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Come and join me in my Creativity Zone where you can enjoy fun and challenging card design ideas that will inspire you to learn new techniques to maximize the use of your craft tools, most especially the Silhouette Cameo machine along with the Silhouette Studio Designer software, and truly enjoy your crafting to the fullest.

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Fabric & Hair Spray

Hair spray does work! I used a very old bottle of non-aerosol hair spray that's been sitting around unused for more than a year now (I just haven't gotten around throwing it away, LOL). I experimented on 2 kinds of fabric, light (cotton) and heavy (like tweed). Both cut perfectly as you'll see in the photos. The design cut from the brown light cotton is about 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" and the one from the grey heavy tweed is 1 1/2" x 1 1/2". Both cut perfectly! I cut these with my CB09 using the 45 degrees blade. As you'll see from the scrap of the grey tweed, the fabric frayed a lot but there was no fraying after the hair spray was applied and cut. The only thing with the use of spray is that It took longer than 30 seconds to dry the saturated fabric in the microwave oven, about a minute.

I also read someone using Elmer's glue and water, equal parts ratio (1-1), and put the solution in a spray bottle.I suppose the starch spray used for ironing clothes should work, too :).

1 comment:

  1. This is cool. A friend just mentioned to me that she was trying to figure out how to cut fabric so I sent her a link to this post! I'm going to need more time in my day to play with all the fun stuff I am learning on your blog!