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How to sew perfect arcs or circles ?

Ling | Posted in General Sewing Info on

yes, apart from relentless practice (with varying degress of success!)
how do I achieve perfect arcs or circles? It’s driving me nuts !!

I tried one technique of pivoting the fabric the upon a needle,
I gave that one up. doesn’t work for me either…
or shd i pursue that further (please dun tell me too!)

so, HELP ! !
HELP ! ! HELP ! ! HELP ! !


  1. ShannonG4d | | #1

    Get a thumbtack and a piece of tape.

    Decide how wide you want the circle; divide that width in half.  Measure the amount from your needle to a position on the bed of your machine.  Tape the thumbtack, pointed side up, at that location on the machine.

    Hook the fabric onto the thumbtack, and stitch the arc or circle. It's important to hold the fabric so there are no folds between the tack and the needle.

    After a couple of rounds of practice, you'll be a pro!


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