Silhouette Tutorial: Stitching with Corri

Corri here today to show you a quick tutorial for creating stitching holes with your Cameo.

 The first thing I did was create a rectangle that is 5.25″h x 4″w.  I opened Lori’s 11 hearts file and selected a heart to use on my card.   I resized the heart to 3″h (keep aspect ratio).

Next, using the alpha tool, I typed some periods in Times New Roman at 36 points.

Grab the toggle button in the bottom left corner of the text box and drag it until it touches the heart.

The text (dots) will form along the edge of the heart.


Continue typing periods until the edge of the heart is completely filled.

Finally, select the heart and click on the cut settings menu (scissor icon) and select “no cut”.

Now when you cut the rectangle you will have tiny holes in the shape of a heart that you can thread with twine.


I used pattern paper and some sticker elements from the Echo Park – Head over Heels Collection.

This technique could be used for many types of projects and would be really cute with some “sewing” sentiments.  For example, I love you “sew” much.

by lisabell

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Renee W - January 14, 2014 - 10:39 am

This is such a wonderful technique. BUT I seem to be having the same problem that another commenter had. I can do all the steps up to dragging it onto the design. Once I try to drag it there, it grabs the rectangle’s edge. Am I doing something wrong?

Beverly Jordan - January 12, 2014 - 3:12 pm

Fantastic projects you do! I love making travel pages and mini albums. When I have had too much I may pull out an album for 10 years ago of a trip to Italy and scrapbook a page. It calms me down and love to pour in the love into the pages

Kathy Wittlock - January 11, 2014 - 5:39 pm

Thanks for a chance to win… thinking it is time upgrade …
I need to get busy with lots of projects!
I sew need this for my daughters wedding!

Laura Tarrant - January 11, 2014 - 12:05 pm

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Laura Tarrant - January 11, 2014 - 12:03 pm

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Cynthia G. Villa - January 11, 2014 - 10:10 am

I love all your designs and I especially appreciate your videos on how to put together the projects. Thanks for the chance to enter this giveaway.

kasia - January 11, 2014 - 9:41 am

:) something for my baby girl !

MizDenise - January 9, 2014 - 10:14 pm

Perfect timing! I just added “learn to make stitching holes” to my to-do list! Thanks!

Wendy Orme - January 9, 2014 - 8:28 pm

I never would have thought of this myself so I’m glad you posted it! I have to give it a try!

Gerlinde - January 9, 2014 - 3:08 pm

This is a very good idea–Gerlinde

Corri Garza - January 9, 2014 - 2:06 pm

Rebekah….make sure you are only selecting the heart and not the text box as well. Zoom in really close on the heart to make sure you are selecting the line.

Rebekah - January 9, 2014 - 12:34 pm

I followed your directions exactly and its only cutting the rectangle for the outside of the card. It isn’t doing any of the dots??

Alex - January 9, 2014 - 12:18 pm

Love this, Corri! Thanks for sharing!

Kelly Feldman - January 9, 2014 - 12:09 pm

Awesome Corri!! Thanks for the tutorial! <3

Corri Garza - January 9, 2014 - 11:57 am

Donna…you are telling the Cameo not to cut the outline of the heart but it is still cutting all the dots you put along that line. Does that make sense?

Deborah Tyler - January 9, 2014 - 9:52 am


Deborah Tyler - January 9, 2014 - 9:51 am

What a great idea! Thank you. I am definitely going to enjoy using this.

Mendi Yoshikawa - January 9, 2014 - 9:20 am

What a cool idea Corri! You did a great job explaining and your card is adorable! :)

Brigit - January 9, 2014 - 8:32 am

What a great tutorial Corri and love the card!!

Donna - January 9, 2014 - 7:49 am

What a great tutorial!!! You’re very clear in your directions!!

I hope you don’t mind me asking this question…. Why does it put holes even though you selected “no cut?” How does it know to put the holes?

Thank you so much for sharing!

Laurie - January 9, 2014 - 7:09 am

This is so freakin adorable! I love your ideas – and tutorials showing techniques I would never think of. Thanks for sharing your many talents.

Sue C - January 9, 2014 - 6:41 am

Very interesting. I’m still learning how to use my Silhouette with the Basics class. This is a must try with Valentine’s right around the corner. This machine can do so much more than I ever thought possible.

Kathy Skou - January 9, 2014 - 5:58 am

Great tutorial Corri! Pinned it!

Laurie J. - January 9, 2014 - 5:49 am

Thank you, I neeeeeed this!

Lisa Swift - January 9, 2014 - 4:42 am

Love how this turned out, Corri! Thanks so much for showing how you did it.

Stef - January 9, 2014 - 2:24 am

This is so lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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