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How to Make Your Own Cutting Mat

Updated April 17, 2017

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.

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

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

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

  4. Tip

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

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Things You'll Need

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

About the Author

Sarah Elizabeth

Sarah Elizabeth began writing professionally in 2010 for Demand Studios. She enjoys writing for eHow and has a special flare for writing about weddings and the things that go with them. Sarah has a Bachelor of Arts in English literature with a focus in American literature.

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