Tailoring Thursdays™; Tips, Tricks and Techniques for Sewers:
I've said previously that I don't believe in having to spend money on specific tools for sewing. I stand by that. But there are a few fun items to grab when you have some extra cash. Like a circle rotary cutter gadget! ;)
There are a lot of ways to cut circles:
1. You can use a compass and fabric pencil. Or use a compass and regular pencil to create a cardboard template.
2. Trace a cup, bowl, or biscuit cutters and make a template.
I used to cut circles using templates I created.
Then. One day. I was browsing through the notions and found this:
Yep...a circle rotary cutter!
You just measure out the handle for the size circle you want.
Take off the cap and show the blade.
Then use the special "crank-like" handle to cut out a circle.
So...I have a confession. I practiced doing a vlog to show off this fun tool! I cut out a LOT of circles and did a bunch of videos but none of them went too well with me trying to set the video camera up with one hand and cut circles with the other.
I got the hubs to help me and we got one decent take.
It does work better when you have a few layers of fabric.
I decided to post it anyway, I hope it isn't too awful.