How to Make Your Own Cutting Mat

Written by sarah elizabeth
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
How to Make Your Own Cutting Mat
Make your own cutting mat for craft and sewing projects. (Stack of Die Cut Papers image by Allen Stoner from

A cutting mat is a must for an avid craft lover or sewer. Mats provide a sturdy surface for cutting fabrics and craft materials while protecting the table they rest on. A cutting mat should be made of self-healing plastic, which prolongs the life and improves the quality of the mat itself. It will take a long time before you notice any dents or cuts in a mat made with self-healing plastic. Other types of plastic will show wear and tear a lot faster.

Skill level:

Other People Are Reading

Things you need

  • Sheet of self-healing plastic
  • Ruler
  • Permanent marker

Show MoreHide


  1. 1

    Cut the piece of self-healing plastic to the size you want the mat to be.

  2. 2

    Make a grid on the plastic using the permanent marker. The grid should consist of 1-inch squares.

  3. 3

    Write ruler measurements on the top of the mat. Mark inches and centimetres with a permanent marker.

Tips and warnings

  • Buy the self-healing plastic in the size you want since it is difficult to cut.

Don't Miss

  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.