How to Use a Cricut – A Beginner’s Guide to the Creativity Tool
Learning how to use a cricut machine can be a challenging task. This machine is a little different from other machines in that it allows users to create detailed pictures or designs. It’s easy to get lost trying to recreate the intricate details of a design you see in a package.
So, to help you learn how to use a circuit maker, here are a few tips to help you get started. Cricut is best used for cutting vinyl, and not paper. Many other products have tabs that fit into standard printers that allow you to use the printer to print out the image onto paper. The problem with these is that the images won’t be as detailed as if you use a Cricut machine.
First things first, lets look at how the machine works. A user holds the t-shirt template that has the image to be printed onto it, and then places the template on the Cricut machine. Using the t-shirt template is similar to how you would use a regular paper cutter. Next, the user opens the lid of the Cricut machine, and a thin blade (no. 2) slides down the outside of the machine.
After this, two blades move up and down along the edges of the template. These move along the edges of the template, cutting the vinyl along the way. Then the user manually pushes the button to close the blade unit. It’s easy to use, and the maker is really simple to use. If you want to learn how to use a Cricut, I will show you how to use it in this video.
So now we are down to the process of cutting vinyl and how to do it. To use the Cricut, first load your vinyl into the cutting mat. This must be done for each cut, as if you load the mat once and throw it away, you won’t get the same result each time. Once the template has been loaded into the Cricut, the user inserts the USB cable into the back of the machine. Then the user pushes a button to start the motor, and it begins the cutting process.
Another thing that happens in how to use a Cricut is that the maker starts at one direction, and cuts in another direction. For example, the user can cut the vinyl in the shape of a triangle and then make sure to go back the other way. The only real way to make sure you get a perfect cut with the Cricut, is to make sure you use a 12 x 12 mat that has been cut into the same shape. If you use a different mat, you won’t get a perfect cut, and it won’t look exactly the same, either.
The next step is to use the blades to cut the vinyl. There are two types of blades that can be used on the Cricut maker. One is a serrated blade, which cuts the vinyl straight. The other blade is referred to as a rotary blade, and it rotates around, cutting the fabric at different angles. The reason the blades work in such a way, is because it allows them to cut the vinyl at different angles and make it look like the original design was done right there on the fabric.
With all that’s said, once you have the vinyl cut into the shape of the pattern that you want, you can attach the mat to the machine. As you move forward and use the Cricut machine more, you’ll be able to do a lot more with it, but for the purposes of this how to guide, it’s very easy to use the starter kit. When you’re a beginner, the Cricut machine is a great way to learn how to do your first project. Even if you’ve done it before with other machines, using a Cricut is really simple, and you’ll be very happy with your finished product.