Cutting a larger than mat project with your CricutJun 10, 2021
Everyone welcome to a cricket craft tutorial. Today I'm going to show you how to make a
largerthan matte design. Before we start, make sure to subscribe to my channel. I post new videos all the time and I hit the bell icon because that will also hurt you when I post a new video, I'm so excited for you to see this, this is what we're going to do today. This is Marie from Disney, she is an aristocrat, if you haven't seen the movie, she is super cute, one of my favorites. characters, she's super sassy, but this
projectis really easy to do once you know how to do it.
I've done another one of hers in addition to her and once you understand it, you can do it a million more times, so let's move on to the design of the space. so I can show you how to cut it and we can go ahead and get started. The first thing you're going to need to do is upload
yourlayered SVG so we're going to upload our image and I have Marie so to do the last one I'm looking for so she's this one and with an SVG it's not going to ask you if you want simple, moderate or complex and that's one way to know for sure that you're uploading an SVG, make sure
yourSVG is a layered SVG, so if you buy on Etsy for example, you'll just want to make sure you read the product description and the reviews to make sure that it is, in fact, layered, so now that we've uploaded it, let's insert our image and you can see that it's layered and you'll notice because it has different cut spaces.
Now I'm not going to ungroup it yet because first I want to give it the right size and we'll make it roughly, let's try it with For them, we're going to need 24 inches tall real quick and we'll see how wide it makes it because we can make it a little bit bigger if it's just going to have less than 24 because I don't want a huge one, so we'll just look. Okay, that looks pretty good, but let's zoom it in to 28 inches and see how wide it is. Okay, let's make it 28 inches now, obviously, you can't see it.
Let me turn on my grid real quick. I usually leave it off. and then I'm going to zoom out a little bit real quick so we can see it. This isn't always the easiest thing to see just because you have to keep getting closer, so keep that in mind, but I'm going to get really close. so we can move it where I want, so this is where we will use these positions. I'm going to put it in position 1 back, which is what all of it The pieces and parts are going to sit, so we ungroup them so we can zoom out these pieces that we don't need and we're just going to move them off the screen so we have these pink pieces and zoom in. back up to move them again because we just need to get them out of the way to move them away a little bit so we can move them so they don't interfere with our black background and if you see design space doing some weird things right now, we're still dealing with your nasty update for this video, but I can only show you how to do this and we should have very little to zero problems, but it's being a little slow and it's also giving us a There are a lot of problems when it comes to
cuttingin general, it's been a pleasure lately, so What we're going to do is open up a shape and we're going to use this square and all my sheets of paper that I'm going to cut.
They are twelve by twelve sheets, but we know that the Cricut can only go up to eleven point five, so we are going to make a square that measures eleven point five. Now you can also do eleven inches if you want, sometimes that's easier, so let's do 11. inches that way it's an even number and you'll understand why we're going to do 11 inches. Here we removed that shape, so what we need to do now is place our box in a grid position, now which I did. move Murray down a little bit just because she's right on this one, so we're just going to slide her down a little bit and shift her a little bit more.
What we're going to do is we're going to start with our first box and I'm going to do this on grid line one and grid line one, so this is where your x and y are going to come into play. Now you can see that this now lines up with grid twelve. What I'm going to do is duplicate my square and We'll make sure to cover all of its black, so you'll start with it. I think it's x12. Don't quote me on this, yeah, so you can move it to X 12. X will be the top number in terms of numbers. the side the side numbers and you're going to move that to Y 1, we've covered her entire top, so let's go ahead and move down and you'll see that she'll be at 12 on the Y, so let's go ahead and duplicate our square, so move your Y to 12 and you can move your We'll need to duplicate a couple more times because we need to cover the bottom of it, so let's go ahead and duplicate and we'll just move this one. and this will be 22 and 12 so go ahead with too hard to To read, you can zoom in, but that will line them up nicely and we're going to move these squares around a little bit once we're done here, so for the next one we'll do 23 for the Y. and one for the X just to cover the front of your feet.
Oops, and then we'll go ahead and duplicate that square again and you'll go ahead and do 12 for the X and 23 for the Y and you'll double. Just one more time and you'll go ahead and do the same thing, you'll go 23 for X and 23 for y. Now you can see we've covered it completely, so let me go ahead and zoom out. again and I'm going to move this white a little bit more just to get them out of the way and you can see that all of her is covered, so what we want to do is find her here, she's black, right? back here and I'm just going to click move or send to front and we're doing this so we can take a look and make sure we don't have any really small pieces of Murray to cut off.
I don't want a really small piece like this, which is really small, so what I'll probably do is move this around like that, we have bigger, more important pieces of it to work with because you don't want these little pieces. It's hard to work with you, you can do it, but it's a little bit painful, so you'll find that you'll end up with one, two or three, four, five, six, seven eight pieces of Murray. Now remember that you can only cut a limited number of things. So you can only cut both things at once, so the way I do this is, I'm going to take and make this cup pick a square.
I'm going to choose this square here, the top one, and I'm going to do it to the side. and select Murray and this is where it's going to get a little tricky because you have to zoom in to get the cut option so I have her and one of the squares selected so I'm going to go ahead and click cut and it will cut. her out, so we have to get rid of this big square back here, so we'll get that out of the way and then there's another piece of her ear right here in gray.
Now I will say that it helps me change it. color, so it's super bright, so I'm going to change it to blue. I forgot to do that, but that seems to help me because the gray and the black look very similar when they're here in this little space, so I just want to change it to blue that way it stands out a little more from the pieces, we want to keep the loops and I assumed the fur expired so now we want to select the square and then we want to select Murray again which you can do from this part or you can try clicking on it sometimes it gets a little difficult so let's go ahead and cut to Murray again.
You'll get rid of the big square and go up here, find this gray piece and remove it. because we don't need it, we just need two blue pieces, so we'll go ahead and select the square again and you can select Murray again. Now I can do it in certain parts where I can actually select it on the screen and other parts you just can't, it's a little annoying, but that's just a design space, so again we find the gray part and again this is right where the design space design is going to be a little annoying because you will see that. my square isn't showing, there's definitely a square back here somewhere.
I don't know where he went. I don't know why I did it, but that's a design space problem we're currently having, as you can see. to smaller portions of Murray, so it's a little bit harder to know which portion you need to take, but we need to take this piece of it and this square, but if you realize, it's just going to take all that's left of Murray, so what? what can we do? It is simply choosing a square. I have no idea which square we chose. I think it's down there, so what I'll do a lot of times is try to find which square it is and then select which part of Murray.
We'll go ahead and cut that one off and again get rid of the square, so I'll just make sure this is the square and not Murray, but look, that's Murray, so we'll move Murray a little bit. I'm going to go ahead and delete the square and a little bit of gray hair that we don't need and I like to just move it back to where it belongs or at least close enough because it doesn't matter if they're super aligned right now over here, we should be able to take the square and then click on Murray and go ahead and cut it again if you need to move your pieces, okay, don't worry, but I do.
I'm warning you because you're going to have to put them back together so you can see where everything goes so keep that in mind so we're going to finish
cuttingit and again remember you can only cut two things at a time so we're just going to get rid of the square and get rid of it. of his little butt and then we'll slide back because we have to fix his feet and his butt won't need to be cut, so we'll go ahead and just cut. that and this is the last cut we need to make because we can go ahead and get rid of the square here because this part is already taken apart so you just want to make sure you get rid of all of its big pieces which we did and we're good and I'm going to walk away just so you can see now again that it's not perfectly aligned because I had to move some things, so now what I'm going to do is take this pink portion and I'm going to move it again here and the same thing with this little blue thing that will never need cut.
It's small enough so we don't have to worry about that, but we have to cut it white now and this is where it's going to get a little different because we're going to use those squares again and we're going to go ahead and use an 11 by 11 square. again. I'm just doing this to make the measurements easier for you, but you can absolutely make an 11.5 square. it's up to you um I prefer even numbers so what we're going to do is we're going to move this and we're going to take it now you'll see that she has these little pieces that are going to be cut independently of themselves but what I'm going to do here is I'm going to move her away. and I want to make sure that certain parts of her aren't going to be cut too small, so like her arm, we could do it by itself, we could do her chest, probably itself, but like her body pieces, let's to need to do the ones you know in portions, so here's a way to do it, so what I'm going to do is I'm going to open a circle and of course it's going to push your circle all the way to the end. at the top of the screen, so go ahead and grab your circle.
I'm going to move it down here so I can see where it has some dots that I'm going to make sure aren't cut separately, like her little soccer ball here. I don't want it to be cut separately so I'm going to go ahead and zoom in and this is where you're going to move the screen a ton and it can be a little annoying but once you start playing with it you'll get used to it so what I do is make sure to cover your entire foot and nothing else on your body and you may have to take your circle and just manipulate it to make it fit. and this is just so you can make sure that you're covering all of his little foot and then you're going to select your circle and your white marine and you're going to go ahead and cut the cool thing is you can get a Look and you'll see that you've cut everything before you move anything so which if you messed it up you can go ahead and hit undo so we have a gray foot and a white foot so I'm going to move our White Foot down this part is kind of a pain but I recommend doing it this way just so don't end up with small parts cut into other small parts, so what you can do is I can take, oops!
I don't want to move it. I should have duplicated my circle first before cutting it, but I didn't, so we have to go back up, get another circle and move it over to Murray because, as you can see, his little ears on the top of his head. things like that we want to be able to cut them pretty simply without having to cut them into small pieces, so I'm just going to use circles and things like that just to cut those small pieces first before we go ahead and do um. You know the great things about him, now again, here's a design space problem where he's going to sit there and do something weird, I don't like it, I'm notdesign space fan right now, they keep saying oh let's change it, let's fix it and I've yet to see them do that so I'm going to send this to the back real quick because every time you cut it it sends it to the front and It is really annoying.
I wanted to see if I could reuse this, but I don't think I can and it's a pain, so we'll just get rid of it. I'm going to move this guy out of the way because we already cut him off and we're going to go ahead and duplicate our circle again so we don't have to keep trying to draw a circle to unlock it. do this one. We like to unlock my circles many times just because it seems to give you a better option to cover and don't worry if your circles are huge it doesn't matter as long as it covers the part you are trying to cut and nothing else so again you can get rid of the gray part, you want to keep the white part, so let's move that and I'll get rid of this circle again now that we're at it.
I'm going to cover up her little hair, but remember again that she's in the front, so we're going to send this to the front. I'm going to duplicate the circle so I don't have to keep doing it and I'm going to make a nice big circle and you just want to make sure you select the circle and select Murray and cut it out. It's as simple as this to do this. I know it seems like a lot of steps and it is, but this is going to make it a lot easier when you're going to put them together, so here's another little piece over here, so let's go ahead and duplicate our circle again and we'll make sure we cover this whole piece, so Let's go ahead and scream and don't move it, you just want to move it. the circle I have unlocked so let's see and here there is a design space issue where my design just bounces so let's go ahead and again just select and it's just a lot of cutting but this is great practice if you don't you've cut before and these are so pretty when you're done with them that honestly all the work is worth it right now here with your eye.
I'm going to try to be careful and watch and make sure I don't cut it with the square, so we'll go ahead and continue down to the end. Here I'll just grab my circular loops or not. I'll try to grab our circle, y'all, this design. space mmm it's getting on my nerves because all she wants to do is grab her and that's not what I want so let's go ahead and send her back just so I can see if I can grab my circle here we go sometimes it does has done. Problems are sometimes okay, so here are some other small pieces, obviously, we don't want them to be cut into pieces like here, but this we could probably cover with a circle and see, I swear this is going to be the death of me. today this has been an ongoing struggle for a week if you guys are having trouble with the design space oh my gosh I'm right there with you now you'll see here where the circle may not cover everything so what I do is I'm going to duplicate my circle twice.
I'm going to have an extra one and you can weld the pieces together to fit into little spots so you can see this is a pretty small spot that we're trying to cut out. and you can use little squares, you can use circles, whatever you need to do, but you can actually just manipulate them to be very small and cover these little dots so you don't worry and you can Look, there's like a little dot here. I'm going to duplicate that circle as well and now what we're going to do is select all of these circles that are here and weld them together because you can do that with a cut, so we're going to select Oops and I realize we're completely missing a little bit. , that's cool because we can duplicate our circle again and if you're having trouble with it set to white because it's a little hard to see, you can do that. changes its color too, just try to remember what color you are going to cut it because when you go to do that, I am going to make a screen that will change your colors, so you want to make sure that in its colors you have set what you will cut them as such to not cutting the wrong color so now we're just going to make sure that it's completely covered and it is so we're going to select our circle spot as I call it and that and cut it out here and we've got your foot okay and I don't know how well it came out it doesn't look like that went very well, we have some bits, okay, I'm not worried about those little spots, but if you just want to make sure you cover your entire place.
I'm not too worried about those, we'll just get rid of them, no big deal, so I think I've pretty much got it down to where I have it. We got a lot of little pieces out of it, so let's take our square, let's go ahead and move all of our white pieces and you can line them up here if you want, if it helps you figure out where. As with all your stuff, sometimes it makes life a little easier if, while you're cutting it up into bits and pieces, you keep lining it up again. I'll probably put a second one here just so I can see where the pieces go. because like this one I don't remember where it came from, it came from down here, oh yeah, so you keep cutting it into pieces, which sounds terrible, but it's what you do, so on this one, let's put it at position 30, I think. oh yeah, let's go with position 30, so we're going to go with go ahead and send it to the front and we're going to duplicate the square once very quickly, so this one we're going to go ahead and put it at 30 and one, so let me take your position and go to 30 and one and again this is very difficult to see, so this one is going to forty-one and one, so you're going to take your , so 30 on the X and 12 on the Y and then we'll double again and you'll go with 41 on the this and now we'll be at 52 on the X and 12 on the Y and then I think we have some small pieces. here we will have to do it to duplicate your square again and we can get rid of this little oval down here, we don't need it anymore, so we will place this piece in position 23 in the Y and 30 in the X and again we will move it a little once we have everything covered because you can see your recommendation for this little place we don't want so we're going to go ahead and use 20, we're going to go with sorry. 41 in front and we're going to manipulate it a little bit so that we don't end up with these little cut pieces because we don't want little pieces and you'll probably end up with some small things, but we I don't want to end up with anything that's really very small.
You know, I'm trying not to cut this in two. I think no matter what we do, we will end his tail. in a small place, but what can we do, yes, we will just end up with this small space in your queue. I'm more concerned about not trimming the edge of his knee and this little section and then this section. in the eye of it, so it's just a matter of playing with it and figuring out what you want to cut out and not having to do it later, so we'll do the same thing we did with the black part that we're just going to cut out.
Take out each section and again design the psycho base, so keep that in mind when we do this, it will do some weird things and it's just the nature of designs at the moment, so we'll just start cutting away and hopefully it won't. I'm having a panic attack while we're doing it um like here you have a missing node, what that means is that whatever I downloaded this, which was Etsy, they have a problem so I might have to go in and fiddle with it a little bit. . a little bit because you can see and let me change the color, this is something we're going to do and that's why I leave comments, let me change the color on this, you can see it if you look when I cut it, see what.
It happened, now it has a weird line so I'm going to click undo a couple of times hoping to undo everything, sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't and if it doesn't I'm going to cry because it's such a pain. to try to put it all back together, so what we can try to do and see it's going to be kind of crazy, we'll try not to split that section up, so we'll go back to that and see if we can leave it as our own. Last piece, the lost nodes are inside. I don't know what the hell is going on here.
Those missed nodes can be a bit of a pain. Now look how Maria is suddenly completely gone, isn't that funny? All we have is. her face that we already cut out again is a design space thing, so keep that in mind, so we've undone it, let's try to do it in a different section and we'll come back and see if, hopefully, we just don't do it. cut it in that section, if it fits a little it will work, if not I'll have to go in and edit it and that's why I try to make sure I leave reviews and I leave an honest review.
I'm not bad. I'm not rude, but I contact the person and leave a review just to let them know that their product is flawed. There are a lot of people who say, well, you know they're trying to make a living. Yes, I understand. that, but they need to make sure that they are selling a quality product and yes, it was not an expensive product. This was like 70 bucks, but they need to make sure they are selling a quality product now. I think with this one we can have it. a bit small space and I don't think I want that, I don't even know what's cut, no idea what that wookie cut is, sometimes you just can't even tell what it cuts because sometimes I think it makes a decision oh yeah, look, If we don't cut that part, we're fine, so let's do that again.
You just have to play with them sometimes and I'm glad they were able to see that because a lot of people will come across that. problem, um, now I'm at the point where I may need to move her a little just to avoid having her belly cut into little pieces because I didn't realize that, so what I can do is cut her tail off by itself because her tail will fit into one of my squares on its own so what I'm going to do is you can twist it and rotate it or if you need to, but I'm going to slide it a little bit and I'm going to take a The shape is just going to use a circle and I'm sorry, my dog is crazy let's just grab a circle honestly guys this looks a lot harder than it is once you've done one of them they're very very easy it's just a lot of trying. figuring out and what looks funny it's just a lot of trying to figure out what fits where and where you can cut things out so you don't end up with these tiny little bits but because his tail will completely fit into one of my Um papers I'm just going to make sure to keep his queue as close together as I can and I don't want to select it.
I want to select that and the circle, so I want to weld the circle and the square together so we can cover her entire tail, so what we're going to do is select Marie and select our weird square circle and cut it out. The nice thing is that once you like the tops, you can manipulate them a little more than you can. this bottom section, so we'll just move his tail over the rest of his tail, just pull it over with the rest of it, we'll get his face out of the way. I like to move things out of the way while I'm doing this so that I don't accidentally mirror something that doesn't need to be cut and you can just move around and that way you can see where it needs to go and again you don't line it up perfectly but it helps to see what it looks like now we can see we have some extra squares so I want to make sure again that I don't cut into his belly so what I think I'm going to try to do is just stick his chest into one of these and I'll see if I can somehow cut these little bits off because already They're cut off, so we'll use another one again, another circle.
I will say this is the most annoying. I would like them to just put the circle where I want it. the circle where I'm already looking at the screen, so I'm going to go ahead and duplicate it so I don't have to keep doing it, it's a duplicate or a circle. I just find that a circle fits a little bit better with some of these spaces especially with the curvature of their bodies, so let's go ahead and place them on top, select Murray and cut like that again, we just have this little triangle versus this little triangle and this is just a base of his little chin. there you'll see we have some little spots right there, but that's okay, don't worry too much about them once we glue them all together, you'll never notice they're just little pieces let me see, can I reuse this?
I'll try. Reuse circles and things if I can because I'm lazy and don't feel like fighting with them so sometimes I make them really big so I can try to reuse them. Well, look, look, we use it, just make sure. when you reuse a piece you're making sure it's not covering up seeing a design space again a psychotic moment oh i swear guys there are days when this will make us all want to lose our parts so now that we've cut out those little ones tops sections I would love to keep his paw intact, so let's go ahead and notice that now my circle doesn't have that second portion, I don't know why let's go ahead and duplicate the circle again because I'm going to try. to get thatits leg is one piece too.
I don't want to have to deal with that, especially with this little object here. I don't want to have to try to deal with that when I cut it and it's going to be really awkward cutting so it moves so yeah we just want to make sure that we're trying to keep all of our paw here and this is where the welding is going to be useful because it's just we're going to weld a bunch of circles together so we can cover his entire paw without cutting it, his little one, I hate this, oh hey, this is so much, we're just going to try to make sure we don't cut any of the fur, so we're going to weld all these little circles together. together, so just select all your little circles that are here and weld them together, and I'll do it again so it's all in one piece, so you can cut out your circles and little Marie, but again we just want to We'll try to keep the biggest one together. possible amount of his parts, so we're just going to delete that one and eliminate the strange spot and then we're going to take his paw and move it over mine that's missing through his paw here.
Look, look at a random piece I have. I have no idea what it is or why it's there and I know I removed it so now we can see if we can move it around a little bit on this to see if we can end up with some bigger pieces that will help and I think I'm okay with that. Maybe they'll cut it out, but I think we can go, Julie said, pretty good up to here and get some pretty decent sizes, perfect, so now we just select a square, cut it out and just finish it right here again, this is just manipulation. , make sure things line up and, um, we're going to make sure we get them out of the way because we don't want anything to happen to them, so again keep it white, but get rid of the gray parts, we'll select this square up here and we'll select it and we'll cut it again and we'll go ahead and delete delete the gray and hit undo because you accidentally deleted the wrong thing because design space is crazy, pray to God. comes back Oh, everyone, this design space is going to kill me and then there's our last bit of murine, so what I'm going to do is try to eliminate the wrong thing.
I hate this, the design space is on my last nerve. It's been an ongoing problem for weeks. I'm over it now, as I'm sure most of you are too, so let's go ahead and move all the white and throw it over your body here just to get the hang of it. Out of the way, now we have all these little pink pieces, but they're going to be pretty simple because again we're going to have to cut them out because if you look, they're too big to fit on our board, but this is really easy to cut out. because you just need to get a square and let's take our square, of course it's going to be in the top corner because God forbid, we put the square where I'm looking at the screen and we'll just cut it out and this one I really won't have to worry too much about the size because you can just cut off the pieces of your rose, so I'll cut off your ear.
We won't have to touch the blue one at all because it's very small now. Everyone saw me cut, I know they did, I cut it, it didn't do anything, oh I swear, let's try it again, should we have pink ear? No, I want to remove that arch, you can go ahead and cover it, you need to cut it like it's one of the pretty ones. The thing is, this will rearrange them once you've cut them into pieces, it will rearrange them to fit on your pink sheet. Now I'm going to solder this again because I forgot to duplicate my square, so I'm just going to solder that. real quick I'm going to double I hate having to keep carving a square it's annoying so cover that ear grab it pink and cut it off and we should probably just have to make one more slice but I always check my size and move a pinky because we should being able to just cut out these little bits and pieces and then I think this will all fit on one piece of paper, but we'll see, oh yeah, no problem, so we're done cutting, oh, thank Jesus, okay, we're completely done cutting. what we're going to do, I'm just a piece of rack together real quick just to make sure we didn't miss anything and again, this doesn't have to be perfect just so you get an idea and like that little white piece I'm never sure where that goes I don't really know we'll just stick it back in there okay how's your bow here's her ear and again I'm just doing this to get an idea of how it all goes together so we're going to need to move her white parts a little bit and always you can add back a fully functional image.
If you're having trouble lining things up, you can always put it back so you can see how it looks, but again, this doesn't have to be perfect. I'm just doing this to make sure I have all of its bits and pieces and that I didn't miss anything, so here's your loot. your little foot that goes over here and here's your foot down here and then this is her necklace or the rest of her bow and then I just need to find her blue piece, which one I'm going to go ahead and send that one to the one in front because I have no idea. where I lost it from.
I have no idea without it being there and then this is part of his eyeball and again it can be cut on its own, so to do this, all of your blue pieces I'm going to cut into black, the white, obviously, the white, the pink and the pink and then the blue and the blue. Everything should fit on 12 by 12 sheets of paper. Now we're going to go ahead and click "Make It" and I'll enlarge it again. As soon as we have to make the button because it's going to be really hard to see so it's going to take a second to load, it always does, but it's going to fit as much as it physically can on your paper, which is great, so you're going to need it.
I'm going to show you that you need five sheets of white, one sheet of light blue and then one, two, three, four, five, six of black, which I know is blue and then two sheets of pink, so let's put all the paper together and then we can cut it. I finally got layout space to recognize my machine. I'll show you that I'm using a heavier cardstock, so I'm going to choose a medium cardstock and do this with more pressure. I will tell you that I have cut several of these and I prefer it with medium pressure.
I probably need to clean my blade, it's probably really dirty from other things I've been cutting and I just pulled it out and it's super orange. of some orange and neon stuff, so we're going to clean up our blade and then I'm going to start cutting. I'm not going to have you guys watch me cut because cutting cardstock is pretty boring, but we're going to take it all out and then I'm going to show you how to put it all together now that you've taken all the pieces, you separate them by color, so I'm black here, the white on the side, yellow or pink are on the side. and then our little blue one for your eyeball is there so what we're going to do now is take all of our pieces and spread them out to see what we have and under my camera you can't see they're on a big tripod under the camera .
I have my computer open and I have my design on the screen and I do this so I can figure out which piece is what and which direction it goes, so this is the top of his head now I'm going to turn it around and I'm actually going to remove all the white stuff. of the way and I don't know how well they will be able to see each piece because she is so big that I can't always see each little one. small section of it on the screen, but what you will be able to see will help you configure it well or whatever design you are doing, you will have a general idea, so I will do my best to adapt it as much as possible. our video the best I can trying to see, you know, great, yeah, I don't know if I'll be able to fit too much into his arm, but we'll do our best, so I'll set up his head and he'll like it.
I said all we do is turn them around so this is like the top of your ear. I mean, look, this is his ear, these are his whiskers and that tip matches this part and there's the top of his head, so go ahead and put them together, they don't have to be perfectly aligned now because we're still going to move them a little bit, this is his foot and it goes in this direction, so this is the foot that goes under his head and that goes right there and so you're just going to pull the pieces and manipulate them to match like this is the bottom of it and actually, I guess I couldn't move this down a little bit more, so let's move that. down a little bit so they can see a little bit more, it's hard to do this.
I'm trying to look at the screen to see what they can see and figure out, so this is his foot, that's the other part of his foot. I know this is part of his tail and this is the bottom base of his tail, which is here somehow I have to figure out how that goes, it may not be the bottom base of his tail, actually, that's this part of his tail, but it's Why I have my screen open because you can see what each piece looks like and then you can build it from there, so this should be his arc from his back, so let's put all his pieces together now. then this goes up to here and then all of this is attached here and let me see if hopefully you can see 99% of it, let me see, I can adjust them, there you have it, so that's Marie, which is pretty much ours black part, so what are we?
What I'm going to do now is take just a little bit of masking tape. I'm just using old masking tape and I'm taking and turning two pieces over, so I'm going to start after the head and you want to line them up as best as you can. You don't want them to overlap but you do want them to be aligned and right now they're not perfect and that's okay because I'm going to take a piece of tape and all I'm going to do is line them up? And I really hope you can see what I'm doing.
I'm going to line them up again as best I can. The best you can. They want to be as close as possible and they're just going to put a little piece of tape. Now we're going to take the rest of your seam because we want to make sure it stays together, so I try to get as close to the edge as possible and you can always come back with a little more tape if needed. and you want to make sure that you're compressing your scenes, so I'm just going to put a little piece of tape there at the top and I apologize if you hear background noises, my cats are awake.
Here, so you have your bell on, now what we're going to do is take our second piece, turn it over and join it, take this piece, turn it over, join it and I'm going to slide. Her little butt comes down a little bit and you're going to do the exact same thing: you're going to start with one piece and you're just going to line it up with the edge and you're going to put some tape on it and that's just going to hold it in place. place and then I'm going to go ahead and place this piece next without gluing the entire seat and I'm going to glue this right here in these four corners and I just want to make sure that we're lined up as best as we can.
If you move it, you want to be very careful not to move your piece too much and make sure you're lined up pretty good, so you're just going to come down here and we're going to slide it in and then. We're going to go up here, this one's going to go down here and we're going to do this one, except we're going to add more tape on the back as needed, but for now this is going to hold it in place, the next piece we're going to do is the whole thing. bottom, so this whole tail is really not going to be the easiest to put together, so what I did, let me do this.
I'm going to turn this piece over and turn this piece over and let's take it apart. of its main body just because there are a couple of small pieces on this, so we're going to attach this to the main body and then once we put the bottom part together, it's going to be easier to put the bottom part on the
largerpart of it, so Sometimes you just have to figure out which way will work best for what you want to do so here are their little fluffy tail pieces so we'll make sure to line them up and it's so much fun you can make them with all kinds. of characters you can make, Mickey and Minnie.
I mean honestly the options with these are really endless once you figure out how to make them, once you make one you'll really be on your way to making as many of these as you want. I've sewn so far and I've done it off camera because I had no idea what I was doing and now you can see this is really easy once you do it once so honestly I've only done it once so you guys can handle it absolutely. This I promise, so here are his little bottom feet that we're going to place here where they go, they're like the bottom of his body, so we're going to make sure they're lined up nice and neat.
We'll just click there, record this here, and then I'll make sure that it lines up really well, which it doesn't, so it may need a little bit of adjustment. I can see here where we could be and some of this could be a design space issue. I don't know how, I guess I can see if there's a little bump here that matches this little bump here and it's just not 100% aligned. okay, I think a lot of this is a layout spaces issue, so I'm just going to overlap a little bit down here and it's okay if you need to overlap just a hair, but you don't want to overlap all your pieces only if you absolutely have to be able to do one if you want to keep them as aligned as possible if you're not one hundred percent aligned.
I don't think anyone notices, but keep it in mind, so now you want to continue. and just put a little more tape on the seams,making sure his face is lined up really well and we're going to take this and I also don't want to spoil where his whiskers are because it took me forever to figure out where those little ones are. The pieces go because they don't stick to anything so it was really hard to tell where they go and I just want to make sure his face lines up really well especially this part of his eyeball is part of this little section so I just want to make sure that everything is lined up and again I apologize, it's spring, I have the windows open, the dog is barking, but hey, we can finally open the windows and that's it, guys, it's really a lot of fun to do. but again, take your time, have fun, don't get frustrated with them, if you need to take a break do it because they are frustrating.
I'm just grabbing my scissors so you can see some spots where there are a lot of really small pieces of tape to hold them down. down like right where his whiskers touch and then right where his eyes meet so I'm on a really small piece for that so I just take my scissors and I just cut like a little piece of duct tape and then everything what I do What I'm going to do is just push that down and line up my tape and that's it and then I'm going to cut another piece of tape for where his eye is and I'm sure it's part of his body, but where his eye touches another place. in them I always try to find a place for the extra piece of tape I have now I think about her I don't think anything else will touch her face I don't think anything else is together except this little piece A small piece will attack him, it's part of his cheek , so let's go ahead and attach part of his cheek.
I really hope they can't see this. I know it's blank so it's very difficult, but once we have all the parts. that touch attached let's go ahead and put it together because I'm so excited I don't know what I'm doing with her but she'll never leave my house because I just Maria is one of my favorites if you don't. I don't know Marie she is so cute and so sweet and sassy and I just love her we are so excited to go to Disney and I hope to find out how I can meet Marie and yes I know it's cheesy and I'm all grown up but I think it would be so much fun and I'd just rip his arm off, but it's okay, we generally know where everything is going, so even though I messed it up a little when I moved, his head will come back down and everything.
What I'm going to do is just look again and see if anything else sticks like this, it doesn't actually stick to that, so it comes apart, but I swear this piece works fine, so let's move, let's move the head over. back because there's a little a little silver piece right here that we're going to flip / and I just this piece is a little intimidating to me because it's the one that I had a hard time finding where it went, but let's go ahead and make sure we get this piece attached because It's a very small piece and it's very complicated to put it together like - I don't know, it's very, it's a very small piece, it makes me nervous because everyone comes out of not having it attached because I think it would look weird, so I'm very excited for you guys to are having fun learning this.
I hope there are a lot of requests for this video, but hey, we're just recording things together. If you are looking for any tutorials, please let me know. the comments below because I make them because you want to learn how to do these things nine times out of 10, if I don't know how to do it I'll research it, figure it out and then try to teach you in my style where I feel like I'm just trying to be very detailed and just talking with you and I hope you understand how to put things together, but if you don't, questions are always welcome on my channel, so basically we have Marie. together and we solve this strange random extra piece.
I don't know, it could have been an interior piece somewhere, who knows, so let me grab our double-sided tape, so this is from Target, it's just double-sided tape, nothing exciting. I can use another brand, it doesn't matter, but what we're going to do is turn it over again and you're just going to take some double-sided tape and put it on the outside and inside wherever you want. I try to keep mine more or less. on the edge just so it sticks pretty well, this tape can be a little difficult as far as separating it and getting it off the roll, but it's perfect for these designs.
I mean, it works fantastic, it really held our design together. I just made it, it's really cute and we're going to make sure we get some of these pieces as smaller pieces, so I want to make sure I get this far and then I'm going to stick one right in the center, this doesn't take a ton of tape, but you should. Make sure you're careful with her now. The beauty of this double sided tape is that if you press it down and it's not exactly in the right place, you can adjust it so that if you've already placed it and you don't like where you placed it, that's fine, you can peel it off again, like this that this just takes a little patience and figuring out where everything lines up and then you just put it in.
It's actually really easy to do, so I like to do all the pieces that I know are lined up really well, like I'm doing the foot real quick, just because I think it's going to be pretty easy. I want it to line up. I can see. it's very good in the amount, it's the wrong tape if you see it on the screen very well, so I'll try to make all the ones that I know will line up along the edge as best I can and then I'll try to make a little bit of the center one Maybe I was going to do the big piece of her body first, but then I thought about it and said, you know, we're going to do her toes, so I'm going to do her toes here and it's just her back foot, like this. that This is like the front of the back foot and all I'm going to do is just figure it out and again, that's why I have a picture of it because they come in at a certain angle so you just want to make sure you understand that. the correct angle and you line them up now.
I'm going to slide this little bit right there because I don't want to lose where it goes, but I'm going to go ahead and do its other little bit II because I just see where it is. he says, it's very easy to glue the small stuff together, so I don't want to slide around too much while doing some of the bigger things, so we'll make sure to put all of these pieces together now if you have a little bit of tape on the edge, you can hold it right on top, it's double sided so that's okay so again we'll make sure we find the best we can now for this little piece.
I end up leaving it off, she says below, it's her little finger and, oh, excuse me, it's going to stay there, but it's not necessary, so I'll put it to the side, we could use it, maybe not, so we'll do it with her. little piece of belly or maybe it's his back towards me I'm not sure what that is I think that's his name older than me again all I'm doing is just putting up some pieces of double sided tape making sure you're put it on the right side, if you put it on the wrong side you can peel it, it's no big deal so I'm going to make sure it lines up nice and now I'm going to go ahead and do it big for you. piece here, so I want to make sure I put a little bit of tape on each of your fingers.
You don't want the fingers sticking up. Now there's a little finger there. I'm going to let it go and then you want. to make sure you tape the leg and again, this doesn't require a ton of tape. I bought this roll for $3 I think, and I already made one for a whole guy and I still have a lifetime of duct tape left so you can do this because it's so inexpensive, especially if you can get your booklet on sale. I will say that if you're doing this and you don't have a lot of paper that you'll need, I would cut it up and do all of that in design space beforehand. you go to the store and you always buy a few extra sheets of paper in case you know you mess it up or the design space messes it up and you don't want to ever like not having enough of your product so we're going to keep doing it this night guys, sorry this is a very long video, but I want you to be able to see all the ways we're going to line it up and make sure it's right, so we'll move on. and align her and we're going to use all of her little black border here to help with the alignment so you can see her butt is a little high and her feet aren't quite right.
That was very good English on my final so let's try to do this as best we can, we can't, her little butt is unnerving me, let me know that's her butt, there we go and then you just want to lift her a little bit. foot and did it again. Don't press her down yet because I want to make sure that I don't know why her butt isn't aligned because her foot isn't, but I will tell you this is the most frustrating part of this because you can see where her foot is. things are going to go and if you accidentally like to mess up where your foot is, this could be where the problems come from, you can peel it so you can always move it, find out in a second if you are not lining up correctly. and you might need to tilt this, that's why I keep the image again guys, because I can see where it's supposed to go.
I just can't get it to go where I want it to and it doesn't roll like the other pieces that are sitting here because they're probably not right and if you're having trouble just don't push it because that's going to make me angry so we're going to get back to that and we're going to go ahead and do these other edges and We'll just go back to that one, so sometimes if you get frustrated with one like that, one just doesn't want to line up. I know I've built it correctly, it's just a matter of the other pieces because they aren't. duct tape or scrapping, so let's go ahead and put this guy on, which is his front leg, and once I have the middle piece, I'll do the rest off camera because you have the general idea and I don't.
I don't want to make this eight hour long video, so we're just going to line up his paw and again I just look at the angle and then we can do his little chest piece, which is this little fluffy piece. I love this little fluffy piece. I'm missing a piece here. I have no idea which pieces I'm legit from. Amit Lee, you can't find it so it's a tiny little piece and I just don't have it, it could actually be this and I mean, yeah, no. worried about that okay so you want to make sure you turn it back the right way so you put the tape on the back not the front so let's not do it again and we'll just keep going Again I just used a few pieces Pretty small, add a cake, don't go crazy.
I use those pieces on each part just to make sure that it holds down and again we'll line it up and this one is actually pretty easy. to align because you can see where all the spaces are and you just want to line them up as best as you can and that little bit here this little bit is great to align because you can see that it needs to fit in that hole just a little bit, so we've got everything lined up now that we can do here it is, oh, here's the little piece Lord Lord, y'all, I found it now, this piece, sign me up just at the end of the season, I probably should have taped it to the other one. but okay, so we'll just stick it, it's not going anywhere perfect.
I think this one is still going to give me trouble, so I'll probably do it in the end, it's making me angry, so I'll move it and remove the. foot because I see where that's going and I move this, so I'm going to turn it around and try not to lose its little things because we're going to start from the top and we're going to go through the bun and the hair and everything, so let's turn it over, let's make some strands here of hair and then we make sure to flip it because I threw it across the table, we're going to do some hair, it's just her little hair bow on top, little ponytail.
I don't know if it's a ponytail with a cap, but it is now and like I said, I'm just getting started. I usually do the edges first and then move on to the center sections, it seems to work a little better. It might be a little bit easier to line them up and again I try to keep the image on my screen just to give myself a little bit better idea of where my line is going to go because she's a little bit heavier on this side with the Blacker than her on this side, so let me do this off camera and I'll show you our finished product if it's completely finished again, all it took was some double sided tape.
I'm a little bit of duct tape to put it all together. She I forgot and I mean she's 26 inches tall so she's pretty tall. If you see spots that maybe are showing up, you can put a little bit of tape on them, but I think it's actually stuck on pretty well. I hope they did. It was a really fun time learning how to do the big
projectoff the mat. She only took about 14 sheets of paper for pink, one blue, five white and five black, or maybe it was six white, six black. I don't remember, but it's very easy.
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