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I love using my Cricut Maker to cut perfect pattern pieces to sew into beautiful projects!
While I don’t often use my Cricut for simple or large fabric pieces, I love having it cut small quilt squares and intricate pieces for my sewing projects. Not only does this save time, but it also makes me smile on the inside at the awesome technology.
If you’re interested in taking your Cricut for a spin, here are some free Cricut sewing patterns to check out! And remember, while you can cut fabric with most Cricut cutting machines, the Cricut Maker is the only Cricut that doesn’t require the fabric to be bonded prior to cutting at this time.
Free Sewing Patterns in Cricut Design Space
Let’s start with the patterns that Cricut itself provides free to users of Design Space. If you don’t yet have Design Space, you can download it here.
To navigate to all the free patterns currently available in Cricut Design Space (without a Cricut Access subscription), first, open a new project. Then, click on Projects on the left of the screen, and click Free in the drop-down menu on the top right.
Then, scroll through the free patterns to find the specific sewing ones. Right now, they’re mostly COVID-related safety sewing patterns (masks, scrub caps, etc). Here are several of the freebies currently available (although this will likely change.)
Free Design Space Sewing Patterns for the Cricut Maker
There used to be a large selection of free sewing patterns, especially Simplicity patterns, in Cricut Design Space, but things have changed in recent years.
If you own a Cricut Maker, there are even more free Design Space sewing patterns available to you.
To see the current patterns available, follow the directions above except navigate to Free for Cricut Maker in the drop-down menu. Then, look for the sewing ones. (If you own a different machine, you may have some free patterns for you, too, using the bonded fabric blade.)
Here are some links to the current projects available, although they could change at any time. Seasonally, I’ve noticed rotations around the holidays.
- For kids: softie blocks and tooth fairy monster
- Stuffies: bunny stuffie doll and snowman stuffie
- Two free Cricut quilt patterns: Sew Many Squares and Half Hexi Quilt
- Quilted projects: quilted hexagon pot holder and quilted tablet case
- Bowl holder/koozie
- Cricut Maker dust cover and Cricut tabletop tool caddy
- Small zipper bow pouch
- Small wallet
- Leather baby shoes – use the knife blade and sew by hand
- Christmas stocking
Free Cricut Sewing Patterns
Now, here are some great sewing SVG and Design Space files that other bloggers have put together for personal use. I’ll be updating it as I find more.
Several designers have these free patterns in SVG format, which can be downloaded directly from the website and then imported into Design Space. Others have a link to the Cricut Design Space file. This means you’ll have to click their link and click again when prompted to open it in Design Space.
For Babies and Kids
- As back-to-school is approaching, this cute zipper supplies pouch from Clarks Condensed would be fun to make.
- From Sweet Red Poppy, this simple knit baby hat Cricut sewing pattern also comes with a PDF file for cutting pieces with sewing scissors.
- While you’re on her website, also check out a free baby bib sewing project to make with your Cricut Maker.
- Slightly odd-shaped fabrics are my favorite to cut with my Cricut because the machine can cut curves more accurately than I can. Thus, I love projects like this knotted bow headband!
- For kids who like sleep masks, this free fox sleep mask from Wild and Wanderful is very cute! If you’re looking for an adult size, grab the free cut file from See Lindsay.
- This cute tooth fairly pillow with felt pocket from That’s What Che Said is perfect for young kids losing their first teeth. Further personalize the pillow using heat-transfer vinyl as well.
- Sew a rag quilt using pieces of fabric cut with your Cricut Maker. Get the free design file and tutorial here from Hello Creative Family. If you don’t have a Cricut, rag quilt squares are easy to cut by hand also!
For the Home
- Who doesn’t love potholders? Simple Life Pattern Company has a cutting file for making potholders. You can set your Cricut to cut both the Insulbright AND the fabric.
- Fabric baskets are all the rage. Cut fabric for any size basket you want with your Cricut using this resizable pattern from Polka Dot Chair.
- This kissy lips pillow from Sew Simple Home is too cute and would be great in a girl’s room.
- For Thanksgiving and Halloween, check out how to make fabric pumpkins using fabric cut by the Cricut Maker.
- If you prefer to carry your Cricut with a strap, this carrying case from CraftaGoGo is worth a try. I can’t say I’ve ever transported my Cricut outside my house, though!
- Here’s a scalloped zipper pouch from Sew Much Ado that can be made with a Cricut Maker.
- It doesn’t get any easier than sewing a quick tissue holder to carry a travel pack of Kleenex. This is an easy pattern to cut with a rotary cutter and self-healing mat also.
Cricut Access Option
If you’re a subscriber to Cricut Access, you can access hundreds of more sewing projects as well as several more quilt options. I especially love the idea of using my Cricut to cut some of the funkier quilt pieces.
I hope these free Cricut sewing projects have inspired you to get out your Cricut Maker and start using the included rotary blade. If you also have an embroidery machine, check out 5 ways a Cricut and embroidery machine work together!