Sewing with Cricut and Simplicity Patterns

Sewing with Cricut and Simplicity Patterns

Sewing has never been easier than with the Cricut Maker doing your cutting for you! Today I am sharing a couple of projects that I made using the Cricut Maker and Simplicity Patterns 1153E (cosmetic bag) and 1214E (small basket).

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UPDATED! Memorial Day Sales Round Up 2018

It's that time again! We are rounding up the sales all weekend and through the holiday! As we find more sales, they will be added so check back and keep up with all of the sales! 

Know of a sale that is not listed? Comment below and we will get them posted!


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5OutOf4 Patterns

20% off no sale code needed through Monday.

Ellie and Mac:

35% off through the end of the month. No code needed. Prices already reduced.

Greenstyle Creations

15% off through Monday with the code “Memorial2018”

Handmaidens Cottage:

Happy Memorial Day! 30% off on all patterns and bundles from May 25 to May 28, 2018 until 11:59 PM EST with code: Memorial2018. Available on the website only. www.handmaidens

We are hosting Everyday Apron Sew Along: May 29- June 4, 2018 in the Handmaiden's Cottage Pattern Group on FB. Pattern Set is on sale for $4.99 (no code)

Treasurie-My Childhood Treasures: 

Get 30% off all patterns from 24th - 28th May with code SUMMER2018

Laela Jeyne Patterns It’s that time of year again! Take advantage of the low prices on our most loved patterns before they get expanded and updated. Once updated, you’ll receive the new copy in your account free of charge. Sale starts 5/26 and ends 5/30 at midnight EST. No code necessary.

Peek-A-Boo Patterns

Save BIG at our Semi-Annual Sale! Save 25% on all patterns | Code "MAYSALE25" Save 15% on all fabric | Code "MAYSALE15" The entire store only goes on sale twice a year so this is your chance to save big and stock up :)

Violette Field Threads

Save 25% off all weekend with code FLASHSALE25

Save all weekend long at Winter Wear Designs Fun - grab all your favorites with 20% off the entire shop!!!!

code: MD2018

Amazon Amazon has a number of great sewing deals including a great price on the Brother 1034D serger and this Brother Laser Printer

Blank Slate Patterns  Buy one get one 50% off on all patterns using code MEMORIALBOGO. Discount applies to item of equal or lesser value, one use per order. Valid through May 28. 2018.

Candy Castle Patterns Memorial Day at Candy Castle Patterns! Receive 20% off the Bubblegum Dress and all the Bubblegum Dress Add-Ons! Stock up on this beautifully versatile, great fitting dress and use the many add-ons to sew up a completely different dress time and time again! Use code LIBERTY when checking out. Valid through May 30, 11:59 PM MST.

Cricut  Memorial Day Flash Sale, featuring up to 40% off supplies. Valid 5/23-5/29.

            $10 off Cricut Brightpad! Valid 5/23-5/29.

            Free economy shipping (US & Canada) on orders of $99+ using code: MAYSHIP

Expressions Vinyl Take $10 off when you spend $50 with code OHBABY2018

Halla Patterns Use code MEMORIAL for 25% off our PDF patterns, from May 24 - May 28 (ends 11:59 pm PST)

Hey June Handmade 20% off paper and PDF patterns with code "MD2018" through Monday 5/28 MT. Paper patterns will ship after 6/5.

Kelly J Designs 20% off all patterns and pattern bundles! Use code MEMORIALDAY20 starting Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28 (EST).

Koerbs Brothers 40% off Friday, May 25th through Tuesday, May 29th Use the code "Memorial"

LBG STUDIO Save 25% off your purchase! Use code SAVE25 at checkout. Sale ends Monday, May 28th, 2018 at 11:59 pm cst.

Max & Meena Patterns 25% off all patterns through 5/28 over at Max&Meena Patterns
Use the code: memorial

Oliso; EXCLUSIVE OFFER! 15% OFF! Use code "15FORYOU"! Shop now for a limited time only at!   

Pickle Toes Patterns Pickle Toes Patterns is having a Memorial Day sale with 2 awesome deals through 5/29! Use code MEMORIAL1 to get a bear/doll pattern FREE with the purchase of any 2 baby or kid patterns or code MEMORIAL2 to buy 2 and get the 3rd for 50% off.

PUPERITA♥ MEMORIAL DAY SALE❤---❥ #Coupon Code MEMORIAL to get 20% off ANY #sewing #pattern (exc. bundles) for #Babies & #Children at Puperita! Valid Sunday 27 only.

Sewing Machines Plus Save 5% off your order with code FIVEPERCENT

Sew Like My Mom Save 25% off your purchase with code MEMORIALDAY through May 28. 

SewUCan Patterns SewUCan patterns is having a Memorial day sale! Use code MEMORIAL18 for 40% off your total purchase now through Memorial day, Monday May 28th at 11:59 pm CST.

Shwin Designs All Patterns on sale for $6! Starting 5/25/18-5/28/18 No Code Needed!
Join our facebook page for even more pop up deals!

Sincerely Riley Fabrics Take 15% off with code WEEKENDVIBES or buy 8 yards get one free with code BUY8. Sale ends Monday at Midnight. 

The Wolf and The Tree Get ready for summer with our rash guards, tunics, skirts,... and make the most adorable outfits for back to school! Use coupon code 'MemorialDay' on our website ( or Etsy ( for 40% off all individual patterns! Sale starts today and runs through Tuesday!

Toby K. Patterns Get 20% off all patterns this weekend using the code MEMORIALDAY2018. Toby K. Patterns has modern patterns for men, teens, and boys. The coupon is good from Friday, May 25th through Monday, May 28th, CST.

Zipper Island This weekend only: Free domestic shipping on all orders totaling $25 or more. 


One Thimble Issue 19- Issue Release and Blog Tour


Hello, lovely readers! Heather from All Things Katy!, here! Do you know what time it is…? It’s One Thimble Time!! Yay!!  One Thimble is a quarterly digital sewing magazine (e-zine) that is chock-full of PDF sewing patterns, helpful sewing articles and gorgeous pictures.


Currently, we are one Issue #19 of One Thimble and “playtime” is the name of the game. Softies, purses and play clothes, oh, my! So fun… er, I mean…. SEW FUN! ;-) Patterns included in this issue of One Thimble are as follows:


Beep Beep Sweatshirt - Made by Jack's Mum - size nb to 12

Alfie Sweatpants – Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns – size 3-12

Pixel Pullover – Jennuine Design – size 1-12 - knit

Monster Mash Pinny – Duchess and Hare Patterns – size ½ to 12

Playtime Dress – Sew by Pattern Pieces

Pinky Promise Bag– Little Moo Designs

Traffic Pillows – Piccolo Studio

Activity Wall Hanging – Kaela’s Patch

Felt Activity Board – My Felt Lady

Dixie the Chicken – Frazzy Dazzles


The first pattern that I sewed from One Thimble #19 was the The Pinky Promise Bag by Little Moo Designs. This sweet purse, “ designed with the tween age group in mind…” and my eight year old daughter (aka Miss Sassy Pants ;) fits the bill perfectly! The overall proportions of the Pinky Promise Bag are perfectly suited for the younger crowd and I loved being able to customize the cross-body shoulder strap to her height. I either already had the supplies on hand or, I was able to source them locally. This small project is perfectly suited to those wanting to venture into bag making, such as myself. Best of all, Missy LOVES the Pinky Promise Bag and carries it with here everywhere!

The second project that I tackled from One Thimble #19 was the Felt Activity Board by My Felt Lady (how cute is that name?!). This was a fun project to make simply using the supplies I had on hand. While this project does include A LOT of cutting, the included templates are not hard or complicated. It can easily be done while binge watching Superstore (not that I would know from experience…. ;). I love the simplicity of this Felt Activity Board and the sense of imagination and creative play it invokes!

As usual, One Thimble #19 does not disappoint! Every included pattern has so many creative, imaginative and PLAYFUL possibilities! Plus there are a number of amazing and relevant articles to read. With topics ranging from techniques to business, you'll be sure to find reading that is interesting to you!  Have FUN sewing and reading! 


Here are some additional patterns you'll find in One Thimble Issue 19: 

The Alfie Sweatpants sewn by Tasha:

Dixie the Chicken sewn by Rebekah:

Playtime Dress sewn by Rachel: 

Alfie Sweatpants and Pixel Pullover sewn by Brooke:

The Pixel Pullover sewn by Marnie: 

You can see more of the patterns from One Thimble Issue 19 and follow along on the blog tour this week! The blog tour schedule is below: