Friday, September 25, 2009

Cuteness with the Cricut!

So you can cut fabric with the Cricut. I knew this but had never undertaken a project that involved fabric until today!

As I stated earlier I have an extreme addiction to Halloween Shirts for my girls. A friend found a cut shirt with witches shoes on it, she recreated it with some pattern, but I decided to attempt it with my Cricut.

I pulled out my Cricut cart stash and found the Witch cut on Paper Doll Dress Up. This cart has sooooo much stuff, stuff you cant even see on the back of the box.

I was super excited to get started so I headed to WM and got a couple of fat quarters for $1, I bought the green and orange fabric in fat quarters and then just picked up some Wonder Under and plain black fabric.

To cut fabric with your cricut you first need to iron the Wonder Under onto your fabric. I whipped out a brand new Cricut mat because I wanted to be sure my fabric stuck really well. You stick down the fabric and pick out your cut. Before I started I cut paper to make sure my sizes were correct, I'd hate to waste the fabric.

I cut the witch's shoes at 3 inches, real dial size. That part is important if you cut at 3 inches without real dial size they'd be itty bitty! The spider is also from PDDU and is on the monster cut section. After cutting I peeled away the excess fabric and was left with shoes and a spider.

Next I cut the squares for the Witch's tights using George and a 1.5 inch square. They were also ironed on to wonder under.
After all your bits are cut out, iron them onto your shirt.
I free cut the bottom of the witch's dress, I didn't like the way it looked with the legs just ending in the middle of the shirt.

After ironing I had to zig zag all around the bits and I gave the spider button eye balls.

My model :D

Final shirt.. I added a yellow cross stitched mouth to my little spider friend.

I am considering cutting EEEK out on the Cricut and putting it on the bottom of the back of the shirt, but I wanted to share the cuteness so I haven't done that yet.

The cricut made this project a snap and you can find more info on the little machine that I love at and you can find stuff about their contests here...

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Sara F. said...


Georgia Ehrmann said...

this is darling! And your daughter is a cutie!

Lorie said...

OH HOW CUTE!!! No wonder you won a prize!

And just out of curiosity, what would you charge for a cute little shirt like that?

The Adventure of Linds and Lyds! said...

I dont know... I havent given it any thought.