Marking and Cutting Canvas

Helpful plastic canvas tips!

Experiment to find which marking and cutting tools you prefer. Crayon, grease pencil or washable marker work well for marking. Scissors, kitchen shears or craft cutters are good for cutting long, straight lines and most diagonal shaping. Small scissors or nail clippers are good for inside cutouts or small items.

Cut your project piece out to look just like the graph, or count holes as specified in cutting instructions. Some patterns feature square or rectangle-shaped pieces which may not have graphs. When you finish cutting, trim nubs smoothly close to the bar and trim all corners diagonally.