I am making a platform out of many layers of fabric, and to save time and energy, and to make the process much more efficient, I decided to have what’s called a press knife made. A press knife is made of steel, and one edge is blunt, and the other is sharp. You place this over leather or fabric and use a hydraulic press to press the knife into the material to cut it into that specific shape.
Bending the steel to fit my paper pattern
Adding a structure brace to be sure the knife keeps its shape through constant pressing
I have posted a quick video on YouTube as well showing the bending of the steel…he makes it look so easy!