Cricut Vinyl & Fabric Cutter

The Cricut Vinyl and Fabric Cutter is a cutting machine that uses software to create and import designs to cut, draw, or score. A wide variety of materials can be cut, from delicate fabrics to denser materials like balsa wood, matboard, plastic, and leather. It can simplify sewing projects by automatically cutting and marking fabric. Projects can range from cutting out patterns, drawing designs on cards, to making paper crafts, to designing custom vinyl wall decor, and much more.  

Three different heat presses are available to use in combination with the Cricut. A 12x10 flat heat press for shirts and totes, a small rounded heat press to use on hats, and a specialized heat press for mugs. 

Users of the Cricut Vinyl and Fabric Cutter must be 18 years old and complete the certification course in order to use it without supervision. Users ages 12-17 may use the Cricut Vinyl and Fabric Cutter after completing the certification course, but must be supervised by an adult who has also completed the certification course. See the MakerSpace Policy for all the rules governing the use of the MakerSpace equipment. 

The certification course includes a video class, an online test, and an in-person safety orientation. See below to start the process!

  1. First, watch the Cricut Vinyl and Fabric Cutter Video Class
  2. Second, take the Cricut Vinyl and Fabric Cutter Online Test 
  3. Finally, schedule your in-person safety orientation 
  4. You will be required to sign a Use and Release Agreement during your safety orientation.
  5. You must have an active library card in order for your certification to be complete. If you do not already have a library card, you may sign up for one at the time of your safety orientation. Please bring a photo ID and proof of your current residential address. See our Library Card Policy for acceptable documents.


Once your certification is complete:

  • Make reservations for the Cricut Vinyl and Fabric Cutter at
  • There is no cost to use the Cricut. 
  • Users should bring their own materials to use in the Cricut. Specialized paper and products can be found at Walmart, Target, Hobby Lobby, and other retail stores. 

 Machine Specs

  • Brand: Cricut Maker 3
  • Accessories included: Rotary Blade, Premium Fine Point Blade, Scoring Wheel, Fine Point Pen, FabricGrip Mat 12x12 in., LightGrip Mat 12x12 in., StrongGrip Mat 12x12 in., Regular Grip Mat 12x24 in., and Cricut Tool Kit (Spatula, Scraper, Scissors, Sharp Hook Tool and Needle Point Tweezers)

Other Resources and Helpful Info

The Cricut Vinyl and Fabric Cutter was purchased with funds from the City of Norfolk and is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Nebraska Library Commission.