Crafts, Eco Friendly, Handmade, Kids

Reusable Snack Bags

Reusable snack bags are my newest and best selling product. I love these, they are eco friendly and save you lots of money. πŸ’΅

I’ve made these a couple different ways, with different types of fabric. Today I am going to show you how I make bags with a cotton outside and waterproof fabric inside. I can make two bags out of a fat quarter. For the inside I use ProCare Fabric, which I buy from a wonderful Etsy shop Laminates. (She delivers quickly and has a great selection of fabrics) The ProCare fabric is food safe and makes the bags waterproof on the inside.

Supplies:

  • Cotton Fabric
  • ProCare Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Velcro
  • Sewing Machine
  • Clips

I began by cutting each fabric into two 8 inch squares.

After cutting, match the wrong side of the cotton fabric to the rough side of the ProCare Fabric and fold over the top. You will place the Velcro here and use a clip to hold in place.

*You cannot use pins*

Now we can start sewing. Sew on the edge of the Velcro. When you are doing the top side go across the length of the fabric so the edge is completed.

Match the cotton fabric right sides together and clip to began sewing the bag edges.

When sewing with this fabric you will want to start out slow, it bunches very easily. Try to hold as taut as possible while sewing. Sew the three edges and we have completed the bag. πŸ‘

What are your eco friendly projects? Would you use different fabrics? Or maybe a different closure? Let me know what you think. I hope you have a creative day β˜€οΈ

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Baby, Crafts, crochet, Handmade

My Quickest Crochet Project

I love doing small projects in between the big ones. Today I want to share my quickest project I do. A Stretchy Baby Headband. I can do these in any size really, but they are more popular for the little ones. I make it with a bow, or with a flower.

Supplies I use;

  • Yarn
  • Crochet Needle (I use G [4mm])
  • Rubber Bands
  • Measuring Tape

To start I decide how big I want my headband then measure out the rubber bands. For this let’s make a Newborn, which is 11-12 inches. Lay out and measure the rubber bands. These are stretchy so they do not have to be perfect.

Next step, is to start crocheting. I use a single stitch, and stitch half of the rubber band (3 single crochets). And continue 3 single crochet on each rubber band to the end of the row.

Once I get to the end of my row, I single crochet down the other side of the rubber bands, and then attach with a slip stitch.

We have completed a simple headband!! Woot woot!! But now to make it even more adorable, we add a bow. I switch to a smaller needle (E), to make a small enough bow to properly fit. For the bow I make a magic circle and chain 3. Then 2 double crochets in the circle, and chain 6. Two double crochets in opposite side of the circle and chain 3, then slip stitch. Pull magic circle tight, wrap some yarn around the center and the bow is complete. πŸŽ€

Lastly we need to attach the bow. I tie into the rubber band where we ended in the headband and weave in the loose ends. Tying the bow on, ensures it will last longer with those little hands grabbing at it. 😊 The easiest way to weave in the loose ends is with an embroidery needle.

We have completed a beautiful little stretchy headband. πŸ‘ I ended up making mine bigger to fit my toddler since she woke up while I was making this one. And now you can see it in action.

What are your quickest projects? Do you prefer bigger or smaller? Let me know what you think of my quickest project. Hope you have a creative day 🌞

Baby, Crafts, crochet, Handmade

Crafting Journey Begins

Hello my name is Savannah and I am a stay at home mama to a beautiful one year old little girl. I am also a wife to a very handsome and supporting husband, whom I will also be mentioning throughout my projects. I am so excited to be able to be at home with my daughter and enjoy crafting in any spare moments I can find. This is my little helper Adalynn, helping me measure out a project. πŸ˜†

I love crafting and have since I was a child. My favorite crafts are crocheting and sewing but as you will see I adventure into other crafts as well. I have been crocheting for 10 years and sewing for 15….😳 yikes, where does the time go. My love of crafts comes from my mother and Gramz. They both taught me at a young age to be crafty. I still remember watching my grandma sew on her old machine that folded into the wooden table. (Aww nostalgia moment 😊) I was taught to crochet from a wonderful and sweet coworker when I was in college. I was watching her one day and she offered to teach me and I haven’t put down the needle sense.

Today I make handmade gifts that I find useful and comforting in my own home. Along with recycled and eco-friendly items as I try to stay as eco friendly as possible, but don’t worry I’m not to much of a snob about it πŸ˜β™»οΈ. If you have any questions please message me and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

I primarily sell on Etsy but recently opened an Amazon Handmade shop. I have enjoyed opening each shop. Each has come with its own learning experience, but both offer me the opportunity to be creative and share my art.

My goal will be updating weekly about what crafts I am making…maybe trying my hand at writing a pattern or two and just sharing my love of crafting. I usually do craft shopping once a month and will bring you along for that sometime as well. I would love to hear your crafting stories. What got you into crafting and what your favorite crafts are.

And since this is like my intro to me this is a photo of me 😁 so you know who is babbling every week πŸ˜†