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I have a fun and exciting new machine to share with you today! The new Cricut Maker was released a few months ago and I’ve been dying to try it out. You see, the Maker has a super cool new feature. It comes with a rotary blade designed specifically for cutting. . . wait for it. . . fabric!
Isn’t that exciting? The rotary cutter lets you cut fabric without any kind of backing like HeatnBond – you can cut it all by itself. Of course, you can cut hundreds of materials with it – paper, vinyl, and even leather and thin wood. But I’m so excited about being able to cut fabric and felt with it!
To cut fabric you just need to change out the regular blade for the rotary blade. They make it so easy.
Cricut has also partnered with Simplicity for a ton of patterns! They are loaded right into Design Space so you can send your project to your maker and have it cut it out for you. It’s like a sewing room helper that does the worst part of the project – the cutting. I love it!
They have super cute patterns and projects designed by Cricut as well. They walk you through every step of the process.
You can also upload your own projects to the Design Space!
One of my other favorite features is the Cricut design space app. There is a bluetooth connection on the Maker so you can send projects straight from your phone or computer. Hello awesomeness!
I decided to try it out for the first time using a project I found on Design Space through the app. I wanted something a little tricky – just to see the capabilities of the rotary blade. I scrolled through the projects until I found this Flamingo Beach Towel! I didn’t want to make the whole towel, but I thought that flamingo was awfully cute.
I trimmed up some fabric a little larger than the image to be cut and placed it on the fabric cutting mat that comes with the Maker. Then you just connect the app to the Maker and send it to cut. It’s sooo easy.
Now. I will confess that I was a little skeptical here. I mean, just plain cotton fabric (though very cute cotton fabric) stuck to this mat – and the machine was going to cut out those skinny little legs and curves? Huh.
Well – I am skeptical no longer!
The machine whirred away and cut along the fabric and when it finished, I couldn’t see any cutting lines. But I thought I’d see how well it worked and I pulled the fabric on the edge up, just like if it was cutting a stencil or vinyl project.
Check it out!
I don’t know if you can tell but that leg is about an 1/8th of an inch! I couldn’t believe it but I am so impressed.
I’m excited to work with it more – and next week I’m going to be sharing a project that I’ve made with the Maker!
You can check out the Cricut Maker here! If you have any questions about the Maker leave then in the comments. I’m not an expert but I will do my best to answer them!
Have you ever used a cutting machine? I’d love to know what you’d use the Maker for!