I wanted to share my latest project with you! As many of you know — the reason I was first even interested in a Silhouette Cameo was so that I could cut my machine embroidery applique files with it! I HATE taking the hoop off the machine & trimming the fabric in the hoop! So I’m going to show you how I made this Christmas shirt for my grandson, Noah! And then – be sure to check out MORE Silhouette projects below! – A group from the Silhouette Challenge are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of inspiration!
I’ve posted instructions on this before — but it continues to be super popular & I get a lot of questions — so I’m sharing generic instructions here — not specific to any one embroidery program! This darling Reindeer embroidery design is from Planet Applique. I use her designs all of them time & they always stitch out great!
Since Silhouette Studio won’t open embroidery designs, you need to open the design in your embroidery software — whatever software you are using! Then, in your color sequence guide, isolate the first color stop of the applique – the placement stitch:
Each software does this a little differently — so in your color sequence – you just find the way to isolate that color stop.
So now, with the applique of the nose isolated – it needs to be copied and saved as a jpg image to bring into Silhouette Studio. This can either be done by copy/paste — or us the Snipping Tool to copy & bring it into Silhouette.
Then, using the Trace tool in Silhouette Studio – trace the applique file & after tracing, delete the original image! (Be sure to click “Trace Outer Edge” — or you will get the double lines.) Then size the design 1.5mm larger than the embroidery applique. For more details on how to do this — visit an earlier post – that will give you more specifics. Repeat this process for each piece of the applique design– and then you are ready to cut! The fabric is backed with Heat N Bond lite — and the paper is removed. AND — I’m using my new Low Tack Adhesive Mat from Silhouette! I love it – because it doesn’t peel the Heat N Bond off the fabric!
Now — all of your pieces are cut & can be easily fused onto the fabric when its the appropriate place in the design. I simply slide the hoop off of the machine, use a small craft iron & fuse it in place! Then return it to the machine & continue the satin stitch finish! Done! Its awesome!
Now………Check out 34 more Amazing Projects from fellow Silhouette fans!
- 2013 Snowman Christmas Card by Please Excuse My Craftermath
- Christmas Hoop Art by Lil’ Mrs. Tori
- Silhouette Nativity Advent Candle Box by One Tough Mother
- Christmas Party Photo Booth Props by unOriginal Mom
- Another Stenciled Tea Towel by Cutesy Crafts
- Silhouette Gift Tags by Rain on a Tin Roof
- Snowflake Pin / Ornament by Coley’s Corner
- State Sign Couple Gift by It Happens in a Blink
- Mason Jar Christmas Ornaments by Vintage News Junkie
- Merry Christmas Wall Decor by One Artsy Mama
- Deer Head Holiday Banner…featuring Santa’s Reindeer by The Thinking Closet
- Restore your UGGS (with PAINT) by From Wine to Whine
- Monogrammed Snowflake Ornaments by Architecture of a Mom
- Christmas Countdown Sign by The Girl Creative
- Elf Chalk Sign: “The Best Way to Spread Christmas” by Weekend Craft
- Glittery Christmas Subway Art by The Turquoise Home
- Sketch Pen Labels by Sowdering About in Seattle
- Snowflake NOEL Sign by My Favorite Finds
- DIY Holiday Hostess Gift by Everyday Paper
- Folding Nativity Backdrop by Chicken Scratch NY
- Recycled Glass Jar Advent Calendar by Nearly Handmade
- Reindeer Card: Double-Sided Print & Cut by GetSilvered
- Personalized Block Ornament by Suburble
- Paper Medallion Christmas Tree by Create & Babble
- Mini Mid-Century Homes by Tried & True
- Glitter and Vinyl Minecraft Christmas Ornament by A Tossed Salad Life
- DIY Countdown to Christmas Refrigerator Style by My Paper Craze
- Reversible Recipe Holder/Block Frame by The Sensory Emporium
- DIY: Lettered Christmas Pillows by The House on Hillbrook
- Simply Charming Christmas Ornaments by Life After Laundry
- No Glitter was Worn by GiveMeAPaintbrush
- Make Easy Ornaments from Paper Circles by Bringing Creativity to Life
- Cutting Machine Embroidery Applique by Terri Johnson Creates
- “Believe” Christmas Banner by Daily Dwelling
- DIY Christmas Nativity Card by Pitter and Glink
AND THAT’S NOT ALL!!! $155 Amazon Gift Card Give Away!!!
Giveaway runs from Monday, December 9th – Monday, December 16th at 11:59p eastern.
- Giveaway is open to anyone 18 years of age and older, and this is an international-friendly giveaway!
- 31 different bloggers from our Silhouette Challenge FB Group made this giveaway possible, which means…
- There are 31 different potential entries per person! That’s a lot of potential winning power.
- Giveaway prize = an Amazon Gift Card for $155 toward a Silhouette machine or supplies on their wish list…but in truth, can be spent on anything the winner’s heart desires! Bonus.
- The winner will be contacted by Lauren from The Thinking Closet by email and will have 48 hours to respond; so, everyone should watch their spam folders.
- Just Click Below for the Giveaway Link!! – Have fun!