How To Use A Rotary Cutter

Rotary Cutting

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If you love sewing, you know how important it is to cut your fabric accurately and efficiently. That’s why rotary cutters can come in very useful. A rotary cutter is a sharp circular blade that can glide through multiple layers of fabric with ease, saving you time and energy. A cutting mat is used underneath which is a self-healing surface that protects your table and your blade from damage. Together, they can make cutting fabric a breeze.

But how do you use them properly? If you are ready to find out how to use them like a pro, then this rotary cutting tutorial from Purl Soho will be a great thing for you to read.

In this tutorial, you will learn the basics of rotary cutting, such as:

  • How to choose the right size and type of rotary cutter and mat for your project
  • How to prepare your fabric for cutting, including washing, ironing, folding, and selvedge
  • How to use a ruler and a grid to measure and mark your fabric
  • How to hold and position your rotary cutter and mat for safety and accuracy
  • How to cut straight lines, strips, squares, rectangles, triangles, and other shapes
  • How to cut curves and circles with a special rotary cutter attachment
  • How to cut bias strips for binding and piping
  • How to clean, sharpen, and replace your rotary cutter blade
  • How to care for and store your rotary cutter and mat

This tutorial has clear, detailed, and illustrated help with step-by-step photos and diagrams. It also includes tips and tricks to help you improve your skills and avoid common mistakes.