How to cut fabric with a Silhouette

Cutting Fabric with a Silhouette



File this one under “holy cow it worked”! I cut fabric with my silhouette machine!  To be honest when Silhouette contacted me about reviewing their new Fabric Interfacing I was a bit skeptical…..

How to cut fabric with a Silhouette


They sent me a special fabric blade for my machine, and 2 types of fabric interfacing, sewable and clean cut.  

To cut fabric with a Silhouette Machine it turned out to be very simple and quick!

1. Cut and iron your fabric.

2. Cut the interfacing the same size, and iron onto the back of the fabric.

Can I cut fabric with a silhouette


4. Place the fabric on your cutting mat, make sure it’s stuck down well.

5. Change your blade to the fabric blade. Just as with sewing scissors you need a special blade to cut fabric that you don’t use for ANYTHING else.

6. In the Silhouette software choose fabric backed interfacing. Click Cut.

7. Peel away your images, they are now ready to iron onto your project!

Using a Silhouette to cut fabric


I was able to quickly cut out these fun shapes! I’ve got a cute project planned for them next week, be sure to check back to see it.


Silhouette is running a promo now on either the Fabric Interfacing, a machine or BOTH! You pick! Just use the code CHAIR to get the special pricing!



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Disclosure: I have an affiliate relationship with Silhouette. I was provided free product to write this review

Melissa Mortenson is the author of the Polka Dot Chair blog which is in its 7th year of sharing fresh and creative ideas with readers. She is the author of “Project Teen, Handmade Gifts your Teen will Actually Love”. Her first fabric line “Derby Style” debuted in January 2015 through Riley Blake Designs. A mom of 3, she considers herself lucky to be living in Kentucky.


  1. Belinda says

    My friend, who does lots of applique & uses her silhouette to cut out the shapes says Heat n Bond Lite works really well too.

  2. says

    Did you remove the backing from the iron on interfacing (aka Heat n Bond)? I ask this because one time I had the interfacing (paper backing removed) actually lift the sticky right off the mat!


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