How to Sew Perfect Circles
This is a fantastic hack that I learned from a book called The Creative Sewing Machine; it’s repositionable and won’t leave marks on your sewing machine or table, and it made my list of 17 Painter’s Tape Hacks to Make Sewing and Crafting Easier.
Place the thumbtack 6″ from your needle on your table if you want a 12″ circle, and the distance between the tack and your needle should be half as wide as the circle you want to sew. You can add a pinback from a lapel pin or earring on top of the table if you want.
How do you sew a perfect hem?
How to make a super-tidy hem with minimal effort.
- Step 1: Sew the hem using the basting stitch as a guide.
- Step 2: Iron the hem using the basting stitch as a guide.
- Step 3: Fold the raw edge to the fold.
- Step 4: Sew the hem.