Hello! I’m so excited to be a part of a really fun blog hop & a beyond-amazing giveaway today. Cricut recently released their newest machine – the Cricut Maker – and it is making it’s debut on the Home Shopping Network tomorrow (October 3, 2017).
In honor of the HSN debut (and a screamin’ deal) some other Cricut bloggers and I are sharing our makes using the 50 FREE projects that come with every Cricut Maker!
Cricut Design Space is full of inspiration – beautiful photos, fun projects, and tons of new sewing patterns for the Maker. When you set up your Cricut Maker in Design Space, you automatically gain access to 50 free sewing projects to get your started! It was hard to choose from so many amazing projects, but I ended up going with the Tabletop Tool Caddy.
This is a really fun & cute, but also really functional, project. The Maker does have storage built into the machine itself, but a little extra storage never hurt anyone! It gives you tons of extra spots to store your Cricut Sewing Kit items, as well as any other sewing notions or supplies you might need to keep handy.
The process and instructions for this project were pretty straightforward and easy to follow.
Being mostly an apparel sewist, I’m not super experienced with Bias Tape. The tool caddy is finished around the edges with bias tape, and the instructions recommended mitering the corners. I had never done that before, so I performed a quick google search and found several tutorials. Yay!
I used →this tutorial from Melly Sews and it was very easy to follow. Now I totally feel like a bias tape pro!
I love how quickly and easily this came together, especially since the Maker did all of the marking and most of the cutting! For this project, you do have to hand cut 2 of the 4 pieces, but it’s very quick with a rotary cutter & quilting ruler!
The fabric I used is from the Penny Rose Fabrics Five & Dime collection by Heidi Staples of Fabric Mutt. I love the vintage flair and all of the fun colors!
In case you were wondering what the fabulous HSN bundle will include, see below!
The bundle includes the following items:
- Cricut Maker™ machine
- Rotary Blade + Drive Housing
- Premium Fine-Point Blade +Housing
- Fine-Point Pen
- FabricGrip™ Mat 12” x 12”
- LightGrip™ Mat 12” x 12”
- Welcome Book
- USB Cable & Power Adaptor
- Cricut Access™ Standard trial membership
- 50 ready-to-make projects, including 25 sewing patterns
- Materials for your first project
HSN Added Value Offer Contents:
- Cricut Bonded Fabric Point Blade Housing
- Cricut Scoring Stylus
- Cricut Washable Pen
- Cricut 12×12 StrongGrip™ Cutting Mat
- Cricut Digital Pattern Content
- Cricut Consumable Sampler
- (1) 12×26 Fabric Sheet, Red
- (2) 12×12 Glitter Iron-on Sheets (Pink and Gold)
- (6) 12×12 Vinyl Sheets (Black and White)
- (1) 12×12 Kraftboard Sampler, 30pc (black, white, natural)
How incredible is that bundle!? So much value, and you could even win the entire bundle for FREE!! Enter below using the Rafflecopter widget, and be sure to complete each step for the maximum possible entries!
Want to check out the other 49 FREE projects included with your Cricut Maker?! Click the pictures below to see how some of my blog buddies created these projects with their Maker!
Giveaway open to residents in the US and Canada ages 18 years and older. Giveaway runs from 10/2/17-10/9/17 and winner will be notified by email no later than 10/10/17. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.