So, last to last week I shared how to cut fabrics perfectly straight WITHOUT a rotary cutter for those of us who couldn’t get their hands on a rotary cutter because of the area they’re living in, like the old me.
This post is related to the new me. That is, for those of us who JUST got hold of a brand new, fancy rotary cutter and have no idea how to go about using it.
Well, I found this pretty useful video on YouTube, which was very helpful for me. I made sure to save it up for you guys.
Here are the tools you would need:
How to Cut Fabric WITH a Rotary Cutter
What I was doing wrong:
Pushing the rotary cutter back and forth, back and forth like a saw, which was just so wrong!
What you’re supposed to do:
Press firmly, and roll the blade away from you. One or two strokes are should be enough to cut your fabric out.
I hope now you have a better understanding on how to handle a rotary cutter.
I had problems the first and second day, I just felt like sticking to my scissors, but at the same time I wanted to master the cutter, so I fought the urge and thankfully now I’ve gotten better at using it in just a week.
One thing that can just blow it off for you is the sharpness of the blade. If the blade is not sharp enough, the task can become frustrating and annoying, so make sure you buy a good quality cutter. The one I got is ok-ish. I’ve heard professionals using Olfa though.