8/31 | Cricut Maker : Overview + Review

If you’re anything like me, you’re always looking for a new craft tool and today we’re taking a deep dive into the NEW Cricut Maker that I have fallen in LOVE with. You’re not going to believe how many more materials you’re able to cut now with the Cricut Maker. Never before have you been able to cut SO many items all with one machine and only needing different blades. Let’s jump into our official Cricut Maker review.

First, I’m sure you’re wondering what comes in the box. If you’re interested, be sure to check out our Cricut Maker unboxing video right here:
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In the box you receive –

•The Cricut Maker
•Lightgrip mat
•Fabricgrip mat
•Sample test materials
•Regular blade for paper
•Rotary blade for fabrics
•Electric cord + USB cord
•25 free sewing patterns

If you’re wanting to cut thicker materials like balsa wood, you’re going to have to purchase the knife blade separate. This blade is not included but highly recommended when it becomes available. An important note to make is that with the new adaptive tool system Cricut will be able to design new tools that are able to work with the Cricut Maker. Isn’t that exciting? I cannot wait to see what other blades or tools they add to our Cricut Maker line up.

Right after I received my machine I was very excited to actually try cutting fabric with the fabric grip mat and put the rotary blade truly to the test and that is exactly what I did and couldn’t be any more impressed. I think the best part is how well the fabric grip mat works with fabric and how little prep is truly needed. Ready to watch how well the rotary blade works in the Cricut Maker? Check out our video.

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As you can see, the Cricut Maker can precisely cut any designs that you would like to cut. I really love that with the new Cricut Maker it checks to make sure you have the correct blade in the machine before cutting the pattern out from Design Space. There’s honestly hundreds of materials that you’re able to cut with the rotary blade and I cannot wait to see what other materials I can cut too. Something that has been highly requested to show was cutting felt and your request is my command. Check out my first impression cutting felt.

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As you watch the video above, you will see how easily it is to cut almost any type of felt and YES even the very inexpensive felt from the craft stores still work fantastic. 

My overall Cricut Maker thoughts: I think this is the perfect machine for anyone excited to make with new materials and wanting to be able to work with all new materials. Even if you’re not a big sewer yet, this is the perfect machine to take away all the hard parts of sewing. I’m loving all of the new projects in Design Space. I cannot wait to see what everyone else thinks of the Cricut Maker and it is now available for you to pick up on Cricut.com, local craft stores, and HSN.

If you’re looking for inspiration, be sure to visit Cricut on social media: @OfficialCricut 

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