Hey everybody! I've got a bunch of ScanNCut tips & tricks for you today!
Did you know that you can cut stencils from a wide variety of materials when you have a ScanNCut? I often get asked about the "right" material to use for stencils and there isn't just one. It's all personal preference. Generally speaking, I tend to use either readily available stencil film:
You can watch a video of the two methods I used for stenciling this tag here.
You can also use your ScanNCut to cut stencils from transparencies, thin chipboard, acetate, cardstock, and more! My ScanNCut is a stencil cutting beast!
The most popular ScanNCut video I've ever done is my "how to transform a .jpg to an .fcm file" video. I decided to update the video by showing you (a) how to do that process in CanvasWorkspace for PC and (b) how to edit what you get from the transformation! Enjoy!
I love that I can easily turn my old artwork into new cutting files.
Speaking of getting the results you want, I'm showing you how to create single line cuts or "slits" using CanvasWorkspace Online, CanvasWorkspace for PC, and your ScanNCut machine:
Why would you want to cut a single line? How about to make this card with ribbon woven through it:
Finally, ScanNCut makes it "sew" easy for me to make fabulous fabric crafts of all kinds, like these pillow covers:
Notice the smaller shapes? I welded two hearts from my ScanNCut's built-in designs to create them. All of the pieces were cut from hand-dyed fabric and then stitched in place.
Tips on Cutting Fabric:
- Always cut fabric on a High Tack Fabric Support Sheet.
- Stiffer fabric is best for intricate designs. Starch your fabric (I like Terial Magic) and/or use fusible back on the back.
- You can cut fabric without fusible or starch. Basic shapes are best and be prepared for some fray.
- When cutting fabric that has fusible web on it, I remove the paper backing from the fusible web and put the fabric face down on the mat (i.e. fusible side facing up).
- Start your cutting using a Standard Blade at a depth of 4, pressure of 5, and speed of 1.
- Always do a Test Cut and adjust your settings afterwards.
Happy fabric cutting!
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P.S. I am a paid spokesperson for the Brother ScanNCut. It is a machine that I love and use. All projects and opinions are my own.