how to make a fabric banner with Cricut maker

How to Make a Fabric Banner with Cricut Maker

Have you tried cutting fabric yet with your Cricut Maker? Are you unsure about what to do? What blade to use? What mat to use? No Worries- I’m here with all the answers (only for cutting fabric with your Maker thought). I will take you through step by step of how to make a fabric banner with Cricut Maker.

Once you know how to cut fabric, you will be able to make many different things. I don’t sew, but I love no sew banners, garlands, and using fabric for different projects and the Maker is perfect for this.

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Supplies for Fabric Banner with Cricut Maker

Supplies for Cutting Fabric with the Cricut Maker

Fabric Grip Cutting Mat
Cricut Maker
Rotary Blade
Fabric
Scissors

Let’s Create a No Sew Fabric Banner with Cricut Maker

In Cricut Design Space™ I created the banner. I searched for a pennant and chose this one. I chose to make the pennant for the banner about 8 inches long by 7 inches wide. Remember the cool thing about Design Space is you can make it the size you need for your banner space.

Pennant for Fabric Banner

I only created one pennant because I cut one at a time. When I hit “Make It”, it will only cut one banner on a piece of 12×12 fabric. The one piece of 12×12 fabric will actually make 2 banners, you just have to cut it once and remove that banner. Then place the leftover piece of fabric onto the mat and cut again. It was easier to just cut pieces of 12×12 fabric in each design.

Fabric Banner with Cricut Maker

How to Cut with the Fabric Grip Mat for a Fabric Banner

When using the fabric grip mat, you want to make sure the fabric fits inside the lines on the mat. To make sure my fabric fits, I use a piece of card stock. Attach the card stock to the fabric with paper clips, then cut around the card stock for a piece of 12×12 fabric. It works great!

When placing your fabric on the fabric grip mat, make the sure the design side is facing down.

Fabric Banner with Cricut Maker

The Cricut Brayer is the best tool ever and it’s perfect for rolling out wrinkles in your fabric. The brayer works great with paper and vinyl too and makes unstucky mats completely useable. It’s my favorite Cricut Tool and was a complete surprise as my Mother’s Day gift.

Fabric Banner with Cricut Maker

How to Cut Fabric with the Rotary Blade on the Cricut Maker

Now that your fabric is cut, it’s time to change the blade on your Cricut Maker. Put in the rotary blade (it came with your maker). Just open the blade housing and place it in. It’s so easy. If you forget to change the blade, when you hit make it and choose fabric, the Cricut will remind you to change it. How awesome is that!

Rotary Blade in Cricut Maker

Your fabric is ready and your machine is ready so let’s cut some fabric. In Cricut Design Space, hit make it, choose fabric (I did medium fabric because it was all cotton material), load your mat and watch the magic happen.

Cutting Fabric with Cricut Maker

Here is the first pennant for your fabric banner. Honestly it will look like the fabric is not cut at all, but it is. Gently pull away the extra fabric and take your pennant off the mat.

Fabric Banner

Keep cutting the pennants until you have enough for your fabric banner.

Fabric Banner with Cricut Maker

When all my pieces were cut, I ironed the pennants before I strung them on the twine. String your banner on twine or ribbon. I did add some glue the attach the pennants to the twine so they stayed nice and straight.

Fabric Banner with Cricut Maker

What a great addition to my 4th of July decorations.

Fabric Banner with Cricut Maker

Cutting fabric with your Cricut Maker is easy! This no sew fabric banner is perfect for the holidays and birthdays. Just follow these steps and you will be a pro in no time!

Hi I'm Jenny from Cookies, Coffee, and Crafts. I love to create decorations for my home, projects to create magical holidays, and to have fun with my kids. The quote "I run on coffee, chaos, and crafts" describes my world and I wouldn't have it any other way. I hope you find inspiration and enjoy my creative journey.