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Everything You Need to Know about the Brand New Cricut Maker Cutting Machine
"With its revolutionary toolset, Cricut Maker cuts, writes, and scores more materials – with greater precision and control – than ever before. Plus, with more tools coming, Cricut Maker grows with you as you master each new craft." -Cricut
Cricut Maker Rotary Blade
Cricut Maker Knife Blade
Cricut Maker Scoring Wheel & Double Scoring Wheel
Cricut Maker Bonded Fabric Blade
Cricut Maker Fine-Point Blade
Cricut Maker Washable Fabric Marker
Sewing Pouch Tutorial
- Begin by cutting two pieces of quilting cotton that are 18” x 12” I find it easiest to do this with a rotary blade and a cutting mat.
- Carefully apply the fabric with the pretty side down to the Fabric Mat. Make sure not to stretch the fabric as you apply it. Smooth out any bubbles or puckers and make sure the fabric is securely attached to the mat.
- Insert your fabric marker into the adaptive tool system.
- Insert the mat into the Maker and press the Cricut button. The Maker machine will begin by drawing lines on the fabric. Pretty neat, right??
- The first piece of fabric will have the marking for the fold lines and the second piece of fabric will be marked with the seam allowances. Once the machine has finished, unload the mat and carefully pull up the fabric.
- Repeat this process with the second piece of fabric. Remember pretty side down!
Now that both pieces of fabric are cut out it’s time to get sewing!
- The Cricut Maker takes all the guess work out of sewing by marking the stitching line for you on the fabric.
- Attach the loop to the front side using a basting stitch. This will secure the ribbon so it doesn’t move later on while it’s being sewn.
- Place both pieces of fabric on top of each other with right sides together.
- Pin the perimeter of the pouch.
- Starting two inches in from the corner begin sewing, Carefully pivot your machine around each corner by putting the needle in the down position, lifting the presser foot and turning the fabric so that the needle lines up with the direction of the line.
- Stop 2 inches from where the sewing began. Backstitch to secure the stitching.
- Whenever you have a curve or corner it’s important to do some trimming!
- Begin by trimming down all of the corners.
- Next, trim close to, but not through the seam allowance on the corners.
- Finally, trim down the seam allowances and turn the pouch right side out.
- Using a turning tool, carefully push out the corners until there’s a sharp point.
- Heat up your iron and fill it with water. It’s time to get pressing!
- Carefully press the entire pouch, giving extra care to the corners.
- Sew the button on.
- Press the pouch according to the lines that were made on the first fabric.
- Carefully align the bottom edges and sides.
- Topstitch the sides and bottom of the pouch, making sure to backstitch at the beginning and end.
- All done! Wasn’t that easy?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
Katie skoog says
I am so jealous you have this machine! It is the best thing since sliced bread. Bhaha!
That machine is SO COOL! I'm imagining all sorts of small projects (like stuffed animals!) where a machine-cut piece would be so much easier and more accurate! If only it could also do large apparel projects too. 😉
And I would totally use the EasyPress... I love making vinyl shirt designs for friends and family but the ironing process is definitely iffy!
Kimberly Coffin says
Right? I'm so excited to make more projects on it. I just need more hours in the day!!! I think you will love the EasyPress. I even use it for regular ironing because it has such a large heat base it makes everything so fast.
Very intriguing! Thanks for sharing.
Lisa Knight says
I love your projects. I am so excited to get to try this machine. I am making projects in my head as I write. Super excited.
Bonnie Wiscombe says
I wish I could back to your hotel room and sneak your machine back home with me. LOL. I'll just have to wait my turn 🙂 Great video!!
I can't find this pattern in DS. Would you be able to share the link, please?
Teresa Bowen says
Kim! I knew that was you in the pictures!! This is the coolest machine! Your a celebrity!! Lol you are amazing do I have to have use new cricut machine to use the press?
Can you use the Easy Press with a Silhouette Cameo, or is it specific to Cricut?
Judy Kever says
I just bought the cricut maker. And I dont know what to do with it. I havent taken any classes at Joann's yet.I will keep watching your videos. Thanks Judy