The Cricut Maker is a DIY cutting machine used to create custom projects for home, business, school, or hobby. It has a small blade to cut a variety of materials such as fabrics, card stock, vinyl, paper, and more.
Cricuts in the Makerspace at Leonardtown Library
The Makerspace at Leonardtown Library has two Cricut Makers available for use during Makerspace open hours. We also have a Cricut Heat Press for transferring heat transfer vinyl to fabric. Cricut users must undergo a brief training before their first time using the machine. Please see a Library staff member in the Makerspace for details.
There is no cost to use the Cricut Maker machine; however, you must provide your own supplies. Learn more about which materials can be used from this material list.
What You’ll Need
- Your login information for your own Cricut Design Space account.
- A design created using Cricut Design Space. Design your own or purchase pre-made designs from Cricut.
- If you have purchased specific fonts on your own, please bring a laptop with the fonts installed. You will not be able to access purchased fonts on the Makerspace laptops.
- Any material needed to create your design: vinyl, HTV, cardstock, transfer tape, etc.
- We have cutting mats and various blades available for use or you may bring your own Cricut brand mat/tools.
Tutorials and Resources
- Beginner’s Guide to Cricut
- Official Cricut Youtube Channel
- Getting Started with Cricut Maker Playlist
- About Cricut Design Space
Overview of Design Space, project tutorials, manuals and handouts, and more
- Changes to Design Space (2022)
- Using the Cricut Press
- Cricut Blog