I am the proud new owner of a Cricut machine courtesy of Paper Crafts Magazine and while I seem to have mastered my manual style die cut machine like the Cuttlebug and Big Shot, I have been working on the "ins and outs" of an electronic die cutter. While it has some learning curve, I think I'm picking up on it quickly. Its quite easy to use and I haven't cut my fingers off *so far* so that's a big bonus.
I needed a baby gift and today I found this video tutorial on how to cut fabric <---you can click to watch it. I decided to try it for myself AND make a baby onesie. The video tutorial recommended "Steam a Seam" which I found at the fabric store - but I found it a bit tricky. Waaaaaaaaay easier (and I do mean much, much easier) to use was the Stampin' Up Fabric Adhesive sold on a roll as a Big Shot Accessory. I'm not sure why, but I think it had to do with the paper backing on the Fabric Adhesive was much sturdier. I used the blue painters tape, too to hold it in place and my tip there is: don't be chintzy with it! this tape is your friend! I had better results using lots of i than just using little pieces. (On a related note, does anyone know who manufactures the SU Fabric Adhesive or sources for it other than Stampin' Up?)
I used the "Simply Charmed" cartridge and selected the cupcake (its image #2 on the cupcake button: the first one is a cupcake with a candle - this one has a cherry on top).
P.S. This is a present for the new baby Scarlet! Welcome to the world Scarlet, I know your mom (Alice) and your dad (Stu) and your brother (Archer) are very glad you're here!