Meet the new Cricut Maker

Cricut Maker is Here!

August 2, 2017 • Contributor: The Cricut Team

Over the past eleven years, we’ve watched with wonder as you’ve utilized Cricut’s suite of machines, tools, software, and materials to turn your creative dreams into amazing, awe-inspiring realities.

Today marks a milestone for the Cricut brand as we introduce you to three revolutionary new products...

Meet the new Cricut Maker

Cricut Maker,™ the ultimate smart cutting machine, featuring never-before-seen technology in the desktop maker space. It cuts more materials, incorporates more tools, and offers you more possibilities than ever before.

The Cricut Easy Press will help you succeed with your iron on projects

Cricut Easy Press™, a home heat press that focuses on professional iron-on results, a large heating surface, simple controls for heating on different materials, and thoughtful safety features.

The Cricut BrightPad will help you weed your projects better!

Cricut BrightPad™, offering a thin, light, and evenly bright surface to make things like weeding vinyl, artist tracing, and jewelry making easier and more enjoyable.

We are so excited about all of our new products and will be sharing tutorials and information about them in the coming weeks.

But First, Meet Cricut Maker

With Cricut Maker, you’ll now be able to cut hundreds of materials with precision and ease. You’ll have access to the revolutionary Adaptive Tool System™, an expandable suite of tools that grows with you as you master each new craft.

We’ve modernized the sewing process with the Cricut Rotary Blade, which enables you to quickly and accurately cut fabric directly on the Cricut mat without any backing material. Create beautiful sewing projects with any fabric of your choice, from silk to lace, and even burlap, in mere seconds, all with incredible ease. And you’ll love using our new Knife Blade, which seamlessly cuts through chipboard, balsa wood, thick leathers and more.

But with more tools, we also want to bring you more project inspiration, and so we’re thrilled to now offer a digital sewing pattern library, directly in Design Space, where you can access hundreds of patterns, all available to cut instantly, from quilts to clothing, to stuffed animals and baby clothes. We partnered with Simplicity, the leader in sewing patterns for nearly a century, to offer hundreds of sewing patterns directly in Design Space. You can also find amazing modern Riley Blake Designs quilt patterns in our suite of patterns as well. Find some of your old favorites, and so many new patterns to love.

The Cricut Maker builds upon the Explore Air 2 with the introduction of the new Adaptable Tool System™. With the Cricut Maker, you can use the Cricut Fine Point, Deep Cut, new Rotary and Knife Blades interchangeably to expand your creative possibilities.

For more information on our new Cricut Maker and , as well as our entire family of products, visit

Cricut Maker will be available August 20 for $399 in popular craft retail stores and on The Knife Blade will be sold separately and hit stores and in October.

We simply cannot wait to see what you create with the Cricut Maker. We'd love to hear from you, in advance of Cricut Maker hitting shelves, what you hope to create first. Given the new freedom of creativity this machine allows, we just know you’re going to make something you really love.

With much appreciation,
The Cricut Team

37 thoughts on “Cricut Maker is Here!

  1. I am beyond the moon excited about the new Cricut Maker. I have been watching the launch on social media my work and family commitments did not work with the timing of the launch. I am so happy for those that got to take part. I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these. I am so excited about the fabric capabilities. I teach and demo for DIME Designs in Machine Embroidery magazine and travel all over the country presenting to machine embroidery enthusiasts in shops coast to coast. Most of them do not know about Cricut because the sewing industries in the past have adopted the Siloutte cameo and the Brother Scan n Cut also Janome haste a product. But they all truly pale in comparison to the Cricut. I have been using a Cricut since they came on the seen. I have had some many different Cricut products. This is such an amazing product. I want to be part of the Cricut Army.

  2. Cricut, please tell me where I can find the vinyl pattern for the round table that is in your new Cricut Maker SEE IT IN ACTION ad video. I absolutely love it and would love to make it for my breakfast table that is in need of a 24 year redo update. It seems that the design was broken up into eight pie pieces. Can you please let me know where I can find the pattern & maybe a how to do instructions as a base for my creating this image for my breakfast table.You can send it to my email.
    I would greatly appreciate it.

  3. can the blade, rotary cutter and etc be used in my current Cricut Air or do you have to buy an entirely new machine to have these capabilities?

    thank you

  4. I have the Bright pad and love it! I have used it for weeding so far! I was talking about all 3 of your new items to people at the local joanns store they are stoked about it! I am just waiting to hit that order button the day the go on sale! Eeek So So Excited! My friends and family are going to be sick of hearing me talk about it! Haha. Come on 20th! It is so hard for me to wait!

  5. Okay, you have my attention of the possible perks of this machine. How about some video of how it actually cuts and what that looks like… I’m done looking at just the new pieces… I’m not going to buy until I see how it cuts simplicity patterns and how it cuts wood/ leather/ etc… your videography is pretty … I’m looking for how it works… how noisy… how it cuts fabric…

  6. The Air 2 has only been available for a few months here in Australia.
    When do you think the Maker will be available here?

  7. Super excited about this! It will probably be a year before I can get it but I will definitely start saving. I think Cricut is on the path to making something like the GlowForge. Awesome.

  8. I originally had the Cricut Expression. Then I got the Explore and I love it! Now, I see the various reveals of the Cricut Maker and I am beyond excited!! I showed your 2 minute video to my husband and he was even impressed. He is not into crafting, but he has seen lots of the things I make and he has come to appreciate my crafting. I really thought he would say I don’t need any more crafting stuff. He wants to get the Cricut Maker for me.

  9. I am looking forward to this machine. It will be fun to make unique gifts for family and friends, and hopefully expand my home-based business. I would like to make baby items and quilts, and wedding gifts!

  10. To bad you can not trade in your old one to get a percentage off. I just bought my cricut explorer air um 2 years ago. I have only used it a handful of times. Life just got in my crafting way.
    I love the fact that it has more cutting options. This will be on my wish list for sure!!

  11. I hope you can use the rotary bland with the explore air2? I JUST got the machine back in Feb when they came out (in Pink) and was terribly disappointed that I cannot cut felt. If the blade is not interchangeable than will you create a rotary blade for the air2? I would hope you would think of all the people who have spent a lot of money on your machines already who are just as disappointed.

    • The Maker uses a new framework that makes it possible to deliver 10x the cutting force and the rotary blade (and forthcoming knife blade) can only be used with this machine. Other tools like the deep cut blade, scoring tool, and pens are able to be used by both machines.

  12. CRICUT, please answer our questions.
    When will it be available in the uk? Also will it be for the same price as it tends to change as soon as anything arrives in the uk?

  13. Will the Cricut Maker be available in Joann’s stores or just at on August 20th? I am so excited!! I cannot wait. Only 12 more sleeps! haha

  14. When the new cricut maker is presented on HSN on October 3rd, will it be a special price and/or a special bundle??? I am wanting one!!!

  15. I would love to start and grow my youtube channel reviewing this beauty and the press! 😍❣💜How much are they? Super excitem but money is tight right now with my daughter being sick. Amazing video!! Can’t wait to be able to get one.

  16. Hi using this new machine to cut fabric, can you only use patterns that are available through the program or what ever? Or can you use and design your own? Thanks

    • As this page mentions, you’ll be able to upload your own quilt designs and you could also import your own shapes. You would need to follow the pattern’s instructions carefully as far as on or off grain, selvages, etc.

  17. I just today received the Cricut Explorer Air 2 and just notice the “Maker will be out next week. Wanted to ask if I am understanding this correctly???
    The Cricut Maker builds upon the Explore Air 2 with the introduction of the new Adaptable Tool System™. With the Cricut Maker, you can use the Cricut Fine Point, Deep Cut, new Rotary and Knife Blades interchangeably to expand your creative possibilities.)
    Does this mean i can use the new blades..Fine Point, Deep Cut, new Rotary and Knife blades on my Explorer Air 2 as long as i get the adaptor tool????

    • Hi, Donna. The Adaptable Tool System is a new feature found on the Cricut Maker. The Air 2 does not have enough pressure to use the Rotary and Knife blades.

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