Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Tutorial: Cut Fabric with Silhouette SD

I've had my Silhouette SD for over two years --
and I've never used it to cut Fabric.
Until last night...
and now it's all I want to do! ;)
Do you want to cut some fabric too?
Well let's start cutting ... shall we?!
What you need:
Silhouette SD (or the Cameo if you're super lucky)
Heat N Bond (or Wonder Under)
Fabric Scraps
Iron the Heat N Bond (or wonder under) to the backside of your fabric.
 Wait for it to cool off and then pull off the backing ...
 Place the fabric on the top of your mat (right side UP) and load it in your machine!
I ordered THIS blade for Fabric.  
 To cut cotton/lightweight fabric, twist it to "5".
 Design your image in the Silhouette software!
A Speed of 5 and Thickness of 33 worked perfect for me!
Hit cut and let the machine do all the work ... :)
 Gently pull the corners to reveal the perfectly cut fabric!
 Seriously look at that ... AMAZINGNESS! :)
 Now place it on your shirt (or whatever) and iron it down! ;)
 If you used Heat N Bond Ultra then you don't need to sew it ...
if you used regular, give it a quick stitch for extra durability! ;)
I'm kind of obsessed ...
 It was just SO easy!
Oh - and has your cutting mat seen better days?
Well - tomorrow I'll show you how to make it sticky again! ;)

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  1. This is a great idea!

    Do you think that it'd work with my Cricut?

    1. I'm sure it would! ;) You will probably just have to play around with getting the settings just right! Good luck!

  2. I was wondering the same thing!!! I'll have to give it a go on the cricut and see if it works. I don't see why it wouldn't.

    1. I'm sure it will! ;) Let me know if you figure it out!!

  3. I have a Cameo and have never cut fabric...somehow I have totally missed the fact that there is a blade specifically for fabric cutting!! Super excited!! Thank you so much for sharing!!


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