If you’re trying to expand your creativity for using the Cricut Maker, there are many projects that you can take on with endless possibilities.
There are many unique things about this machine that will make you want to use it more and more.
Although there’s a wide variety of projects, using your imagination for DIY projects will prove that you have a creative and unique eye when it comes to using this machine. We love using the Maker for fabric projects.
One of the major selling points of the Maker is that it can slice through material due to its included Rotary Blade. The rotary blade has a special gliding and rolling action (together with a massive 4kg of force) which allows for super sharp and clean-edged fabric cuts.
It comes with a fabric cutting mat, so you can cut all kinds of fabrics without using any backing. Simply choose an item to make from the massive sewing pattern library (including some from Simplicity and Riley Blake Designs) and ask the machine to cut out your pieces for you.
Below is a list of fabric cutting projects that you can master in no time. You can also read our detailed Cricut Maker review here or if you prefer you can compare the machine to other popular fabric cutting machines here.
Fabric Projects to Try with your Cricut Maker
The Cricut team has been making advances in bettering its design quality for quilt making. Cricut has teamed with Riley Blake Designs to provide crafters with a wide variety of quilting patterns within the pattern library. You can accurately cut out the right patterns for sewing and make the perfect quilt with ease.
2. Felt Dolls and Soft Toys
You may want to make toys on your own as a DIY. The Cricut maker easily allows you to cut patterns for soft felt dolls and soft toys. You can make a variety of different dolls for your kids. Aren’t these two above incredibly sweet!?
If you love working with felt, you will love this post of our that has 10 of our favorite felt-crafts.
3. Baby Clothes
The Cricut Maker can cut panels up to 12 X 24″. So whilst it will be tricky to make adults clothes with it, it is great for making baby clothing. Make and cut patterns so you to make baby t-shirts, onesies, shorts and more.
4. Doll Clothes
Since you’re going to make dolls with the Cricut Maker, you can make them cute little doll outfits that will make them look more unique. Make multi-color doll clothing that will make your Cricut dolls stand out amongst your store bought dolls.
The Cricut Maker worked so amazing to cut out and mark my fabrics for this cute doll dress that I made. @OfficialCricut #ad #sewcricut #cricut #cricutmade #cricutmakerhttps://t.co/8kRaxsf83k pic.twitter.com/6Rf3Y6YMHY
— Anna Metcalf (@chem_chic) March 2, 2018
5. Fabric Christmas Projects (Ornaments and Christmas Stockings)
Using the Cricut Maker will make cutting fabric for making ornaments and Christmas stockings a breeze. This machine is perfect for designing one-of-a-kind fabric ornaments and/or stockings. The machine has a pattern library that you can use to blend different looks of Christmas or holiday decorations. Simply use the machine to cut your pattern out and then sew it together – easy peasy!
— Cricut (@OfficialCricut) December 4, 2015
6. Fabric Appliques
Although you’ll need a bonded fabric blade in housing, you can also make a series of fabric appliques. These blades have to be purchased separately but, once you have one you can make many different intricately designed appliques with your applique fabrics.
Important to note that unlike the with the rotary blade, the bonded fabric blade does require you to have bonded backing on your material.
7. Fabric Keyrings
Quite simple to make and growing more popular are, fabric keyrings. There are easy designs in the pattern library. Dress your keys up with fashionable fabric keyrings.
— Alicia Steele (@SewWhatAlicia) June 6, 2018
8. Fabric Coasters
If you’re wanting coasters for your coffee tables or any other area of your home, office or elsewhere, make them with the Cricut Maker. You can cut different materials like leather, metallic, quilt sheets and more to make coasters.
9. Pin Cushions
It’s likely you’re going to be doing a lot of sewing with the Cricut Maker. As you get all of your beautiful designs cut out, you’re going to need a pin cushion to hold all your pins. There are different pin cushion designs in the pattern library, but, you can get creative and make your own uniques ones too.
10. Pillows and Cushions
Since the machine cuts 12 X 24 sized patterns, you can make lots of different pillows and cushions for your bed, chairs, couches, and nooks. You can make several great designs to spruce up your home. Don’t forget that you can cut out iron-on vinyl on your maker too, so why not take your cushion design to the next level.
Jungle prints are a top-five #crafting trend at the moment, says Hobbycraft. So here’s our recommended project for the weekend: the Cheetah Spots Jungle Pillow! Get all you need and follow the steps here https://t.co/gOI3lIDWNd #CricutCreations #CraftTrends #JunglePrints 🐾 pic.twitter.com/06jJxaJmvA
— Cricut (@CricutUK) April 27, 2018
11. Kids Clothes
Why not whip up some special items for your kids. We love this DIY boys swimsuit.
— Cricut (@OfficialCricut) June 2, 2018
12. A Sewing Organizer for your Cricut Maker
Here is a clever idea. Why not whip up an organizer to keep all of your sewing supplies on-hand whilst you work with the Cricut Maker.
— Cricut (@CricutUK) June 8, 2018
13. A Kids Backpack
Why not create a totally unique backpack for your daughter or son? That way you can theme it according to their interests and passions and you can add some lovely personalization to it as well.
— Laura Cook (@laura_cook21) February 14, 2018
14. Maker Dust Cover
Another really clever idea. Why not make a beautiful dust cover for your special Cricut Maker machine. The machine is pretty pricey so you might just as well look after it properly to ensure that it lasts for a long time yet to come. Select the cover design from your sewing library and sit back whilst the machine does its magic.
A beautiful new crafting machine deserves a dust cover to match. Luckily this one for the Cricut Maker is free to download on the Design Space! Check it out: https://t.co/PDlwnMIKPh pic.twitter.com/qnLEyyEB7m
— Cricut (@CricutUK) January 12, 2018
15. Purses and Clutches
There are some incredible sewing patterns for coin purses, full-size purses and clutch bags available in the library. You can even take this a step further and make some wonderful leather purses as well.
Today’s @CricutUK Maker creation, a fold over purse using @OfficialCricut fabric and some diamanté faux leather from @Hobbycraft_MDE #cricut #cricutcreator #cricutcraftcreators #cricutuk #hobbycraft #cricutmaker #makermade pic.twitter.com/Fcwg4iRAek
— Laura Cook (@laura_cook21) June 15, 2018
There are so many more ideas of what you can make with your machine, from dog coats, to aprons, to leather dog collars, to passport holders. Have a fun time working your way through all the beautiful sewing ideas.
If you like, we would love to hear more about which project you will be attempting next. Please leave us a comment below.