Ever since I got my Silhouette die cutting machine I’ve been wanting to try cutting out fabric with it. I don’t do as much work with fabric as I do with paper but I like trying to incorporate fabric with my mixed media art and greeting cards sometimes. I even own a sewing machine but the poor thing isn’t used as much as it should be. In order to cut fabric with the Silhouette you need to use the Fabric Interfacing Material which comes in two types, one if your going to sew around the edges of your fabric and one if you’re not. You’ll also want the fabric blade, just like with scissors and sewing machine needles it’s best to have separate ones for paper and for fabric.
For my project I didn’t want to sew (sorry sewing machine) so I used Clean Cut interfacing and some pretty fabrics to make my sweet little blue bird of happiness with banner flags wall hanging. I ironed on the interfacing to my fabric and removed the backing and placed it on the mat fabric side up, it easily cut out (using the fabric blade) with my Silhouette Portrait machine. I then ironed on the cut outs to some unbleached muslin and hand stitched on some buttons and added ribbon bows. I place the finished project into a wooden embroidery hoop to hang on the wall. Isn’t it cute?!
Silhouette is making it easy to take your die cutting to the next level by cutting out fabric with some special offers, visit Silhouette here and use coupon code: GOSSIP and take advantage of one of these great offers:
offer1- 1 Clean Cut Fabric Interfacing, 1 Sewable Fabric Interfacing, 1 Fabric Blade, 1 $25 Download Card, 1 Silhouette Portrait™ $129.99
offer2- 1 Clean Cut Fabric Interfacing, 1 Sewable Fabric Interfacing, 1 Fabric Blade, 1 12”x24” Cutting Mat, 1 Silhouette CAMEO® $269.99
offer3- 1 Clean Cut Fabric Interfacing, 1 Sewable Fabric Interfacing, 1 Fabric Blade, 1 $25 Download Card $29.99
By Heather Holbrook