Textiles & Vinyl

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Permit Upgrades

CoE permit (Lab Orientation OR red/green permit is sufficient) and paid your materials fee for this semester are required. Our student staff are required to swipe your ID every time to verify.

Note: College of Engineering faculty and staff are not required to pay the materials fee, however, they must have a CoE permit. 

Or email maker-textiles@engr.wisc.edu 

Equipment Specs

wdt_ID Make Model Quantity Type Permit Required Manual Specs
1 Pfaff 1 Large Embroidery Unit Lab Orientation
2 Consew 1 Heavy-Duty Sewing Machine Lab Orientation
3 Singer 1 Heavy-Duty Sewing Machine Lab Orientation
4 Graphtec 1 Large Vinyl Cutter Lab Orientation

Software

PREMIER+™ 2 ULTRA: A high-end textile software package that works with our Pfaff Creative 4.5. Because of it’s cost ($3k) it’s only installed on one of the Makerspace’s CAE computers – attend a Textile “Project Support Session” for more info.

Cutting Master 4: A software package compatible with the Graphtec Vinyl Cutter. It’s installed on one of the Makerspace’s CAE computers – attend a Textile “Project Support Session” for more info.

Materials

Sewing: We have a very limited selection of fabric available for sale at the Makerspace check-out window. Ask our student staff for more info.

Vinyl: We have large rolls of black, red, and white vinyl for sale at the Makerspace check-out window. We also have small sheets of colorful vinyl. Ask our student staff for more info.

Do you have a question about textiles?

Below is the schedule of our most knowledgable staff when it comes to Textiles & Vinyl Cutting. Find a time when they’re working and then come in and ask the front desk staff to help you find them.

Note: Make sure to only come for help during the Makerspace hours here.

or email maker-textiles@engr.wisc.edu

Support Staff Date Start Time End Time
Hannah McGraw 01/26/2022 09:45 AM 11:30 AM
Hannah McGraw 01/26/2022 02:30 PM 05:15 PM
Grace Klage 01/27/2022 11:30 AM 02:30 PM
Madison Edgren 01/27/2022 02:30 PM 05:15 PM
Grace Klage 01/28/2022 02:30 PM 05:15 PM