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    sewing the edges around a circle

    Ok i might just have to go do this but I have a quick question. I want to make a circle that lies flat, but fold over the end and sew it, will i have to 'ease in' the fabric as i sew, as the outer edge of the circle will be bigger than where i'm sewing it to? Basically I'm making a circle of nylon that you can stand on while changing out of your wet clothing at the beach, dump the stuff on the circle and zip it closed using a drawstring, with the wet stuff inside, to take home and wash.

    a circle is best for this right? I'm just trying to envision it before i start cutting.

    jt

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    I'm a "I'd rather get it done than get it right" kind of sewer, so you don't want to take my advice if you're going for perfect loveliness. If you don't want perfect loveliness, just iron your seam allowance around the circle, and then while sewing every so often you'll have to make a little tuck of the extra fabric. Sewing in a circle is a real pain, and if you don't mind having a square shape I'd highly recommend it, especially as you'll be putting in a casing for the drawstring. If you weren't making a casing, you could probably use the rolled hem foot and make a pretty good circle hem, although it would still probably need some tucking and might not lay flat.

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    Why not make it a polygon (octagon, hectagon etc) then your hems will be straight and pretty easy, just a simple tuck at each 'corner'.

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    thanks for the advice! I didn't think a square would gather up, but i bet a polygon would and it'll be similar to doing a square :)

    I would iron it but my iron just broke, cheapo black and decker! Any suggestions for an iron that will last longer than 2 years?

    jt


 

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