Have you wondered how to use Cricut Faux Leather? I’m sharing uses and tips for it today! This post contains affiliate links, which when purchased through add no extra cost to the consumer, but help support this site to bring more Cricut tutorials and posts.
Cricut Faux Leather is one of my favorite Cricut materials. From jewelry to hair accessories to decor, Cricut Faux Leather is a versatile crafting medium. If you’ve never used it before, then you may have how-to questions regarding this material. Let’s review a few tips and tricks on faux leather today!
What is Cricut Faux Leather?
Cricut Faux Leather gives the look and feel of real leather. It has the textured faux leather on one side and a felt material on the reverse side. It comes in a variety of faux finishes and can be purchased in a sampler pack or on a roll. The rolls typically come with 1 sheet in 12 x 24 inch size, while the sampler packs have 5 sheets that are 12 x 12 inches. The rolls currently come in a variety of colors in the woodgrain and pebbled finish categories. The sampler packs come in faux suede, woodgrain, and a pebbled patina sampler. The rolls are great for larger projects, while the sampler packs offer more finish variety for smaller projects.
The below photo showcases the pebbled finish.
And these sheets below showcase the woodgrain texture.
The Cricut Faux Leather is lucrative to crafters because it does not require a deep cut blade. The Cricut Machine will cut the faux leather cleanly with the standard blade that comes in the machine. The faux leather is also not as expensive as purchasing genuine leather.
What Cricut machines can cut the Cricut Faux Leather?
What sorts of projects can I make with the Cricut Faux Leather?
The Cricut Faux Leather is perfect for faux leather jewelry, faux leather clutches, home decor, hair accessories, or for embellishments for card making, scrapbooking, etc.
How do I cut the Cricut Faux Leather?
Design your project in Cricut Design Space. Place the Cricut Faux Leather onto the cutting mat. Load the mat into the Cricut machine. Send your image to the machine from Cricut Design Space. Set the cutting dial on the machine to “Custom.” Within Design Space, choose “Leather, Faux – 1mm (Cricut)” as the material.
Additional cutting tips:
-If your StandardGrip Green Mat is fairly new (with lots of sticky!), then this mat will work for cutting. Be aware that the felt will leave a bit of fuzzy on the mat surface. Alternately, you may also use a StrongGrip mat if your mat is not sticky enough OR turn the faux leather with the felt side facing UP. If you choose to turn the faux leather with the felt side facing up, be sure to MIRROR the image before cutting.
-When making jewelry or other items where the back of the faux leather will show, consider cutting a reverse (mirror) image in addition to the original image. You can then glue the two pieces together so that the felt reverse side is not show. You can see an example of that in this jewelry post.
Here are a few examples of personal projects that I have made with the Cricut Faux Leather. Click on any photo to head to the project.
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