Fussy cutting is a craft term that simply refers to carefully cutting out specific images or patterns from paper. You can also fussy cut fabrics if needed. The cut pieces of fabric or paper serve as decorative elements in projects, creating intricate and detailed designs with perfect alignment.
Fussy cutting is an easy technique once you get the hang of it and you don't need any fancy tools to get started, just a pair of scissors. This method allows crafters to highlight and showcase particular motifs, adding a unique and artistic touch to their creations.
Fussy cutting can be time-consuming and it does require some patience. So, we are sharing our top 5 tips to get you started. You can master the craft of precise cutting and elevate your projects in no time.
Tip 1: Make sure you have a good pair of scissors that are comfortable to hold. Keep these scissors for cutting paper or cardstock only!
Tip 2: Cut your desired image from the larger sheet. The image will be easier to fussy cut if you don’t have to hold the entire sheet.
Tip 3: Move the paper around rather than the scissors and cut with the middle to bottom of the blades, not the tip.
Tip 4: Go slowly with your cutting and take it step by step.
Tip 5: Practice! It can be hard to perfect this technique at first, but the more that you practice the better at it that you will become.
Learn exactly how to use Uniquely Creative’s fussy cutting scissors. There are some great techniques to follow in this video!
So why not settle in for a night of fussy cutting in front of your favourite tv show? Before you know it, you will have a stash of pre-cut templates to use for cardmaking and scrapbooking. But be warned, fussy cutting can become addictive!