Door Mat with Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker

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Well hello there!  Happy Friday.  I am so excited the weekend is almost here.  I thought I would share a fun project with you that can created start to finish in an afternoon.  It’s really pretty easy.

I think this door mat makes the perfect house warming, wedding, shower, birthday, Mother’s Day, holiday gift.  Who wouldn’t love a warm welcome into their home, like this.  Do you have a blended family?  Try something with first names like, “welcome to Doug and Lorrie’s”.

Here is a step by step tutorial for you.

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Reversible Headbands with the Cricut Maker and Heat n Bond Interfacing

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I am so excited about these fun reversible headbands I made for my sweet granddaughter, Evie.  Each one is fully reversible.  I created a SVG pattern and uploaded it to Cricut Design Space and cut the fabric with my Cricut Maker!  It makes it so easy!  Don’t have the Cricut Maker yet?  That’s ok, you can cut the pattern on paper and use that as a template to handcut your fabric.  Easy Peasy!

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Aren’t they adorable?!  Evie doesn’t seem to mind wearing them at all and they don’t leave any kind of mark on her pretty little head. 🙂 . I must admit, her mom steals them every once in awhile to add a little flair to her messy buns.

If you’d like the SVG, click on Evie’s photo and download it from my Drop Box.  I would love it if you make the headbands if you’d tag me on social media.  Pretty please?  I just love seeing what everyone is making!

Here is a step by step tutorial using your Cricut Maker, Cricut Design Space and then showing you how to assemble and sew.

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I’m in Love with my Cricut Maker!

I am.  I am in love with a Machine.  Not, just any machine.  It’s the Cricut Makercricut makerI know what you’re thinking… it’s ok.  The Mr. Knows all about the Maker.  He actually thinks it’s a pretty amazing too!

I mean how can you not love this state of the art handsome boy?  Not only is this machine incredibly good looking, but it also features the revolutionary new adaptive cutting system.  cricut-maker-ultimate-cutting-machine-d-00010101000000_574327_alt2It features 10x more power than any of its Cricut Predecessors.

Do you see that pretty gold blade?  That, my friends, is a ROTARY blade!  It can do amazing things like cut raw fabric!  You heard me, right.  It can cut fabric without any kind of bonding or interfacing.  You just load your fabric on the fabric mat (included in the box) and go.  The Cricut will go about it’s merry way cutting and whizzing along the pattern lines.  In just a few moments, your pattern is cut perfectly.

A little disclaimer, I never sewed with fabric until I got the Maker in October of 2017.  So, ifI can do it, so can you!  Just look at what I’ve been able to do with the help of this crazy, inspirational machine.

I created this pattern in Design Space (the free software to use with the Cricut Explore and Maker machines).  I then added the fabric to the mat and let the Cricut Maker do it’s thing.  You can watch the full tutorial here.

Once I got the hang of zippers, I decided to expand my sewing capabilities a bit and created another project/pattern in Design Space.  I created this boxed pouch.  21764825_10155663928566870_3942223641138407957_nIt was a huge hit with my friends and family.  It’s the perfect size for travel and holds most of your personal essentials.  If you’d like to get the pattern and try one of these, you can watch the tutorial here.

So, those are just two of my very beginner sewing projects with the Cricut Maker.  I just can’t say enough about this amazing machine!  I’ve not even scratched the surface of what this machine can do.  It can cut Vinyl, Iron On, leather, faux leather, basswood, Paper, Cardstock, Chipboard, and so many more materials.  I cannot wait to share more fun projects with you.

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