Did you just get a Cricut machine and you aren’t sure where to start? Or maybe you’ve had it for a while and are finally getting the motivation to FINALLY master your machine. No matter where you are in your Cricut journey, this resource of over 100 Cricut tutorials for beginners is a fantastic place to start.
Although a Cricut machine looks pretty basic – for many, it’s anything but.
Trust me – I’ve been there. When I first got my machine, it sat in the box for months because I just felt SO overwhelmed.
However, I quickly discovered that there was an amazing Cricut community online where I was able to find helpful tutorials, project ideas, and troubleshooting for just about every problem I had.
I was able to find most of this information on my own, but I know it’s not that easy for everyone. Over the past five years, I have spent countless hours creating my own tutorials and running my own Cricut Community on Facebook in an attempt to make others’ Cricut journey a little less stressful.
Below is a compilation of some of that work – you will find Cricut machine tutorials, Design Space tutorials, tips for getting started, and lots of tips for using different materials and supplies.
Cricut Project Starter Kit
Sometimes the biggest problem crafters have is having a place to start. I created this FREE digital project starter kit which includes 100+ projects ideas along with a project planner. It’s something that I hope you will find useful as you learn to use and love your machine. You can click here to learn more and signup or click on the button below.
Cricut Machine FAQs and Tutorials
There are A LOT of Cricut machines out there – it can be overwhelming to know which machine is the best one for you. Many Cricut machines are not even available for purchase or support by Cricut anymore – while you might be able to get a screaming deal on one, I don’t recommend buying one of those unless you know 100% what you are getting into.
If you are BRAND new to Cricut and haven’t even bought a machine yet, here are a few posts you might want to read:
- The Best Cricut Machines for Beginners – If you are a super beginner to Cricut and just crafting in general, this post shares our favorite machines for you!
- Cricut Joy vs Explore Air 2 vs Maker: Which Should You Get – This is a basic comparison of some of the most popular Cricut machines
- Cricut Maker vs Cricut Explore Air – Which Cricut Machine Should You Buy? – This is a little bit older of a post, but it might have some valuable insights as you try and decide between two of Cricut’s flagship machines
- Cricut vs Glowforge – This one is for those of you who might be a little more advanced and are considering running a craft-based business. Cricut and Glowforge are pretty different – but a lot of people find themselves wondering which one would be better suited for them. This post answers those questions!
I usually recommend purchasing your machine either directly from Cricut or from an authorized dealer like Joann, Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, or from Cricut’s Amazon page. Remember – if a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Once you’ve got your machine, it’s time to get to know it a little bit better. Here are a few product guides for some of the different machines. We will have guides for Explore 3 and Maker 3 soon.
- The Cricut Joy: Answers to ALL Your Questions
- The Cricut Maker Machine: Everything You Need to Know
- Cricut Maker 101: Bundles, Tips, Tutorials, and More
- How to Use the Cricut Explore AIr 2: A Beginner’s Guide
Design Space Tutorials
One of the biggest frustrations for new and old Cricut users can be Cricut Design Space. It’s really not a super complicated program, but there are enough tricky parts that many people want to return their machines over it.
I don’t want you to be one of those people! Here are a few posts that might be helpful for you when you are starting to learn about Design Space.
- Cricut Design Space FAQs
- How to Add Fonts to Cricut Design Space
- How to Upload Images to Design Space
- Design Space Desktop: What You Should Know
- Is Cricut Access Worth It? Everything You Need to Know
Getting Started with Cricut
So you’ve got your machine, maybe you’ve set it up and even cut out your first project. Congratulations! Now it’s time to master your craft a little bit more. These posts dive a little deeper into some of the topics you might be struggling with (or that you didn’t even know existed!)
Cricut Tips for Beginners is one of our most popular posts. It’s a great place to start if you are just wanting to dip your toes in the water.
Ultimate Guide to Cricut EasyPress Settings – I love my EasyPress, and I use it all the time for my iron-on projects. This post is a great overview of the different settings for different materials.
The Best Online Cricut Classes for Every Budget – Sometimes, the best thing you can do is just take a class! There are a lot of fantastic classes out there, and this list shares our favorites.
The Cricut Joy App: Everything You Need to Know – If you are using the Cricut Joy, you definitely will want to learn about the Cricut Joy App! A lot of people don’t even realize that this app exists, and it can be great for those
What Vinyl to Use for Cricut Projects – There are a lot of different types of vinyl, and it can be difficult to know which one you should use. This post breaks it down to make it easier than ever before!
Cricut FAQs: Answers to All Your Burning Questions – Over the years, I’ve done a lot of troubleshooting with my machine and helped others, too! Here are some of the most common questions you might have.
I run several Cricut Facebook groups that have SO much great information in them! You can join them below:
Tools, Accesories, and Materials
There are so many different tools, accessories and materials that you can use with your Cricut machine. It’s really overwhelming at times! Here are all of the posts we have written about different types of materials and accessories, including many of the most common ones.
Cutting Basswood with Cricut – This is a popular type of wood that you can cut with Cricut, and it’s important to know how to do it to avoid frustration!
Best Cardstock for Cricut Machines – Doing a lot of paper crafts? You want to make sure you have the best cardstock by your side!
The Cricut Mug Press – FAQs – This is a newer product from Cricut that gets mixed reviews. Here are a few FAQs!
How to Tutorials
Now let’s talk about specific techniques! The Cricut is more than just a machine that you turn on – it has specific functions you can use and that you should become familiar with in order to use your machine to its highest potential! These tutorials really go in depth on many popular techniques.
Where to Buy Supplies and Materials
There are many options when it comes to buying Cricut supplies. There are pros and cons to them all. Some stores offer coupons while others don’t. Return policies differ and ease of purchase is something to take into consideration, too.
You can’t go wrong purchasing straight from Cricut- but it is good to know that there are other retailers that sell Cricut supplies and a lot of times you can get a good deal on them. I always keep my eyes out at these stores for any supplies that I am in need of or that I can add to my stash.
Where to Find Designs and SVG Files
Finding SVG Files has never been easier. There options are endless and with a quick search on the internet you can usually always find what you are looking for. There are tons of FREE SVG Files available as well as some you will need to pay for.
We offer a lot of fun and unique SVG files in our shop, which you can check out here.
Here are my go-to shops for finding the perfect SVG Files:
- Happiness is Homemade
- SVG Cuts
- The Hungry JPeg
- Simply Crafty SVG’s
- Dreaming Tree
- Creative Fabrica
- So Fontsy
- That’s What Che Said
- Pineapple Paper Co
- Printable Cuttable Creations
- SVG Designs
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Katie is a Colorado-native, BYU graduated, and most importantly, wife to one and mother to three beautiful boys. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others – especially about pregnancy, breastfeeding, cooking, and crafts. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She loves spending time with her family and helping others find joy in family life.