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Fabric PixScan Ornament

Fabric Ornament back with PixScan by Kelly Wayment for Silhouette

Fabric Ornament with PixScan by Kelly Wayment for Silhouette

 

 

This is another fun way to use your PixScan™ mat. I made a fabric ornament and wanted to cut my pieces from a certain part of a scrap of fabric. The PixScan™ mat allowed me to do exactly that.

I found this great wise men design and phrase for my ornament, so I resized everything to fit the front and back of two 4-inch circles. I have had this small scrap of fabric in my stash for a while and wanted my wise men to have these colors. The best way to choose exactly which part of the design will cut is to use a PixScan™ mat. (It’s not just for paper!)

Clean cut fusible fabric stabilizer is the medium I chose for my wise men. I think it gives just a little bit cleaner edge on detailed cuts than the sewable stabilizer, and I won’t ever need to wash it. I chose cut & sew fusible fabric stabilizer for the background circles because I needed to stitch around the edge.

For a fabric scrap I do the following:

  • Cut a piece of stabilizer just slightly smaller than the scrap of fabric so none of the glue is exposed to your iron or ironing board.
  • Iron the stabilizer in place, rough side against the wrong side of the fabric.
  • Trim the fabric edge to match the stabilizer edge.
  • Remove the paper backing and place it stabilizer-side-down on to your cutting mat (PixScan™ mat, in this case). Tip: I have found that a sticky mat works better than an old mat, and definitely cut with a dedicated fabric blade that has never cut other materials.

Steps for fusible fabric stabilizer

 

 

Here is my fabric on my PixScan™ mat, ready to be scanned and cut.

PixScan with Fabric

 

 

To import the PixScan™ image of your fabric, follow the steps in this post for scanning. Or import with a photo, if you like that method better.

Once I imported it into Silhouette Studio, I was able to place my wise men on the virtual fabric so I could pick out exactly which part of the design I wanted each wise man to show.

PixScan with shapes placed on pattern

 

 

Here they are after cutting:

PixScan cuts fabric

 

 

I cut the rest of my pieces in preparation for assembling the ornament. (A PixScan™ mat is not necessary for cutting heat transfer material or for cutting fabric in general. A regular cutting mat will do.

 

Fabric ornament pieces

 

 

I ironed on the wise men to a blue circle, and then ironed the glitter heat transfer on top. Important: Because the blue circles also have fusible fabric stabilizer on them, be sure to place them on top of the shiny side of the paper backing that came from one of the stabilizer pieces. If you place it directly on to your ironing board to iron the upper layers, you will fuse the circles to your ironing board!

 

Iron on fabric stabilizer and heat transfer

 

 

Finally, I machine stitched around the edge and lightly stuffed my ornament. I think I like the sparkly back side of my ornament as much as the front. I hope you are using your PixScan™ mat to its full potential!

Fabric Ornament back with PixScan by Kelly Wayment for Silhouette

Kelly Wayment

Hi! I'm Kelly Wayment and am thrilled to continue on with Silhouette America's design team for a fourth term. I live in Utah with my husband of 17+ years and our four kids ranging from first-grader to teen. I work part-time as an auditor in an accounting firm, but I would always prefer to be crafting. I started scrapbooking and cardmaking in 1999, and that has spread into other crafts over the years. The Silhouette machine has literally changed the course of my life as it has turned my simple hobbies into ways to push the boundaries with my creativity, along with innumerable opportunities to teach and share that joy with others.

Designs Used:

Products Used:

Blade

CAMEO 12-inch cutting mat

12-inch glitter heat transfer

Silhouette fabric blade

CAMEO PixScan™ cutting mat

Cut & sew fusible fabric stabilizer

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13 comments

  1. Love this Kelly. Great tutorial too!

  2. Hi there whenever I try to use the pixscan mat I get an error saying the quality if my photo is poor. So it does not upload the image. I use an
    iPhone 6. Any suggestions.

    1. Hi Deb!
      Make sure that you take your photo on a solid background in good lighting. Also do you best to position yourself that you do not cast dark shadows over your PixScan mat. Please let us know if you need additional assistance!

  3. Hi. I absolutely love this!! Love LOVE the ornament!! Awesome job!

    1. Thanks so much, Ana!

  4. This is cool . . . love the ornament and thanks!

    1. Thanks, Joan. Glad you like it. 🙂

  5. Love this – great job!

  6. Without a doubt, you are the most talented of the Silhouette experts. I have enjoyed learning from you for a long time and am grateful that you started your own blog/school. I appreciate and want to emulate your style. Plus, your skill at instruction is THE BEST out there in the Silhouette-sphere: clear, concise, positive, complete and innovate. Thank you, Kelly! I’m a fan and learn something from your every post. PLEASE continue being a generous master teacher and creative force.

    1. We agree!!! We LOVE Krafting Kelly oh so stinkin’ much!!!

    2. Thank you so much, Deb! You just made my day. 🙂 I will continue to try and do my best. Mind if I quote you? 😀

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