If you’re a crafter (especially if you sew) a rotary cutter is your friend. It might even be your favorite craft tool.
I will say that one of the most frustrating things is when you go to cut a piece of fabric and your blade is dull! You have to cut it like 3 times to make a cut and then it’s not a clean cut, it’s more like a ragged cut with strings. Not fun.
Let me show you a tip on how to sharpen your rotary blade.
Keep in mind that this trick isn’t long-term, but if you’re going to throw your blade in the trash anyways it can’t hurt to try right? We all love the feel of a brand new blade that cuts like butter but this tip is a close second for me!
Oh, and please remember to always be careful when cutting anything with a rotary cutter!
- cutting mat
- heavy duty tin foil
- fabric scraps
Start by tearing off a large piece of tin foil and fold it many times. I folded mine until I was cutting through 6 layers.
Next, start cutting the tin foil many times.
To test it out, I keep some scrap fabric on hand and see if I sharpened it well enough. Repeat process until the blade is sharp.
So simple and really comes in handy when you’re in a pinch and don’t have a new blade on hand!
Have you tried this tip? I would love to hear about your experience in the comments below.
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