{Blog Tour} DIY "Day of the Week Underwear" with Cricut Explore Air 2

This post was created in partnership with Cricut.  All opinions are my own.  This post also contains affiliate links. Buy purchasing through my link, I am compensated.

Eeek!!! I am SO excited to be able to finally share this project with you.  Some of my fellow blogger friends and I have been working behind the scenes with Cricut to get your creative juices flowing for embellishing your sewing projects!   If you aren't familiar, Cricut is a series of cutting machines that can cut over 100 different materials -- you can virtually make whatever you dream!  Browse from over 60,000 images in their virtual library -- you may even come up with a completely new idea!  Plus, you can see what others have created and grab some inspiration from them!

Link to buy Cricut Explore Air 2 -- CLICK HERE  -- Click SHOP and don't forget to use coupon code ChristmasinJuly for free shipping (US only).

(Psst... you can also try designing your items before you even purchase the machine!! How cool is that?!!)

I had so many ideas running through my head, it was hard to narrow it down to a single project.  In the spirit of my kiddos heading back to school next month, I decided to start there.  I thought my 6 year old would get a kick out of some fun {cheeky} unmentionables.... that she likes to mention all of the time. HA!  I grabbed my underwear pattern of choice: Mo's Comfy Fit Unders {and Trainers} by Mo's Pattern Shop and started designing.  (Of course, if you don't sew, grab some plain underwear from your favorite brand!)

The day my box arrived, I was like a kid on Christmas!  I mean, aren't these items all so gorgeous?  The Cricut Explore Air 2 and the cutting tools are so sophisticated and gorgeous (and happen to be my favorite color).  Plus, included were 14 rolls of iron-on.  WHOA!!  A huge thank you to Cricut for this amazing opportunity!!

Here's a rundown of all the goodies (colors left to right, bolded items were used in this post):
  • Cricut Explore Air 2 {Mint}
  • Cricut Cutting Mat 12x12 Variety Pack
  • Cricut {Mint} Tools & Basic Trimmer Set
  • Cricut Iron-on Lite Cerulean
  • Cricut Iron-on Lite Black
  • Cricut Iron-on Lite White
  • Cricut Iron-on Lite Aqua
  • Cricut Iron-on Lite Kelly
  • Cricut Foil Iron-on Spring Meadow Sampler
  • Cricut Iron-on Glitter Lipstick
  • Cricut Holograph Sparkle Iron-on Gold
  • Cricut Iron-on Lite Maize
  • Cricut Foil Iron-on Rose Gold
  • Cricut Iron-on Lite Gold
  • Cricut Foil Iron-on Bejeweled Sampler
  • Cricut Iron-on Glitter Cherry
  • Cricut Iron-on Lite Metallic Blush

 After easily setting it all up, I quickly made the included note card project.  It was insanely easy!  I couldn't believe it!  Because I had played around with Design Space while my machine was in route, I could immediately start cutting my "Day of the Week" Underwear Project I had saved.  BUT, could the Cricut really cut items that small, so precisely?!  I wasn't sure.  

In the spirit of transparency, I do own a Silhouette Cameo 2 and have for about 18 months now.  It sat in the box for the first 11 months. HAHA!  Then, in the last 7 months, I can count on one hand the number of times I have used it.  Only one of those times did I use iron-on (and I only used a single color).  So, I am pretty much an iron-onl/cutting machine newbie.  

When I tell you the Cricut Explore Air 2 is seriously easy, it really is!  I was able to cut over 40 pieces, CORRECTLY, in about 12 different colors the very first night!!  The cuts are precise and made weeding a breeze.  I was also happy that I didn't have to fiddle with the blade to cut correctly (Silhouette users: you know what I'm talking about 😜)

{Tutorial} How to Create Day-of-the-Week Underwear

Step 1: Open Design Space to begin.  To design your own, use pictures and text of your choice.  To use the designs I made, click HERE.

Step 2: Organize your colors and begin cutting.  Remember to mirror your images in the cutting process!  Weed your pieces.  

Tip: Use a straight pin for weeding the tiniest of cut areas (such as in the camel).

Step 3: Cut your pattern pieces from your desired fabrics. Gently memory press the middle of the front with your iron to aid in lining it all up.

Tip: I chose to sew after applying the vinyl.  It is easier to get even pressure with your iron without all the seams (and if you screw something up, you haven't wasted your sewing time!)

Step 4: Locate all of your layers for the first day.  (I will be using Wednesday for this tutorial).

Step 5: Place your most bottom layer - in this case, it's the black camel. Lay it in place.  Lay down layer of light-colored fabric over (such as white quilting cotton).  Apply the iron-on per instructions.  

(Pay attention to which heat is needed and whether you need to let it cool prior to peeling up the carrier sheet.)

Step 6: Continue building your decal layer by layer.  

Tip: If you wish, you can group the black pieces together to cut in place -- select those layers and choose WELD. Otherwise, it will rearrange your pieces to conserve iron-on before it sends it to the machine.

Tip: To have letters cut out of the white speech bubble, use the SLICE tool in lieu of a separate layer like I did.

Daily Details:

"Sunny" Sunday: Sun #M37746 Create A Critter  
Font: Magnolia Sky
Colors: Maize, Black, Holograph Sparkle Gold

"AAAGH!" Monday:  Monster #M37231 Mini Monsters
Font: Pink Clouds
Colors: Metallic Blush, White, Black, Aqua, Purple from Bejeweled Sampler

"Taco" Tuesday: Taco #M3E03C Fast Food
Font: KG Shake If Off Chunky
Colors: Gold, Maize, Red from Bejeweled Sampler, Green from Meadow Sampler, Black

"Hump Day" Wednesday:  Camel #M37ECF A Quilted Christmas Word Bubble #M32FAF Party Photo Props
Font: Arab Brushstroke Std Regular Font Monotype Fonts 1
Colors: Gold, Black, White

"Thirsty" Thursday:  Drink #M2298F62 Cutie Planner Pieces Square #M369896 Basic Shapes
Font: Barberino Clean
Colors: Aqua, Black, White, Silver from Meadow Sampler

"Fry" Friday: French Fries #M3D234 Fast Food
Font: Cupcakia
Colors: Gold, Maize, Black, Red from Bejeweled Sampler

"Relax, it's..." Saturday: Relaxing Crocodile #M3EF18 Crocs Rule
Font: MF I Love Glitter
Colors: Brown, Green from Meadow Sampler, Green from Bejeweled Sampler, White, Black

Aren't these undies so fun?!  My 6 year old is so in love!!  (We don't model underwear for the Interwebs, but they fit perfectly 😉) .  My 8 year old has already put in her order.

I can't even begin to try to pick my favorite day, but Taco Tuesday is in the running. HA!  đŸŒŽ
Comment below with your favorite day!!

Enter to Win a Cricut Explore Air 2 HERE

Check out the rest of the amazing projects!!!

Week One: July 19th

Week Two: July 26th

Coral and Co.

A super special shout out to Cricut and the team of ladies who organized this tour!

I was invited to participate in the Cricut Party Blogger Program Kickoff.
This experience is based strictly on my opinion.  Others may have a different opinion or experience with the product listed above.  I was provided the sample free of charge by the company or PR agency and I have given my honest opinion.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

19 comments on "{Blog Tour} DIY "Day of the Week Underwear" with Cricut Explore Air 2"
  1. This is the best idea I've seen!!!! My kids love there Day of the Week undies and I love that I can make them my self!!

  2. This is such an adorable idea! My daughter would love this!

    1. Thank you!!! Make her some! They are so fun to make :)

  3. I have to say I love how clever this is - Taco Tuesday!!! Love it.

    1. Awww, thank you so much!!! I like thinking outside the box :P

  4. I think sunday with that happy little sunshine is my fav!

    1. That little sun started it all!!! The days just rolled after that! Thank you!

  5. The links to the Etsy shop were broken. Love this idea!! My girls would be totally into Taco Tuesday!! ☺️

    1. The ones to the Underwear pattern?? They are working for me... hmmmm. Glad you love these!

  6. This is amazingly detailed work! WOW!I never imagined sewing underwear...these are amazing!

  7. These are too adorable! I can't believe you did all of that intricate work for underwear! But now I need to make some for my little girl!

    1. Haha!! Thank you :) Gotta entice the kiddos to change daily, kwim?! HAHA. But really, I didn't do that much work. The Cricut did it all for me :)

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  10. Wow, cool post. I'd like to write like this too - taking time and real hard work to make a great article... but I put things off too much and never seem to get started. Thanks though. Legging

  11. Did you alter the pattern at all? I ask because yours looks different from the pattern on Etsy. The bands seem less wide and the front looks like it is shaped better on yours than on the Etsy one. These looked shaped specifically for girls while the ones on Etsy look unisex? I was trying to decide on which pattern to purchase and saw your blog.

    1. If I recall, I do take out a bit of width from the bands. I didn't alter the top shape though.


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