I’ve been getting some questions about the video that I made on how to cut felt with you Silhouette, so I thought it was time for another one. This one is a fun experiment with different kinds of felt and different methods for cutting. I even tried using freezer paper to cut the felt with some success! The info is all in the video. It’s another long one, so grab some popcorn. 🙂 If you would like to know more about the felt that I used, go to my post here.
- What does “flattened” mean? I ran these ones through a manual die cutting machine with a couple of thin pieces of cardboard (cut up cereal box works great). I used my Evolution from We R Memory Keepers and it worked great! It thinned out the felt, and made it cut much better.
- I have had varying results with freezer paper ironed on the back. I tried once before, and the felt peeled off of the freezer paper and slid around. This time it decided to work, but ONLY with the National Nonwovens felt. The acrylic felt lost a ton of detail and came out looking pretty messed up.
- I also tried with no backing at all. That’s what the square that says “nothing” is. The felt scrunched up and slid on the mat making for some sloppy cutting. No good.
- I also tried using Silhouette brand sewable interfacing. That was the square that says “Silhouette Interfacing”. I was wondering if it would peel off after I was done. It didn’t.