I teamed up with Silhouette this month to bring you some fun and easy Back to School ideas for your little ones first day of school. Years ago I bought my Silhouette Cameo to use for paper crafting but just recently started using it when sewing.
I love adding cute little touches to my sewing projects with heat transfer vinyl. There are so many possibilities when designing with HTV.
Every year I make my daughter a dress for her first day of school and this year was no exception. What was different this year though was that she didn’t want me to use ABC fabric. She said she was too old for that now. So after picking myself up off the floor because my baby is growing up too fast and a little brainstorming I decided to make a very basic dress and embellish it with heat transfer vinyl. I let my daughter look through the Silhouette Studio store and she came up with an apple. She searched through the vinyl I had on hand and chose this fun glittery red for the apple and a gold for the stem.
My daughter was so excited with the outcome of her vision. To be honest with you, I’m pretty excited as well.
This is my son’s first year of school and there was no way he was going to allow me to leave him out of the sewing fun. Shhh, I didn’t actually sew his shirt because I ended running out of time but he doesn’t know. I did, however, find these super fun sunglasses in the Silhouette Studio that I knew he would love.
I wanted it to look like they were hanging from his shirt and I love how it turned out. Since there is writing on the sunglasses I made sure to flip them horizontally before sending the design to be cut.
If you can’t tell he loved his Too Cool for School Shirt and happily sported it to school on his first day!
For my final project a friend of mine asked me to make her daughter a backpack. She wanted something small for her three year old but still big enough to put a folder in. I found this I Think Sew backpack pattern while perusing Craftsy and loved the design, so I quickly sewed it up.
We live in the South so every little girl has to have a monogrammed backpack. I searched my fonts until I found the right one and started designing, remember you need to flip the letters horizontal so they will cut correctly.
I love how the yellow heat transfer vinyl brings out the yellow in the fabric. It also just so happens to perfectly match the bias tape. I’ll take that as a win!
Well, there you have it. Three quick and easy ways to spice up your back to school sewing with the Silhouette Cameo. What will you make with your Silhouette?
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