Hey everyone! Roree here, and this week is all about the 4th of July. I thought it would be fun to get out my Cricut Expression 2 machine and some fabric and make a t-shirt to show some patriotic spirit.
I chose a cute shooting star image from the Stand and Salute cartridge. It reminded me of the stars and stripes, so I thought it would work perfectly. And because I am a bit new to cutting fabric with my machine, I
figured keeping the cuts simple would be better. Here is what I came up with:
I added Heat N Bond fabric adhesive to the back of my fabrics. This helps stabilize the fabric, so it will stay in place while cutting. Just a quick iron, and it was ready to cut. I was a bit nervous at first, but it worked really well. I used a new mat and and blade, and slowed the cutting speed down just a bit. I cut the image out in red and blue fabric, and I had no problems at all.
I decided to cut out the image on a scrap piece of cardstock also. I used the negative as a guide to place my cuts onto the t-shirt.
This was really helpful, and it insured I got the spacing right.
I then added some machine stitching around the shapes in coordinating thread.
When it was done, I gave it to a very happy (and patriotic) recipient.
I hope this project inspires you to give fabric a try with your Cricut machine. I hope you all have a wonderful week!
Designed By: Roree Rumph
Cricut Machines Used: Cricut Expression 2
Cricut Cartridges Used: Stand and Salute
Other Supplies: T-shirt (craft supply); Fabric (fabric store); Thread (Coats & Clark); Sewing machine (Brother)
Cut CIRCLES using the Stand and Salute Cartridge
- 6.5” <ShootStr> x 2, once from red fabric and once from blue fabric