Cricut Design Space has many sewing patterns to choose from, but you can also learn how to create a Simple Cricut Maker Sewing Pattern with this tutorial!
This post is sponsored by Cricut. All opinions are 100% my own.
When I went to the Cricut Maker event this summer, I was floored when I learned it could cut out fabric like butter…but what really sold me was that it could cut out patterns AND draw sewing guides with a fabric marker. I am terrible at sewing, but this made me want to learn. I figured it would be safe for me to start with something square. So if you’re looking to create a simple Cricut Maker sewing pattern with the shape tool in design space, this tutorial in the 24 week Cricut Series is for you!
I made the CUTEST Halloween Napkin Party Favors with my Cricut Maker. Such a fun and colorful project!
Full disclosure…I made this napkin way more complicated than it had to be. That’s a trend with me. This will not be a sewing tutorial…I’m just going to show you how to create the pattern in design space. If you really love this Coloring Book Halloween fabric, you can grab my design at Spoonflower. I recommend the Linen Cotton Canvas Ultra for napkins. It’s super durable and works great with Permanent Fabric Markers.
What you’ll need to Create a Simple Cricut Maker Sewing Pattern:
- Cricut Maker (will come with a fabric rotary blade)
- Cricut Design Space – if you haven’t already tried the new program, go HERE and HERE to get all the details. If you are on the old program, try this tutorial.
- Fabric Grip Mat (for larger projects, get the 12X24″ mat)
- Washable Fabric Pen
- Cricut Maker Essentials Collection is a good place to start with Cricut sewing projects
- Feel free to use my Fabric Zippered Pouch pattern as a guide
- Create a new project and click on the shapes icon in the left hand menu bar.
- Select a square and resize it so it’s 11.5X11.5″ (this is the largest it will cut).
- Add another square and resize it so it’s 11.25X11.25″ (for a 1/4″ seam).
- Click on the black circle by the scissors icon in the layers panel for the smaller square. Choose WRITE and click on the Washable Fabric Pen (it’s a bright blue color)
- To create folding lines, choose the score line in the shapes panel, then change it to WRITE, and choose the Washable Fabric Pen. If you’d like to write out FOLD, use the text tool to write it out, then choose the Washable Fabric Pen for that, as well.
- When you’re finished, click MAKE IT NOW, then you will be prompted to insert the fabric pen into the machine. It will automatically switch from the pen to cutting.
That was the easy part! I’m sure some of you will be amazing at the actual sewing, but I’m going to need A LOT of practice. I think these Halloween Napkins turned out beautiful, just don’t turn them over 😂. That’s usually the rule when I sew something. Stay tuned for a cute printable to go along with these napkins! These will work with any of my Coloring Book Fabrics from Spoonflower!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
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