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What is a Cricut Maker 3?

A Cricut Maker 3 is a cutting machine that can cut over 300 materials, from the most delicate fabric and paper to matboard and leather. It has tools for cutting, writing, scoring, foiling & embellishing.

Book It!

Book the Cricut Maker 3 to use in the Makerspace for up to 2 hours per day. 

Cricut Maker 3

Booking Policy

PLEASE NOTE: By using the Cricut Maker 3 machine, the user is certifying that they are capable of using the machine in a safe and proper manner. Makerspace staff can make available manuals or other instructional material; however, they are not experts on the use of the machine.  

The following materials may be available in the makerspace:

Apart from the Stickers Paper, the Makerspace provides these materials upon request, availability and within reason. See the list of materials available to use with the Cricut Maker. You will have to provide any other Cricut material with its accompanying Cricut Blade or Tip. Click here for more information about the Cricut materials.

Click here to learn more about the Cricut Tools.

Getting Started

  • If you are new to the Cricut Maker 3 machine, read this user manual or watch these video tutorials that provide you with an introduction to the machine and Cricut Design Space. 
  • Get familiar with the machine by watching short videos on the YouTube Cricut Channel.
  • The Cricut Design Space is a software that allows you to create or find a design that can be read and cut by the machine. The software can be downloaded on a desktop and it is also available as an App.
  • Download the Cricut Design Space software and create an account! To cut your designs, you can connect your laptop or mobile to the machine via Bluetooth or the USB cable provided.
  • To learn more about the materials, tools and designs, please click here
  • For a list of materials that the machine can cut, see this list.
  • Click here for the Cricut Materials Cheatsheet for Beginners.
  • For further training instructions, visit Cricut YouTube and Design Space.
  • For certain projects, such as customizing a T-Shirt, you can use the Cricut EasyPress to imprint the designs cut by the Cricut Maker 3.

Project Ideas

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Online Workshop

Want to learn more about T-Shirt Designing with Cricut Maker 3 and EasyPress 2? Please visit our Events and Workshops webpage to access the online T-Shirt Designing workshop.

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