Have you ever wondered how to cut burlap with your Cricut Maker? Use the rotary blade for the smoothest cut ever and see how easy it is.
This month for the Create with Cricut challenge, our material is Burlap. See how easy it is to cut burlap with your Cricut Maker.
how to cut burlap with the Cricut maker
- Cricut Maker
- Laminated Burlap (just to reduce mess on your mat)
- Various colors of Iron-On Vinyl
- Cricut EasyPress 2 or Iron
- Cricut Design Space File for banner
I found some laminated vinyl at my locals Michaels near their small section of fabric. It came in a roll that is 12″x47″ and is perfect for laying it on my cutting mat. You can absolutely cut non-laminated burlap but I like this because it won't fray after I cut it.
Cut your pennant shapes out of the vinyl using the rotary blade and your pink fabric mat. I have used my other mats with my rotary blade and I haven't had any issues. It may dull the rotary blade a little faster but I try to save the fabric mat for items that won't leave a lot of fuzz behind.
Next cut out your bunnies. You can use different colors of Iron-On Vinyl or just one color. Another fun material would be felt. Just back it with some Heat n' Bond and use your rotary blade to cut it out as well. Since this design is essentially the same, I didn't worry about mirroring my image. If you do letters or words, be sure to mirror your image.
But you do need to make sure that you place the Iron-On right side down on your mat. Use your EasyPress or your Iron to secure the image onto the burlap. Use it on the foil setting at 385°F for 25-30 seconds.
Be sure to warm your burlap before to wick out any moisture that may be remaining there. Moisture and applying vinyl do not go hand-in-hand. Now just weave your banner through some ribbon and hang. I like to add junque bows in between my letters so that they don't bunch together and I can control the spacing.
I love this burlap Easter banner and it's going to go up every year!