Hobbycraft Custom Crafting Stores

10 November 2021

Choosing which Cricut Machine is right for you can sometimes be tricky. Each machine has its own advantages and capabilities so sometimes you just need to see and try for yourself. And now, thanks to Hobbycraft Custom Crafting areas, you can.

The Custom Crafting concept was introduced at Hobbycraft’s Crawley store in 2019 and featured a demonstration table where customers could get hands-on with the machines, inspirational projects on display, a wider range of tools, materials and accessories available, and an expert on hand to help guide you.

The addition to the store proved to be a huge success and was rolled out to ten more stores throughout 2019.

Unfortunately, when many stores were shut due to the restrictions placed on retailers during the lockdown in 2020, the roll out of Custom Crafting areas to more locations was delayed. But this November, the installations continue and by the end of the year will be complete meaning a bigger Cricut range will be available in each and every one of Hobbycraft’s stores.

Hobbycraft Cricut Custom Crafting Crawley

What is Hobbycraft Custom Crafting?

All Hobbycraft stores now have a dedicated Custom Crafting area allowing you to get up-close with the vast range of Cricut products.

Hobbycraft Custom Crafting areas are the perfect introduction to Cricut, with expert members of staff on hand to show you what you can create with your Cricut machine. As well as providing help and advice they can help you determine your creative goals and identify what machine, tools or materials are right for you. 

Plus, there’s lots of project inspiration to get those creative juices flowing, both in-store and online at Hobbycraft’s Ideas Hub – https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/ideas

Visiting the store also helps with getting to grips with your machine and discover new tools and materials too.

Hobbycraft Cricut Custom Crafting Stafford

Which machines can I try?

All of them! Hobbycraft stocks all Cricut machines, giving you the ability to choose between all the current families of machines. These are:

Cricut Joy

Cricut Explore Air 2

Cricut Explore 3

Cricut Maker

Cricut Maker 3

Hobbycraft Cricut Custom Crafting Exeter

Most stores will have all machines on display, but some stores may not. You are advised to ring ahead to check which machines your local Hobbycraft store has available for demonstrations.

What else can I experience?

Hobbycraft also stocks the full EasyPress™ heat tool range, which can be tried at Custom Crafting stores, giving you a real-life experience with the look, feel, and benefits of these incredible and powerful tools. Again it is advisable to check your local store before you visit to find out which products are available to see and try.

The heat press range available includes:

Cricut EasyPress MiniTM

Cricut EasyPressTM 2 9 x 9 / 23 cm x 23 cm

Cricut EasyPressTM 2 12 x 10 / 30 cm x 25 cm

Cricut Mug PressTM

Cricut Hobbycraft Custom Crafting


You will also discover an extensive range of Cricut Materials in store, with Cricut experts on hand to help explain the differences and which materials would be best for your project. The selection of Cricut materials includes:

Permanent and Removable Vinyl

Smart Vinyl Removable and Permanent

Iron-On (Heat Transfer Vinyl)

Paper and Cardstock

Smart Paper Sticker Cardstock

Kraft Board

Infusible Ink

Foil Sheets

Specialist materials such as Basswood and Aluminium

And so much more!

Want to know more about one of these materials? You can always check out the Help Centre but if you want to speak to an expert face to face, the Hobbycraft Custom Crafting stores have help at hand.

Which Hobbycraft stores are Custom Crafting stores?

All Hobbycraft locations now have a dedicated Custom Crafting area with a wide range of materials and machines on display. Most stores also feature a demonstration table where you can try the machines, take part in workshops or ask a Hobbycraft colleague for a demonstration.

There’s no need to book, however, if you have a specific query or would like to test drive a particular machine, make sure to ring your local Hobbycraft ahead of time to arrange a time that suits.

Find your nearest Hobbycraft store here.