How Do You Cut an Iron on Vinyl With a Silhouette Cameo?

Cutting iron-on vinyl with a Silhouette Cameo is a fast and easy way to create custom designs for your projects. Iron-on vinyl has a backing that is peeled away to reveal the design, which can then be ironed onto fabric, wood, or other surfaces.

The Silhouette Cameo allows you to precisely cut out any shape or design of your choosing, making it perfect for customizing projects with intricate designs. Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Choose your design. Start by selecting a design that you’d like to cut out of the iron-on vinyl. You can create a design in the Silhouette Studio software, or use one of the thousands of pre-made designs available on the Silhouette Design Store.

Step 2: Prepare your material. Place the iron-on vinyl face down onto your cutting mat and load it into the machine. Make sure to secure it with masking tape so that it doesn’t move during cutting.

Step 3: Set up your machine. Open up Silhouette Studio and select “Send to Silhouette” from the file menu. Select “Iron On Vinyl (Flocked)” as your material type and adjust your blade settings if necessary.

Step 4: Send your job to the machine.. The final step is sending your job to the machine. Once you have selected “Send” in Silhouette Studio, your machine will begin cutting out your design in just minutes!


Cutting iron-on vinyl with a Silhouette Cameo is an easy way to customize any project! With a few simple steps you can quickly create unique designs that are perfect for adding a personalized touch to t-shirts, bags, and more!