DIY American Girl Dress cut with Cricut Maker
I am over the moon excited to finally show you the new Cricut Maker in action! I have used Cricut cutters for a long time and nothing compares to what the new Maker can do. I still love the Cricut Explore and plan on doing many projects using it, but I will also use the Maker to create things you never would have guessed a Cricut could make! The first project with the new Maker is this doll button-up dress. Since the Maker can cut fabrics without backing, I thought it would be fun to start with a sewing project. You may notice currently I don’t do many sewing projects, but that is all about to change. I see many coming our way!
Please keep in mind that I am no expert seamstress, so my techniques may be a little different than yours. I started sewing at a young age, but I’ve always sewn without a pattern. Most of the time it’s just an idea in my head and I cut for it as I go. Seriously, I’ve made dresses and outfits for my girls with nothing more than a tape measure. I’ve never liked patterns. They stress me out and I enjoy the process more without them. Still, I don’t sew all the time so there are many things I can improve on. That’s why I love the new Maker. It eliminates me having to shop in a store for a pattern. No more cutting out the tissue paper, pinning, and cutting some more. None of that! I can do the part that I actually enjoy, which is sewing, and not worry about cutting the pattern. Yay!
Once you watch the video and see how the Maker cuts the fabric, let me know what other sewing projects you’d like to see!
There are links below showing you where you can order the Cricut Maker and my readers can get an extra 30% off supplies by following this discount link. <<<30% off Cricut Supplies>>> So, stock up on supplies!
Official Cricut – Cricut Maker – no discount codes available for the machine, but if you are an Access member you do get 10% off! If you order any of the cutting materials or tools enter code AUGSHIP for free shipping on $50 or more!
Amazon – Cricut Maker – free shipping available if you have Amazon Prime
Michaels – http://www.michaels.com/cricut-maker/D040251S.html#start=1
- Doll Button-Up Dress Simplicity Pattern
- Top Fabric 3/8 yd. of 45″ or 60″
- Skirt Fabric 3/8 yd. of 45″ or 60″
- 1/4 yd. of 1/2″ Wide hook, and loop tape
- 1/2 yd. of 1/4″ Wide elastic
- 1/4″ Buttons (4)
- 1/4″ Double fold bias tape (1pkg)