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My kindergartener absolutely loves to crafts. If it involves glitter and glue, she is there. My friend put together this amazing beginning sewing kit for her for Christmas and it was a huge hit! The perfect present for a little crafter. I went ahead and personalized it to make it even more special. Here is what is inside:
Personalized Sewing Box for Kids
You will need:
- plastic canvas in various colors and shapes
- a clear plastic container you can personalize
- ribbon in two-foot lengths
- yarn needles
- small containers
- a small square of felt
Make sure everything you gather fits inside your plastic box. A box with a latch is a great way to keep everything together and small containers are perfect for storing ribbons inside of the box. A piece of felt will help keep the needles easy to find.
For this project you will need:
To make life really easy, you can find my cut files here. Follow the instructions below for resizing or creating from scratch.
Open up and sign in to Cricut Design Space. Design Space® software for iOS, Android™, Windows®, and Mac® . Your screen will look similar to the above. There will be a top banner, followed by a banner of your latest projects. You can see some of my most recent projects on the screen above. Below that will be the Make it Now projects. Hit the green plus sign next to your projects to get started.
Using Cricut Images
Your new project will open up for you as a blank grid. Click on the images tab on the left-hand side of the screen to start this project. Search for buttons in the top right corner search bar. Scroll down until you find button images that you like. I used the star and the heart button. These are access images so if you subscribe, it will be free to use!
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How to Use the Contour Tool On Cricut Design Space
Find the image above and insert it into your canvas. Now this image isn’t exactly what we want, we don’t want the extra highlight on the button, but we can easily make it what we want with the contour tool. Select the image and then hit contour in the bottom right corner of Design space.
It will bring up the Contour screen above. In the hide contour panel, deselect any elements that you want to delete. This will remove those cuts completely. Return to your screen with just the button remaining.
Once you have inserted the image into your project you can resize it and move it around. Resize the image by clicking and dragging on the double arrow symbol that appears when you have the image selected. If you click and drag around your entire design, you will be able to resize it as one item instead of multiple items. There is a size box at the top of the screen that lists how big the image is, you can adjust the width and height here if you don’t want to manually toggle the blue arrow key.
One of my favorite features of Cricut Design Space is that when you change the colors of elements in the layers pallet, the program will assume that you want to cut those items out of a different kind of material. To change the colors of something, go over to the far right side and find the element you want to change. For text boxes, they are usually represented by the first letter in the line of text. For images, it will show a small version of the image. Click on the colored black dot and a color menu will pop up and you can change it to another color.
Add a text box and type the name of your recipient in it. I used the font CG Symphony Regular for the name.
Change the fonts of each line by clicking on the line and then selecting a font from the drop-down menu in the top left corner.
Place the vinyl shiny side up on your mat. Select vinyl from the list of materials on your Cricut and cut out the design. You will need to cut several different times. The words out of black vinyl and the buttons out of pink glitter.
After your image has been cut, weed the extra off, leaving just your design. When you are weeding glitter, it is incredibly helpful to have a light source. I use the Cricut BrightPad.
Cover the design with a piece of transfer tape. Use a credit card or other smooth surface to rub the tape until the design pulls up. Place it where you want it on your clear box and smooth it down. Slowly peel the tape back, leaving your design.
Would the little crafter in your life like this present?