Sewing with Cricut – How to Make a Sleep Mask

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I have a confession: I had my Cricut Maker for over 2 years before I used it to cut fabric – and I sew A LOT!

Most of my sewing involves straight cuts that are easy to do with a rotary cutter and quilting ruler but until now I haven’t done any sewing with Cricut.

Occasionally I use or create a pattern with curves that requires it to be printed, pinned on fabric and cut my hand. Cutting curves is just below clipping curves in my list of favorite things to do when sewing but it’s sometimes what I need to do to make what I want to make. Sleep masks are a great example.

Now that I can cut the fabric and the fusible fleece with my Cricut Maker and I can make sleep masks faster and I’m happier while doing it – two great things! You can now have that joy as well.

woman wearing a "beauty rest" sleep mask

Sleep Masks are perfect for slumber parties, spa parties, girl’s weekends, travel, bachelorette parties or anyone who wants to get a good night’s sleep.

Use your Cricut Maker or other cutting machine that can cut fabric and sew up your own eye masks with ease. The Cricut Sleep Mask Maker bundle includes the mask shape, detailed directions and quotes to add with heat transfer vinyl.


00:00 introduction
00:28 Cut Fabric with Cricut
01:24 Removing fabric from Fabric Grip Mat
01:54 Cleaning Fabric Grip Mat
04:49 Fabric Supplies

04:50 Clip fabric together
06:33 Sew together
07:08 Clip curves & turn
08:17 Topstitch
08:58 Add HTV quotes
10:31 Using 2 colors of HTV

sleep mask quote svg bundle for cricut
  • Cricut Sleep Mask Maker bundle by Tara Reed
  • Cricut Maker
  • Fabric Grip Mat (pink)
  • Standard Grip Mat (green)
  • Cricut Fabric Blade (cuts cotton, denim, silk, felt)
  • Cricut Fine Point Blade to cut HTV
  • Brayer
  • Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV)
  • Heat Press
  • Fabric for front and back
    (9½” w x 5” h or larger)
  • Fusible Fleece (9½” w x 5” h)
  • 14” flat elastic (7/16” used in tutorial)
  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread
  • Baby Wipes (to clean your Cutting Mats)

’m excited to use my Cricut Maker for cutting fabric  – stay tuned for more projects so you can get sewing with Cricut too!


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✂️ 🧵  Tara Reed

P.S. Is there a sewing tutorial you’d love to see? Leave me a comment and I’ll add it to my idea list!


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