DIY Sewing Tumbler Tutorial with Free SVG File

I’ve felt the need to personalize everything ever since I first got my Cricut machine! So of course, when I came across these tumblers I knew they needed some fun sewing quotes on them. I bought this gorgeous Holographic vinyl about a month ago and I’ve been itching to use it ever since!

I created two free sewing SVG files that are perfect for this project! “Stitch Happens” is a play on words because we all know that certain inevitable things tend to happen while sewing. Hence the reason I always keep my seam ripper close by. “All I Do Is Pin” is for those of us who seem to spend all of our time assembling fabric together! I know I’m not the only one, right?

DIY Sewing Tumbler Tutorial with Free SVG Files



Let’s get started!

If you need extra help along the way make sure to scroll down for the step-by-step video!


Step 1. Log into Cricut Design Space and click “Create New Project.” Download SVG file HERE.

Step 2. Click “Upload” on the left-hand side. Upload the SVG files into Cricut Design Space.

Step 3. Resize SVG to the desired size for the specific project.

Step 4. Select “Weld” in the bottom right-hand corner.

Step 5. Click “Make It.”


Step 1. Prepare vinyl. Unroll and cut a piece larger than the design you will be cutting.

Step 2. Place the vinyl on the mat with the pretty side facing upwards.

Step 3. Select the specific type of vinyl that you are using.

Step 4. Load the mat and click the flashing Cricut button to cut the design.

Step 6. Remove the mat from the cutting machine once it finishes cutting the design.


Step 1. Remove the vinyl from the mat.

Step 2. Using a weeding tool, gently remove the excess vinyl from the backing.

Step 3. Cut a piece of Cricut Standard Transfer Tape to the same size as the design.

Step 4. Remove the backing and apply it to the vinyl.

Step 5. Using a scrapper, adhere the transfer tape to the vinyl and peel away the white paper backing.


Step 1. Center the transfer tape and design on the tumbler.

Step 2. Firmly press on the vinyl to adhere it to the tumbler.

Step 3. Gently pull the clear transfer tape away from the design. If a piece of the vinyl does not stick, lay the clear transfer tape back down and apply more pressure.

 Aren’t these tumblers SO pretty? I just love the way the holographic vinyl catches the light!

These sewing tumbler SVG files work great for shirts, pillows or wall hangings!! I can’t wait to see what you create!

DIY Sewing Quote Tumbler with Free SVG File

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