Sewing Tip: When cutting your sewing patterns, it helps to keep your free hand on the pattern to keep it flat and smooth in the cutting process.
Once of the most essential rules to follow when cutting your sewing patterns is to keep all the fabric layers underneath as flat as possible in the cutting process. This means that your pinned patterns should be cut on a flat surface and pinned pattern only lifted a minimal amount, just enough to comfortable cut along the pattern's paper edges. A trick to stabilizing the layers and optimizing their smoothness is to use your free hand to keep the layers flat against the table surface as you cut. Doing so is especially helpful when cutting through thick, bulky fabrics that do not lay flush with the paper pattern. It can also work well with flimsy fabrics that tend to shift during the cutting process. As you cut along each edge, shift your hand position intuitively, to optimize stability and comfort in the process.