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How To Make A Fabric Appliqué + Free Cute Owl SVG

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How adorable is this Cricut Maker fabric applique? I made this cute owl SVG free so that you can also make one. And today is the day I teach you How To Make A Fabric Appliqué with this cute Cricut owl.

I have been working on all sorts of stuff since I got my new Cricut Maker. My niece is having a baby so I wanted to make super cute owl appliques with my Cricut EasyPress 2. I also decided to offer you guys this same free owl cut file for you to use on your own projects.

And ya’ll this Cricut EasyPress 2 was a total game changer for the whole project. Making appliqués are so easy to do. All you need is fat quarters and some heat and bond.

easypress 2 next to onesiees with a fabric appliqué with cricut tools and scissors in the shot

Place the heat and bond fusible interfacing on the wrong side of the fabric. Then use your EasyPress 2 to heat it. Then upload the free svg cutting files into cricut design space or silhouette studio. Once you have your design cut out, put it together and iron it right on to your shirt or other fabric.

You could finish it with a zig zag stitch, blanket stitch or satin stitch but I find this step unnecessary.

I could see in my head exactly how it should look. I wanted to use different patterned fabrics. It came out of my head just how I thought it would look!

EasyPress 2: How To Make A Fabric Appliqué With Your Cricut Maker

cricut maker fabric appliqué with owls made out of vinyl and fat quarters

Cricut EasyPress 2

I love that my Cricut maker cuts virtually any fabric and that Cricut design space makes doing something like cutting fabric and creating appliques such as this one super easy!

It gives you heat press or professional iron results in 60 seconds or less with its advanced heating plate design, the ceramic coated surface make for an edge to edge heat.

Then there is the safety base which protects the base and your hands from burns and also the Cricut EasyPress 2 has an auto-shutoff feature, that shuts it down after 10 minutes inactive.

Cricut Maker Fabric Appliqué

The fun thing about this free cute owl svg file, is that it works with all cutting machines. and you get to grab the SVG, DXF, PNG and EPS.

I love to use the Cricut brand of heat transfer vinyl on all of my projects using heat transfer vinyl. And If you are on the fence about the easypress, I promise you it is the perfect complement to Cricut Machine.

There are both time and temperature settings up to 400 degrees. It gives fast and foolproof results and more importantly it is portable & easy to store.

baby onesie with an owl fabric appliqué made out of purple and gray fat quarters and vinyl

Super Cute Owl

So I got the idea for this super cute owl because I saw some fat quarters that had these really cute owls on them. And since I know that my Cricut Maker cuts hundreds of materials I knew it would have no issue cutting these.

And working with the heat and bond was super easy for this DIY project with the Cricut EasyPress 2.

hand using the cricut EasyPress 2

I can think of so many places that I can use fabric appliques. If you have a sewing machine, although it isn’t necessary you can stitch around your applique and give it a little added touch of something unique.

cricut maker fabric appliqué with owls made out of vinyl and fat quarters

Cricut EasyPress 2

I am so happy with my machine, and the Cricut EasyPress 2 and bright pad just kinda set the whole thing off.

 

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top view of owl fabric applique onsie
Yield: 2

How To Make Fabric Appliqué With Your Cricut Maker

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $10

My niece is having a baby soon so I wanted to try and make some super cute owl appliques with my Cricut EasyPress 2 for when I start making things for her.

Materials

  • 4 fat quarter colors
  • 3 colors of vinyl
  • Heat and Bond
  • Scissors

Tools

  • Cricut Maker
  • Cricut EasyPress 2
  • Rotary Blade
  • Pink Fabric Mat
  • Green Standard Mat

Instructions

  1. Load your files to design space, click the link above and adjust the size, for example, I used mine on a 3 to 6-month onesie, so I made it 4.5 inches and colors.
  2. Set your EasyPress to 305
  3. Using your easy press 2 press out the lines and wrinkles from your fabric
  4. Place the WRONG side of your fabric on the rough side of your heat and bond
  5. Heat with the EasyPress 2 for a few seconds moving it around similar to how you would with an iron
  6. Set aside, allowing to cool completely
  7. Repeat this step with all of your pieces
  8. Remove the paper backing from all of your fabric pieces and place on your pink mat shiny side down.
  9. Load into your Cricut maker
  10. Click make it
  11. Adjust pieces so they are within the size of your fabric pieces
  12. Click continue
  13. Select your machine and make sure you have the rotary blade inserted
  14. Click go and allow it to cut (I used vinyl for the eyepieces) also I had to get rid of some of the smaller pieces due to them being too detailed
  15. Remove all of your pieces from the mat cricut-easypress
  16. Layer the pieces in the order that they should go in, on top of the SHINY side of the heat and bond paper backing (save vinyl for last)
  17. Use your easy press 2 to bond them all together, settings 305 for 30 seconds
  18. Now place they vinyl pieces 1 at a time
  19. Set aside and allow to cool completely
  20. Once cooled you can apply the applique to whatever you like, you may sew around each piece, I did not easypress-2

Notes

Although you don't have to, and this is a no sew project, you can stich around the patch to make it a little more unique

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What’s the difference between the EasyPress and the EasyPress 2?

The EasyPress 2 now remembers your heat temperature and time settings when it turns off. The original EasyPress would not remember that, which may not seem like a huge deal, but it is a convenience that makes things a little quicker! It heats up faster!Sep 18, 2018

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