How to Sew a Circle
Place two fabric circles on top of each other and pin around the perimeter, leaving a 1u20442 inch (1.3 cm) seam allowance on each side. Sew around the curved edge with your hands to guide the fabric.
Sew basting stitches around the entire perimeter of the fabric circle, leaving an 1u20448 inch (0.320cm) seam allowance as you work. If you’re sewing a large circle, you might want to leave a 4-inch (10cm) gap between the seam allowance and the end of the fabric. You can iron your circle before or after you finish sewing it to help it lie flat.
What is the difference between a full and half circle skirt?
The green skirt in the photo is a ‘half’ circle skirt; a ‘full’ circle skirt, on the other hand, has twice as much fabric and is thus more voluminous.
What fabric is best for a circle skirt?
Cotton, like most skirts, is a good choice for circle skirts, but satin, which is a difficult material to work with if you’re just learning to sew, works well for full circle skirts like those seen in the 1950s.
How do I calculate fabric for a circle skirt?
Calculate the radius from the center to the waistband once you know the type of skirt:
- For a full circle skirt, R = waist / 2 – 2
- for a 3/4 circle skirt, R = 4/3 * waist / 2 – 2
- for a half circle skirt, R = 2 * waist / 2 – 2
- for a quarter circle skirt, R = 4 * waist / 2 – 2.
Can you make a skirt with 1 yard?
Sewing a simple skirt from a yard of fabric is probably the simplest sewing project you can do, and you don’t even need a pattern!
What is a 3/4 circle skirt?
You can draw the pattern in the same way you would for a full skirt; the only difference is that once you’ve drawn the half circle for the waistline, measure the line and stop when you reach the 1/2 waist measurement, which is 3/4 of the half circle.
How many yards do I need for a full circle skirt?
A king-sized bed sheet will suffice for 2.5 yards, while a floor-length skirt will require 60-90 inch fabric and 3 yards.