With so many options for both marking and cutting fabric, it’s easy to see how a new sewer might feel a bit overwhelmed. Sound familiar? Start your next project with confidence using this helpful guide to the basics of marking and cutting fabric from Tilly at Tilly and the Buttons!


Every maker has her own favorite tools—I generally like a powdered chalk roller + rotary cutter combination for my projects—so you can use Tilly’s guide to mix and match tools, markers, and cutting methods until you fine the best option for you!

Ready to start stitching? Head over to Tilly and the Buttons to see the full guide, then be sure to check out her Learn to Sew series for even more tips and tricks to help you get started.