Hi everyone, Laurel here with a fun tutorial on fussy cutting. Now I like copics, but I prefer paper piecing and fussy cutting my images out to mount onto a project. I get asked a lot how I do such ‘good fussy cutting’ so I am here to show you.
First of all stamp your image:
I then color what needs to be colored. Stamp onto pattern paper for paper piecing. When I cut them out I try to do the least amount of cutting and piecing so I think about how I can layer. You can see that here by how I cut out her top.
Adhere the pieces and then cut out the image. The tricky part is the part under her arms. I used to use my craft knife for those areas, and did have some success. However, I have since learned an easier way to do it.
I find a place that is a natural join and cut right through the image, making it easier to cut out the inside pieces. When the image is adhered to the project, you will not see these cut marks.
Now here is the finished product, can’t tell where they have been cut and the fussy cutting is much easier to