Learn how to make peekaboo leather earrings with Cricut. These cute earrings feature a heart cut-out that showcases a pretty fabric design.
If you’re new to making Cricut earrings, be sure to check out this post on faux leather earrings.
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I had a lot of fun making these earrings because I love cute fabrics. This is a great way to use fabrics with small prints. It’s also a great use for scraps!
DIY Peekaboo Leather Earrings
- Cricut (I use my Cricut Maker 3)
- Faux Leather
- Cricut Standard Mat
- Cricut Fabric Mat
- Rotary Blade (if you have the Cricut Maker)
- Fabric Stabilizer (if you don’t have the Cricut Maker)
- Leather Punch
- Earring Hooks and Jump Rings
- Jewelry Pliers
Notes About Supplies
I used this pack of faux leather, and it worked great. It’s very thin and is really easy to cut with the fine-point blade. This pack has five colors: red, tan, black, and two shades of brown. I used the tan sheet for this project.
If you’re looking for other colors, there are many fun packs with various colors, patterns, and textures.
I used a scrap piece of quilting fabric that was leftover from my quilt project.
Use fabric with a small pattern for the best results. A large pattern won’t show up in this project.
If you don’t use quilting fabric, look for a thin fabric that doesn’t fray easily.
I used a leather punch instead of cutting the earring holes with the Cricut. In the past, I haven’t had great luck cutting tiny holes with the Cricut.
How to Design Peekaboo Earrings
Here are some things to remember if you design your own peekaboo earrings.
- The fabric piece needs to be slightly smaller than the leather part of the earrings.
- Choose a simple shape if this is your first time making earrings with your Cricut.
- There are a lot of cute earrings available if you have Cricut Access.
Important: When cutting the fabric and the faux leather, it must be mirrored if you create a design that contains letters or an asymmetrical design.
How to Cut Fabric with a Cricut
You can cut fabric with a rotary blade if you have a Cricut Maker. Place the fabric on the fabric mat, install the rotary blade, and cut as usual.
- Upload the design.
- The cutout heart design and the larger teardrop shape are for leather.
- The smaller teardrop shape is for fabric.
- Load the fabric mat with the fabric.
- Select the fabric type. I chose “Cotton” for the quilting fabric.
- Make sure that it was cut all the way before unloading the mat.
It can be placed on the standard mat and cut with a fine-point blade. Select “Medium Fabrics (Like Cotton), Bonded” or the appropriate fabric choice. Cut as usual.
Cutting the Faux Leather
- Place the faux leather on a standard mat, leather side down.
- Select “faux leather (paper thin)” for the cut.
- Load the mat and cut.
- Before unloading the mat, check and make sure that the faux leather is cut all the way through.
- Unload the mat.
Assembling the Peekaboo Earrings
- Apply a thin layer of glue to the fuzzy side of the teardrop shape.
- Place the fabric on top and smooth it out. Make sure any stray threads are tucked inside the earring.
- Apply a thin layer of glue to the fuzzy side of the cut-out piece.
- Place it on top of the fabric.
- Clean up any glue that spills out.
- Place the earring under something heavy while the glue dries.
Making the Earring
- Use the leather punch to make the holes at the top of the earring.
- Attach the earring hook to the teardrop shape with a jump ring.
- Enjoy your earrings.
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