Cricut + Simplicity Patterns = Clever Companions!

I've posted before to acclaim the Cricut Maker's ability to help me sew, and maybe you even downloaded my slipper .svg file and made a pair or two for yourself! Cricut's exclusive new Rotary Blade is what makes this precision cutting possible, cutting fabric with no backing or stabilizer. Did you know that Simplicity Patterns has chummed up with Cricut to make sewing patterns available in .svg format for your Cricut Maker Machine? When I decided to give that duo a try I came across this sweet doggie dress that I knew would be perfect for my Pinkie!

Cricut Maker Machine

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Making her dress with Art Gallery Fabric's "Wonderful Things", designed by my daughter, Bonnie Christine, would make it even more perfect! Look how accurately the rotary blade cuts! And...the marking pen precisely marked each piece for ribbon, pocket and velcro placement. Click on the photo for a close-up view.

One of the best things about Cricut Maker and Cricut's Design Space, is how user friendly they are. They work together so easily and all the guesswork is taken out because you just choose your design, click "Make It", and follow the prompts! It's that easy, and Cricut has an abundant supply of videos and tutorials to help with most any situation that could arise.

  • Bottom Left: Sewing the leash ribbon in place.
  • Bottom Center: Sewing the gathered ruffle in place.
  • Bottom Right: Stitch around treat pocket on fold line. Clip to line in corners. Tip: Glue seam allowance in place and press well. Sew to the front of the dress as shown in the top photo.
  • Top Photo: Finished and ready for velcro. Click to enlarge.

What do you think?

Sewing with Cricut Maker has many benefits; to name a few:

  1. Cutting and marking accuracy.
  2. No hand fatigue from scissors or rotary cutter.
  3. Youngsters can sew small projects without having to use sharp cutting tools.
  4. Much easier for handicapped or arthritic hands.
  5. It's fun!

Can you tell how much I love my Cricut Maker? Thanks for visiting today! Happy Sewing and God bless!


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