Ginger Snap Crafts: Fabric Hair Tie with Cricut Precision Hand Tools {tutorial}

06 March 2019

Fabric Hair Tie with Cricut Precision Hand Tools {tutorial}

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

Good morning! Today I am so excited to share a brand new Cricut project with you. Plus I love to introduce you to Cricut’s fabulous precision hand tool line. Not only are these crafting hand tools must haves in your craft room (even if you don’t own a Cricut), but they are also so beautiful! You can even find them in different colors! Eek! I’m showing you the lilac set, but you can also find these tools in mint! You are going to love these Cricut accessories! In just a bit, I’ll share how a used a few of these tools to make this cute Fabric Hair Tie, and then next week I’ll be using the rest of the tools to make a completely different project. You’ll have to stay tuned for that one! Let’s get started on this post though! :)

Today I’m going to introduce you to Cricut’s TrueControl Knife, Rotary Cutter, Self-Healing Mat, Acrylic Ruler, & Cutting Ruler. Each of these tools can be use with paper, cardstock, thin plastics, canvas, leather, wood, vinyl, iron-on, fabric & so much more!!! Let’s meet these new tools. Shall we? :)

Here we go! :)

Cricut Acrylic Ruler, Lilac - 3" x 18"

Things to know about the acrylic ruler:

• 3” x 18” size makes this ruler your essential crafting tool 
• Frosted finish with easy-to-see measurements for visibility with light and dark materials (Yes, this works!)
• Measurement marks in 1/8” increments for even the smallest details; angled lines at 30, 45, and 60 degrees   
• You’ll enjoy versatility & precision for almost any crafty activity.
• It’s the go-to crafting ruler!

Cricut Rotary Cutter, 60 mm

Things to know about the rotary cutter:

•  Premium steel 60 mm rotary blade cuts through multiple layers or thicker materials like denim, batting & more
•  Sliding quick-release blade cover for safety when not in use & and the sliding quick-release blade cover eliminates stray cuts when not in use
•  Symmetrical handle for right- or left-handed users (Yay! I’m a leftie!)
•  Your fabric projects will be quicker, easier & much more fun!
•  Comfortable handle was designed to give precise control.
•  Can be used with cotton fabrics, mulberry paper & other lighter weight materials
•  Use the rotary cutter with Cricut’s variety of acrylic rulers for clean, precise cuts every time.

Cricut Cutting Ruler, Lilac - 18"

Things to know about the cutting ruler:

•  18” aluminum cutting ruler with stainless steel straightedge 
•   Protective guard shields hands from sharp cutting tools
•   Textured, nonslip base grips work surface for safety & control
•   Laser-etched, dual-directional measurement markings 
•   Make fast, clean cuts with a protective safety guard and easy-to-read measurements.

Cricut Decorative Self-Healing Mat, Lilac - 18" x 24"

Things to know about the self-healing mat:

• Pretty up your workspace with this extra-thick, double-sided, self-healing cutting mat
• Enjoy more creative cutting options with multi-angled grid lines on one side & more inspiration with a decorative print on the other side
• Easy-to-read numbers on wide 1" border for use with rotary cutters & precision blades
• 12" x 12" and 12" x 24" reference marks to match Cricut machine mat sizes
• Not for use in Cricut machines

Cricut TrueControl Knife, Lilac

Things to know about the TrueControl knife:
  
•  Blade lock system gives you greater control
•  No-touch, hands-free experience makes changing blades easy
•  Premium steel blades for effortless cuts
•  Comfortable, cushioned grip, protective cap & anti-roll feature (the knife will stay put when not in use!)
•  Experience amazing precision & accuracy when working on a wide variety of materials, including paper, cardstock, thin plastics, canvas & more.
•  Razor-sharp edge, piercing tip & superior blade lock system
•  Gives you better control & beautiful results every time
•  Replacement blades sold separately.

Alright, let’s get to that tutorial. :)

For this project you will need:

Cricut Rotary Cutter, 60 mm
Cricut Cutting Ruler, Lilac - 18"
Cricut Decorative Self-Healing Mat, Lilac - 18" x 24"
Cricut designer fabric
rubber band

*Next week I’ll be sharing a tutorial with all the other tools. Stay tuned! :)

First, you’ll use the rotary cutter to cut fabric strips.

Each strip was about 5-6 inches long & 1 inch wide. The grid on the cutting mat made it super easy to cut them all the same size using the cutting ruler & the rotary cutter. I love the protective guard that helps keep my fingers safe!

You’ll need about 50 of these strips per hair tie.

Next, you’ll begin tying all of these little guys onto your hair tie. I just did a single knot & pulled it tight.

Just keep moving around the band, making sure to alternate your fabric pieces.

All done! :)

Isn’t that cute? These make a great girls’ camp craft! We made them last year at camp. :)

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Check out some of my favorite Cricut projects below! :)

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Let me know which hand tool you would use most? Do you own any of them? Which one is your favorite?

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