I’ve been having a lot of fun with the Silhouette lately, and so have some of my blogging friends!
Saige keeps growing taller, and there are several pairs of pajamas that just have to go to the “too small” bin, but before I retire them, I wanted to make her a replacement pair. So the other day when we were in the fabric store and she was ogling the flannel, I let her pick out a print for some pajama pants. She tried to pick three, but I made her choose just one (girl after my own heart there). She chose this fun print with owls, squirrels, and foxes.
So I whipped up the pj pants and a couple of t-shirts during Kid’s Clothes Week. But the t-shirt needed a little something, and I had so much fun stenciling my Valentine Heart Pillow that I thought I’d use the same idea for her shirt. Only not hearts. But what? I’m not usually one for lots of graphics on shirts. Simple is good.
I found this fun banner shape and decided I wanted to use it. But a banner with no words is pretty silly, so after a few minutes of thought, I decided to go with the fox theme and let my little girl know she’s a foxy lady.
First I sized the banner and found a font I wanted for the text. After sizing the text to fit on the banner, I was ready to cut!
I cut a stencil out of contact paper (although freezer paper is probably the more appropriate medium for fabric stencils), and placed the negative space of the banner on my t-shirt.
After placing some cardboard in my shirt to keep the paint from bleeding, I dabbed pearly bronze acrylic paint (mixed with fabric medium) into the space, being careful not to get paint under the contact paper. Peel up the contact paper, and let that layer dry.
Once dry, I applied my words to the banner, and filled in the negative spaces using a pearl paint and let it dry.
Heat set with an iron, and you’re ready to put your foxy lady to bed!
Unless it’s the middle of the day and she’s just plain silly.
The fun part about this project is how funny Saige thought it was. I kept calling her “foxy lady” all night, and she’d giggle and repeat it. And when I put her to bed, I said “Goodnight, Foxy Lady” one more time just for fun. I think I’ll keep it up all week.
Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?
Today you’ll find 43 other fabric-inspired Silhouette projects, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!
- No-Sew Valentine’s Day Pillows by A Tossed Salad Life
- No-Sew Interchangeable Fabric Bunting by unOriginal Mom
- Monogrammed Burlap Garden Flag by The Turquoise Home
- Crawl, Walk, Bike by It’s Always Craft Time
- Freezer Paper Stenciled Tote Bags by Weekend Craft
- DIY Bleach Spray Shirt by Practically Functional
- Stenciling Sherlock by Please Excuse My Craftermath…
- Felt Star Wands by Cutesy Crafts
- Yoda Kid’s T-Shirt by Architecture of a Mom
- Mark Your Territory- Dog Flags by Black and White Obsession
- Nautical Pillows by Lil’ Mrs. Tori
- Big Sister Gift & Silhouette Cut File by Creative Ramblings
- Nerdy Baby Onesies + Free Cut File by Essentially Eclectic
- Easy Easter Bunny Onesie – Silhouette Cameo Craft by Adventures in All Things Food & Family
- Fabric Envelopes for LEARNING LETTERS! (& cut file) by From Wine to Whine
- “Good Morning, Sunshine!” Memo Board by Tried & True
- Hearts-A-Lot Burlap Pillow Cover by My Paper Craze
- Baby Quilt by Dragonfly & Lily Pads
- Surprise Holiday Banner by Whats Next Ma
- “Team Betty” Tote Bag by The Thinking Closet
- DIY Sock Minion by Create it. Go!
- Pretty Up Some Organza Bags by Getsilvered
- Easy Heart Appliqued Onsies by Create & Babble
- Bleach Pen Gel & Freezer Paper Stencils Made with the Silhouette Machine by Bringing Creativity 2 Life
- Valentines Baby Onesie & Boy’s Shirt + Free Cut Files by The Frill of Life
- Valentine’s OWL Always Love You T-shirt by My Favorite Finds
- DIY Screen Printed Curtains by Chicken Scratch NY
- Fabric Painted Quilted Wall Hanging by Terri Johnson Creates
- Glitter Iron-On Top by Simply Kelly Designs
- DIY Monogrammed T-shirts with Silhouette Heat Transfer Material by Pitter and Glink
- Birthday Challenge by Fadville
- Machine Applique with SIlhouette Cameo by The Sensory Emporium
- Fabric Applique Valentine’s Day T-Shirt by DailyDwelling
- “Cute as Cupid” shirt by crafts, cakes, and cats
- Sew Cute Applique by Life After Laundry
- Rhino Onesie by It Happens in a Blink
- Upcycled Birchbox Cameo Accesory Organizer by Cupcakes&Crowbars
- Customizing textiles with Heat Transfer Vinyl (working title) by feto soap
- Easy Fabric Art by McCall Manor
- Lady Bug Tote Bag with Silhouette Rhinestones by Ginger Snap Crafts
- Mommy and Em’s Coordinated Aprons by TitiCrafty
- Canvas sketch project and a share by Clever Someday
- Foxy Lady Pajamas by Mabey She Made It
- Teddy Bear by Work in Progress