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Crafty Shirt Design

If you are DIY obsessed like I am, this crafty shirt design is made just for you! Remember the song—If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands! It’s a play on words, and I bet the song is stuck in your head now. LOL! This shirt is a perfect gift and a total conversation starter! I wear mine and people always comment on it! Here are simple instructions on how you can make one for yourself! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Heat Transfer – Metallic Gold Silhouette…

Neon Heat Transfer T-shirt

It’s summertime, and that means we need some bright and happy summerware! Check out this step-by-step tutorial to see how you can make your very own mermaid-themed t-shirt with neon heat transfer. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Heat Transfer – smooth – neon pink, neon green and neon blue  Silhouette Hook Tool Iron Piece of cloth or parchment paper T-shirt Design ID #271641 Step One: Preparing the Design 1. Open the Mermaid off duty design (Design ID #271641) in Silhouette Studio®. Resize your design according the t-shirt size you will…

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…

UV Light Sensitive Fabric Ink T-shirt

Have you ever tried to apply fabric ink to a t-shirt using a stencil? That’s what we’re going to walk you through right now using stencil vinyl and UV light–sensitive fabric ink. The ink looks creamy white when you’re indoors, but as soon as you go outside into the sun, your inked design will show its true colors and display as a bold, darker color. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Stencil Vinyl  Silhouette Fabric Ink Silhouette UV Light Sensitive Fabric Ink Silhouette Hook Tool Paint brush or sponge Mixing tray Piece…

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…

DIY Monogrammed Key Chain

Today I wanted to share my DIY monogrammed key chain I made with vinyl. I used a fun design from the Design Store that formats the letters for you (see directions below). This key chain would be a lovely Mother’s Day gift; just customize with the initials of the ladies you would like to celebrate! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Adhesive Vinyl Transfer Tape Scraper Tool Acrylic or Plastic Key Chain Design ID #81300 Step One: Creating Your Design Open up Silhouette Studio®. Select the Page Setup panel and adjust your…

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 –…

Shrink Plastic Earrings and Pendant

Have you ever had a chance to play around with Silhouette’s clear shrink plastic material? It’s lots of fun, and there are so many things you can do with it. Today we’re going to show you how to make a matching pendant and earrings set out of the clear shrink plastic. Follow along to see how it’s done! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Shrink Plastic – Clear Printer Oven Baking tray Parchment paper Flat tool Hook earring wires Leather cord – black Plyers Design ID#259094 Design ID #21861 Step One: Preparing the…

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…