Party like it’s 1776 with George Washington himself with this fun FREE Silhouette cut file!
Don’t miss the giveaway at the end of the post!
July 4th, 1776 is THE most important day in United States history. It’s the day the Declaration of Independence was ratified, and we declared ourselves a free nation! And even though George Washington did not become the first President of the U.S. until 1789, you know he had to be pretty stoked about the newfound independence in 1776 as he was leading the Continental Army during the American Revolution. (And that is your quick history lesson for the day!)
This humorous design is fun for July 4th parties this summer! Grab the FREE cut file and make some shirts, banners, or pillows with it.
You will need 2 cut files for this project:
1776-Blue and 1776-Red
Sorry, friends, these files will only work for Silhouette users as there is no easy way to turn them into usable SVG files for other cut machines.
The design does not have to be done in more than one color, you can combine all of the elements into a single file if you wish, but I’m going to show you how to bring it together in two colors.
You will need to cut the 1776-Blue file on blue HTV. I used Royal Blue Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl.
Note: Remember to flip images horizontally prior to cutting with using heat transfer vinyl!
You will need to cut the 1776-Red file on red HTV. I used Red Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl.
Settings for cutting glitter HTV on Silhouette: Select “Flocked Heat Transfer Material”, Set the Blade to 4, Speed to 5, and Thickness to 33
Trim off excess vinyl (you never know when you can use those scraps in a future project!) then weed, weed, weed.
We want the top of the letters (the stars) to be blue and the bottom of the letters (the stripes) to be red so we are going to cut along the red lines as shown in the image above to split the letters in half.
Next, add the red text, which also includes the red banners. Use the banners to help line up the letters around the top of George’s head. Iron on and peel up the plastic while the HTV is still hot.
Finally, align the blue text above George’s head with the red stripes and add the sunglasses. Iron on and remove the plastic while the HTV is still hot.
And stacking and cutting the red and blue letters at the same time ensured the pieces would match up perfectly.
Some of my friends have made some fun patriotic FREE cut files, too, so don’t miss out on them!
Miss America from A girl and a glue gun
Stars and Stripes pillow from Tried and true
Patriotic Pinwheels from Hey let’s make stuff.
Land that I love from Persia Lou
God Bless the U.S.A. from Pitter and Glink
Stars and Stripes from Sugar Bee Crafts
Party like it’s 1776 from The Scrap Shoppe
Throwing away my shot from Sew what Alicia