The Back Story
ArtSuppliesDirect.com asked if we would be willing to review the Silhouette Fabric Blade and we were excited for the chance! What better way to test out the Silhouette Fabric Cutting Blade then to make something for our cute baby. And since he’s a boy it had to be either a mustache or a tie; I went with tie. There are tons of examples on pinterest.
This first thing to do is prepare the fabric for cutting. I found there are two ways to do this- fabric interfacing or starching. The fabric interfacing comes in 2 favors, sewable and clean cut. The difference between the two are:
Sewable interfacing has a thinner adhesive that irons onto fabric … the cut-outs can then be temporarily adhered to a project while they are sewn or stitched into place.
Clean cut interfacing has a thicker adhesive that irons onto fabric ensuring a clean cut with your Silhouette electronic cutting tool. [source]
I decided to test out the starch method that I discovered here. As described in the post the fabric should be starched several times making sure that the fabric is completely dry before starching it again. Here is a picture of what the fabric looks like before and after starching it.
I found a tie design on this site. The author suggests tracing the picture of her templates to make your own templates. I decided to import the picture in inkscape and then trace it. After doing that I noticed that the bottom piece of the tie was not proportional so I created a symmetrical tie shape using the picture to get the basic size. After a finished creating the tie shapes I saved them as an SVG file and then imported them into Silhouette Studio.
I decided to combine the two tie pieces into one shape; if there are stripes or some kind of lined pattern, you can change the stripe direction by rotating the knot piece 90° from the stripe direction of the lower part of the tie piece.
Here are the steps I took:
- Put the fabric square unto the cutting mat
- Using the cut settings pictured below, I cut out the tie shape
- Used fabric adhesive tape to stick the tie to the onesie so it wouldn’t move around when my wife sewed it
- Ironed the tie onto the onesie
- Sewed the tie onto the onesie
Here is the finished product.
Here is the download for the cut file.
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