Find Joy in the Ordinary Screenprinted Tote Tutorial

Written by Vivian of Vivileen

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I’ve been loving graphic tees (and totes), especially when they incorporate bold black and white designs, so I decided to make one myself!  I used this screen printing tutorial from Kate.  Since I purchased the materials for screen printing I’ve been obsessed!  I’ve made onesies, tee shirts, and totes and have a lot more planned.  For full instructions on how screen printing take a look at her tutorial.

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So you can make your own tote I provided a Silhouette Cameo cut file.  I also made a matching printable for your craft room or somewhere else in your home!

Download the files here:

find joy in the ordinary pdf printable

Silhouette Studio File

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uncommon sewing supplies // cake froster

There are a few sewing supplies I use often that aren’t really sewing supplies at all! I thought I would share a few of them with you over the next few weeks because they are so helpful! The first up is probably the most surprising, a cake froster!

use a cake froster for sewing? Click to find out why you'll need one too!

I guess these are actually called “Icing Spatulas”. This is a handy tool I use when ironing. I have my own dedicated cake froster for my sewing room, it just sits right on my ironing board. It’s helpful when you’re pressing something that has a straight edge. You can stick the spatula right in next to the seam allowance and iron over at the same time. The metal of the spatula also heats up to give you more heat. I don’t use this when pressing absolutely everything, but it really helps with lots of things!

I mentioned straight edges but I also like to push the rounded edge of the cake froster into curved edges as a I press. It helps me get a smooth edge on things like clutches and bags. Pressing well can really help your final product look more professional.

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Pretty self-explanatory really! You’ll definitely want to try this trick!

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I hope you enjoyed this short and sweet sewing secret! Do you have any pressing tips?

new pattern! The EVERYDAY MAXI dress!

the EVERYDAY MAXI dress // seekatesew.com

I’m so excited to release my newest women’s pattern today: the EVERYDAY MAXI dress! I’ve been scheming up this one for a while! A loose-but-not-too-loose knit maxi with sleeves! The short sleeves hug your bicep and the long skirt sweeps the floor! The perfect romantic dress for a date night or long summer day! Transitions perfectly from day to night! Optional pockets included! The waistline is gathered and raised.

This pattern can easily be shortened to any length you want! It actually started as a knee-length smock dress that I made for myself, I’ll share that one soon! The pattern includes pieces for the bodice and skirt measurements for the skirt pieces, so you won’t waste a ton of paper printing out a million pieces.

This dress pattern is available in XXS to XL for busts 30″ to 44″.

Purchase HERE!

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Have a great weekend!