Use a thumb tack & tape to sew perfect circles!


While I was flicking through a copy of Kerstin Martensson's Kwik Sew method for Easy Sewing (1980), which I had picked up second hand, I came across a technique I just had to try.


The book states "To sew a perfect circle, place a thumb tack on your sewing machine with the point sticking up. Hold the tack in place with a piece of transparent tape. Poke the tack through your fabric and pivot the fabric around the tack as you sew." 


Ta- Da!!

9 comments:

Lori-lee said...

I saw someone mention that method recently- i think it was on craftster- but haven't tried it out myself yet. It's so simple yet so clever!

Tiff said...

Oh WOW! What a revelation! I have got to give that a go! X

Emma said...

fantastic idea. thanks.

James-Linda said...

NEAT! THANKS SO MUCH!
AND TO THINK 'SOME' WOULD CHARGE US WAY MORE THAN THEY SHOULD FOR A "CIRCULAR EMBROIDERY ATTACHMENT"!!!!

Liz DandeliondD said...

Great post. I have been trying to sew circles all night but mine are all squiffy. Do you drop your feed dogs?

Jodie @ The Haby Goddess said...

Hi Liz, no I don't drop the dog feeds, having them up gives you a little bit more control!

Mimi said...

Great tip!!! Thanks for sharing... now... how can I encorporate this into a project?!

chrissi said...

that's a good idea but I've to lift up the foot every three for stitches because the fabric is puckering. I lowered the pressure but no changes and I'm so frustrated. thank's for help

Anonymous said...

Tack Circles, Wow, Now I won't have to buy the expensive one from the sewing machine shop.

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