Do you love to make crafts? Are you considering selling crafts online or opening an Etsy shop? Perhaps you just like to make fun decorations or things for your family. Either way, I can tell you that you would benefit greatly from a cutting machine! Why? Let me give you 7 great reasons.
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1. You Can Cut Virtually Any Material
It’s true! With a cutting machine, you can cut over 100+ different types of materials. Fabric, cardstock, vinyl, faux leather, thin metals, and so much more! Imagine the possibilities when you can cut with precision any material that you are working with.
A cutting machine saves time by doing the hard work for you. This leaves you with the more appealing aspects of crafting. Not to mention you don’t have to worry about messing up a cut.
2. You Can Make Crafts To Sell
What kind of crafts you say? How about vinyl stickers, decals, t-shirts, faux leather earrings, engravings, banners, and more? The list goes on and on with what you can make. My favorite project to make with my cutting machine is custom wine glasses. They are so much fun and so easy!
3. You Can Spend Less Money
This is one of my favorite reasons why you need a cutting machine. You can spend less money on things you can simply make yourself! Need custom centerpieces for a gathering? Have to have a t-shirt with a logo? Need to make Christmas cards? You can do all of these things with your cutting machine.
Simply get the materials which cost loads less than a finished product and simply make what you need by yourself! Besides the sense of accomplishment you’re not going to spend as much.
Would you rather buy a 30 dollar t-shirt with a logo? Or would you rather buy 7 dollars worth of vinyl and iron it onto a 3 dollar blank t-shirt? The choice is clear to me!
4. Buying A Cutting Machine Is An Investment With An Endless Return
So you have got it in your head that a cutting machine is way too expensive. I say remove those negative thoughts, because you can earn back what you pay for a cutting machine in no time! Let’s say you shell out a couple hundred dollars on a cutting machine, but you are able to make hundreds of projects with it.
Let’s say you sell most of those projects or use them each and every day to wear, look at, or enjoy. I’d say that’s money well spent! As long as your cutting machine is alive and well you are going to be able to continue making things with it and thus getting a return on your investment!
5. You Can Get Access To A Library Of Free Cut Files
If you choose to get a cutting machine I highly recommend the Cricut Explore Air 2. This is the exact cutting machine that I’ve owned for over 2 years and have made numerous projects with. Many of which I have sold for profit! What’s amazing about the Cricut is that it came with a full library of free cut files and fonts to use!
With the Cricut Design Space you can create custom works of art to make with your cutting machine all for free. You can even upload custom SVG files that you make or purchase online if you wish. Talk about endless possbilities!
6. You Can Customize Everything
You can decorate, create, and customize tons of projects with a cutting machine. All you need to start customizing are some blank items! T-shirts, plates, mugs, tumblers, shoes, and picture frames. There is an endless amount of things you can do! Get creative!
7. Cutting Machines Do More Than Cut
If you purchase the Cricut Explore Air you will find out quickly that you can do more with it than simply cut. You can even use a pen attachment that will actually write out flawless text in any font you like! You can even swap out your cutting blades for specific projects.
I really love the handwriting feature because my handwriting is terrible! I can write custom notes and even letters using beautiful font and styles.
What do you think about my 7 great reasons why you need a cutting machine?
I hope you can see why I love cutting machines and why would will too! You can check out my review of the Cricut Explore Air 2 right here as well to see the pros and cons of owning one.
Click Here To See My Cricut Explore Air 2 Review
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19 thoughts on “7 Great Reasons Why You Need A Cutting Machine”
My mum had one of these as she did a lot of craft projects and card making. It was always so much fun to play with.
They are really so much fun and are capable of so much! Thanks for reading!
Thanks for this post! I have an old fashioned paper trimmer. You know the kind that was in everyone’s elementary school? Yep, that’s what I have! I love being crafty and I’ve been considering an upgrade for a long time. Thanks for the recommendation!
You are so welcome! You would not regret getting one of these cutting machines as an upgrade! They are truly amazing.
This is a great idea – so many fun uses!
Absolutely! I have made so many things with mine and I recommend them highly!
I have been looking into getting one of these. It would be perfect for making and selling crafts.
Yes there is an endless amount of ways to earn money using your cutting machine! So many crafts you can make and sell!
A cutting machine is a splendid tool to have. We have a small one for cutting paper down to a custom card size or just cutting anything that we need that perfect straight line on! 🙂
They can be so helpful when it comes to precision cutting. I love baking banners or custom lettering for t shirts.
Cutting machines are great tools I actually have one in my studio that can be used for cutting stickers amongst other bits! Thanks for sharing these tips x
They are so helpful. I love making vinyl stickers and using them for iron ons. I can’t recommend getting one enough! So worth it in my opinion.
Definitely a great return on investment with one of these. I have earned a lot of extra money with mine.
I have seriously been considering purchasing one as of late… We spend a lot of money on things like dog bandannas that I could easily make at home – Plus, I wouldn’t have to search for the ‘perfect bandanna’ for certain holidays. I could just make one that fits exactly what I want! I think I’ve ALMOST sold my husband on it lol
These are so amazing and you could definitely cut your dog bandanas exactly the way you want. You can even make engraved dog collar tags! That would be a really cool idea! I hope you can convince him 🙂
This sounds like such a useful machine! If I did more crafts I would definitely consider investing in one. xx
They are definitely a great investment. If you’re not huge on crafting, but still would like to personalize things from time to time they make a mini cutting machine that is much cheaper and simple to use! Thanks for reading!
This is defo something I never knew how much I needed! I like the idea of personalising everything!
These machines are so much fun and there is an endless amount of uses for them! I have never regretted purchasing one!