For my niece Elle's birthday, I decided that it would be nice to customise some of this bunting with her name and of course some owls, her favourite animal. As the bunting is very patterned and colourful, I decided to keep the lettering white, and used contrasting colours for the designs at either end. The lettering needed to be simple and bold to be easily readible, but I thought that it was missing a little something, so decided to add faux-stitching.
In this tutorial, I'll show you how to add this simple and effective technique to your shapes.
What you’ll need:
- Silhouette CAMEO
- Heat Transfer Vinyl (I used flocked)
- Handmade or shop-bought bunting
STEP ONE: Create LetteringI like to mock up the item I am applying my HTV to, as this lets me size my design correctly.
So I created a triangle 20cm wide and 22cm long to match the size of my bunting pennants
Using the triangle as a guide, I choose the basic and universally free font Tahoma, set to Bold and 300pt.
This will be the stitching line.