Sometimes try as I might things don’t always work out as well as I hope. I had it in my mind that I wanted to make a free Uncle Sam cut file for Independence Day crafting and so I set to it. In truth it was a pain in the neck AND it still isn’t quite up to par. But in the end I made a shirt with it that Rob that was pretty okay and he encouraged me to share what otherwise would have gone straight into my computer’s recycle bin.
So here’s the deal. It’s hardly perfect. I’m really, really happy with the graphic I made to turn into a cut file, but maybe I just couldn’t get the settings tweaked well enough to make the cut file nearly as good. Or maybe it’s just that I wanted to make the cut out in light colored vinyl and it just looks better in a darker color.
If you use this guy and figure out a way to make his cut clean and sharp give me a shout. If you have an idea of what went wrong hit me up in the comments. In the end I think Rob’s shirt is okay. As he said it doesn’t look professional at all but it isn’t that bad either. (I’m really starting to convince myself to dump this post but I will go on with the show!)
I used the cut files to make a “go shorty, it’s your birthday” style rap inspired Fourth of July Tee. It turned out okay, but just okay. Perhaps my cut out of Sam is too thick and that’s what the issue is but I just can’t put my finger on it. So far as a shirt to wear when running around town, it’ll do just fine, I think.
Now here’s the actual image if you want to right click and try to do something with just it… Or you can click on the image to go to the download for the imperfect cut file.
And here is the file I made for my cut file. Click the pic to download the corresponding Silhouette Studio file.
And last, but not least, you can download the perfectly acceptable free United States of America cut file here!
If you make something with these guys I would LOVE to see them. I kind of feel like it could be a lemons into lemonade type of story :)