

It couldn’t be easier – just print on cardstock, cut out, and punch hole for ribbon. Now you have unique gift tags that all Schitts Creek fans will appreciate this Christmas!

Free printable Schitts Creek gift tags

Turn any SVG into a Stencil – Cricut Design Space Tutorial

Cricut TUtorial

This is one of my favourite Cricut tips! There are many times I am making a project and don’t have the right vinyl colour on hand. My solution is to make a stencil and paint the design on! I will show you how to turn any SVG into a stencil in Cricut Design Space. It is so easy!

Upload your SVG and place on your canvas. Now you will place a rectangle over top of your SVG, making sure to fully cover the SVG.

Next select both the rectangle and SVG and click slice. Slice is located in “actions”.

Now remove the cut out piece of your design and the original SVG from your canvas. You are left with a stencil ready to be cut out!

Bunny Crew SVG available in my Etsy Shop_

I hope this Cricut Design Space tip comes in handy for you!

Bunny Drawstring Backpack Tutorial

I made these sweet bunny backpacks for my nephews. It is just a simple drawstring backpack, but the bunny ears and tail turn it into the cutest little bunny backpack! They are a perfect gift bag for Easter goodies or for a bunny lover anytime.

Materials Needed:

  • 2 x 14 inch by 16 inch rectangles of main fabric (I used white canvas)
  • 4 x ear pieces ( 2 lining and 2 main fabric ) SEE PATTERN DOWNLOAD BELOW
  • 2 x 3 inch by 3 inch square in main fabric for drawstring loops
  • yarn to make pom pom or ready made pom pom
  • rope or cord for drawstring

Cut out all of your fabric pieces. Click the image below to download the ear pattern piece.

Sew the ear pieces right sides together. Turn right side out and top stitch leaving the bottom unsewn. Fold the sides towards the centre, pin in place and than baste in place.

Fold top of bag over twice leaving room for your drawstring cord to fit through. Pin ears in place and stitch along bottom of the fold. This will be the front piece of your backpack.

Take your back fabric piece and fold over twice and stitch along bottom of fold to create drawstring casing. Sew on the pom pom tail.

Now you will sew the drawstring loops. Fold 3 x 3 inch squares in half and sew. Turn right side out. Pin in place at bottom sides of bag.

Put back of bag and front of back right sides together and sew sides and bottom of bag together. Turn right way out.

Insert your drawstring cord through one loop and up through the drawstring and down through the other loop. Repeat in other direction going through other side of drawstring casing at the top. Tie knots in the ends of your drawstring.

If you make a bunny backpack I would love to see it! Tag me on Instagram @handmadejoydesigns #handmadejoyblog

Candy Wrapper Zippered Pouch Tutorial

CAndy WRapper Zippered Pouch

Being stuck at home these last few months has given me lots of time to craft with my kids. I have enjoyed having the time to teach them to sew. This is a project they loved. This candy wrapper zippered pouch is a fun and easy beginner sewing project! My oldest, 13 & 10, made them by themselves. My six year old did the cutting and contact paper and then I helped him sew it together.

Yes you can sew plastic with a sewing machine! My kids were completely amazed by this! It will dull your needle, so remember to replace your needle after this project.

You will need :

– candy wrapper

– clear contact paper

– zipper

Cut your candy wrapper at the sides and bottom so you have a front and back for your zippered pouch. Then apply clear contact paper to the front of both pieces.

Next place your wrapper facing down and sew along one side of the zipper.

Place other side of wrapper facing down and sew along other side of zipper.

NOW UNZIP YOUR ZIPPER HALF WAY (don’t skip this step!) so you can turn it right side out after the next step!! Sew along the sides and bottom of your pouch.

Turn it right side out and you now have a zipped pouch! Perfect to use as a pencil pouch or whatever you want. It is a great DIY gift idea for kids to make for their friends too.

If you are looking for more fun beginner sewing projects for kids check out my Amoung Us Plushie Pattern and Tutorial

If you make one please tag me on Instagram @handmadejoydesigns #handmadejoyblog. I would love to see what you make!

Bernie Sanders Mitten Valentine – Free Printable

Bernie mittens free valentine card

I have been loving all of the Bernie memes that have been circulating! I just had to get in on the fun and created a Valentines Day card featuring Bernie’s famous mittens.

My printable Valentines Day card is available as a free download. Simply click the link below to download and print off on cardstock.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE PRINTABLE CARD

Hope you enjoy this free printable and that it brings a little joy to your day!

Elf on the Shelf Mask – Free Printable

Elf on SHelf Mask

I have a free printable for you today perfect for Christmas 2020. Click on the link below to download my free Elf on the Shelf mask and hand sanitizer label.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FREE MASK & SANITIZER LABEL

Mask Instructions:

  • Cut out square for mask
  • Create 2 horizontal folds
  • Attach either elastic or string to the mask using hot glue

Hand Sanitizer Instructions:

  • Cut out label
  • Glue or tape to small hand sanitizer bottle

Now Your Elf is ready for Christmas 2020!!

I’d love to see your Elf’s wearing their masks! Tag me on Instagram @handmadejoydesigns #handmadejoyblog

Among Us Plushie Pattern – Sewing Project for Kids

All of the extra time spent at home on the weekends has given me lots of time to craft with the kids. They have started playing the game Among Us so I came up with this plushie pattern for them. Made out of felt, this is an easy sewing project for kids. My oldest two who are 10 & 12 made it by themselves. However, even younger kids can make this easily with a little help! My 6 year old cut out the pieces and operated the foot pedal while I guided the sewing.

I have included a free printable pattern and instructions so you can make them at home!

CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD THE FREE PDF PATTERN

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PDF INSTRUCTIONS

DIY Leather Tags for Hand knit or Crochet Items – Tutorial and free SVG

leather tag tutorial

Fall is when I pick up my knitting needles again and enjoy cozying up on the couch with a knitting project. I love the look of leather tags on knit/crochet items. I came up with this DIY version that is easy to create at home with some leather and heat transfer vinyl. I am giving you the free SVG file below too!

I made my tags out of leather from a thrifted bag. I am always on the lookout for leather bags and jackets when thrifting! To make these tags you will need leather (or faux leather), Heat transfer vinyl, my free cut file which you’ll find below, and a hammer and nail.

First you will cut a 1 inch by 2 inch rectangle out of the leather. Then using the hammer and Nail you will punch a hole in each corner of the tag. Be careful not to punch too close to the edge or the hole could rip. Use a piece of scrap wood under while you hammer.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE SVG

Now you will cut your design out of vinyl and apply it to your tag. Make sure when weeding the vinyl to remove the outline as shown below. It is a bit tedious because it is such a small piece. I used a hair straightener to apply my vinyl to the leather. It works great for small applications like this! I just put parchment paper between the straightener and the leather.

Now you get to sew your finished tag on and admire how professional your handknit looks!

If you make your own tags I’d love to see how they look on your hand knit or Crochet creations! Tag me on Instagram @handmadejoydesigns #handmadejoyblog

leather tag tutorial