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Cut Fabric With Your Silhouette (the cheap way)

Happy Monday everyone!!!  Evan needed a Halloween shirt, plain and simple.  One of the lace shirts that I made for the girls wasn’t going to cut it, so I decided to break out my Silhouette and make a little ghost applique for him.

Even though I had no idea what I was doing (still don’t), I had fun making my little video on how to cut felt.  I decided I’d make another one to show you how to cut regular old cotton fabric.  I like to use Wonder Under (Pellon 805) because it’s cheap and readily available at my local fabric store.  Watch it if you want to see how awesome this machine is!

 
I posted this project as a part of the awesome Silhouette Challenge Facebook group that I am a part of.  Want to join our group?  You can fill out the new member request form here.  Go check out some more great Silhouette projects from these awesome bloggers!
 
Birthday Invitations Homer Simpson Style by Black & White Obsession
DIY Planner Dividers by The House on Hillbrook
3D Haunted Forest by Chicken Scratch NY
Pumpkins and Peacocks Fall Mantel by joy & gladness of heart
DIY Cheers Garland by Rain on a Tin Roof
Wedding Gift Wrapping by It Happens in a Blink
Glitter Monogrammed Pumpkin by unOriginal Mom
Halloween Family Rules by Tried & True
Faux Stitched Speech Bubbles by Get Silvered Craft
A Mario Bros. Backsplash by Please Excuse My Craftermath…
Halloween Spooky Eye Luminaries by A Tossed Salad Life
Halloween Party Treat Bags by The Thinking Closet
“Create” Wooden Pallet by Lil’ Mrs. Tori
Decorated Pumpkins by Tanya’s Creative Space
Cute Wedding Card by Zanaree
Learn to Tie Your Shoes by From Wine to Whine

Halloween Banner by Sowdering About

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Tippy

Saturday 15th of March 2014

Really liked the video. I do have a question. Can you use the regular cutting mats when cutting fabric? If a different mat, do you buy it from the Silhouette website? I also noticed the blade color was different from the one I have do you have to buy a special blade. Thanks for sharing with us.

Jessica Anderson

Sunday 16th of March 2014

Yes, you just use your regular cutting mat. Silhouette sells a fabric blade that is blue. It's no different than the black blade, it's just a different color to keep it separate from the blade that you cut paper with. Once you cut paper with a blade, it dulls and makes it harder to cut fabric with.

Connie

Sunday 10th of November 2013

Great video, I really want to get one of these!!

Jessica Anderson

Tuesday 12th of November 2013

Thanks Connie! It's my favorite crafting tool. So many things you can do with it and it will cut anything that I can dream up!

kelly thompson

Thursday 17th of October 2013

this was cool to see- I am new to wonder under- what is that for? thanks for the video- it was helpful!

Jessica Anderson

Thursday 17th of October 2013

It's a fusible webbing that you iron onto fabric. It makes it so that the fabric won't fray when cut, and turns it into an iron on shape/applique.

Lauren Lanker

Thursday 17th of October 2013

Left you some comment love on the video itself, but I just have to say I HEART your video tutorials. Keep 'em coming, Jessica!

Jessica Anderson

Thursday 17th of October 2013

Thank you, Lauren! You are way too nice! Now if I could just figure out how to make a more professional video, we would be good.

Pam - GetSilveredCraft

Wednesday 16th of October 2013

What a cut little ghost! Fabric cutting - another thing to add to my To Do list .......:)CheersPam

Jessica Anderson

Wednesday 16th of October 2013

Thanks Pam! Fabric is one of my favorite things to cut with the Silhouette!

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