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Rotary Cutting!

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    JohannaO @JohannaO

    I just cut this pattern out with my rotary blade, and it was a perfect pattern to do this. I cut out two different fabrics at the same time, and halfed my prep time! All my edges are clean and pristine, the notches, exact. If you’ve never used a rotary cutter for patterns before, try this one. And now back to sewing.

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    sayiamyou @maraya

    Oh, I use my rotary cutter for everything!! It does save so much time!

    In fact, I have actually found my husband trying to sneak and use it before – on paper!! gah!

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    mela @mela

    NOOOOOO, not on paper! 🙂

    I have tried rotary cutting patterns before, but sometimes it feels too risky (specifically when there’s any curves). I might do parts of a pattern with a small (the smallest available) rotary cutter, then do the tougher curves with scissors. But I have to admit (embarrasingly) that I never thought about doubling my fabric. OF COURSE! Thank you for mentioning that! Although I feel silly for not ever thinking of it myself, I’m so happy to now know that is an option! Thank you JohannaO!

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    ThirdMargaret @ThirdMargaret

    I’ve been thinking of trying this, but how do you cut the notches?! I’m sure I’ll think “duh, of course” when I find out but just can’t see it right now!

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    JohannaO @JohannaO

    I cut out the pattern, and then I go back and “tap” the notches with the small rotary cutter. (I have a small 18mm and a 45 mm one.) But you could easily go back around and then scissor cut them out. I have a pair of small embroidery scissor that I have been using for notches.

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    sahmcolorado @sahmcolorado

    I tried using my rotary cutter for a pattern one time and I was so afraid that I’d veer off and slice through the piece I was cutting. I only use mine if I can lay my ruler along an edge and cut a straight line. I wish I could use it for more, though.

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    sayiamyou @maraya

    You can get smaller ones that are really great for pattern cutting. I don’t think I remember how to use a pair of scissors now. 🙂

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    JohannaO @JohannaO

    Sahmcolorado- That’s why I think this pattern is so great for rotary cutting- most of the lines on the kimono top, and the pants waist and leg bindings are straight lines, so there is very little chance to veer off and make mistakes.

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    sahmcolorado @sahmcolorado

    I’ll have to give it a try on the next pair of pjs 🙂

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