Appliqué Tutorial with Silhouette SD and Fabric Interfacing


Have you tried using your Silhouette SD with their new Fabric Interfacing?  It’s really quite simple.  Here’s a quickie tutorial to get you started…


Within your Silhouette design software, pick a shape and do a Trace of the Outer Edge.


For this project, I’m using their SEWABLE Fabric Interfacing.  Cut off a piece about 1 inch bigger than your design.


Iron the ROUGH SIDE of your Fabric Interfacing to the WRONG SIDE of your fabric.  Then just peel off the paper backing of the Fabric Interfacing.


Place the Interfacing side of the fabric onto the THICK cutting mat.  Using the PINK blade cap, set your machine to cut at a SPEED between 3 and 5.  Then set your THICKNESS between 25 and 33.  Press CUT!


You just then peel away excess fabric.


Find something to place your appliqué on such as one of the hundreds of bloomer blanks in my sewing stash.


Iron on your appliqué.  Note:  I used a little Basting Spray to hold it very secure to the bloomers.


Then just go to your sewing machine and stitch inside the edge of the fabric!

I felt like being a little extra crafty, so I embellished my little bloomers with some bows.


Good News!  Silhouette is doing a fantastic promotion during the month of March that I wanted to share with you.  You can purchase a Silhouette SD electronic die cutting machine, one of each type of fabric interfacing (clean cut & sewable) and a roll of white flocked Heat Transfer material for only $229!  That’s a savings of $100!

Also, for those of you who are already lucky enough to own a Silhouette SD electronic cutting machine, you can get 25% off their new Fabric Interfacing. This promotion will run through March 27th.  Code word is DIVA.


Lots of other bloggers are having fun with the Clean Cut Fabric Interfacing:

The Stories of a2z

Crap I’ve Made

Sugar Doodle

House of Smiths

Living with Lindsay

Homemade by Jill

Other bloggers are experimenting with the Sewable Fabric Interfacing:

My Blessed Life

Beneath My Heart

Southern Sassy Pants

The Idea Room

Sew Dang Cute

Craftaholics Anonymous

Shanty 2 Chic

And check out A Lemon Squeezy Home’s tutorial for using Heat n Bond!

For even more ideas, head over to the Silhouette Blog!

If you don’t own a Silhouette machine yet, here’s a few blogs currently having Giveaways:



A Bowl Full of Lemons

In The Fun Lane

Happy Money Saver


Needle n Thread

Prudent Baby

Happy Crafting!



  1. where do you buy your bloomer blanks? very cute idea. i would absolutely love to have a silhouette. thanks for listing some blogs where i could win one!

  2. Amy…I bought them from a dollar store a few years ago in bulk.

  3. Thank you so much for linking to all the Silhouette giveaways–I really appreciate it!

  4. This is great! Thatnks for the tut!!!

  5. Oh, WOW!!! I have wanted to try this all year, but couldn’t find a good enough tutorial to make it “seam” easy! I can do this!! Thank you so much!!

  6. Glad I could help Suzanne! Have fun!


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