being MVP: 4 Quick and Easy Projects with the Silhouette Portrait {Silhouette Fabric Interfacing Tutorial} + May Promo & Giveaway!

4 Quick and Easy Projects with the Silhouette Portrait {Silhouette Fabric Interfacing Tutorial} + May Promo & Giveaway!


I am loving the Silhouette Portrait as there are just so many things you can create with just so little time and effort.  I was excited to try out the fabric interfacing as I have struggled with doing projects while cutting fabric by hand which takes an insane amount of time, especially when creating multiples i.e. fabric bird mobile for Kenzie (I will have to do a post at a later date when I figure out the template for sharing). 


Until then, enjoy the pretties I made in a flash.

Fabric Rolled Spiral Flower Hair Pin & Fabric Bicycle Tote



"Rolled Spiral Flower Hair Pin"

Supplies
1. Silhouette Clean Cut Fabric Interfacing
2. Fabric of Choice
3. Hair Clip + Rhinestone or button
4. Glue Gun
5. Silhouette Fabric Blade
6. 3d rolled spiral flower shape


Instructions
The Clean Cut Fabric Interfacing is just awesome and easy to use.  Just cut a piece to correlate with your shape and place rough side down on the backside of your fabric.  Run your iron across for just a few seconds and voila - it's bonded!  Peel the backing off and place onto your cutting mat and insert into your Silhouette machine.  Click send to Silhouette and choose fabric in the cut setting.  Insert your fabric blade into the Silhouette after turning the dial to the setting for your fabric choice - I set mine at 3 because that's the setting suggested when you choose the cut setting.  Click cut and watch the machine create your masterpiece.  



Peel the flower off your cutting mat and start rolling around your finger.  I was surprised at how clean the cut was as I have only practiced cutting out birthday cards and letters from card stock.  When you get to the end, place the flat circle against the flower and use your glue gun to keep the petals together.  Then grab a grosgrain ribbon covered clip or any other clip you want to use and again use your glue gun to attach.  Flip your flower around and glue gun a rhinestone or button to the middle and it's ready to pin.  



"Bicycle Tote"

Supplies
1. Silhouette Clean Cut Fabric Interfacing
2. Fabric of Choice
3. Tote Bag (I had a lightweight striped tote bag handy)
4. Silhouette Fabric Blade
5. Standard Bicycle Shape included in the Silhouette library

Instructions

Just as above, you iron the clean cut fabric interfacing rough side down onto the backside of your fabric choice.  Then open the bicycle shape (I used the standard included one but there are many options in the store) and get it ready to cut.  Load your fabric onto the cutting mat and cut.  Can you believe how precise the spokes are?  Peel off the cutting mat, lay onto your tote then run the iron over the bicycle for a few seconds and a chic trendy tote awaits.  



This is a fantastic method of putting logos on tote, monogramming totes for bridal party gifts, etc.  The possibilities are endless and the actual time to make is minimal.  



Ice Cream Shirt


Supplies
2. Fabric of Choice
3. Toddler Tshirt (I had a bunch of plain Hanes shirts that were just sitting in Kenzie's dresser so I used one of those)
4. Sewing Machine/Thread
5. Silhouette Fabric Blade
6. Standard Ice Cream Cone Shape Included in the Silhouette library 



Instructions

The sewable fabric interfacing is a bit thinner than the clean cut so that it can run smoothly under your machine foot.  The directions are the same for preparation though: iron rough side onto backside of fabric for a few seconds, peel off backing and place onto cutting mat.  Cut and iron onto the shirt.  My abandoned sewing machine was brought out and using a simple straight stitch, I went around the two pieces and it ready to wear.  





Kenzie loves her ice cream shirt and wants me to make her more.  This is a simple way to make personalized shirts with names, birthday numbers and more.  I am going to pick up some better quality tanks and tees for the summer and even make matching shirts for the kids.    




Chevron Tie Onesie


Supplies
1. Silhouette Sewable Fabric Interfacing
2. Fabric of Choice
3. Baby Onesie
4. Neck Ties Shape


Instructions
Now that you have the hang of ironing the fabric interfacing to fabric, let's have another go at it.  This is by far one of my favorites.  I've seen so many personalized tie onesies for babies on Etsy that I wanted to try making my own with the Silhouette sewable fabric interfacing.  I downloaded the cute neck ties shape and ungrouped it to select the wide chevron tie shape.  I then loaded the Silhouette Portrait with the prepared fabric and off it went to cut.



It's amazing how precise the cutting is.  The lines were so clean and sharp.  You have to be careful peeling this off the cutting mat.  I then ironed on the tie to the onesie with just a few quick presses.  Then it was sewing time.  This was a bit more tricky because of the thin lines of the chevron but I maneuvered it around and it worked. When washed, the tie will have that shabby chic look with the fraying on the sides because I stitched a straight line down the middle of each line.  Awesome right?  This is a great idea for baby shower gifts and once I pick up a few more designer fabrics, I will be pumping out lots of these for upcoming parties.  



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46 comments:

  1. I would love to make some vinyl wall art.

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  2. I would love to create extra shapes for scrapbooking!

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  3. I'd love to make some cards for my moms suprise 60th birthday in a few months!

    RC - Christina Foley

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  4. I love those cupcake covers... and i'd do some applique!

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  5. I'd love to make some cute shirts for my boys with the fabric cut outs.

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  6. I would use it to make vinyl words.

    Entered under Jill

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  7. I would make cute thank you cards for my daughter to send out.

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  8. I'd love to make some appliques for t-shirts!

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  9. I'd probably start with vinyl wall quotes since I"m addicted to them! =)

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  10. Most definitely I would begin with making some letters to use for labeling things in my classroom!

    This is great! Thanks!
    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  11. I would make thank you cards. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Reneewalters3 at yahoo dot com

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  12. I would make Christmas gifts - stone coasters with vinyl lettering/pictures. :)

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  13. I would make a cutting board with the etched glass

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  14. I'd love to make some room decor for my sons room and the nursery

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  15. I would make my son some shirts

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  16. I would make invites for my sons birthday!!

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  17. I'd make beautiful birthday cards for my family members!

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  18. I Like the

    etched glass projects

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  19. I have been eying one for a while. The projects in my head are overwhelming!

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  20. cameo! I would make shirts!

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  21. I like their original paper crafting capabilities the best. Scrapbooking wins for me.

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  22. I'd love to make cards or shirt decals!

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  23. I would like to make shirts for my kids. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  24. I'd create some appliques for onesies.
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  25. I totally want to do some Sewable Fabric Interfacing and make some onesies too!

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  26. I want to make these fabric flowers I saw and put them onto headbands and clips!

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  27. I'd love to be able to personalize lots of items in our house especially my daughters play room! :)

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  28. Revamp plain jeans!-ellen

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  29. I'd make something for my baby girl. Maybe her name on a onesie.

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  30. Ooooh, I would make matching shirts for my daughter and I since they are so hard to find in retail!

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  31. I'd make some appliques for my kid's t-shirts!

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  32. I would love to make appliques to add to my quilts! :)

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  33. I would like to make my daughter some shirts to wear

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  34. I would love to decorate onsies for my granddaughter Nellie.
    Kathy Davis
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  35. I would make items for scrapbooking

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  36. Would like to make T-shirts with the fabric cutouts for my grandsons.
    Joye Rast

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  37. WOULD MAKE TSHIRTS FOR MY GRANDSON!!!

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  38. I would make my family tshirts for my sons return from Afghanistan.

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  39. I would make a scrapbook for my new son.

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  40. I would make crafts with my daughter, scrapbook, and pinterest projects!

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  41. I would make scrapbooking projects.

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  42. I love the hairpin. That is such an easy, cute design! I make a lot of hair ties, but haven't even done a hairpin...yet :)

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  43. Oooh I had no clue that it did fabric too!! that hair clip is adorable and I love the bag too!!

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