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4th of July Onesie Tutorial

I decided to create onesies for my twins, and I chose an Abraham Lincoln theme for the 4th of July! This is a super easy project that doesn’t cost very much to make, and I found a design online that was licensed for free use. Plus, I have bundles of onesies here at home, so I try to use them whenever I can! Silhouette Studio® is very easy to use, but there is a little bit of information to know before setting out with your first project. You’ll want to be sure to read the manual thoroughly to get a…

Summer Little Firecracker T-shirt

The season of summer parties and social gatherings is upon us, and I wanted to make sure my littles are dressed in style. So we decided on this Little Firecracker design from the Design Store! When I saw this design, I instantly knew I needed to make it for my daughter! Instead of a traditional T-Shirt iron on, I opted for an adorable tank top with a bow detail! I just love how easy it is to custom make clothes for any occasion, and this is perfect for the summer and the 4th of July! If you are new to…

DIY Matching T-shirt and Bow

Summer is quickly approaching, and this sweet Popsicle design is just the thing you need to remind you to stay cool. I love this adorable t-shirt and matching cheer bow. This would be the perfect addition to anyone’s summer wardrobe. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Heat Transfer Silhouette Hook Tool Printable Adhesive Cardstock Iron Thin towel or parchment paper Shirt Premade Bow 1-inch round bottle cap — Can be found online or at your local craft store 1-inch or 25-mm epoxy stickers — Can be found online or at your local craft store Hot glue gun…

Heat Transfer on Vintage Army Jacket

I purchased my first Silhouette CAMEO machine in 2011, and I have never customized clothing with heat transfer material before. Can you believe that? I’ve always placed heat transfer on tea towels or pillows but never clothing, so this project is the first for me. My 12-year-old daughter purchased this vintage army jacket from a surplus store, and I wanted to make it unique for her and make it a little more feminine but age appropriate as well. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Iron Ironing Board Cotton Fabric Military Jacket…

Making a DIY makeup bag is easy with iron-on vinyl. Click here to see how to make one for yourself.

DIY Makeup Bag

Keeping my purse organized is a MUST, and I needed a new makeup bag. I decided to make this DIY Makeup Bag with Glitter Heat Transfer and a cute design from the Silhouette Design Store. It is perfect to hold my lip gloss, mirror, and miscellaneous makeup and keeps it all from making a mess in the bottom of my purse – nothing is worse than when your eyeliner lid pops off. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Glitter Heat Transfer – Black and Red Canvas Makeup Bag Design ID #172960 Step…

Record Player Heat Transfer

I don’t know about you, but I love vinyl records. Listening to them with my record player gives me a sense of relaxation. I’ve been wanting to customize my record player for quite some time now, so I finally took some time to go through tons of designs from the Silhouette Design Store. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® Silhouette CAMEO or Portait Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Iron Ruler Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Sticker Paper Silhouette Heat Transfer Design ID #38771 Design ID #85633 Design ID #231242 Step One: Measure the Design Area Flip open the top of your record player…

Farmhouse Style Reverse Canvas Sign

We just love this farmhouse style design from Jillibean Soup, and we thought it would make the perfect reverse canvas sign. It turned out pretty cute, don’t you think?! Follow along if you would like to see how you can make your own. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Heat Transfer – Navy Silhouette Metallic Heat Transfer – Pink Silhouette Hook Thin towel or parchment paper Canvas wrap frame Wood stain or acrylic paint Paintbrush Scissors A flat-head screwdriver Iron or heat press Stapler Design ID #267810 Step One: Create Your Design Open up Silhouette Studio®. Select the Page Setup…

DIY Gym Bag with Heat Transfer

Today I wanted to share my DIY Gym Bag I made with glitter heat transfer material. I used a fun design from the Design Store with the phrase “I Do It For The Tacos.” Getting to the gym has been a struggle lately, but this cute bag is encouraging me to get there. It is perfect for holding my yoga mat, towel, water bottle, etc. at the gym and keeping everything organized at home. Besides, nothing motivates me more than Taco Tuesday! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Glitter Heat Transfer –…

Silhouette Heat Transfer Materials

Heat transfer is one of the most popular materials to cut with your Silhouette! Using heat transfer, you can design and create custom-made apparel, home décor, and so much more. Heat transfer is a film material that has a heat-activated adhesive backing, so it can bond permanently to fabric. This means it can be applied onto various fabric surfaces, such as t-shirts, jerseys, or bags. Just think of all the amazing possibilities! Heat transfer material (with the exception of printable heat transfer sheets) can be loaded directly into a Silhouette cutting machine and does not require the use of a cutting mat. In addition, heat transfer material…

Pillow Phrases

My three boys are grown and are no longer living at home. Even though they have all graduated from college, they still like to come home often. And we love it! The days of being able to leave notes in their lunch bags and gym bags are way behind me. But I recently figured out a way to add a special touch when they come home to visit. Instead of leaving notes on their beds, I thought it might be fun to leave a personal note on their pillowcases. The best way to do this is with my Silhouette machine. …

Spring Pillow with Heat Transfer Vinyl

Today I want to share my DIY Spring Pillow I made with glitter heat transfer vinyl. I used a beautiful design from the Design Store with spring word art. There is a complimentary Easter design as well. Keep reading for the tutorial and make a spring-themed pillow for yourself! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Gold Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl Pillow Case and Pillow Design ID# 191308 Step One: Creating Your Design Open up Silhouette Studio®. Select the Page Setup window and adjust your cutting mat size to 12 inches x 12…

Using Silhouette to Solve a Purse Clutter Problem

Every day I waste a lot of time trying to find things at the bottom of my purse. Whether I am searching for a pen, eyeglasses, or lipstick, I never seem to find what I am looking for. So last week I came up with an idea to solve my purse-clutter problem. I decided to make zippered bags to help me organize all of the clutter. Follow along if you think this solution could work for you!   Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Heat Transfer Iron or heat press Small zippered…