Cutting fabric is one of my very favorite things to do with the Silhouette Cameo. If you applique, sew, make hair things, etc. this machine is a must have!! Check out what I made with the Clean Cut Fabric Interfacing: 5 Minute Fabric Flower Hair Clips!
- adorable fabric
- hair clips
- glue gun
- DMC floss
- Silhouette’s CLEAN CUT Fabric Interfacing
- Silhouette Craft Cutter
- Silhouette Cutting Mat
Make sure you have a package of the CLEAN CUT Fabric Interfacing. This is a great product because it ensures your fabric edges won’t fray over time. If you cut fabric for the purpose of sewing Silhouette also has SEWABLE Fabric Interfacing. Both products are awesome!
First, do a search in the Silhouette Store of “3d flowers”. This will bring up pages and pages of adorable flowers that would make super cute hair clips. Purchase your favorites and let’s make some.
Pick the fabric scraps you want to use. Iron on the heat transfer interfacing and cut your flower according to the instructions on the package. You might want to resize the image in your Silhouette program to be as big or as small as you want your hair clip.
Look how nice and clean the lines fabric is cut. You never have to cut flowers, hearts, birds, circles, and whatever with scissors again!!
Lay all the pieces out and start assembling your fabric flower.
The thing that makes these flowers beautiful is how flat they lay. So rather than hot gluing the pieces together and creating bulky dimension, I just stack the pieces and put a little stitch or two in the middle with my sewing machine.
Now here is where the hot glue gun comes in handy: gluing on the buttons. Take some big buttons and string them with DMC floss so they look sewn on. Hot glue the buttons to the center of the fabric flowers.
Glue the alligator clip to the back…careful not to burn yourself.
These adorable fabric flower hair clips look great by themselves or attached to a headband…or your favorite Teddy Bear.
Do you always need to use the sewable fabric interfacing or clean cut fabric interfacing from Silhouette? Or can you use just regular by-the-bolt interfacing (that is cut to size, of course). Just wondering how all these bundles work the the Silhouette. Thanks!
This looks super cool! I just wrote an entry on the new cutting blade, I need it in my life!