Silhouette Savvy – Creating stitching patterns.
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I hope you all are enjoying the last half of summer; it is amazing how fast this year is moving.
Today, I am back with a new installment of the Silhouette Savvy Series. This time we will be looking on how the Silhouette software can be used to create a simple stitching pattern on a layout, like in this layout that serves as the sample of the tutorial.
I love to add texture to my pages, and usually use hand stitching and embroidery to accomplish it. There are many ways to add stitching to a layout, and some don’t involve a Cameo ( I will make a tutorial on them in the near future). However, when there is a lot of stitching involved, it is easier to have the Silhouette software do some of the tedious work. Please enjoy the video (and forgive my Spanish accent) on how to create a stitching pattern:
As you can see the video highlights how easy it is to create a stitching pattern on any project. Here is a close up to the finished title after using back hand stitching to complete the pattern created:
In case you missed any steps , here is a quick written list of the steps-by-step on how to create a pattern:
- Select the image you want to use
- Open the Trace window
- Click : Select Trace Area
- Highlight the area of the image you want to use
- Unclick High Pass filter, all the image will be brightly highlighted in yellow
- Press Trace, and move or delete the traced image .
- Once you have the cut lines showing on the grid, right click on the mouse to verify that the entire image is a compound path.
- Position the image where it will be cut.
- Go to the cutting settings window
- Select Perforate Edge, and the type of paper being used
- Click Sent to Silhouette
The machine will create little slits along the edge of the image chosen. Use these as a guide to embroider, and add stitching to your layout.
Here is how the stitched title looks on my layout. I chose Pink Paislee’s Outfitters collection, a new cutfile designed by The Cut Shoppe for Scrapbook Nerd -The Wanderer- some mixed media, and distressed elements to document a picture of my kids at the “Marker of the World” – a popular post/signal in my native town down in Ecuador. Here is the final layout
As always let me know if you have any questions about this tutorial or any of the previous tutorials in this series. I hope this inspires you to use your Silhouette beyond creating cut-outs for your projects.
Till next time,
See you around!