Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Easy DIY Stockings with the NEW Cricut Maker!

By now I'm sure you've seen the new Cricut Maker machine in all it's glory. I've been singing the praises of Cricut since my very first Explore machine but the new Maker just takes crafting to a whole new level. As you may have seen yesterday, this past weekend, I hosted a fun Girly Stocking Making Brunch, the secret weapon behind the stocking making... the Cricut Maker of course! 
Easy DIY Stockings with the NEW Cricut Maker!
 Using a very simple (and FREE!) Design Space project, I was able to whip these babies up in no time!
Easy DIY Stockings with the NEW Cricut Maker!
A simple Design Space search for "Stocking" brings up this project.
Easy DIY Stockings with the NEW Cricut Maker!
All you have to do is follow the instructions they provide and you'll have a custom stocking in no time! I did end up customizing the pattern a bit to make it more to my liking and I'll show you how I did that.

Supplies Needed

1/2 yard of fabric for outside
1/2 yard of fabric for lining
Corresponding thread
8 inches of ribbon for hanging loop
Scissors or rotary blade
Iron
Easy DIY Stockings with the NEW Cricut Maker!
My fabric loaded onto my pink 12 x 24 fabric mat. 
Since I decided not to do the heel and toe detail (because, let's be honest, I didn't want to spend the extra time) I just went ahead and cut mats 1 and 2 twice (once for the outside of the stocking and once for the lining of the stocking... as you can see below) and skipped mats 3-5.
Easy DIY Stockings with the NEW Cricut Maker!
So I ended up with four cuts... two of the lining and two of the outside. 
Easy DIY Stockings with the NEW Cricut Maker!
 Another element of the stocking that I didn't personally like is that there was no hanging loop... so I added one! I simply took a piece of ribbon (about 8 inches long) folded it in half, and pinned it at about a 45 degree angle facing down four inches down on the back side of the lining and then sandwiched it between both lining pieces (right sides together).
Easy DIY Stockings with the NEW Cricut Maker!
(In the picture it's shown on top just to show you placement.) 
 Then, just follow the rest of the directions given in Design Space and you'll have an adorable (and SUPER easy) new stocking!

Once the stockings were made, the real fun began... the customization! 
Easy DIY Stockings with the NEW Cricut Maker!
Easy DIY Stockings with the NEW Cricut Maker!
Easy DIY Stockings with the NEW Cricut Maker!
Easy DIY Stockings with the NEW Cricut Maker!
Easy DIY Stockings with the NEW Cricut Maker!
Easy DIY Stockings with the NEW Cricut Maker!
Be sure to check back tomorrow to see how you can use the new EasyPress to customize your new stocking!

And if you missed them, be sure to check out all the other posts from this party!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

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