If you have a Cameo 3 or Curio, Silhouette Studio has a stipple feature that allows you to turn any design into a series of dots. This is helpful for rhinestone designs, but it also creates great embroidery templates! You can turn most design files into embroidery templates with the stipple feature and stitch to your heart’s content! Here we’ve done a fun and easy phrase, perfect for summer.
- Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait®
- Silhouette Studio®
- Printable Cotton Canvas
- Embroidery Floss
- Embroidery Hoop
- Design ID #92310 and #269762
Step One: Prepare Your Design
1. Insert Design #92310 into Silhouette Studio®, resize it to fit your desired dimensions (we sized ours to 4 inches tall), and position it in the center of the page.
2. Then insert Design #269762 and Ungroup it (right-click the design and select Ungroup). Delete the 1- and 2-wave designs, only keeping the 3-wave design.
3. Size the waves to match the width of the phrase or slightly longer. Then Duplicate and Flip the waves horizontally using the Replicate panel and place below the phrase. Center all three components using the align tools in the Transform panel.
4. Now select your entire design, open the Stipple Panel, and select “Stipple Edge.” This will turn your design into small black dots.
5. Change the Spacing of the stipple to 1.00 and the Stipple Size to 2.00. Check the “Print Stipple” box.
6. Now you’re ready to print! Load your Printable Cotton Canvas into your printer, select your cut settings, and click Send.
Step Two: Embroider Your Pattern
1. Place your printed cotton canvas in an embroidery hoop. Now you’re ready to start stitching!
2. Thread your needle and tie a knot at the end of your string. Thread your needle up through the cotton canvas, using the printed dots as your guide.
3. To do a backstitch, push your needle down through the fabric on the dot directly behind where your needle came up first.
4. Then come up through the dot directly in front of your first stitch, and back down into the very same hole of your first stitch. This will make the stitches appear connected, which is great for this cursive font!
5. Continue this motion for the entire embroidery process. When you run out of thread, tie a knot on the underside of the embroidery and begin again with new thread.
6. Trim your canvas around your embroidery hoop to hang, or you can release it from the hoop and frame it. Either way, it will look lovely!