March 21, 2011

The Silhouette really cuts fabric (and an offer)

So I received a Silhouette machine a while back.  I love it and use it quite a bit.  The last few months there was this buzz that the Silhouette now cuts fabric.  Well?  I'm here to tell you it's true.  They sent me some of their fusible interfacing to try it out.  This is what I made with it.  It was actually a simple, easy project.

So, let me give you the lowdown.  They have 2 different kinds of interfacing.  One is thicker and called "clean cut."  It has a stronger adhesive for a cleaner cut and less fraying over time.  You can use clean cut interfacing for projects that don't need to be washed or that can be hand-stitched.  The other is the "sewable" interfacing.  It has a thinner adhesive allowing you to temporarily iron your cutout designs to your project while you sew or stitch them. You iron the interfacing onto your fabric, peel of the paper backing, and then cut it like you would anything else.  (There are instructions on what speed and blade cover to use.)

So, I'll be honest.  I was a bit skeptical as I fed it into the machine.  I wondered if it would really cut all the way through or if I would have fraying threads everywhere.  Well?  It worked amazingly well.  See the up close?  Not one fray.  I ironed on the design and stitched it on as well.  It made the shirt a really simple project.  I didn't have to design a pattern and trace it onto the fabric and cut it out.  I just cut it with the machine, ironed, and sewed.  Voila. 

I really like this product.  I'm brainstorming different ways to use it.  I thinking you could make some really cool pillows with it.  You could do a lot of personalizing projects.  Plus, it's easy to use the reverse of whatever you cut.  I now have a cut out letter "b" I can iron onto another shirt, too. 

Whether you're still comtemplating buying a Silhouette or if you already have one, here are 2 different offers.


a Silhouette SD
a pack of the sewable interfacing
a pack of the clean cut interfacing
a roll of the white flocked heat transfer vinyl
All for $229!

OFFER # 2:

25% off all the fabric interfacing!

Just use the code "ROAR."  The offer is good from today until March 27th.  Click HERE to visit the Silhouette store.  Click HERE to visit the Silhouette blog for more ideas.

Thanks for dropping by!


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