Most of the people who are new to stitching get nervous when they get a fresh piece of cloth to cut. The fabric may be costly, so when you get to cut some fabric initially, you need to keep some things in mind. By adhering to these things you can get the confidence to cut the fabric perfectly. If you cut the fabric incorrectly when you get anxious, it will not do any good you. That is why people say to measure the fabric twice and cut the fabric once. Incorrect cutting off fabric can ruin the project you are working for and sometimes you may have to pay money as well.
The first thing that you need to keep in mind before you start cutting the fabric is the preparation of getting the fabric ready. That means if you want to wash the fabric, get it done and if you want you can press the fabric so that there will not be any folding. By doing this, you will get a wrinkle-free, clear fabric which can make your cutting easy. The second thing you need to bear in mind is making your tools available before you start cutting the fabric. Do not use any dull blade or dull scissors, as it may affect the cutting.
Make sure that the alignments of the selvages are perfect. Understand the pattern so that the project can be successful. After that carefully measure the fabric. Measuring the fabric is one of the important things to do before doing any alteration to the fabric. You can measure it twice if you want more confidence before cutting. This step can help you avoid any difficulties that may occur later.. Once the checking is over you can start cutting the fabric in the right measurement according to the project