Did anyone else get a new Cricut Maker for Christmas? I am so excited to share my new toy with everyone! This machine is Ah-Maz-ing! The new rotary cutter is soooo slick and powerful! It is so cool to watch it work! (that must be the engineer in me) In the past, I have used my Cricut Explore to cut fabric, but I always had issues with getting a clean cut, even when I put iron-on backing on the fabric. I had to cut fabric with the Cricut Maker as my first project on the new toy!
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First things first, you need to have a Cricut Access account to make this project. Connect your Maker to your computer and go to the Cricut Design Space website and log into your Cricut Access account. Set-up your new machine and make sure all the updates have been applied to your new machine.
In my Cricut Access account, I searched for projects that can be done on the Maker. There are several sewing projects, both free and for purchase. I decided to try to make a Oven Mitt pattern from Simplicity. This pattern costs $3.99, but as a Cricut Access member, I get a ten percent discount bringing the cost down to $3.59.
Cricut Maker Sewing Project
I suggest printing all the directions before starting this project. There is one set of instructions for the Cricut and one set for the sewing portion of the project. Read through each set carefully! I realized I didn’t have the correct size cutting mat (fabric) or the fabric marking pen, so I had to run out to the store to get those items in order to make the Oven Mitt!
Once, I had all the correct accessories, going through the project was actually really easy and fun! I don’t know about you, but sometimes cutting the fabric is my least favorite part of the process. Watching my Cricut Maker cut and label everything with little effort was INCREDIBLE! I try not to GEEK OUT too much over stuff like this, but I really can’t help it!! This machine is so amazing! Perfect cuts, perfect marking…. all I have to do is follow the directions to put the Oven Mitt together!
Check out the photos of all pieces after they are cut and then after they have been assembled! I am sparing you the sewing photos…. because the Cricut photos are so much more fun!