Tips & Tricks

  • Paige Joanna Takeover

    Last week we had our first ever Instagram craft takeover!

    Could you ever imagine having your friend join you for a day at work? Imagine how much fun would that be? Well on Thursday we had the pleasure of having the beautiful human that is Paige Joanna, join us for a fun-filled vinyl crafting day in The Happy Fabric HQ.

    Paige Joanna takeover

    As Paige is a Bride-to-be we wanted to make the day almost like a mini hen do for her because let’s face it, who doesn’t love a hen do?

    We supplied lots of blank projects so Paige could have a good selection of different outcomes to choose from. She loved our rainbow trainers and wanted to create her own. So after teaching her the basics on the silhouette cutter, a rainbow pair of ‘Wifey for Lifey’ trainers were created.

    Paige also wanted to create a little gift ready for her mum for mothers day. After coming up with loads of ‘mum puns’ she settled on ‘ Mum, you’re one in a Melon.’ on a make-up bag surrounded by the ever so trendy watermelon slice. A super cute little pressie. We hope your mum loves it as much as we did!!

    If you want to catch up on our fun filled day and how Paige created these lovely projects, have a look over on our Instagram highlight reel and check out Paige's video below. We had so much fun and loved having Paige with us for the day. We hope to get another date in the diary for more fun soon!!!

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    Who would you like to see join us next? Let us know on Instagram, Facebook or by email.

  • Overview Tips 'n' Tricks


    Here we've gathered some useful and helpful tips and tricks for designing your textile.

    Getting Started with Textile Printing


    You want to create great, individual t-shirts? Give that little something to your bags and cushions? Create cute outfits for your kids?
    Being the designer of your own clothes is easier than you might think. And the best thing about it: You got almost everything you need right at home!
    Read on


    Add Materials in Silhouette Studio


    If you want to cut a textile vinyl you will soon note that there are no presets for most vinyls. That's why we want to show you how to add materials in the Silhouette Studio software so can quickly choose them the next time.
    Read on


    Silhouette Plotter: Cutting with or without Cutting Mat

    Silhouette Plotter: Mit oder ohne Schneidematte schneiden?
    When you get to know your Silhouette cutter you will soon note that it has two functions: cutting with or without a cutting mat. In this post we will explain the difference between the two methods and which es better suited for our textile vinyls.
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    Silhouette Plotter – Portrait vs. Cameo 2

    As soon as you know that you want a cutter you will need to decide which cutter is right for you. We've created a table to give you an overview over the most important points of the two Silhouette cutters Portrait and Cameo. This might make the decision easier.
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    Where to Place Designs

    Front, sleeve, back? The most beautiful design is useless if you can't really place it on your shirt. Here we show you some example of where to place your design so they look really good! For caps, bags and other stuff as well!
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    Mark the Middle of a Bag

    Place a design in the middle of a bag, like a shopping bag?
    No problem with our instructions!
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    Mark the Middle of a Sleeve

    We help you find the middle of the sleeve of a t-shirt, polo or other textiles with these instructions.
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    Placing Designs with Guidelines

    In this post we will tell you our little secret of how we place our designs perfectly.
    Tip: It's guidelines ;)
    Read on

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