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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

.:Tutorial Tuesday - Subway Art Sewing Machine:.




Okay, so yesterday I showed you Shirley's makeover, using my Silhouette.

Silhouette Electronic Cutting Tool

This tutorial is probably pretty basic and boring for most of you, but bear with me. I'm pretty new to this vinyl thing, so maybe there are some of you out there like me!

What you need:

- vinyl
- transfer paper
- something to rub your vinyl on with - I use my pampered chef pan scrapers


Start off, using your trusty Silhouette software, to type out the words you want to use. Use various fonts and sizes. I also added a few little designs.


One thing I love about my Silhouette, is that when using vinyl, I can just insert it directly into the machine. No need for a cutting mat! I love saving time anywhere I can! Cut your vinyl. I did two different colors using the same designs/words.

Once my vinyl was cut, I cut it up into smaller pieces to remove the negative space. Maybe it's just me, but sometimes when peeling up the negative space, my letters want to go with it, so I find it easier to do it in smaller pieces.


Once I'd done that, I arranged my smaller pieces back together, and peeled off the sticky part of the transfer paper, and pressed it onto my vinyl. I use my pan scraper to really make sure it's on there good.


Then I once again cut my words individually, and started figuring out where I wanted them on my sewing machine. Take the transfer paper off; your vinyl should be stuck to it. Place it where you want, and rub it on there good. Again, I used my pan scraper.

This is halfway through. Keep on truckin'!


And all done!


Isn't she fabulous?

Silhouette Electronic Cutting Tool

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37 comments:

  1. I have got to get myself one of those machines. I can only imagine the great stuff I could create. So fun. Thanks as always for hosting the party. I just linked up a new project. Hope you check it out.

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  2. Oh that is cute!! Makes your sewing machine much more interesting!! I love my Silhouette I am just got it and the possibilities are endless! Love it!!

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  3. So cute! I had to comment just to say I love the Pampered Chef scrapers. They come in handy ALL the time!

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  4. Super Cute!! I love it, and Im having fun going through your blog...


    <3, your newest Follower

    Tara


    (ps, Id love for you to check me out! www.Fabulesslycrafty.blogspot.com)

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  5. That's a cute way to design a sewing machine! Looks so fun to decorate!
    Sherman Unkefer

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  6. adorable! I am so jonesing for a silhouette and this isn't helping, LOL!

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  7. Oh, I love that! I am so sold that the Silhouette is better than the Cricut, lol. What a fun idea to deck out the sewing machine! Thanks for joining the party :)

    Jill
    womenwhodoitall.blogspot.com

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  8. this is such a great idea!! Love it! If you have a chance I'd love for you to come link up to handmade tuesdays @ ladybug blessings. www.ladybug-blessings.com

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  9. I LOVE what you did to your sewing machine. I tried cutting my vinyl w/out the mat and it cut right through both vinyl and the white paper. Is there a special setting you used?

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  10. How fun! That should make you happy everytime you sit down to use it! Thanks for linking up.

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  11. That is ADORABLE! And Holy COW! You don't have to use a mat with the vinyl on a silhouette?!?!? I want one of these SO, BAD! Fabulous job!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  12. Ohmigosh I LOVE it! Now I want to PIMP OUT my sewing machine too! LOL I would be delighted if you would link this up to my VIP party =) http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/01/vip-party-2.html

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  13. Love it! Have to get a silhoutte for myself. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. CUTEST.SEWING.MACHINE.EVER!!! Gotta get me a silhouette machine...the possibilities are endless!

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  15. I really want a silhoutte, too. LOVE what you did to your sewing machine!

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  16. o.m.g- I want a silhouette so bad I can't hardly stand it!

    http://rawpotatoes.blogspot.com/

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  17. Hi! Visiting from Tatertots & Jello. I love the colors you used, and it's so creative. I need a Silhouette so bad!!! Very, very cute!

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  18. I have been wanting to do this to my kitchen aid and now I'll have to add my sewing machine to my list! I just got a cricut, but am sure I could do something similar. Please come link it up at my Cricut party Feb 1-3!
    Joy
    mommaskindacrafty.blogspot.com

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  19. wow Summer you did a great job with this! A perfect combination of colors, sizes and typefaces. Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

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  20. @Mrs Joanz: Yeah, when I used the regular vinyl it did that to me, too! I have a bunch of other vinyl that is not Silhouette brand, and I didn't have a problem with that vinyl. My premium Silhouette vinyl didn't do that, either! Weird!

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  21. I'm SOOO in love with this Summer!!! I NEED some of these for my sewing machine! She still doesn't have a name. I love Lucille! (it's my grandma's name- the grandma I inherited my sewing machine from)

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  22. I love the colors you used and the words, it looks amazing!! If I did this to mine, it would probably make me want to use it more often! :)

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  23. I love that you thought to decorate your sewing machine! Super cute!

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  24. Just found you from Dollar Store Crafts- I love this idea! Wish I had a Silhouette. Looking forward to checking out more of your blog. :)

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  25. That is fun...makes me want to sew!

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  26. Thanks for sharing this fun tutorial! I'll be posting about this on Craft Gossip tomorrow.

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    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

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  27. My machine has furry woodland creatures on it, so I love "detailing" a machine! Nice job!

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  28. This could not be any cuter. Thank you for sharing.

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  29. This is so cool! I saw your project on I heart naptime and just had to come check it out. What a great idea!

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  30. LOVE IT!!!!! So neat looking. Mine is so boring. It would almost be a shame to cover it up with a sewing machine cover. I want a Silhouette sooooo bad.

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  31. Love this! Thanks for your inspiration! I did subway art on my silhouette! :)

    http://pinterest.com/pin/29625310018504943/

    -Bethany
    Learning is a Journey

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    1. Definitely! Email me at sumossweetstuff@gmail.com and we can work out the details!

      Sumo:)

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