Cutting Machine Basics: Sewing With The Cricut

Cutting Machine Basics: Sewing With The Cricut

Have you ever thought about how nice it would be to have help cutting out your items? Maybe it’s time for you to look at adding a cutting machine to your wish list. Maybe you already have one, but it’s still in the box. Maybe you’ve heard a little about them but haven’t decided if they are worth the investment.

This month, we will look at a few basic projects and uses for a cutting machine as it applies to items for your doll to help you decide if a cutting machine is a good addition to your doll sewing and crafting world. We’ll use the Braided Sandals pattern by Genniewren Designs to create a shoebox from paper and also cut some thicker materials to create the shoes. We’ll learn about cutting HTV that can be applied to t-shirts or totebags. And we’ll wrap it all up with a discussion on cutting fabric using the Peplum Top by Liberty Jane Clothing.

Join us for a month of information and fun and let your creative ideas blossom into wonderful projects you might not have considered without this tool!

Cutting Machine Basics: Sewing With The Cricut
  • Cutting Machine Basics: Sewing With The Cricut

    Have you ever thought about how nice it would be to have help cutting out your items? Maybe it’s time for you to look at adding a cutting machine to your wish list. Maybe you already have one, but it’s still in the box. Maybe you’ve heard a little about them but haven’t decided if they are worth ...

  • Sewing With The Cricut: Let's Get Started!

    Follow along as Donna shows you how to use a Cricut cutting machine with your small scale sewing projects! In this first video you will learn all about the machine and complete a paper crafting project using the Shoebox template from the Genniewren Designs Braided Sandal Pattern. The sag cutting ...

  • Cutting Machine Basics: Heat Transfer Vinyl

    There are so many great projects to do with vinyl on a cutting machine! From adhesive labels and decals to iron on designs for t-shirts and tote bags, most of us are already familiar with these types of projects.

    There are two main types of vinyl. One is Adhesive Vinyl which is applied more li...

  • Cutting Machine Basics: Leather, Faux Suede, Vinyl Coated Trims

    Make room in your doll’s closet for a new pair of shoes… or maybe several pairs! Have you ever thought about making doll shoes? Let a cutting machine do the hard part and all you’ll have to do is glue them together!
    Follow along this week as Donna shares about using a Cricut Maker machine to cut...

  • Cutting Machine Basics: Working With Fabric

    Hi everyone! Are you ready for this? It’s time to discuss cutting fabric with a cutting machine!

    This week, Donna will be sharing about Cricut’s Rotary Blade technology which makes it possible to cut fabric on the Fabric Grip Mat without the need for bonding the fabric! She will also discuss t...

  • SVG Files For Shoe Box

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    Download the SVG files here to make the doll size shoe box with your Cricut cutting machine. The full pattern is available separately at Pixie Faire.https://www.pixiefaire.com/products/braided-sandals-18-doll-shoes

  • SWC-T-Shirt-Design-love-one-another.svg.zip

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    Download the "Love One Another" SVG file to use on your Cricut machine. Create matching tees for your girl and doll! You can purchase a blank t-shirt or make one oath the Free T-shirt pattern for 18" dolls available at Pixie Faire: https://www.pixiefaire.com/collections/free-doll-clothes-patterns

  • GWD-Braided-Sandals-SVG-files.zip

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    Download the SVG files to use with your Cricut cutting machine. Follow along to make the Braided Sandals for your 18" American Girl doll!
    You may want to purchase the full PDF sewing pattern separately as well, which includes full step by step instructions and printable pattern pieces to make th...

  • LJC-peplum-top-bodice-outline-only.svg.zip

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    Peplum Top SVG Cutting File.

  • LJC-Peplum-Top-Pattern-PF.pdf

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    PDF Sewing pattern download and follow along.