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Safety pins were first used after the Brexit vote as a sign of solidarity and safety for those who may be facing prejudice and violence as a result of their political or religious beliefs, gender, race, disability, etc. Wearing a safety pin was not meant to be a political statement, but rather a message to others that you are a “safe” person. In the aftermath of the 2016 US election, safety pins are being adopted by Americans for the same purpose.
Reading about the safety pin movement inspired me to create some safety pin vector art, cut files, as well as surface designs. I wanted to share these files with you so that you too can make your own projects using your Silhouette machine, Photoshop Elements, or whatever tools you craft with. Make a sticker for your car, a heat transfer vinyl cut to add to a tee or your sneakers, or whatever you dream up. Please comment and post links to your projects- I love to see what other people are making. 🙂
You can download the SVG file by clicking here.
You can download the Silhouette Cut File by clicking here.
I made this safety pin design using Inkscape, and built the surface design below to add to my Spoonflower shop and my Society 6 shop as well. You can purchase tons of items with this design on these print-on-demand sites. Spoonflower sells fabric, wallpaper, and giftwrap. Society 6 sells phone cases, laptop covers, t-shirts, totes, mugs, and even home décor items like shower curtains, comforters, and pillows. Want to get started making some of your own designs like this? Be sure to read some of my Photoshop Elements tutorials here.