Font -n- Fabric Tutorial

I hope your weekend was happy and full of amazing outdoor-springy experiences…it was gorgeous here!  We had the windows open and the birds were chirping…it was just lovely!

Ok so todays tutorial is super simple and fun and requires only your fonts, fabric interfacing and fabric to create.  Its just about time to proclaim our inner “Irish” to the world. So here is a fast little idea for you and your peeps to get your green on.

I started by choosing a font that I wanted to cut out and typed the word LUCKY.  Just like that you are ready to cut it out!  Make sure you have prepped your fabric by ironing on the sewable Silhouette fabric interfacing.  Then place it on your mat, with settings at a speed of 3 and a thickness of 33 and cut that bad boy out!

Check out my well loved mat!  Isn’t it purdy!

Once that is done, I have a little trick I like to use when I am placing a font onto a project.  I want it to be straight and the same spacing as when I cut it out.  So I use the “negative” from my font and place it on to my project. I then place the font back into place. Once they are placed I pull the negative away, leaving my gorgeously spaced font!

Press for a temporary hold.  Now you are ready to sew!

I bought this shirt a Walmart for $4.00 and now have the cutest little shirt for one of my little chicas! (Dont you just love vintage flower vibe!  Ooh cute, I’m positive I wore this same shirt when I was little).


168 thoughts on “Font -n- Fabric Tutorial

  1. APRIL says:

    This is a great idea. A custom shirt at a great price.

    I was sent over from

  2. Katie says:

    Wow! Simple and so cute–you can’t beat that!

  3. Tina says:

    Cute shirt! I am here from Remodelaholic…

  4. karikoupon says:

    Happy Money Saver sent me! What a great site!!!

  5. Tracy says:

    love everything about this post!

  6. April says:

    Cute! Visiting from Bowl Full of Lemons!

  7. emma says:

    That’s a great idea.

  8. Haley says:

    here from a bowl full of lemons. hoping to win a machine so i can make beautiful things to blog about myself. thanks

  9. Gretchen says:

    This is such a cute idea!

  10. Alisha says:

    I love this! Must. Have. Silhouette. In. My. Life!

  11. Laura says:

    stopping by from pizzazzerie for the giveaway. I’ve been a follower of this blog for a while. great giveaway!

  12. Jeanie says:

    Thats so cute!

  13. Emily says:

    So cute!!

    I found this blog through A Bowl Full of Lemons! :)

  14. Nicole says:

    Visiting from A bowl full of lemons :)

  15. Anonymous says:

    Found this from Mary Corbet’s Needle and Thread. Looks like there are some great ideas for fusing/applique or just cutting repetitive circles for yo-yo projects. Hmmmm. Another tool for a Crazy Quilter’s studio.

  16. Cara H says:

    Found from Remodaholic and this is the coolest machine ever. As a quilter, it would save me hours!

  17. Karin says:

    Very cute idea! <3

  18. Shannon says:

    The etching looks so easy and cute!

  19. Shannon says:

    Oh yeah, and thanks for all of the giveaways you guys do. Someday I’ll win!

  20. tcjarratt says:

    This machine is amazing! I can only imagine how cute my house would be with all of the things I could create.

  21. Darcy says:

    I love what you did with this shirt! So cute!

  22. CraftCrave says:

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [23 Mar 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  23. Rory says:

    Too cute! Remodelaholic sent me and I’d like to thank you for the generous giveaway!

  24. I saw this design on A Bowl Full of Lemons!

  25. aklatina says:

    Those are fantastic Ideas! sooo cute! I want one so bad!

  26. Megan says:

    I love this idea! This seems like such an amazing tool. I’m hoping to win one: otherwise, it’s definitely going on my Christmas list.

  27. shizzknits says:

    This is really cool….who knew you could use the S machine to cut fabric??

  28. The Smiths says:

    I found you from a bowl full of lemons! Thanks for all the silhouette giveaways!

  29. Mummy Maggie says:

    I found this blog from A Bowl Full of Lemons! LOVE AND NEED A SILHOUETTE! <3

  30. Maribel says:

    such a cute idea! i’m here from decor chick to say thanks for the chance to win a silhouette.

  31. Rory says:

    Here now from Decor Chick! Praying to win your AMAZING machine!!! :)

  32. Mariajo says:

    I love this idea. And it can be applied to a tote, or a beauty case.
    I can’t wait to have a Silhouette machine to try this and many other projects.
    If only I were so lucky to win one…

  33. Joanne says:

    Great idea. I would love to make a t-shirt for each of the holidays throughout the year. My kids would be the coolest! Love bowl full of lemons too!

  34. Check Family says:

    Love this idea and would absolutely love to try it out!! I have two little girls that I’m dying to make clothes for and this would be perfect! Found you through Bowl Full of Lemons, love her blog and this one too!!!

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