Gift A DIY Custom Tote, Zipper, or Quilted Bag


 

I happened to be going through my teen daughters closet this weekend, and I couldn’t believe all the different tote, drawstring, and zipper bags that she had.  (In fact, I don’t even know where she got half of them).   Although, I have to admit that I’m probably just as bad as she is, because I love getting a new tote bag, especially if it comes with a matching zipper pouch.  In fact, I’ve been searching for a sewing machine so that I can learn how to quilt, or maybe make my own personalized bags and give them for gifts this holiday season.  My mother is a seamstress, and she is a big fan of the Brother sewing machines, so I have found this Brother CS6000i Feature-Rich Sewing Machine With 60 Built-In Stitches, 7 styles of 1-Step Auto-Size Buttonholes, Quilting Table, and Hard Cover and it’s calling my name at $143.00, plus I will get free 2-day shipping with my Amazon Prime membership.  

 

 

 

Since it’s been many, many, many years since I actually sewed anything…..(I’m talking like highschool, when I made some cheetah skorts, can you tell I’m an 80’s babe)?  LOL  

I thought that I would start with taking these two online sewing classes that I posted about last year.  Here’s the link if you are interested:

 

Free Online Bag & Tote Sewing Classes

 

AND…..maybe if I get good enough, I will take this “Quilt As You Go Patchwork Bag” online class below:

 

Quilt-As-You-Go Patchwork Bags

 

I’m always willing to learn how to do something new, and I can’t wait to see how these DIY tote, drawstring, and zipper pouches turn out! Geez….I might not want to do this because I may want to keep them all. 🙂

Just so you know, that some of the links above are my referral links, and I may get a small commission if you decide to click on them.  I thank you for your support, and please let me know if you are planning on sewing some crafty creations this holiday season.  

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 Remember, that the holidays are right around the corner and it’s the perfect time to stock up on all of those personalized, homemade gifts that you plan on giving!  

Also, don’t forget to sign up for one of Craftsy’s FREE online classes, which will give you the opportunity to see all that Craftsy offers its members!  (Membership is free by the way)!  🙂  

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July 4th Party Essentials

How many of you know people who love to decorate for the holidays, and it doesn’t matter which holiday it is.  You know….the ones who have some festive lawn ornaments in their yard, colored lights on the windows, and dishes & home decor to match.   Well, if you know or are one of these decorating divas or dudes then check out these fun DIY or online buys for this upcoming holiday.  

 

July 4th Garage Door Magnet Set 

($9.99)

Patriotic Holiday Garage Door Magnet Set

This garage door magnet set is a super way to wish everyone in your neighborhood a Happy 4th of July and it’s only $12.99 at amazon!  
 
 

American Flag Patriotic Inflatable Cooler

($14.99)

July 4th Independence Day Stars Stripes American US Flag Patriotic Inflatable Drink Cooler

You have to have a spot for all the drinks during your July 4th bash, and this cooler is just really fun and most certainly says stars & strips!

 

 DIY Fourth of July Pinwheels

Pinwheel Crafts for Fourth of July

Pinwheels are the ultimate summer toy, and here’s a super way to make your own from BHG.com.   I love who you can customize these with any red, white, and blue scrap paper that you might have on hand.  🙂
 
 

Peedy Puppy July 4th Welcome Statue

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($14.99)

Peedy Puppy 4th of July Decoration Garden Statue

Here’s a cute way to welcome your guest to your 4th of July Holiday bash!  I love his comical smile, and what better way to say, “God Bless America”! 
 
 

DIY Patriotic Outdoor Solar Light

Patriotic Outdoor Solar Light

I love the summer night with some lights, and this DIY solar lantern takes about 15 minutes to put together, so check out how to make one for yourself at h2obungalow.com   
 
 
 
I hope that you like some of these 4th of July party essential ideas, but as always I must let you know that some of the links above are my affiliate links, so I may get a small commission if you buy.  I thank you for you support, and I wish all of  you a wonderful time with your family & friends this upcoming holiday.