A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
November 17 News: WOW!  Congratulate the winner of DIY Halloween Costumes 2015!
Total Members: 303,789
Currently Running With Scissors:
611 Guests and 15 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: round sewing??  (Read 822 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: July 21, 2011 07:40:17 AM »

I have the biggest problem with sewing in the round or oval, like the top of a hat or the bottom of a purse.  any tips?  thanks

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

I am woman watch me grow!
Offline Offline

Posts: 5772
Joined: 23-May-2007

Wherever you've been, He's been there

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2011 08:41:45 AM »

it is easier if you use lots of pins to pin the pieces together.

Sometimes you get to change the world, and other times the world changes you.

Currently drowning in the sea called PhD.

Interested in swapping for I-Spy Quilt Squares and Scraps.
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

May the Ghost Squid be with you.
Offline Offline

Posts: 10981
Joined: 06-Jan-2008

Nerding along...

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2011 08:42:25 AM »

I just do difficult shapes by hand.   Tongue

"We can have anything we want, because we can make it." - RovingAnarchist

Proud member of SEEN: the Society of Ernestly Embroidering Nerds


« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2011 09:49:18 AM »


LOL, if you're doing it by machine, you may want to try clipping the curves of the round piece, because the seam lines of both pieces will match in length, but the edges of the fabric will be different lengths.

« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2011 11:16:57 AM »

Thanks for the tips!  Today, I am working in the round with a hat.  I've taken out a few parts and smoothed out some spots.  I may use a tried and true technique:  cover-up.  I like to add ribbon around the brim of hats, so I may use this technique with trim and maybe, a flower.  Though, my hat does look better now that I've re-sewn some parts.

It seems like no matter how many times i sew in the round, I have problems though.  I have made a bunch of purses with round or curved bottoms and generally, take out some portion and re-do.

Hand sewing is worth a try, also.  Clipping - I wonder if I do this right?  Pins, yes ... I use them in bunches.  I think some of the problem is that this projects use lots of interfacing and are thick to sew.


Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Atomic Buffalo Turds Recipe
How to Buy a Grill and Grilled Branzino Recipe
How to Make a Savory Bread Pudding
How to Boil Macaroni and Make Roux
Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Kindling Bundle
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Kitty Coasters
@Home This Weekend: Rustic Wreath

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.