How Do You Cut Out in Silhouette Cameo?

Silhouette Cameo is a powerful tool for creating beautiful cutouts and designs. It’s used by both professionals and hobbyists alike, to create a variety of projects including wall decals, cards, banners and more.

Using the Silhouette Cameo, you can make intricate cuts with precision and accuracy. The steps to cut out in Silhouette Cameo vary depending on the type of material you are cutting.

Cutting Vinyl with a Silhouette Cameo

Vinyl is one of the most popular materials used for cutting with the Silhouette Cameo. To get started, place your vinyl sheet onto the cutting mat and load it into your machine.

Next, select “Vinyl” from the material drop-down menu in your software. Then, adjust your blade setting accordingly and use the double-sided clear transfer paper to move your design onto the vinyl sheet. Once everything is set up, click “Send” to start cutting out your design.

Cutting Paper with a Silhouette Cameo

Paper is another common material used for cutting with the Silhouette Cameo. To begin, load your paper into the machine and select “Paper” from the material drop-down menu in your software.

Make sure that you adjust your blade settings accordingly so that it doesn’t cut too deep or too shallow into the paper. Now you can move on to making adjustments to your design if needed before sending it through to be cut out.

Cutting Fabric with a Silhouette Cameo

Fabric is also an option when using a Silhouette Cameo for cutting projects. You will need to use some sort of stabilizer on top of or behind your fabric in order for it to be successfully cut out by the machine.

To start, place your fabric on top of stabilizer on top of a cutting mat then load it into your machine. Select “Fabric” from the drop-down menu in software and adjust blade settings accordingly before sending through design to be cut out.


Cutting out shapes and designs with a Silhouette cameo can be done easily with three simple steps: loading material onto cutting mat; selecting appropriate material type from drop down menu; adjusting blade settings; and sending designs through for cutting.
With these tips, you can now easily create beautiful cuts using any type of material such as vinyl, paper or fabric!