cut out of

cut (something) out of (something)

To remove a shape or figure from something, such as paper, by cutting. The kids are busy cutting paper dolls out of construction paper for a craft project.
See also: cut, of, out
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

cut something out of something

 and cut something out
to cut a pattern or shape from cloth, paper, sheet metal, etc.; to remove something from something by cutting; to excise something from something. (When both out and of are used, no direct object can intervene.) Sam cut a pig out from the paper. I cut the picture out of a magazine. I cut out the shape of the moon from the paper.
See also: cut, of, out
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In early times, beadwork patterns were cut out of Birch tree bark (Howard 1982).