Use this All American Family SVG on pillows, wood signs, t-shirts, tote bags and more! It’s the perfect file to use for your 4th of July crafts!
I’m totally ready to make all the 4th of July crafts for this year. I might be making up for last year a little bit, but I’m excited for it!
This All American Family svg has a bit of a retro look to it but it is absolutely perfect for all the 4th of July crafts you can make!
I’m going to show you 4 different ways to use this All American Family SVG cut file today, including layering adhesive vinyl on a wood sign and how to layer the decal on a tea towel!
My go-to’s are always t-shirts or wood signs, but if I can use heat transfer vinyl it’s what I’ll use 90% of the time.
So I’m challenging myself to branch out and use different materials for this svg file!
You will need:
- Wood Sign (mine is from this Etsy shop – or you could make your own following this tutorial from Poofy Cheeks Blog!)
- Adhesive Vinyl
- Transfer Tape
- Hot Glue
- Tea Towel (you can find blank ones at Target)
- Heat Transfer Vinyl
- Heat Press (I have this one and I love it so much!)
- Pressing Pillows
- Blank t-shirt (Bella Canvas shirts are my favorite – you can find them at Michaels or online)
- Heat Transfer Vinyl
- Pressing Pillows
- Heat Press
- Teflon Sheet
What is a digital cut file?
A cut file is a digital image that has been prepared to cut with a cutting machine. The most common machines are the Silhouette Cameo, Silhouette Portrait, Cricut Maker or Expressions and Brother cutting machine. Crafters use these cut files to make custom t-shirts, tote bags, baby onesies and more to sell or as a fun hobby.
Cut files are typically available in five different formats:
- SVG cut files,
- DXF cut files,
- PNG cut files,
- PDF cut files, and
- JPEG cut files
Need to know what type of file works with your version of the software? Go here for all that information!
Tips to use this All American Family SVG Cut File in the Silhouette Software!
How do you open up the file in your Silhouette Studio?
First you need to make sure you sign up for our newsletter to get the file! You can do that by clicking here!
If you’re already subscribed you can head to The Craft Room and put the password in (found in the newsletter) to access the file!
The file will immediately download to your computer in a ZIP file and you can open it from there.
You can drag and drop the file into the Silhouette Design Studio and start using it!
You can also head over to this post to watch a video tutorial on how to open and trace an SVG in the Silhouette Software!
How can you cut a design that has multiple layers?
I love having the Business Edition of the Silhouette Software because it makes it very easy to cut designs with multiple layers and colors. You can go into the software and select which layers you want to cut first which makes things so easy!
Just a reminder that the layers of your image cannot be grouped if you’re going to cut by line or fill! Make sure all the layers are separate before you try to cut by layer!
If you do not have the Business Edition or another edition that has this option, I used to delete layers and cut that way. You can use the back button to bring back the layers you deleted….it was more work but at the time it did what I needed it to do!
If you’re using heat transfer vinyl, how do you stop the layers from shrinking with all the heat from the heat press?
I just learned this trick and I am so excited to share it!
If you’re layering heat transfer vinyl and don’t want it to shrink, use stripflock vinyl! I can’t tell you why but stripflock doesn’t shrink which makes it the perfect vinyl to layer with!
I used it underneath the words ‘all american family’ on my tea towel. It worked perfectly and the tea towel came out exactly like I hoped it would!
If you’re using adhesive vinyl on a wood sign or acrylic blank, how do you get the layers to line up properly?
I really like using tiny little blocks to make sure everything is lined up properly.
To do this, I add them in before I hit cut and cut them out with every single layer.
Then, as I’m putting the vinyl layers on top of each other I line up the blocks first and then put the rest of the design down. It comes out right every single time!
- Firecracker T-shirt for the 4th of July
- How to Put HTV on Shirts
- How to Remove HTV from Shirts
- How to Layer Adhesive Vinyl
- Beginners Guide to Craft Vinyl: HTV vs Adhesive Vinyl
Grab 20 free 4th of July SVG Cut Files before you leave!
Every month I team up with a group of amazingly talented crafters to bring you a bundle of free svg cut files! This month’s theme was 4th of July and this months files are so cute! They’re all so good and the designs are amazing. You can download them all by visiting the blog posts (links are underneath the image!). All svg cut files are free to use for personal use only and don’t forget to tag us on Instagram if you make one of our projects and share it!Red, White, and Blue Butterfly – Persia Lou
Patriotic Food Toppers – Amy Robison
Red White and Blue Flowers – Crafting Overload
Stars and Stripes Border – Studio Xtine
Party in the USA – Polka Dotted Blue Jay
Party Like It’s 1776 – Gina C. Creates
Cute Star Pledge of Allegiance – Pen + Posh
America the Beautiful – Poofy Cheeks Blog
Star-Spangled – Crafty Life Mom
Oh My Stars – Crafty Life Mom
Here for the Fireworks – Liz on Call
Layered Wreath – Maggie Rose Design Co.
Stacked 4th of July Card – The Bearded Housewife
USA Since 1776 – The Walnut Street House
Ready to Sparkle – Sunshine and Munchkins
Let Freedom Ring – Lettered by Stephanie
It’s Lit – Tam’s Sweet Life
Stars and Stripes Forever – Spot of Tea Designs
All American Family – Simply Made Fun
Patriotic LOVE – Tried & True Creative