Die cutting with fabric adhesive sheets

Chapter: Projects

Over several weeks I bought some crafty supplies at Daiso all because my mind went into a “hey-I-should-make-this-with-this and do-that-with-that” envisioning mode. You know those moments. Those visions were convincing enough to myself to buy 2 of “this” and some of “that”. Two of the “this” were fabrics.

One of the fabrics was a fabric adhesive sheet (17″ or 43cm at its widest). There are several designs and colours to choose from. I selected the pink-based white polka dots. My “vision” was to put it through the die cutting machine and get some quick stickers out of it.

Die cut stickers from a fabric adhesive sheet.

2 dies from Sizzix and Kaisercraft were used to cut out the hearts, banners and balloons. Inserting a shim (an additional thin layer) into the cutting plate sandwich greatly improved the cutting. The shim I used was just a piece of cardboard from a writing pad. Any part that frayed or didn’t cut perfectly, I trimmed with a pair of scissors.

Besides die cutting I also tried with a paper punch. The thin fabric adhesive sheet slides in easily to the punch but wouldn’t cut through.

The second fabric piece (50cm x 70cm) was fabric only, no adhesive back. I love the simple blue stripes. I utilised some double-sided adhesive sheet from my stash onto the back of the fabric, then crank it through the die cutting machine with the same dies. The fabric cuts out nicely too.

Join me next time for another craft idea using the rest of the supplies.

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