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Cutting Craft Foam

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Depending on its composition and thickness different methods may be needed to cut craft foam accurately. This is a guide about cutting craft foam.


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September 12, 20070 found this helpful

How do you cut craft foam at home? Here are tips posted from the ThriftyFun community.

Electric Knife

Whenever I need to cut a piece of upholstery foam for chair cushions or a craft project, I use an electric knife instead of scissors or a regular knife. Makes this job so much easier.

By Truerblue

Mark Your Cutting Line

You can cut foam with an electric knife. Be sure and mark your cutting line before you start. I recently did this for a window seat cushion and it worked beautifully.

By Barbaralee

Circular Saw

A few years ago, we made cushions for a bench/bed in our van from a 6 inch thick foam mattress. We cut the mattress into 4 cushions to use on the benches with a table that converted into a bed. We used a circular saw to cut the foam. Made for a quick and clean cutting job.

By Harlean from Arkansas

Large Kitchen Knife

Use a large, very sharp non-serrated kitchen knife and cut in long strokes. Makes a nice clean and straight edge.

By Feemayl

Use A Serrated Edge

I have used both an electric knife (which has serrated blades) or, with less success, a regular serrated knife

By Claudia-MD

Do you have any more ideas? Feel free to post them below.

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