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Cutting out those pesky patterns -- with a wrapping paper cutter (Tip/Technique)
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Posted on: 5/25/11 12:14 PM
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Patterns these days are such a pain to locate on the enormous tissue paper page and then cut out without mutilating the rest of the pattern -- and still be able to fold it back up. Tricky, but I found a great tool to help.

I got a 3M wrapping paper cutter. It's shaped kind of like the handle of a plastic disposable razor, and it has a guide and a tiny sharp blade at the end. It has a rubber grip, and it works great.

Have a pattern to cut out smack in the middle of a page but don't want to trouble the rest of the page? Easy. Just use the end point to poke a hole near the pattern piece, slide the guide into the hole you cut, and follow the pattern lines. The little razor blade makes cutting a breeze. Plus, they're cheap, and if it gets dull or breaks, toss it and buy a new one!
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marycds said...
Great idea.
5/26/11 2:43 AM
MizLiz said...
This works like a charm. Also great for cutting out articles in newspaper or magazines. Thanks for reminding me !!!
5/26/11 8:55 AM
tumorfarmer said...
What a GREAT idea! I never would have thought of that myself, and that would save me a TON of time when sewing! This is exactly the kind of tips I have come to expect on PatterReview.com, tips that help me enjoy my sewing, helping me avoid the frustration that comes of not having enough time to sew, because I have to spend so much time figuring out how to do things. I really appreciate everyone else's experience & tips, because it helps me make the most of my sewing time.
6/12/11 10:26 PM
jeannemarie1 said...
you could probably use the new seam rippers with the blades attached
9/27/11 0:57 AM

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