Some wanted to know if I sewed on the elbow pads and others questioned how I did the stitching. The truth is the elbow pads were 100% HTV and the 'stitching" wasn't stitching at all - but rather the shirt showing through the tiny oval cuts in the heat transfer vinyl.
This tutorial holds true for cutting faux stitching on pretty much any material (paper, vinyl or HTV). If you're interested in print and cut faux stitching, you can find a tutorial here. It also applies to any shape. I made two different styles of elbow pads - oval and heart.
The first thing you want to do is draw the basic shape of your design. So use the draw an ellipse tool to draw an oval or grab a shape from your library.
Select the circle and then from the Offset Tool make an internal offset. The distance of the offset is totally up to you. I went with .090.
Give your dashed lines a weight by selecting them and either moving over the bar or typing in a value. My 'stitches' are 3.0. Now just because you gave the lines a weight does not mean they will cut correctly.
If you pick 'Cut' the machine will cut the dashes as single 'splices' as opposed to tiny ovals. (Ignore the fact that the outer oval line has been deleted in the next screen shot, you DO NOT want to delete that outer oval or you'll have stitching but no 'pad'.)
The outer circle, because it's just a solid line, can be either 'cut edge' or 'cut' because in that case, they are essentially the same thing.
So that's all there is to creating the stitched elbow patch designs in Silhouette Studio. Now just cut them out, weed out the 'stitching', and press them on!
|Raglan shirts can be found here|
Thanks for coming to class today at Silhouette School. If you like what you see, I'd love for you to pin it!