This weekend I am heading to the All Things Silhouette Conference! The conference is about… well… all things Silhouette! With classes from cutting fabric to clay with the machine, rhinestones design, software classes and more, I cannot wait to be among “my people!” One of the events to participate in at the conference is a project swap. The only requirement with the swap is to use your Silhouette to create it- I decided to make some cute emoji penny pins: One of the fun things about the swap is that theoretically everyone will make something different. The Silhouette is such …
Exciting news! Silhouette has just released a brand new Silhouette Handbook! This digital book has 300 plus pages and is everything you’ve ever wanted to know about your Silhouette machines.
If you craft, a digital die cutting machine will open so many doors for you! You cannot pass up the accuracy and intricacy of cuts that you can achieve with an electronic die cutting machine. With so many machines on the market, you may be at a loss as to which one to pick. Below are the top brands of die cutting machines currently available and some things to consider if you’re looking for a new tool:
The second most popular question I see asked about heat transfer vinyl is how to know what size to make your design and where to line it up on the shirt. Preferences in design sizing and where to center your design might vary depending on what you are working on, but there are some general sizing and placement guides you can follow.
The question I hear the most often when it comes to heat transfer vinyl is “Do I NEED a heat press?” The answer depends a lot on the materials you work with, how much you do and if you sell your creations. Check out the flow chart below to see if you need to invest in a heat press.