My idea for the Maxie Mail Subscription Sewing Box became a reality 8 months ago. I can hardly believe how fast time passes, and I feel I've made so many new friends all across this country and even into Canada. Thank you to each and every one that subscribed and made this reality even possible! Early into the subscription I sent out a survey to all subscribers, asking questions ranging from styles of sewing to box content ideas. One of the most popular ideas was the "Cool Tools" or notions box and I jumped at that because, as a quilt shop owner for over 13 years, I know what tools are most valuable and useful and I know which tools are a waste of time and money. So...here it comes, with over $80 worth of super products! I think you'll love May's box and the accompanying video that will explain each item inside. It's not too late to sign up...just click here! The cut off date is May 22, but waiting too much longer might delay your shipment by a few days due to stock levels on hand. (Boxes normally ship on the 25th of the month.)
What's both adorable and useful? A Tomato Pincushion and Needle Keeper! And for a limited time, I'm offering the pattern free to new email subscribers! If you're not subscribed, just use the pop-up box, or scroll down on the right side and sign up in the box! By signing up you'll hear about my latest sewing and quilting tutorials, videos, Maxie Mail news and other information useful for your sewing journey! Welcome aboard!
Thank you! Happy sewing and God bless!
You read it right! The Cricut Maker is equipped with a rotary cutter, giving it the capability to cut fabric without the need to adhere a stabilizer or fusible on the wrong side! Other cutters utilize a dragging knife blade that, when dragging over the surface of UN-stabilized fabric, would distort the fabric and make cutting curves and corners a nightmare. But, could Cricut Maker cut any type of fabric? I decided to put it to the test with stretchy, lofty fleece! It passed with flying colors!
These fleece booties are made from a pattern I drafted on paper a few years back and I suppose I've made about a hundred pair from that pattern. Cutting can be a bit of a challenge though, (due to stretch and fuzz) so I I thought that if Cricut could pass this test we would remain close friends forever!
The first step I'd need to take would be to create the pattern in an SVG file for the machine. My Adobe Illustrator skills were very lacking, but thanks to the new Immersion Course by Bonnie Christine (my daughter!) she brought me up to speed quickly in only the first week of lessons. So, thank you, Bonnie, for that! (If you're in want of those skills, you might like to check out her classes on Skillshare and Creative Live, as well. Her Immersion course registration is closed until next year, but you can register for the notification list.)
SVG file complete, now to put it to the test. I connected my laptop to my Cricut Maker, opened Cricut Design Space and followed the very simple prompts to upload my designs (there are two: the ankle portion and the toe/sole portion). Being a new Cricut user, this was my very first cut fabric project, and I approached with guarded confidence, wondering if I would have a very long learning curve. Nope. None. Cricut guides you through each step: choose your fabric type, load your mat, touch the cut button. It was that simple! I can't sing the virtues of this machine loudly enough!
Want a Cricut Maker of your very own? The cost is $399.99 and a voluminous value, considering the capabilities of cutting hundreds of materials including silk, cotton, leather, wood, and every type of paper! Click the image above to purchase! If you purchase the Cricut from the links in my post, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cricut, and contains my opinions.
These booties are only in one size, but roomy enough to fit Women's 7-9. Download the written .pdf directions for constructing them here, and the SVG files for your cutting machine here. You'll be snuggling up with them in no time! Photos below correspond with the .pdf instructions.
Back to the Adobe Illustrator drawing board to make more SVG files for my Cricut Maker!
Thanks for visiting! Happy sewing, and God bless! Maxie
These booties are only in one size, but roomy enough to fit Women's 7-9. Download the written directions for constructing them here, and the SVG files for your cutting machine here. You'll be snuggling up with them in no time!
Prairie Points! With just a few folds, a tiny square of fabric becomes a prime-time addition to just about any project. This month’s Maxie Mail subscription sewing box focused on Prairie Points with a fun project, and that led me to update one of my previous video tutorials on how to simplify the process and crank out a whole lineup in a flash!Read More