Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Make Your Own Christmas Ornament Bunting - A Quick and Easy DIY Christmas Tree Ornament Garland Tutorial

It's time for another Christmas garland project! Today we are making a fabric Christmas tree ornament bunting. Yep, another quick and easy way to decorate your home for the holiday. Use it as a DIY mantel or wall decoration or place it above your window for a cute way to get your space ready for Christmas. Or even decorate a wooden tree like Lin C. did!

Christmas tree ornament bunting garland project
For this project you will need:
• fabric for the ornaments
• fabric for the ornament top
• jute or clothesline cord
• fabric clips or pins
• iron 
• printable round ornament template
• always helpful for sewing: scissorsrotary cuttercutting rulercutting mat 

Disclosure: Deb's Days is a participant in affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to affiliated sites. This means that, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. Your purchase helps support my work in bringing you new sewing and crafting content.

The written pattern contains step-by-step how-to directions, photos, round ornament template, and link to the video tutorial to make a 9’-12’ long bunting with 15 Christmas ornaments each measuring just over 4½". (Want a shorter bunting? Place the ornaments closer together!) It's an instant digital download pattern so you can start on your project right away.
Looking for other Christmas projects? Check out the Christmas tree bunting, gingerbread house and Santa mug rugs, scrappy Christmas tree ornaments, and lollipop ornaments. They are all available to download immediately!

Just want to stick with the fabric ornament bunting garland? See how we put it together right here:

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Learn How to Make a Santa Claus Mug Rug/ Snack Mat/ Mini Placemat - Cute Quilted Christmas Project

Today we're making a quilted Santa Claus mug rug/ snack mat/ mini placemat. About time we're moving on to Christmas sewing and crafting tutorials, huh? It's a fun little project to make your tea, coffee, and hot chocolate time, and snack time more festive. Since it has a pocket for a napkin, we're even making the reversible cloth napkin. 

Quilted Santa applique mug rug, snack mat, mini placemat

For this project you will need:

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The written pattern contains step-by-step how-to directions, photos, link to the video tutorial, and the printable Santa template to make a snack mat measuring approximately 8 ½” x 12” with a 7” x 7” reversible cloth napkin. 

Looking for other Christmas projects? Check out the gingerbread house snack mat, the Christmas tree bunting, and the scrappy tree and lollipop ornaments!


And join us as we make Mr. Santa Claus...

Monday, November 15, 2021

Make an Owl Appliquéd Snack Mat/ Mug Rug/ Mini Placemat with Pocket - Quilting and Sewing Project

Today we're on the last of our fall-themed appliquéd snack-mat sewing projects. (Although this little guy could probably work for anytime of year, I'm calling him a fall project.) Today you'll be learning how to make your own appliquéd owl snack mat / mug rug / coaster with a pocket for a napkin and cutlery (or a snack). Keep it at home to decorate your table, take it to work to make your lunchtime feel even more festive, or give it as a gift. You'll even get the directions on how to make the cute little 7" x 7" reversible cloth napkin! 

appliquéd owl snack mat, mug rug, mini placemat

For this project you will need:

Disclosure: Deb's Days is a participant in affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to affiliated sites. This means that, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. Your purchase helps support my work in bringing you new sewing and crafting content.

The written pattern contains step-by-step how-to directions, photos, link to the video tutorial, and the printable owl template to make a snack mat measuring approximately 8 ½” x 12” with a 7” x 7” reversible cloth napkin.  It's an instant digital download PDF pattern so you can get started on your project right away.

Just interested in the owl? Here's the video tutorial:

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Learn How to Make a Turkey Snack Mat / Mini Placemat / Mug Rug for Thanksgiving

Today we're talking Thanksgiving turkeys! An appliquéd turkey snack mat/mug rug/mini placemat with a pocket for a napkin, cutlery, and snack, that is. Make your coffee, tea, and snack time more fun by sewing up your very own Thanksgiving turkey project. You'll even get the directions on how to make the cute little 7" x 7" reversible cloth napkin! Keep this fall sewing project at home to decorate your table, take it to work to make your lunchtime feel even more festive, or send it in your child's lunchbox. 
appliquéd Thanksgiving turkey snack mat, mini placemat, mug rug with pocket

For this project you will need:

Disclosure: Deb's Days is a participant in affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to affiliated sites. This means that, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. Your purchase helps support my work in bringing you new sewing and crafting content.

The written pattern contains step-by-step how-to directions, photos, link to the video tutorial, and the printable turkey template to make a snack mat measuring approximately 8 ½” x 12” with a 7” x 7” reversible cloth napkin. 

Looking for more fall snack mats? Check out my four pack! Along with the turkey you'll get the pumpkin, scarecrow, and owl appliqué patterns.

Don't forget to check out the video tutorial for the turkey project:

Friday, November 12, 2021

Dreaming of Swimming in a Cruise Ship Pool

As I sit here at home in Idaho wishing I could be swimming in a pool on a cruise ship, I have to remind myself all is still not well with the world. 

And cruise ship pools are not always swimmable, particularly during rough seas. You can bet I stayed out of the pool on this day…


Here’s to hoping we all see smooth seas soon.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Cleaning Out - and Selling Off - the Quilting Fabrics (Again)

Time to get rid of some more fabrics! Christmas, Easter, and St. Patrick’s Day. Chickens and cats and dogs. Ladybugs and butterflies. Flowers and foods and cowboys. 

It's all listed right here. 

With even more pictures. 

And it’s all gotta go.


Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Learn How to Make Fabric Christmas Tree Bunting - Cute Quick and Easy Holiday Garland Project Idea

For today's sewing tutorial we are learning how to make a fun fabric Christmas tree bunting banner. These cute Christmas tree wall or mantel decorations are a perfect quick and easy craft project for your holiday home, parties, and get togethers. You'll be able to make a stylish hanging garland to decorate your Christmas home with a fabric Christmas tree bunting in no time at all! 

fabric Christmas tree bunting banner
The Quilted Cow used the pattern
to make this bunting for their shop.

For this project you will need:
• fabric for the trees
• fabric for the hanging ribbon
• fabric clips or pins
• iron 
• tree template
• star shaped or round buttons for the tree tops
• always helpful for sewing: scissorsrotary cuttercutting rulercutting mat 

Disclosure: Deb's Days is a participant in affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to affiliated sites. This means that, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. Your purchase helps support my work in bringing you new sewing and crafting content.

The written pattern contains step-by-step how-to directions, photos, tree template, and link to the video tutorial to make a 9’-10’ long bunting with 15 Christmas trees each measuring approximately 5” x 8”. (Want a shorter bunting? Just use fewer fabrics!) It's an instant digital download pattern so you can start on your project right away.

Prefer a different Christmas project? Check out the scrappy quilted tree ornaments, my #1 tutorial year after year!

How about a different bunting? Try my pumpkin bunting and the pennant flag bunting projects!

 

And don't forget to watch the Christmas tree bunting video tutorial to see how we make them!

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Learn How to Make an Over-the-Collar Pet Bandana - Cat and Dog Scarf Sewing Project Idea

Looking for a cute and stylish accessory for your dog or cat? Make your own and match your (and/or your pet's!) personality with this quick and easy over-the-collar bandana sewing project. It slips right over their collar so it's comfortable and stays on. And with sizes XS-XL included fur babies of all kinds can look adorable and decked out in style. These sew up so fast you can make a pet scarf for all your animals for every special occasion, holiday, and season!

over-the-collar dog and cat pet bandana scarf

For this project you will need:


NEED FABRICS? Get a fabric kit for the project at: 

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Click to get your copy of the written version of the pattern today!

You'll get step by step how-to directions, photos, link to the video tutorial, and the printable templates to make sizes XS-XL for pets up to 80+ pounds. It's an instant digital download PDF pattern so you can get started on your project right away.

Looking for a different pet project? Check out the no-sew fleece pet blanket. 

And don't forget to check out the pet bandana video to see how it's done!

Monday, November 8, 2021

How to Make Cloth Fabric Baking Pan and Casserole Dish Covers - Reversible and Washable

Today we're learning how to make reversible cloth fabric baking pan and casserole dish covers. Use these square and rectangle washable covers to take to your holiday gatherings, or use at the next potluck, picnic, or BBQ. Choose your own fabrics to make decorative pan and dish covers and spruce up your kitchen accessories for all the seasons and holidays! They are eco-friendly, are a great project for beginners, and make a nice kitchen gift, too.

cloth fabric baking pan and casserole dish cover
For this project you will need:
• 2 contrasting fat quarters (measures approximately 18” x 22”)
• fabric clips or pins
• circle template 
• iron
• always helpful for sewing: scissorsrotary cuttercutting rulercutting mat 

NEED FABRICS? Get a fabric kit for the project at: 

Disclosure: Deb's Days is a participant in affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to affiliated sites. This means that, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. Your purchase helps support my work in bringing you new sewing and crafting content.

You'll get step by step how-to directions, photos, printable circle template to make rounded corners, cutting measurements to make covers to fit a 9” x 9”, 9” x 11” or 9” x 13” pans, and the link to the video tutorial. It's an instant digital download PDF pattern so you can get started on your project right away.


Don't forget to watch the baking pan and casserole dish cover's video tutorial to see how to sew them:

Looking for a different kitchen sewing project? Check out my large hot pad, fabric pan protectors, bread basket liner, reversible cloth napkins, and tortilla warmer patterns. All quick and easy projects with written step-by-step instructions and video tutorials!


Sunday, November 7, 2021

How to Make a Fabric Gift Card Holder / Card Wallet - Quick and Easy Sewing Project

Today we're making a quick and easy gift card holder / credit card holder wallet. The foldover card holders can fit several cards at once and have a Velcro closure to keep the cards safe from falling out. It makes a super simple last minute gift and is a great beginner sewing project, too! 

fabric gift card wallet
Lin C. made this one
For this project you will need:
• main fabric
• lining fabric
• circle template 
• always helpful for sewing: scissors, rotary cutter, cutting ruler, cutting mat 

Disclosure: Deb's Days is a participant in affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to affiliated sites. This means that, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. Your purchase helps support my work in bringing you new sewing and crafting content.

The written pattern contains step-by-step how-to directions, photos, 2" circle template, and link to the video tutorial to make a fabric gift card wallet. It's an instant digital download pattern so you can start on your project right away!

Interested in sewing cardholders with clear vinyl pockets? I have several vaccination cardholder sewing patterns, and with clear vinyl pockets fitting 3” x 4” cards you can use them for all kinds of things!
Don't forget to watch the gift card holder's how-to video!

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Learn How to Make an Appliqué Fall Pumpkin Snack Mat / Mini Placemat / Mug Rug with Pocket

We're learning to sew another snack mat today to make your coffee, tea, and snack time more fun. Today you'll learn how to make your own appliquéd pumpkin snack mat / mug rug / coaster with a pocket for a napkin and cutlery (or a snack). Keep it at home to decorate your table, take it to work to make your lunchtime feel even more festive, or send it in your child's lunchbox to make your child's school lunchtime feel even more special. You'll even get the directions on how to make the cute little 7" x 7" reversible cloth napkin! 

appliquéd pumpkin snack mat, mug rug, mini placemat

For this project you will need:

Disclosure: Deb's Days is a participant in affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to affiliated sites. This means that, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. Your purchase helps support my work in bringing you new sewing and crafting content.

The written pattern contains step-by-step how-to directions, photos, link to the video tutorial, and the printable pumpkin template to make a snack mat measuring approximately 8 ½” x 12” with a 7” x 7” reversible cloth napkin. 

Looking for another fall mini placemat? Check out the appliquéd scarecrow!

And be sure to watch the appliquéd pumpkin snack mat/mug rug/mini placemat video tutorial to see how we put it together:

Friday, November 5, 2021

How to Make Your Own Pennant Flag Bunting - Quick and Easy Sewing Project

Today we're making a pennant bunting banner with triangle flags. Choose your own fabrics and get ready to decorate for your parties and holidays with this quick and easy sewing project idea. At 9'-10' long you can quickly decorate the nursery, wedding, or even your patio or camper in no time at all. And it's a perfect sewing project for beginners with only straight stitching required! 

pennant flag bunting banner
Along with your regular sewing supplies, for this project you will need:

Disclosure: Deb's Days is a participant in affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to affiliated sites. This means that, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. Your purchase helps support my work in bringing you new sewing and crafting content.

Click to get your copy of the pattern today!

The written pattern contains step-by-step how-to directions, photos, link to the video tutorial, and the printable template to make a pennant flag bunting measuring 9'-10' long. And since it's a digital download, you'll be able to get started today!


Looking for other bunting patterns? Check out my pumpkin bunting and Christmas tree buntings.

Check out the pennant flag bunting video tutorial to see how we put them together:

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Make Your Own Pumpkin Drink Coasters - Fun Fall Fabric Project for Your Home

It's another fall decor sewing tutorial day! Today we're making fabric pumpkin drink coasters. They go together in no time at all and coordinate with last week's pumpkin bunting project. These cute pumpkin coasters are a perfect craft project for your Thanksgiving home, too!

fabric pumpkin drink coasters

Along with your regular sewing supplies, for this project you will need:

Disclosure: Deb's Days is a participant in affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to affiliated sites. This means that, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. Your purchase helps support my work in bringing you new sewing and crafting content.

Click to get your copy of the pattern today!

The written pattern contains step-by-step how-to directions, photos, link to the video tutorial, and the pumpkin template to make a set of four fabric measuring approximately 5" x 5". And since it's a digital download, you'll be able to get started today!



Be sure to watch the pumpkin coaster video tutorial to see how we put them together:

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