You may cut select fabrics (depending on material thickness) in one of the following two ways:
- Using a Cameo 4 series cutting model with the Rotary Blade
- Using another model Silhouette cutting machine with a fabric stabilizer, such as Silhouette Fabric Stabilizer
When using the Rotary Blade, no special interfacing or backing is required to cut the fabric material. Depending on the fabric type, a Strong Tack variety cutting mat is recommended.
When using the second method, fabric stabilizers are generally either ironed or pressed onto your fabric. Once applied, the fabric with the interfacing is placed onto a cutting mat with the interfacing side face-down, fabric side face-up.
General recommended settings for the fabric type in question can be found in the Silhouette Studio® software program. Depending on the fabric, you may want to double-cut your design for cleaner cutting results.
Once you have cut your design, you may opt to take scissors or a craft knife to quickly trim any threads which may be connecting your cutout design to the rest of the fabric.
Silhouette brand Wash Away Fabric Stabilizer is pressed onto fabric backing by hand. Then, after the cutting process has been completed, the fabric can be washed in order to dissolve the fabric stabilizer backing, thus leaving you with just the cut-out fabric project. This fabric stabilizer is perfect for appliqués where a permanent backing on your fabric is not desired.
We are aware of other similar fabric interfacing products which work very similar to our own branded interfacing product. In our testing, we have found that some other interfacing products may work but that there are many similar products which do not and which are not conducive to cutting well with the Silhouette system. If you have a preferred interfacing brand, you may certainly attempt to use it to determine if it may be compatible with cutting in our tool, but we are not able to endorse or guarantee any other brands for use with the Silhouette other than our own Silhouette brand interfacing.