Textiles & Vinyl

Get Started in the Textiles Studio:

We stock a limited selection of fabric and vinyls in the minimart. Typically we have large rolls of black, red, and white vinyl, as well as small sheets of colorful vinyl. Ask our student staff for more info, and be sure to check out the scrap bins!

Use Requirements

Learning Modules (Optional!) Join the course in Canvas.

Pfaff Embroidery Slides (Optional!)

 

Textiles at the Makerspace

Cricut Maker 3

Cricut Maker 3 has the power to cut 300+ materials – everything from the most delicate fabric and paper to heavy chipboard, tooled leather, balsa wood, and more. It can cut up to 12 ft (3.6 m) without a mat, and can engrave, deboss, score, and more.

Graphtec Vinyl Cutter

This is available by request only. This Graphtec is great for wide format signage. The Cutting Master 4 software to run this equipment is installed on a computer here. You just will need your vector file ready to upload.

PFAFF Creative 4.5 CNC Embroidery Machine

This CNC embroidery machine embroiders your vector file for you with a range of colors and applications. PREMIER+™ 2 ULTRA is the software package that works with our Pfaff Creative 4.5. Because of it's cost it's only installed on one computer.

Sewing Machines

We have an industrial sewing machine suited for dense heavy fabrics, 6 standard sewing machines, and a seger for finishing edges.

Check-in during the hours below for questions pertaining to design consultation, materials, and best practices.

Support Staff Date Start Time End Time
Arushi Renschler Pandey 06/24/2024 12:00 PM 04:00 PM
Yash Wani 06/25/2024 12:00 PM 04:00 PM
Arushi Renschler Pandey 06/25/2024 12:00 PM 04:00 PM
Arushi Renschler Pandey 06/26/2024 09:30 AM 12:00 PM
Arushi Renschler Pandey 06/27/2024 12:00 PM 04:00 PM
Arushi Renschler Pandey 07/01/2024 12:00 PM 04:00 PM
Yash Wani 07/02/2024 12:00 PM 04:00 PM
Arushi Renschler Pandey 07/02/2024 12:00 PM 04:00 PM
Arushi Renschler Pandey 07/03/2024 09:30 AM 12:00 PM
Arushi Renschler Pandey 07/04/2024 12:00 PM 04:00 PM

Email maker-textiles@engr.wisc.edu with questions.