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If you’re in the crafting world and if you’ve been on the internet AT ALL over the last couple of weeks, you know that the newest Cricut machine, the Cricut Maker, launched on Sunday, August 20th. BUY IT HERE!
I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Salt Lake City to participate in the Cricut Mountain Make-a-Thon at the beginning of August to watch the unveiling of the Maker, as well as the Cricut Easy Press (a heat press with the ease of an iron), the Cricut Brightpad and all of their new materials and supplies (hello, Knife Blade! I can’t wait for you to be released!) And I was lucky enough to receive a new Maker machine! I’m so excited to show you what I’m making with it!
One of the most awesome features that the Cricut Maker focuses on is for those of us that sew. The Maker was designed to cut 100s of fabrics from thin, silky material to thick leather. It’s incredible! The Maker uses a rotary style blade, and combined with the new housing and redesigned pressure capabilities, it can cut precise designs without fabric backing.
Cricut also joined forces with Simplicity and Riley Blake Designs for exclusive patterns to be used on the Cricut. The Cricut not only cuts the pattern out of the fabric, but also uses a fabric pen to draw all of the markings and seam allowances on the pattern pieces. It is going to change how crafters sew and quilt! Cricut has launched dozens of these new projects, and these are some of my favorites I’ve seen on Cricut Design Space:
A bow tie for toddlers:
This bubble romper! You can’t even imagine how excited I am for this pattern!
A leather clutch using the real leather that Cricut just launched (it’s 30% off right now!):
My daughter would LOVE to help make this Mermaid Doll:
How perfect is this banner pattern for parties? I can’t wait to try it:
And I’m not a quilter, but the Cricut Maker makes the construction so easy, I’m eager to try this Riley Blake pattern:
Even better? The Cricut Access plan for Design Space includes tons of sewing projects! GET CRICUT ACCESS HERE. And, you get 10% off of Cricut products when you sign up for access! (Note: the Simplicity and Riley Blake Designs patterns are not included in Cricut Access, because they are licensed designs).
Did you get a Cricut Maker? What are you anxious to make with it?