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San Marcos, CA 92069

Phone: 760-739-8222

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4606 Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109

Phone: 858-225-2739

SM Scan N Cut #10 Converting PDF to FCM

How to convert PDF file  into a cutting .fcm File


ScanNCut Class # 10


We are going to discuss and practice  how to convert PDF fie into a cutting file .fcm

There are lot of PDF patterns available on the market. Some of them are even Free of charge.

Why not to use them to create something with our ScanNCut machine?

I really like this Mannequin pincushion FREE pattern from


Her YouTube videotutorial:

Link for FREE pattern:

So, I did converted her free PDF pattern into a cutting file - .fcm

And cut all pieces out using my ScanNCut machine.

What is great about ScanNCut  that  now I can resize my pattern to whatever size I like!

I can shrink it or I can enlarge it  :))

No more guessing about what % to set when I use a home scanner :)



I like my new Pincushion !!!

Well, enough talking...Im off to embellish it with some lace and beads!


Supply list:

  •         Computer with downloaded CanvasWorkspace
  •         computer mouse
  •         ScanNCut machine and  Tool kit ( spatula,  scraper, ...)
  •         Scanning Mat !!!
  •         Standart cutting mat with Fabric support Sheet on it OR Fabric Mat
  •         Downloaded and printed on paper PDF  ( Link is above). There are two pages, please, print both of them.
  •         Fabric for your pincushion.
  1.       Cotton. 12" X 12" for main color
  2.       6" x 6"  two contrasting colors for apron,
  3.       3" x 3 " for neck piece
  4.       Lace, trims of your choice.


Sewing With Marina

Skill Level:
Skill Details:
must know how the basic operations of your scan n cut
Materials Included:
COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: Please be aware that AVS wants to keep our staff and students healthy. During this time, AVS will not be supplying classrooms with cutting mats, rulers, irons, ironing boards or rotary cutters. Please bring your own. All machines, tables and chairs will be sanitized BEFORE and AFTER each class. We ask that you sanitize your hands often, practice social distancing and wear a mask. Thank you!
CLASS REGISTRATION PROCEDURES You can register for any class in the store. If you are paying by credit card, you can register by mail or phone (858-225-2739, 760-739-8222). For a free class, you can send an e-mail to Please include your name, address, phone number, the name of the class and the time and date. The registration fee must be received to reserve your space. Most classes have a minimum number of students to run. If we do not meet the minimum of students three (3) days prior to the class, we will notify you that the class is cancelled. If your class is not held for any reason, you may transfer to another class or receive a refund. You may cancel for a full refund up to four days prior to the class. No refunds can be given within three days prior to the class.
Instructor Name:
Marina Bondarenko
Instructor Bio:

SM Scan N Cut #10 Converting PDF to FCM

$ 35.00