How Do You Make Large Stencils on Silhouette Cameo?

Creating large stencils with a Silhouette Cameo is a great way to add a personal touch to any project. From painting walls to making signs and t-shirts, stencils are an easy way to make a unique statement.

The Silhouette Cameo is a popular machine for cutting vinyl and paper, and it can also be used to create beautiful stencils. Here’s how you make large stencils on the Silhouette Cameo.

Step 1: Designing Your Stencil
The first step in creating your large stencil is designing it. You can use the Silhouette Studio software or another vector graphics program like Inkscape or Adobe Illustrator to draw your design. Once you’ve designed your stencil, save it as an SVG file so that you can import it into the Silhouette Studio software.

Step 2: Importing Your Design
Now that you have your design saved as an SVG file, it’s time to import it into the Silhouette Studio software. Open the software and select “Import” from the File menu. Navigate to where you saved your SVG file and select “Open” to import it into the software.

Step 3: Resizing Your Design
Once your design is imported, you can resize it if necessary by selecting “Resize” from the Edit menu. Make sure that your design is at least as big as you want your final stencil to be before continuing with the next step.

Step 4: Cutting Out The Stencil
Now that your design is resized, it’s time to cut out your large stencil on the Silhouette Cameo machine. Load a piece of vinyl or other material onto the cutting mat and place it in the machine bed.

Select “Cut Settings” from the Send menu and adjust them according to what type of material you are using. Select “Send To Cutter” from the Send menu when you are ready for cutting and press “Start” on the machine when prompted. The machine will then cut out your large stencil from the material.

Creating large stencils on a Silhouette Cameo is easy with these four steps! Whether you want a one-of-a-kind wall mural or just some extra pizzazz on clothing or other projects, making custom large stencils with this machine will bring life to any project!


Making large stencils on a Silhouette Cameo is easy with just four steps – designing your stencil, importing it into the software, resizing it if necessary, and finally sending it off for cutting! With this simple process, anyone can create unique designs that will add character and personalization to any project!