Flower Hair Clip Tutorial with Silhouette Fabric Interfacing

Did you know you can now cut fabric with the Silhouette?  Over the weekend, I tested the new fabric interfacing and fell in love with my Silhouette all over again.

 The Sewable Fabric Interfacing has a thin adhesive which allows you to temporarily adhere your cut shape to your project while sewing (and is sewing machine friendly).  The Clean-Cut Interfacing has a stronger adhesive for a cleaner cut and less fraying over time, and is meant for projects that don't need to be washed and will be hand-stitched.


I used the Clean Cut Interfacing to make some pretty flower hair accessories.  I love that they are far more detailed than anything I typically make by hand, but the best part is how fast they come together.  I can't tell you how much I enjoy having a machine do all my cutting for me.


 First, I got my document ready, inserting the 3D Ruffle Flower template from the online store.  Then I prepared my fabric, following the instructions on the package.  The interfacing is an easy iron-on.  It literally takes 2 seconds with a hot iron to adhere the interfacing to your fabric.  When you are ready to cut, change the Silhouette settings to about a 30 thickness and slow the cutting speed down to about a 3.


When the cut was finished, I was able to pop many of the fabric flowers right out, although I did have to use my scissors to snip a thread here and there to release others.  I noticed that when I used fabric with a tighter weave, the cut was cleaner.


The interfacing is fusible on both sides.  It is smooth and kind of shiny, but unless you apply heat, it doesn't feel sticky.


I stacked the flowers, applying the iron to the center only to fuse them together.



Then I sewed a few pearls to the center.  I'm not going to lie - it was tough to push my needle through all those gluey layers, but it was manageable.



I attached one flower to a stretch headband, and the rest to hair clips and bobby pins.  And I kind of love them.  If they weren't so easy to make, I'd have a tough time giving them away.  I have a family wedding coming up ... maybe all the cute little nieces need coordinating hair accessories?


Check out the Silhouette blog to see more ways the fabric interfacing can be used.


Silhouette America is running special promotions this week (March 21-27) featuring the new Fabric Interfacing.  Using the promo code JILL at checkout when you purchase a Silhouette SD, you will also receive one package of each fabric interfacing (clean cut & sewable) and a roll of white flocked heat transfer material for only $229.  

If you already have a Silhouette, use the promo code JILL at checkout to receive a 25% discount on fabric interfacing through March 27th. 


p.s.  I know I post a lot about Silhouette projects these days, and I really hope it doesn't bother those of you who aren't Silhouette-users.  This little machine truly has changed the way I do crafts, so I can't help posting about it frequently, since I use it on, well ... everything!

29 comments:

Jen @ My Own Road said...

I don't blame you, if I had a Silhouette I would be posting a ton of projects too! One of these days I'll get one for myself. I'm hoping to win one, that'd be even better since I just bought a new camera and basically can't spend any more money for another year lol

roweaglejacket said...

Thanks for this tutorial. I just got some fabric interfacing in the mail this weekend. Can't wait to give it a try.

Tristin @ Two Girls Being Crafty said...

I think those flowers are BY FAR the best Silhouette project I have seen out there... Gorgeous!

What a nice fun brooch they would make, too!

The Silhouette people are pretty brilliant for doing so much of their marketing with bloggers, but I am kind of feeling out-of-the-loop since so many crafts now require "technology"... and I'm trying to stay away but it's SO tempting...

bethanndodd said...

I just finished a Silhouette project too! It wasn't with fabric but with vinyl heat transfer. You have inspired me to try out my sewable fabric interfacing. Now to find the perfect project for it! Happy MOnday!

Taylor {Sew Much Love} said...

I'm so glad you posted this because I had been wondering if it would cut out fabric flowers pretty easily! I think you pushed me over the edge, I'm going to have to buy some interfacing.

I totally feel the same way about my silhouette! It really does change crafting!

Anyway adorable flowers! Thanks for sharing!

Lau said...

I really love my Silhouette! I got it for Christmas and its always nice to see what can you do with this powerful machine :) Thanks

Megan said...

Have you tried using wonder under instead of the interfacing from silhouette? I wonder if that would work...

Sandee said...

wicked awesome! i cant decide which i want more -- a silhouette or crickut cake machine. oh the dilemmas in life lol...

and a promo code named after you? also awesome.

g8rmaria said...

So excited! I love all your blogs on Silhouette, so much that I convinced my husband I NEEDED one and he is buying me one for my birthday (I was just waiting for a code from blogland!) Thanks!!!!

Catherine said...

I love that you post your Silhouette projects--you're the reason I bought one! I love this machine and really appreciate learning more ways to use it. Keep the tutorials coming!

Dorienne said...

I just treated myself to a birthday/mothers day silhouette!!! Thanks for the promo code. I can't wait to get cracking.

Kaci Jo said...

Jill,

Can you draw your own designs using the silhouette software, or do you have to buy their designs? For example, if I just wanted to draw my own outline of a cat or dog or anything! I love your blog!

-Kaci

homemade by jill said...

Kaci -

You can draw your own images, import your own images, or purchase them from the online store.

Surf Momma said...

Jill - you have made me want this machine the worst! I'm hoping I'll get one for my birthday!

Emma said...

what kind of material did you use? These really are just adorable! I want to make some for my daughter and nieces!

Melissa said...

I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for Stylish Blogger Award!

Jess said...

I Love that you blog about the Silhouette. I am learning so many new uses for mine from your blog. thanks.

Anonymous said...

I'm not gonna lie...I'm sick of the Silhouette posts from EVERY blogger. Y'all must get paid big $$$ to talk about it every week, it seems.

I am a hard-working American but I am dirt poor. I do the best I can with what I have. I do not have money to buy a Silhouette machine. I look at blogs because often they give me cheap ideas to spruce up my home or make my children's clothes. I'm going to keep checking your blog for the next week or so but if the Silhouette posts keep coming, I'm going to have to quit stopping by. Makes me feel even worse about not being able to afford much when it is pushed at me weekly by seemingly every blog that I love.

You're blog is amazing, your ideas are wonderful but your Silhouette posts needs to cease for awhile.

Thank you.
A Hard Working Mom

homemade by jill said...

Hard Working Mom,

Sorry to upset you and I really hope you do continue to come around. I am affiliated with Silhouette only through the ad on my blog, and they do not pay me to post about projects. It just works its way into posts often because I literally use it almost everyday.

I'll work on offering more variety around here. :)

Jen said...

cool. i gotta get me one of those

ashley said...

So whats better -- Sillhouette or Cricut? I mainly will be doing paper crafts (but I LOVE these flower hair pieces)...I just cant decide which to purchase?!?! Any advice, Jill?

Corrie said...

I LOVE your blog, and although I don't have the money for a Silhouette right now, I hope that someday I will! I, too, am a hard-working mom who can't always afford everything, but if I went around being jealous of everyone and their fancy things, I wouldn't leave the house! Thank you for all the inspiration... I have followed you for a few months, now, and thanks to you and other crafty bloggers out there, I'm getting back into crafting!

The Fox Family said...

I have a Silhouette and I love it but I have a question. Do i have to buy the interfacing to do a project like this? Why can't I just push the fabric against the sticky cutting mat and have it cut fabric? I am just cheap and don't want to be the interfacing if i don't have to!

jayfersgirl said...

I don't have the money to buy any of the fancy machines but I still LOVE seeing your posts about what you are making with the Silhouette machine...seeing others be creative is awesome, even if I can't do the same thing. And let's be honest, I can't do any of the things you do!:)
I did get a sewing machine for Christmas after finding several things on your blog that I want to try to make...it's time to learn to sew!
Thanks for all the inspiration! I think the Silhouette posts are wonderful inspiration even if you don't have the machine...it gives me fun ideas I can try with other products and things. It won't be as easy or cool as what you've done, but they always give me good ideas!

Erin said...

I'm going into the hospital soon for a Bone Marrow Transplant and don't have a silhouette machine...I was wondering if you could make me a pink or red flower and i could buy it from you? please let me know as soon as possible - thanks!

happyflower said...

Wonderful!!

And I would love it if you visited Happyflowerdesigns.blogspot!! Oh and put my
Button up!!

Lindsay said...

Great tutorial!! I was always wondering how this was done :) Now I know!

Delighted Momma

Bella Jean Boutique said...

Those flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for showing how to do them. They are great accents for dresses.

Calm Crazy World said...

I just award you the Versatile Blogger Award! Hope you can stop by to accept it! I LOVE your blog :)