Hi Everyone – - it’s Mandy again from Sugar Bee Crafts (it’s awesome over there – go ahead and check it out!)
I want to show you a quick solution to a problem I was having….. I was making a shirt with iron-on vinyl (which we all LOVE!) with my Silhouette Cameo and I wanted to use the center of the letters as a place for fabric. So what I needed was an outline of the letters, if that makes sense. I tried making a smaller version of the letter, but doing that doesn’t line up well because of all the angles (unless it’s the letter “o”). And I played around and came up with a solution…
I have never really used the drawing features, but there’s one that looks like a figure 8 with sharp angles (I pointed to it in the picture below) – you click on it and it will let you draw lines, all around, until you double click back on your starting point. So I clicked a start point, then clicked in a corner of the letter, then clicked in another corner of the letter, etc, working my way around as it played connect the dots. And so I made my own outline inside of the letter:
And then, a friendly reminder – - ALWAYS FLIP YOUR HEAT TRANSFER VINYL before cutting!! Thank me later for that one
Here’s how it turned out after being cut and weeded – see how the middle of the letters on “KICKS” is open:
That allowed me to sew in some fabric for a little more fun – - see – the silver is the iron-on heat transfer – so fun!!