❤️How to Cut Upholstery Foam? (3 Simple Steps)

If you’re like most people, you probably know How to Cut Upholstery Foam?. But how do you know which way to cut the foam so that it won’t tear or damage the fabric? And what if you want to cut foam in a hurry? How do you make the process easier and faster? In this post, we’ll show you how to cut upholstery foam using a few simple steps.

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What Tools Are Required To Cut Upholstery Foam?

The first step is to find out which tools you need. In this tutorial, we’ll only cover tools that are necessary to accomplish the task at hand. We’ve provided a list of our favorite cutting tools in the video and on our website, but if you don’t have any of those tools handy, you can use scissors or your hands to complete the steps in this tutorial.

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1: Upholstery foam cutting knife

The first step in this tutorial is to select a pair of scissors. You can use any type of scissors that you prefer, but we recommend that you use double-edged scissors. They’re more powerful and will be easier to hold as well as more precise.

Next, you need to have some foam in your toolbox. In this case, we’re using upholstery foam for the project. So, if you don’t already have it, go buy some foam right now!

You’ll need to cut the upholstery foam so that the two sides are exactly equal lengthwise (at least 1/8″). If they’re not equal, it’s likely that one side will be longer than the other and will cause a bulge on the wrong side when cutting. Also, check out Eric’s video tutorial on how to cut upstand pillow stuffing with double-edged scissors.

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2: Measuring Tape

If you’re cutting foam with a regular measuring tape, you’ll have to stop and re-measure every time you want to cut a different size foam sheet. This can be time-consuming and frustrating.

To save time, you might consider buying a second measuring tape, which is easier to use and more convenient. A second measuring tape would allow you to cut your foam sheets much faster than the first one. In this post, we’ll show you how to use a second measuring tape when cutting foam sheets.

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3: A Marker

The first step is to make sure you have everything ready. A marker will ensure that the foam doesn’t tear or damage the fabric. It should be made in a very dark color so that it doesn’t show up on your day-to-day work, but it will still be visible while you’re cutting the foam.

You want to place your marker over the area you want to cut and use a ruler to line up the crosshatch of your marker with the cut lines on the cutting board.

Now that you have everything ready, it’s time to start cutting! First, draw a small rectangle in yellow paint on a piece of cardboard using your marker.

Next, use another layer of cardboard to cover this new piece of cardboard (you may need several layers). Now that you’ve covered the first piece of cardboard, turn it over and move it back so that it’s facing away from you. You’re going to cut through both pieces of cardboard and stick them together along one side (this side is called the “front”).

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Follow The Step Mentions Below For Cutting A Upholstery Foam

First, you’ll need to cut up the foam. You can use a standard foam cutting machine that has a blade that is 4-6 inches in length and has an insert to cut foam sheets. This machine will make quick work of cutting up your foam and speed up the process.

Or, you can use a route saw to cut your foam into proper pieces. And again, this will make the process faster and easier for you.

Step 1: Measure Your Upholstery Foam

Don’t assume that you already know how to measure your upholstery foam. If you’re like most people, the first thing you probably do is ask “how much is this?” or “how many pieces does it take?”

An easy way to measure your upholstery foam is with a tape measure. You can purchase a 6 by 9-inch tape measure in any department store and use it for measuring upholstery foam. It’s simple, accurate, and inexpensive.

Step 2: Marking Your Upholstery Foam

In the first step of this process, you need to mark your foam. If you don’t do so, it will be more difficult to cut out the pieces later.

To mark the foam, you can use a marker pen or make a small hole in the center of the foam itself. Either way is fine. Once you’ve marked your foam, follow these steps to cut it:  

1) Using scissors and an appropriate edge tool (cutting shears are ideal), carefully cut off an equal amount of each side of your foam.

2) With the scissors still in hand, slowly lift them on one side of your foam until your scissors release it from its holding place.

3) Carefully use scissors again to cut away what remains.

4) When cutting through both sides of your foam using scissors, try not to remove too much material at once; if you do, your finished garment will have less seam structure than desired—we recommend cutting just enough material for a good fit without removing too much overall fabric.

Step 3: Cut Your foam in the correct way

One of the most basic steps in cutting can be difficult for some people, but it makes correctly cutting foam so much easier. There are many ways to cut foam, but there are certain guidelines that you should always follow when cutting your foam. You should start by marking each piece of foam with a pencil or marker.

Then place the paper in between two pieces of foam and trace it using a ruler or scissors. The best way to cut foam is to first break off a small amount of excess material from each side and then trim the excess material off using scissors.

Cutting upholstery foam with hot wire

Beware! Using a hot wire can be dangerous. Remember that flammable fabric is always a risk, especially if you use a hot wire to cut foam. The foam is still quite soft and will tear up easily. Use caution when cutting upholstery foam by using a hot wire.

How to cut upholstery foam horizontally?

How do you know how to cut upholstery foam horizontally? Here are a few easy steps:

  • Spread the material on a surface that’s level and flat
  • Cut a slit in the center using scissors or an electric rotary cutter
  • Tip it so that the fabric is loose and will stand up when you open the slit
  • Place it under some pressure to prevent it from moving around too much

Conclusion

Here at Foam Factory, we are often asked how to cut the foam for upholstery projects. We hope the information in this article has been helpful for you. We have tried to include as much information as possible to ensure that you are able to get the results you need. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at _.

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