“Smash the patriarchy” with free cut files and a free printable. Use the file to cut vinyl to create a variety of projects.
This is a big week in the United States of America! A new president will be sworn in, and there’s lots of activity surrounding the event. I hope that wherever you stand on this event you can remember that we are all in this together, and we all need to be respectful of each other, even when we disagree. I tend to shy away from “hot topics” on my site because I see crafting as my “safe place”. This is a place where religion, politics, gender, etc. don’t matter. We’re just coming together to create, to make stuff, and to learn from each other. I made this project for myself and some friends to use when we attend a local women’s march this weekend, and I when I posted it on my Facebook page I had multiple requests for the files, so I decided to post the files here in case any one else wanted them.
No worries if this particular project isn’t for you…I’ve got craft ideas for everyone. If you’re throwing an inauguration party, you might enjoy some of my patriotic party decor ideas. If you’re looking for Trump cutting files or printables, check out my post about that by clicking HERE.
My “smash the patriarchy” banner is a very simple, quick project. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Free cutting file
- Heat set vinyl
- Fabric Banner
If you don’t have a cutting machine you can use this printable instead:
First, download the free “smash the patriarchy” cutting file by clicking HERE.
Use your Silhouette cutting machine to cut heat set vinyl. Be sure the image is reversed (mirror image) before you cut the heat set vinyl.
Weed the vinyl and place the letters on the pre-made fabric banner. These banners are from Oriental Trading Company.
Use an iron, preset to the highest setting, to iron over the vinyl. When the vinyl has set, carefully peel off the plastic cover.
I’m adding a thin wood dowel to the back of my banner so I can hold it up as I march. If my arms get tired (and I’m sure they will!), then I can hold the banner like a purse. I call projects like this one “craftivism”. It’s fun when crafting and activism combine.