You guys!!! The big day is finally here. I’ve been so excited about this day for weeks now but holding it inside! Today marks the official launch of the Cricut Maker on HSN and to celebrate I’ve gotten together with 49 of my blogging buddies for a giant blog hop! Each of us made one of the 50 free projects that Cricut gives to you when you purchase the Cricut Maker. We are showing them off on our sites AND we are giving one lucky reader a Cricut Maker with the complete HSN bundle!!! Amazing right?
As soon as I heard that there was going to be a Cricut Maker project blog hop, I knew that I wanted in. As I told you in this post, I’m a firm believer that anyone who sews will want to have the Cricut Maker in their life. The machine is a game changer when it comes to sewing. Not only does it do all of the cutting for you, but there also a ton of sewing patterns complete with step by step instructions and photos built right into Design Space. Plus they are constantly adding new ones. I love logging in each week and being surprised by all the awesome new projects that I can make!
I knew I had to do a sewing project for you all since the rotary cutter is my favorite thing about the new maker. As soon as I heard about the blog hop I jumped right on over to the signup and scored a project that was on my “Must Make” list! Today I’m showing off the Essential Wallet Sewing Tutorial from Cricut Design Space.
Here’s my finished wallet! Isn’t it so fun?!?!?
When I first saw this project I wondered why it was called the Essential Wallet, and then I made it and realized how it got that name. This is the perfect sized wallet to hold all of your essentials when you don’t want to lug your purse along with you. It will fit your cell phone, your business cards, your cash, your drivers license, bank card, credit card and your lipstick. It’s the perfect little wallet and with Cricut’s instructions it’s really easy to make.
Cricut lists this project as an intermediate project that takes 2-3 hours to make. I would agree with the intermediate rating, this project requires you to be able to sew a zipper which can be intimidating the first time, but gets easier each time you do it. I found that this project took me approximately an hour to make but I think after making it once that I’d be able to make the next one faster.
The materials you need for this project are:
- Cricut Maker
- 1/8 yard exterior fabric
- 1/8 yard interior fabric
- 1/8 yard fusible fleece
- Cricut Fabric Grip Adhesive Cutting Mat
- 1 inch D-ring
- Snaps or velcro (I love my KAM snaps and snap press and opted to have the snap show on the outside of the wallet which is different from the original instructions.)
- 6 inch+ zipper
- Washable Fabric Pen
The rotary cutter on the Cricut Maker cut the fabric like butter! From the quilting cotton to the fusible fleece, everything cut beautifully and came off of the cutting mat afterwards without a hitch!
I’m super proud of how the inside and the zipper turned out! This was only my second time sewing a zipper. I love how the color of the zipper pops but still coordinates with the polka dots!
A special thank you to Sydney at Tastefully Frugal for organizing this blog hop! You can see her adorable felt flower headband project here.
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 by clicking through the InLinkz button below!
Want to make these projects but don’t have a Maker yet? Enter through the widget below to not only win the new Cricut Maker but also the HSN bundle being released tonight at midnight!
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.
Tell me… What’s the first thing you would make with your Cricut Maker?
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Disclosure: Thank you to Cricut for providing us with our Cricut Maker and for giving us one to give away. As with all articles on Hello Creative Family, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.