You can cut delicate fabrics using the Cricut Maker

Cutting Delicate Fabrics With the Cricut Maker

March 22nd, 2018 • Contributor: Jenny Alger from Everyday Jenny

Hi! It’s Jenny from Everyday Jenny. Today I’m sharing a tutorial on how to use the Cricut Maker to cut out delicate fabrics.

One of the adaptive tools released with the Cricut Maker is the rotary blade. It makes cutting fabric so easy! From heavy fabrics (like denim) to delicate fabrics (like chiffon and tulle), the rotary blade can cut it with ease!

I made this darling skirt with some tulle butterflies that were cut with the Maker.


Supplies for butterfly tulle skirt decorations




1: Create Your Design

Create the design for your delicate fabric project

Open Cricut Design Space and create your design. (You can open my butterfly design here.) To choose your own image click on “Images” on the left in the design screen and scroll through Design Space’s image library. Some other fun ideas for embellishments are flowers or hearts.

Once you have decided on your image, click on “Insert Images” in the lower right corner. Make sure to resize your image to fit your skirt.

2: Cut Out Your Design

Cut out your delicate fabric design

Select “Make It” and set your material to delicate fabrics.

Cut out your delicate fabric design

Cut your tulle to fit on your FabricGrip mat. Place your material on the mat and use your brayer to help smooth and apply the tulle to the mat.

Cut out your delicate fabric design

Make sure that your rotary blade is loaded and then hit go. Watch the Maker easily cut the delicate tulle into beautiful butterflies!

Be sure to pin this so you can try it later!

3: Remove the Tulle and Decide On Placement

Figure out where you want to place your delicate fabrics

Carefully remove your butterflies with your large tweezers. Be careful not touch the mat with your fingers because the oil from your hands can break down the glues in the mat.

Take two butterflies and line them up with each other and place them on the skirt. Decide on the placement and spacing for each butterfly.

4: Sew On Your Tulle Butterflies

Sew On Your Tulle Butterflies

Use your needle and thread to carefully hand stitch “X’s” through the center of the butterflies. You may want to put a couple of tiny stitches in the top of the wings so they don’t fold over. Repeat with each butterfly. Your butterfly skirt is finished!

Some lucky little girl is going to love twirling in her new butterfly skirt!

You can cut delicate fabrics with a Cricut Maker

What fabrics have you cut out using your rotary blade? Let me know in the comments below.

You can cut delicate fabrics with a Cricut Maker

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