Cricut Maker Tutorial

Cricut Maker is a cutting plotter aka computer-controlled cutting machine, designed for home crafters. It can be used for cutting paper, felt, vinyl, fabric and other materials such as leather and matboard.

For help using the Cricut Maker, please explore manufacturer (Cricut) provided tutorials below:

Accessories available for check out at the Access Services desk:

Rotary Blade: Rotary Blade brings infinitely customizable, precision fabric cutting to the home for the very first time. Use it to cut cotton, fleece, denim, and more. With its gliding, rolling action, it cuts virtually any fabric quickly and accurately – without backing material.

Fine Point Blade: The extra-deep Knife Blade cuts through dense materials up to 2.4 mm (3/32”) thick with unprecedented ease and safety, almost like an automated X-ACTO® blade. It’s ideal for thicker materials like balsa wood, matboard, and heavy leather.

Washable Fabric Pen: Get ready for a revolution with the Cricut® Washable Fabric Pen™! Draw pattern instructions in minutes to create fabric crafts, clothing, and much more. It's water-based, acid-free, nontoxic, permanent after dry!

Recommended accessories

Note: the following accessories are not available for checkout at the Library due to their quick wear and tear.
Please review manufacturer's recommendations for other accessories and their uses to achieve best results.

Light Grip Mat: This Cricut cutting mats give you extraordinary results with every cut. Specially formulated for lightweight materials, the long-lasting LightGrip™ mat allows you to easily cut and cleanly remove materials such as common office paper, light cardstock, vellum, and, and more! 

Fabric Grip Mat: The FabricGrip™ Mat combines increased strength, density, and quality plus a light adhesive to create beautiful cuts with a wide variety of fabrics. Use with Cricut® machines and Rotary Blade or Bonded-Fabric Blade.