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Great tips and pointers if you’re unfamiliar with commercial patterns.
Craft Cutters: The Basics | Lemon Jitters
I love these guides that Lemon Jitters has been putting out, they are perfect for slowly stocking up your tool box. There is nothing worse than deciding to make something and then realising you don’t have the tools necessary to make it! Cutters are particularly important, not only for your crafting needs but life in general! I cannot stress how important it is to have separate scissors for paper and fabric. Cutting paper eventually blunts your scissors and will make cutting fabric a nightmare! An Exacto knife and cutting mat are also great to have - once you have them you’ll wonder how you survived without them. Cutting mats are also great to have to protect work surfaces if you’re using hot glue!
Craft Tool Basics | Lemon Jitters
If there’s one question I get asked a lot, it’s this: What should I have in my crafts box? It’s kind of a hard question because it truly depends on what kind of crafts you’re into! But this rundown of the basic tools you need from Lemon Jitters is a great place to start. These are all great tools for doing the basics, and once you have these you can build on top of it depending on the projects you want to have a go at (or if you’re like me, you want to do every project and want everything!) I can’t stress enough about the importance of having two pairs of scissors - one for paper and one for fabric. Using your fabric scissors on paper is a big no no! It will blunt them in a minute and make it more difficult to cut fabric easily. Plus the glue gun and the Mod Podge! Those two things are ace. The only other thing I would add to this list - a giant tool box to keep it all in!