I know I may be one of the last bloggers on earth to get a Silhouette machine, but I’ve finally joined the ranks. I’ve often avoided projects that don’t involve sewing, and when people call me crafty, I usually tell them that “I’m a sewer not a crafter”. If you know me you’ve probably heard me say those exact words a time or two :). Paper crafts have never come as natural to me as working with fabric, but I’m excited to branch out a bit and learn some new ways to create.
Having said all that, I’ve wanted a Silhouette for a long time. I know that the possibilities of using it while working with fabric alone are endless, and I’ll surely be sharing some fabric projects with you soon! But for today, I’m sharing how I made a simple paper banner for above Lola’s crib using the Silhouette sketch pens. And I of course found a way to add a bit of fabric to the project ;).
First, I designed the banner shapes using the Silhouette software, and added a letter where I wanted it to be sketched.
I then cut out the banner shape.
Without unloading the mat, I replaced the cutting blade with a sketch pen.
Next, I selected sketch pen in the cutting settings, and let the machine do it’s job! I repeated the same steps with the three remaining letters, and added some washi tape to each piece.
To hang the banner, I tore a strip of grey Kona cotton which gave nice frayed edges.
After punching some holes in the top of each piece, I threaded the fabric strip though.
And voila! It’s perfect for the empty space above Lola’s crib.
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