There are so many fantastic patterns out now featuring colorwork - but managing multiple colors of yarn at the same time can be a tangled mess! Make it easier with Sheep Yarn Bobbins, a Quick Cricut Craft on Moogly!
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Now you don't have to have a tool to make yarn bobbins - check out my Butterfly Bobbins Tutorial for a version you can make with just your hands.
But butterfly bobbins can get tangled, and if you have a lot of colors to manage they can be time-consuming to make. So having physical bobbins to wind your yarn around can be a very good thing - and why not make them cute?!
And so, I decided to try out the Knife Blade on my Cricut Maker and create my own Sheep Yarn Bobbins - and share the tutorial with all of you! You can click here to go to the Cricut Project Page, and then follow this tutorial below!
This cute little sheep was a great start - I just turned off the top two layers of the image so that all I was left with was the blue outline underneath.
Then, I used the Square from the Shapes tool there on the left to create the cutouts. The key tools here were Weld and Slice.
With that, the image was ready to be cut. I was able to use the grid on the screen to make it the right size, and then it was off to the Cricut Maker for cutting.
When you cut chipboard with the Cricut Maker knife blade, it takes about 20 passes to cut all the way through. But before you send it through the machine, there are a few steps to take first!
1 - Move all the star wheels on the machine to the right of the bar;
2 - Put the chipboard on your strong grip mat;
3 - Use masking tape or washi tape to secure the edges of the chipboard to the mat;
4 - Insert the knife blade into the machine.
While I made one yarn bobbin at a time (making sure the file worked!), you could easily duplicate the image to make a whole page of them at once. You can also change the size to suit thinner or thicker yarns - even thread!
Et voila! Easy and cute, these little Cricut Sheep Yarn Bobbins can be kept simple and plain as shown here, or dressed up!
You could Mod Podge on fabric, or draw on cute little faces, or use the Cricut to cut some vinyl to look like the top two layers we originally turned off - have fun with your flock!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this quick Cricut craft - click here to open it in Cricut Design Space!
If it inspires you to make your own project, and you post a photo on social media, be sure to tag me @mooglyblog or #mooglyblog so I can check it out too! I love seeing what you make! (And if you want Cricut to see it, use the hashtags #CricutMade and #Cricut)
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