How to Mend Clothes with Cricut

Today I’m sharing an easy tutorial using the new Cricut Explore Air 2 for a no-sew method for mending clothing and covering up stains.

New programs and new machines don’t always come easily to me, but Cricut makes it easy! This kind of mending is extra special when you involve your kids artwork because they want to wear what they made!

– Cricut Explore Air 2 or other cutting machine – Iron-on vinyl



Pick an item with holes or stains. I picked my son’s green shirt. It has four holes next to the button placket and near the neckband.


My son and I drew two monsters. I made sure one was the right shape to cover the four holes. Then we drew another monster to put in the pocket. Don’t worry about the size of the image since you can change that later.


Scan the image and digitize it. I do the by upping the contrast, adding a layer, and then tracing the outside of the image. Then I fill it in.

Erase the background and make it transparent. Save the file as a PNG. Open up Cricut Design Space and start a new project. Upload your PNG image and select the image type.


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