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Cricut: How to  Make Personalised Embroidered Placemats
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Cricut: How to Make Personalised Embroidered Placemats

Difficulty Advanced
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1/2 day +

Personalised placemats are a fantastic way to bring something unique to your table decor and with the help of your Cricut Explore Air 2 or Maker machine, making customised projects is so easy.

For this project we have used the Cricut Design Space to make our placemat design and then transferred it into the fabric, ready to be hand embroidered.

 

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How to make

Step 1

Download the embroidery template and upload the image into the Design Space app. Open up a blank canvas.

Blank design space canvas

Step 2

Insert a square and change the cut colour to white. Unlock and resize to 44 x 29cm.

Square in design space

Step 3

Duplicate the shape.

Step 4

Resize the duplicated shape to 42 x 28cm.

Resizing shape

Step 5

Change this shape to Draw.

Changing shape to draw

Step 6

Click on Upload image and then Open Uploaded Images.

Opening uploaded image drop down

Step 7

Select the image you uploaded earlier.

Selecting the uploaded image

Step 8

Insert the image.

Inserting image

Step 9

Change the image to draw and resize to 16.1 x 9cm.

Resizing image and changing it to draw

Step 10

Duplicate the image.

Duplicating image

Step 11

Click on Text and search for the font Bicycle for Two.

Finding bicycle for two font

Step 12

Type your chosen name.

Typing chosen name

Step 13

Move the design around until you are happy with the layout. Attach everything together.

Playing with design until happy

Step 14

Click Make It and follow the on-screen instructions. You will need to select Cotton and make sure the Fabric Marker Pen is loaded.

Following on screen instructions

Step 15

Place the fabric into an embroidery hoop.

Fabric in embroidery hoop

Step 16

Stitch the design using a variety of embroidery stitches.

Stitching design

Step 17

Wash away the fabric pen with warm water, dry the piece and iron.

Washing away fabric pen markings

Step 18

Take the second piece of fabric and place both pieces of fabric right sides together. Using a 0.5cm seam allowance stitch around the edges, leave a gap for turning through. Turn the piece through and neatly stitch up the gap. Press well.

Helpful Docs & Software

Placemat template

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