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Cricut and Vintage Reproduction

I’ve been dreaming of owning a Cricut machine for many, many moons! I’ve been very intrigued by all of the magical things it can do. Guess what my husband bought me for my birthday? If you guessed a Cricut Explore Air 2 {not sponsored — I wish}, you’d be correct!!! {I have some bday money from my parents and will be buying an Easy Press}

If you are unfamiliar with what a Cricut is, it’s the ultimate crafters machine. It has many functions, such as: cutting all sorts of designs from materials like fabric, felt, paper, vinyl, card stock, and iron-on transfers (these are just a few). You can also use it for drawing, etching and scoring. I’ve even seen some use it for cutting out sewing patterns (depending on the size of paper/materials), creating embroidery/cross stitch patterns and for garment making. At first I thought I would mostly be using it for garment making/embellishing, but I’m now dreaming up plans for so much more!

{If you want to go down a deep rabbit hole, there are millions of vintage clipart SVG files out there — especially on Etsy}

Another thing I’ve come to consider, is I can use the Cricut for branding. I can create clothing labels, tags, business cards, stickers, greeting cards and other business related projects. I’m going to be upping my game with this dream machine.

The projects I am currently planning with my Cricut are some vintage Halloween goodies, t-shirt transfers and POODLE SKIRTS! Yes. Poodle skirts with a Killer Kitsch Twist! I’ve included a slide show below of some inspirations!

If you want to learn more about the machine, I will be listing a bunch of social media/blogs/YouTube I am currently following/watching.

Instagram/Blogs/YouTube to follow {this list is no where complete and I will update it as I find more accounts}:


Kara – The Dressed Aesthetic
A Vintage Crafternoon
Sewcial Dee (who is also inspiring me to get back to resin crafts)


The Dressed Aesthetic
Lucy Bergstrom
Vintage Halloween Treat Box
Sewcial Dee


Lucy Bergstrom (using Cricut to put art on vintage mirrors)
How to make jewelry with your Cricut
Cutting Fabric with your Cricut

YouTube Cutting Felt (there are a few videos)

Uploading Sewing Patterns to a Cricut (a few videos for this as well)

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