How Do You Cut Iron on Vinyl With Silhouette Cameo?

Cutting iron on vinyl with a Silhouette Cameo is a great way to add personalized touches to your projects. With this versatile machine, you can create custom designs that will last for years. The process is fairly straightforward and with a few simple steps, you can have your own DIY iron-on project ready in no time.

Prepping the Vinyl

Before you begin cutting, it’s important to prep the vinyl. You’ll want to make sure that the surface is clean and free of dust or debris.

Use a lint roller or brush to remove any dirt before placing it onto the cutting mat. Also, be sure to check that the adhesive backing on the vinyl is firmly attached.

Loading into the Machine

Once it’s been prepped, you can load it into the Silhouette Cameo machine. Place the cutting mat onto the base of the machine and secure it with clips if necessary. Then, carefully place your iron-on vinyl onto the mat with the adhesive side down and press firmly in place.

Setting Up Your Design

Now it’s time to set up your design in Silhouette Studio software. This program allows you to create intricate designs or simple text quickly and easily.

After opening your design in Silhouette Studio, select “Iron On” from material type dropdown menu and adjust blade settings accordingly. Once everything is set, you can send your design over to be cut by pressing “Send to Silhouette” button at bottom right corner of screen.

Cutting Iron on Vinyl

After sending your design over, it will appear onscreen of Silhouette Cameo machine ready for cutting. When everything is properly set up, press “CUT” button at top right corner of screen. The machine will then begin cutting out your design from iron-on vinyl sheet according to settings provided earlier in software program.


Cutting iron on vinyl with a Silhouette Cameo is an easy process that requires very little setup time or effort compared to other methods of customizing fabrics and clothing items with personalized designs or logos.