SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Forum > Creative Sewing > Any experience with the Silhoutte Cameo Cutting Tool and sewing? ( Moderated by Lynnelle)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Any experience with the Silhoutte Cameo Cutting Tool and sewing?
Looking for advice and guidance about Cameo cutting tool
keerthi

keerthi  Friend of PR
Louisiana USA
Member since 3/16/04
Posts: 12
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



Date: 9/9/12 10:50 AM

I am interested in a automatic way to cut out many delicate shapes and need the shapes to be precise. I am considering purchasing this machine for that purpose. I own a Viking Designer SE and have the "Cut Work Needle Kit" Have you had any experience with either of these two products? What have you learned about them?
Screaming Mimi
Screaming Mimi
California USA
Member since 3/13/10
Posts: 69
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



Date: 9/9/12 12:51 PM

The cameo is very similar to the cutter I use for cutting garment vinyl (which is then applied with a heat press). You would use a "carrier sheet" for your fabric -- it's a heavy card stock with sticky on it to hold the fabric in place. If you're cutting very thin fabric, it may be challenging to get the pieces off without tearing or distorting them.

I've never tried to cut fabric with mine...just vinyl, and card stock, but I can only imagine that you would need for your blade to be very sharp, which may mean replacing the blade more often. Oh...I see the blades aren't as expensive as they used to be...still, it's something to consider.

RipStitcher
star
RipStitcher
Member since 5/28/12
Posts: 3206
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

                                                     1 Replies



Date: 9/9/12 1:13 PM

I'm following this thread with great interest....

I was thinking of getting a cameo for making crystal templates.

------
Video of how the Bionic Gear Bag works is here: www.BionicGearBag.com
Share pics with me on Instagram: RipStitcher
More pics are in my facebook group: Sew Much Nicer Community
Bernina 720!!! The Unicorn of Bernina USA
Bernina 880 Sterling Edition, Bernina 570qe
Babylock Ovation Serger & Babylock Sashiko
Pfaff Passport

Granddaughter: Bernina 560

Screaming Mimi
Screaming Mimi
California USA
Member since 3/13/10
Posts: 69
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



In reply to RipStitcher

Date: 9/11/12 7:34 PM

Quote: RipStitcher
I'm following this thread with great interest....



I was thinking of getting a cameo for making crystal templates.




If you go to Apparel Decorators Forum you can find a good deal of info on that use for the cutter. There is a member there called MonkeyMe who posts some great info on this in the rhinestone applications section.
Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Creative Sewing >> Any experience with the Silhoutte Cameo Cutting Tool and sewing?

Merchants on PR

Amulet Swim Fabrics


Poly/PBT swimwear fabric
Web site

Home Sewing Depot



Web site

Just Make it Sew


Quality Fashion Fabrics
Deals!

Patterns from the Past


vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

Nature's Fabrics


Natural & Organic Fabrics
Deals!

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Pattern Work
Pattern Work

Class Details

Online Class
All About Buttons and Buttonholes
All About Buttons and Buttonholes

Class Details

8 1/2 inch LEFTY Dressmaking Shears

8 1/2 inch LEFTY Dressmaking Shears

Pattern Details
Islander Sewing Systems Waterfall Pattern Pattern

Islander Sewing Systems Waterfall Pattern Pattern

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2016 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.