DIY Poodle Skirt; Cutting fabric with your Silhouette Tutorial ~ Create it. Go!

Monday, October 27, 2014

DIY Poodle Skirt; Cutting fabric with your Silhouette Tutorial

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You probably know how much I LOVE and use my Silhouette machine, but I have been dragging my feet to use it to cut fabric. I was nervous about it....don't ask me why? IT WAS SO EASY! And I had the perfect project to try it on.



My daughter decided she wanted to dress as 50's girl for Halloween this year, and I thought that the poodle for her skirt, would be the perfect project to try out cutting on the Silhouette.


I went to the fabric store to get all of my supplies. I didn't want to use felt for her skirt, bc I wanted to be able to wash it easily, so I opted for using duck cloth. I bought the fabric, a wide black elastic band for the waist, some white fabric remnant that I found, and some decorative rick rack.

The other thing I picked up was this backing for the poodle. It was double sided, so I was able to peel off one side and stick the fabric on.




Then I loaded it onto my mat and into my Silhouette machine, put a new blade it, and hit cut!

I did a double cut just to make sure it was cut through everywhere. It cut great! Then I just had to peel the back side off and iron it onto the skirt. It really was sooooo simple! Why was I nervous?! hahaha


 For the skirt, (again...so simple!) I made a circle skirt. You just cut a large circle out of your fabric. then cut a (very) small circle in the center for the waist. You sew your thick black elastic band around that inner circle and hem the bottom of the skirt and that's all there is to it! Seriously, it's that simple!


After I ironed the poodle on (no need to sew it on), I added a few little fun elements, like a little piece of sherpa I had on the tail puff, and a few bows. I sewed the silver rick rack on with transparent thread and added the loops when sewing.



Now she's ready to go off to the school's Boogie Bash!


It turned out adorable! So so easy and now I am in love even more with my Silhouette and ready to cut more fabric! In fact, I have a whole list of projects to do with it. Now to find the time...haha

(Don't forget that today is the last day to enter the contest as well!!)

3 comments:

Ginger@gingersnapcrafts.com said...

Cuuuuute! :)

Misty said...

That turned out SO cute and looks easy enough for me to try! :-)

rpp said...

Thanks and so glad it looks as easy as it really was! :)