|Husqvarna/Pfaff circular attachment|
I looked at a vintage attachment but it won't fit on my Husqvarna. It will fit on my Singer 301 or my Featherweight but they are straight stitch machines. I know I can use my zigzag attachment but I don't like the way it shakes the machine. While searching I found a reference to people using popsicle sticks and thumb tacks to make their own attachment. So I thought okay I can do that too.
I found these pictures after I made mine. My design was based on a popsicle stick but I didn't want to use a stick because it might split and there would be a bump.
I searched through my sewing stuff and found plastic quilting template material. I cut a strip 2" by the width of the sewing machine throat.
Then I used a needle and poked a hole on the line at each inch and half inch.
|I need to use black marker - I thought I was on the 5 not 4.5!!!|
Many people say they used a thumb tack and an eraser to cover the point. I found a broken tie tack in my jewelry box. I had to bend some metal edges but it worked perfectly and I have a nice gold cover for my pin. Then I got my fabric ready. I cut a 10" square of white Kona and some Pellon I had lying around. I ironed the pellon onto the back of the fabric.
|You can see the tack sticking out - careful cover it up!|
Next I gently folded the square in half from both sides to find the center of the circle. (I made a mistake - not good to use white fabric and fold gently - next time I would use a fabric marker.) Push it onto the tack.
|There's my fancy tack cover and look a circle is starting!|
|Not bad for home-made!|
Here is the finished circle. I would put a drop of fray check on the back or you can use your method of preference to secure your threads. I had to run out to visit my Mum so I didn't get to use any other stitches/sizes or shapes YET! Now all I have to do is find a nice person who will photocopy their pattern sheet so I can make flowers etc. Or I was thinking I could enlarge a Spirograph dial and try that?
Here are 2 photos of circle work I have done. The first photo is the same yellow circle as above, the fabric was folded so it appears that the circle is dented, it isn't! I like the second circle and can see making a series of circles similar to this for a quilt. I'd like to use a stabilizer that disappears before I sewed them into a quilt.
|The circle is not bent just the fabric!|