Vinyl Scrap Project Ideas – 4 ways to use HTV scraps

Don’t throw away your heat transfer vinyl scraps! I’ve got four projects perfect for scraps of HTV. I like to save my vinyl scraps to use for small projects so that I can save my full sheets of vinyl for larger projects.

I love this idea from Where the Smiles Have Been for storing vinyl scraps. I need to pick up a photo album next time I’m at the Dollar Tree

1. Label your Child’s clothing, shoes, and backpack.

Small pieces of HTV are perfect for making labels. I cut a bunch of name labels at once so I have them ready to go. I love to use them on my kids backpacks, hoodies, coats, snow pants, and winter gloves.

2. Make DIY leather tags for your handknit/crocheted items

diy leather tag

HTV scraps are perfect for making leather tags for your knit/crochet projects. Click on the link below to get my free SVG and see the tutorial.

DIY Leather Tags – Tutorial and Free SVG

3. Vinyl face for handmade toys.

Add Vinyl facial features to your handmade dolls or toys using your HTV scraps!

Vinyl doll face

Click the link below for my tutorial and free SVG file.

HTV face for handmade doll – Tutorial and Free SVG

4. Personalize your pet’s collar or leash.

Add your Pet’s name and decorate your pet’s collar with HTV scraps!

personalize dog collar with vinyl

Check out some more of my Cricut tips and ideas:

Bernie Sanders Valentine Card – Free Printable

Bernie mittens free valentine card

Here is a free Bernie Sanders 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.

Bernie Sanders Valentine Card

This free Valentine Card is perfect for that friend or lover in your life that enjoyed the Bernie memes. Best of all its free! So what are you waiting for? Download and print now!

My printable Valentines Day card is available as a free download. Simply click the link at the bottom of this post to download and print off on cardstock.

Don’t worry if you don’t have any card stock on hand, this card will be just as appreciated on regular printer paper!

Bernie Sanders Valentine Card

Bernie Sanders Valentine FREE PRINTABLE CARD

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

Bernie Sanders Valentine Card

Check out some more of my Valentine’s Day Freebies:

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 Among Us plushie pattern for them. Made out of felt, this is an easy sewing project for kids.

Sewing is an excellent handicraft for kids of all ages! This project can used with either hand sewing or machine sewing.

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 fabric in the sewing machine.

I used a sewing machine for this project but this would also be a great project for hand sewing. Felt is great for beginner sewing because the edges do not fray.

I have included a free printable pattern and instructions so you can make them at home! Click on the link at the bottom of this post to download.

Among Us Plushie

Among Us Plushie

Made out of felt, this is an easy sewing project for kids.

Materials

  • Felt Sheets
  • Thread
  • Polyfill stuffing

Tools

  • Amung Us Plushie Free pattern (link to download in post)
  • Sewing Machine / sewing needle

Instructions

    1. Sew goggle highlight onto goggles.

    2. Sew goggles onto body

    3. Sew body pieces together leaving a 1 inch gap at the top.

    4. Stuff with polyfil and sew opening closed.

    5. Sew together backpack pieces leaving the top open.

    6. Stuff backpack with polyfil and sew top closed.

    7. Attach backpack onto backside with hot glue or hand sew.

Among Us Plushie Recommended Supplies:

Among Us Plushie Pattern

CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD THE FREE PDF PATTERN

Here are some more great sewing projects for kids:

DIY Hocus Pocus Dolls

Candy Wrapper Pouch easy sewing tutorial

If you make some Among Us plushies I would love to see them! Tag me on Instagram @handmadejoydesigns and use #handmadejoyblog

DIY Leather Tags – 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

Free Fall Print – Anne of Green Gables Quote

Free fall printable

This free fall print is one of my favourite fall quotes from my favourite book, Anne of Green Gables. Perfect to frame and put up with your fall decor!

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers”

— Anne of Green Gables

Click on the link at the bottom of this post to download the free PDF print. I like to print my printables at home on white cardstock. However, you can also have it printed at a copy shop if you prefer.

Click here to download the PDF print

More Free Printables

Free SVG – Happy Fall Y’all!

free fall svg file

Free Happy Fall Y’all SVG! For this week’s Freebie I have an svg cut file for you. This cute svg file is perfect for making Fall pillows, mugs and signs. Scroll down to the bottom of this post for the link to download.

I love making seasonal signs and pillows with my Cricut machine. It is so easy to make decor that you can swap out for every season.

A great place to find signs is the thrift store or garage sales. I always scour the thrift stores for wooden signs that I can re-use. I just paint over the design with white paint and then apply my own vinyl design over top!

You can also purchase blank wooden signs at Walmart and Michaels

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE HAPPY FALL Y’ALL SVG FILE

Hope you enjoy this fall freebie. Happy Crafting!

More Free Cut Files:

Free Fall Phone Wallpaper – FREEBIE FRIDAY

Free fall phone wallpaper

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

The temperatures have dropped over the last week and it feels like Fall is around the corner! Fall is my favourite season. I love the changing leaves and crisp weather, it just makes me want to cosy up with a cup of tea. Today I’ve got a free fall phone wallpaper for you!

To download the wallpaper to your phone you will need to click and hold the image below and save it to your phone. Then you’ll just set it as your wallpaper.

Starting this month I’m going to be giving away a freebie every Friday. Make sure to keep checking back every week for Free cut files, graphics and printables!

Free Phone Wallpaper

DIY Mask Pouch – Sewing Tutorial

Are your kids going back to school? In our area the Covid cases are low so kids are going back to school in September. However they are required to wear masks in the common areas of school. I’ve made these pouches to attach to their backpacks so that their masks are easy to reach when they arrive at school! Below I have included a quick tutorial to show you how I made them.

Supplies needed: main fabric and lining fabric, velcro, amd ribbon or bias tape. The mask fabric I used is available in my Spoonflower collection.

First You will cut out 2 pieces of fabric 12 inches x 6 inches – one main fabric and one lining fabric. I wanted to have a rounded edge so I traced a lid and rounded the corners of the top. You will also cut a 3.5 inch piece of ribbon or bias tape for the loop.

Next you will sew your fabric right sides together, leaving a small gap so you can turn it right-side-out after.

Turn right-side-out and fold the bottom up to form the pouch. You will pin your ribbon/bias tape in place along the side. Sew along the edge to secure. Final step is to sew on your velcro. You can do this before you sew the pouch if you find that easier.

I used a key ring to attach it to a zipper on my son’s backpack. I love that they will always have their mask handy when they enter school in the morning!

Soft Elastic ear loops for your homemade fabric Mask

Soft diy mask earloops from headband

If you would have told me a year ago that I would be sewing a stack of cloth masks for my family, I would have thought you were crazy! But here we are. I am finding there is a shortage of elastic now that everyone is making masks, so I had to get creative when making mine.

I bought some stretchy headbands and cut them up into strips to make my ear loops. They work great and are so soft on the ears!

I was able to get four pairs of ear loops from each headband. However, that would vary depending on the stretch of the headband fabric.

I used Made Every Day’s Fabric Face Mask free pattern to make my masks. The only change I made was to do ears loops instead of the around the head ties.

I hope you try this is you are having trouble finding elastic to make masks or if you just want to try something that is softer on the ears! What is your favourite fabric mask pattern? I am going to try the 3D fitted mask style next.

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