- I don't know what I would've done without my X-acto knife. It cuts through everything. Everything. I have used it to cut through my paper mache, my poster board, dried Model Magic, and whatever else I needed to cut through. It is very precise and will slide through a lot of paper-like materials.
- The only problem with it is that it's hard to make small curves with the X-acto knife, but if you make small incisions as you go, it still looks really clean.
- You can buy these at Walmart or craft stores. It's not that hard to find them, which is always a plus.
- Just buy a pair of scissors from Walmart if you don't have one at home.
- You will use this scissors to cut anything that IS NOT fabric that can be cut by a pair of scissors.
- These scissors will have a flat bottom and help you cut straighter lines. They'll look at little like this:
- You will use these scissors to cut fabric and nothing else. Understand? Nothing else.
- The point for this is that cutting anything other than fabric with these scissors will dull them out. Cutting fabric with dull scissors is very frustrating. Save yourself the stress.
- When you make a mistake when you sew, using a seam ripper will be a lot more useful than using a pair of scissors. They are really cheap and a ton of help while you're sewing.
I currently own all of the above, but I also plan to buy these cutting tools in order to help with prop making and other miscellaneous projects.
Box Cutter/Utility Craft Knife
- It looks like if you want to carve larger props, you'll need one of these. Carving with an X-Acto knife on a big and thick piece of foam will take forever. They called it a utility craft knife. I think it looks like a box cutter.