Hi guys! Welcome back to my channel Avanti Morocha. in this video, I’m going to show you how to cut felt fill with Cricut. for me, the best way to cut felt with Cricut is using Cricut Maker and the rotary blade. The rotary blade is exclusive for Cricut Maker and cannot be used with the other Cricut machines. before you cut felt it is important that you know that there is three types of felt. 100 % wool felt This is the best quality and most expensive felt It is great to make clothes like jackets, hats, shoes, and more. This type of feel it is hard to find in your local store, but you can buy it online Blend felt, it’s a mix of wool and rayon,
It’s durable and strong like wool felt but more affordable than this. You can use it to make felt flowers, toys, table runners, and more. Acrylic felt is made of synthetic fibers. It is the most affordable felt, however, it is not the best quality This felt is really easy to find in craft stores, it comes in pieces of 9 by 12″ the price range between 33 cents to $1
You can also buy it by the yard. You can use this fell to make felt flowers,
keychains, ornaments, and more. Today I’m going to use acrylic felt because it’s the most affordable and easy to find. Now let’s begin. Here I have acrylic felt; there are different types and qualities. Today I’m going to show you how to cut them. This is Cricut Felt; it comes with ten sheets of 12×12″. It’s a semi-stiff felt and has 1mm of thickness; the retail price is $10.49. This is the cheapest felt you find at the craft store; the price varies between 30 to 50 cents. It is very soft felt. These are two of my favorite brands: Ecofit is made of 100% recycled plastic bottles, and this Crealogie is 100% polyester. These have a similar quality to the Cricut brand, but they are softer. The price varies between 80 cents to 1 dollar. Finally, I have this soft acrylic felt with a backing; it has a thickness of 2mm. As I mentioned at the beginning, the best way to cut felt is to use Cricut Maker with the Rotary Blade; you will also need a fabric mat. I’m going to send these apple shapes to cut, click on make it, now, continue select the material, Go to the browse. type felt in the search box, and select acrylic felt. I’ve already loaded the rotary blade; now, I’m going to load the mat. I’ll be using the 33 cents felt. Place it on the mat. I like to use my Cricut Fabric applicator. It firmly adheres the fabric to the mat. Load the mat and start the job. I fast-forwarded this part of the video, the process to cut these pieces took about 1 min 10 seconds. Remove the pieces. Since this is a soft acrylic felt it tents to stay connected in some points, instead of pulling the piece, which can cause the fabric to stretch, use a scissor to cut these connections. The downside of using cheap felt is that the edges tend to be fuzzy. However, you can fix this with scissors. This felt left residues in the mat In the case of the fabric mat do not use the scraper to remove the residues, you will only reduce the life of your mat, leave it as it is. I cut a couple more fruits using the same material and settings. Here I have all the piece, Cricut Maker didn’t have any problem cutting this material, due to the quality of the felt you’ll see it has fuzzy edges, use a scissor to clean them. Now I’m going to sew and fill in these pieces. Here are the results; you can use these felt fruits as educational material for young kids. Now I’m going to cut the pieces of these mermaids in different kinds and colors of acrylic felt. click on make it. click on continue selecting the material felt, acrylic fabric. I’ve already loaded the blade now I’m going to load the mat. The process to cut these pieces took about 1 min 20 seconds. I’m using a soft felt because I wasn’t able to find this color in semi-stiff or stiff felt in the craft store nearby. To stiffen this piece, I’m going to use Mod Pouch; it is what I have at home. However, it’s better to use a stiffener fabric spray all over the felt sheet; let it dry before sending it to cut. Now I’m going to use Cricut felt, this is a semi-stiff felt. Now I’m going to cut these pieces, click on make it, move it to this side of the mat. Click on continue, select the material, felt. You could use the fine point blade, but I prefer to use the rotary blade. If you are wondering why I put the felt in this area, the reason is simple. This area is the most sticky of my mat. Now, load the mat and start the job. I fast-forwarded this part of the video, the process to cut these pieces took about 2 minutes. Now I’m going to remove the pieces from the mat. As you can see, the pieces were cut perfectly, and the edges are crisp. Cricut Felt doesn’t leave any residues in the mat. Now I’m going to cut the same piece using the fine point blade and the Cricut Felt. Click on make it, I’m going to move the designs to the other side, click on continue, select the material – Felt I’m going to use the fine point blade. I fast-forwarded this part of the video, the process to cut these pieces took about 1min 10 seconds. Now remove the pieces. I can see that Cricut cut the felt; however, there are still some connection points in the felt. If you have a Cricut Explore 2, you may get good results when using the fine point blade with semi-stiff or stiff felt. When using Cricut felt and the fine point blade, you’ll see some residues left on the mat, but it should be minimal. I’m going to cut these pieces, click on make it, Continue Select the material Felt, acrylic fabric I’ll be using the rotary blade. For these pieces, I’m using acrylic felt that its 100% polyester. I fast-forwarded this part of the video, the process to cut these pieces took about 2min. Remove the pieces. The cut is good. However, I can see a couple of points that are still attached. This felt has better quality than the 33 cents felt. As you can see, the edges of these pieces are not as fuzzy as the one we saw from the cheapest felt. I used my Cricut and iron-on to cut the faces of the mermaids Now I’m going to attach them to the felt using my mini-easypress. For this kind of project, I recommend using semi-stiff or stiff felt. You can use these mermaids to make a felt activity book. Now I’m going to make these flowers, go to make it, continue, select the material Felt acrylic fabric. I’ll be using the rotary blade. It’s convenient to use a soft felt when making flowers; I’m using this acrylic felt because I like the color. I fast-forwarded this part of the video, the process to cut these pieces took about 2 minutes. remove the pieces If you’re into making felt flowers, I recommend investing and getting blend felt instead of acrylic felt. It cuts well, and it won’t have as many fuzzy edges as the cheapest felt. Now I’m going to use acrylic stiff -felt, this is a little more expensive $1.20 for a 12″x18″ piece. I’m going to cut these pieces; press make it, I’m going to move the design to the other side. click on continue Select the material. Even though I could use the felt stiff setting, I’m not going to because this setting doesn’t allow me to edit the blade. Instead, I’m going to use felt settings and use the rotary blade. Go to edit tools and select a rotary blade I fast-forwarded this part of the video, the process to cut these pieces took about 2min. Remove the pieces. As you can see, the cuts in stiff felt are perfect, and the edges are crisp. This felt doesn’t leave any residues in the mat. Now I’m going to use the fine point blade to cut the same piece but with the setting of stiff felt. Go to materials and select Felt-Stiff I’m using the fine point blade. I fast-forwarded this part of the video, the process to cut these pieces took about 2 minutes. Now I’m going to remove the pieces. As you can see, it’s a little more challenging to take them apart, but the cuts are still good. This felt doesn’t leave any residues in the mat. Here are the flowers and leaves. Finally, I’m going to use this soft acrylic felt that has a backing. Sent the letters to cut, click on make it, now continue Select the material Felt, craft bonded Now edit the tool, select the rotary
blade. Apply Load the mat and start the job I fast-forwarded this part of the video, the process to cut these pieces took about 1 1/2 minutes. remove the letters These pieces have a lot of fuzzy edges, but this can be fixed with scissors. You can remove the backing of these pieces and attach them to other surfaces. I hope you liked this video and you find it informative. If you have any questions leave them in the comment section. if you are interested in a Cricut Maker I’m going to leave you the links where you can buy it in the info box below the video. If you are new to my channel and you like what you see hit the subscription button Tap the notification bell, so you get informed every time I release a new video don’t forget to visit my blog follow me on my social media like this video and share it with your loved ones. See you soon , chau chau.