Click here to access the fabric butterfly template directly in Cricut Design Space. The butterfly images are available with Cricut Access subscription.
Cut a piece of fabric and a piece of fusible interfacing into a 12x12 square. Use an EasyPress 2 or a regular iron to attach the fusible interfacing to the back of your fabric. Fusible interfacing gives the fabric a more stiffness, which is important so the butterflies don't flop around too much on the dress.
Place the square onto your FabricGrip mat with the fusible interfacing side down, and the pattern facing up. Use a brayer to eliminate wrinkles.
Load the FabricGrip mat into your Cricut Maker and load the rotary blade into the machine. Select fabric as your material, choose 'edit tools' and pick rotary blade. Now you are ready to cut!
The rotary blade makes perfectly clean, gorgeous cuts. Can you even believe these edges?
After carefully removing the butterflies from the mat fold the butterflies in half, pattern facing in. Use an EasyPress or iron and press down onto the butterfly, to give them a permanent fold. Trace the edges of each fabric butterfly with Fray Check so they won't fray and those beautiful edges will stay clean.
Repeat this process of cutting butterflies with each fabric you are using. I did it 4 times.
Once all of your butterflies are ready, use a hot glue gun to attach the them to the dress.
I also had to make a cute butterfly wand to go with this princess dress. The easy tutorial is at the bottom of this post!
How to Make a Felt Crown Headband
Access the crown template directly in Cricut Design Space.
Load the crown template into your Design Space canvas. Put felt on FabricGrip mat and use a brayer to remove wrinkles.
Load the mat into your Cricut Maker and load the rotary blade into the machine if it isn't already. Select felt as your material, choose 'edit tools' and pick rotary blade. Now you are ready to cut!
This will cut two layers of felt. Use hot glue to stick them together, this gives them more of a sturdiness. No one wants a floppy crown.
Fold the crown around in a circle and cut any extra that you want off. I think I cut about 3 inches off mine. Use hot glue to make it round. Use more hot glue to stick either side to the top of the headband. Hold it still until the glue cools.
The post No-Sew DIY Princess Costume was originally published on https://prettyprovidence.com/diy-princess-costumes/ September 26, 2018