ok so i was saving this to do an answer with pictures, but i’m afraid if i wait any longer i’m just going to forget it.
SO i hope this will suffice!
this could mean a couple different things, but i’m going to assume you mean sewing a cylinder type shape. if you’re having trouble pinning a rectangle type of thing around a circle because it gets bunchy and doesn’t seem to fit around the circle quite right, your main problem might be that the circumference of the circle is longer/shorter than the length of the fabric you’re sewing around it.
now forgive me, you get a math lesson. i’ve actually found more and more than if you want to have a well-fitting pattern, there really is a bunch of math involved ^^:
so here is a perfect instance of practical application of all of those pi and circumference formulas. here’s a refresher course if you don’t know them by heart (nobody does)
so to get the circumference of a circle (this is if you have a circle piece and you need to make an outside piece that fits it), c=2(pi)r, r being the radius, or in other words, from the center point of the circle out to the edge. A cheater/easy way to find this length is to fold the circle into quarters, and the straight edge is the radius. So say the radius is 3 inches (which would mean the diameter, or all the way across the circle, is 6) you have the equation C=2(pi)3, put that in your calculator, and you find that the length of the fabric that’s going to go around your circle needs to be 18.849555921…. or to round it off, 18.9 inches. you could even just make it a tiny bit less than 19 inches, you don’t need to be THAT exact. so if you make the fabric that’s going around the 6 inch across circle 19 inches, and you pin it, it shouldn’t be wrinkly, it should fit just right (so long as you account for seam allowance and all that jazz.
NOW if you have a fixed piece of fabric that you need a circle to fit into, you’re basically using the opposite equation, which is c/2(pi)=r
if your circunference is 18.9, then the equation is 18.9/2(pi)=r (you’re going to want to solve 2(pi) in your calculator, which is about 6.283, and then do 18.9/6.283 in your calculator to get your radius or you’ll get funny things) and then the radius you get is 3.008, which is almost exactly three.
and to draft a circle that has a radius of 3, you can draw a point, adn then measure out three inches radiating out of it (see that’s why it’s called a radius!) kind of like the spokes of a bike, until you have enough points that you can kind of connect the dots and make a circle.
THAT’S how you get a circle piece that fits your pattern exactly.
(you could also go by diameter, and the equations for that is c=(pi)d, and c/(pi)=d. which is probably easier, and then you can divide your diameter by two to get your radius, which is easier to use to draft patterns with in my personal opinion. it’s probably generally a lot less messy to use the diameter, sorry i used the radius in my examples XD)
ok now if you have a circle and you have fabric to wrap around it and they don’t quite fit but neither piece is negotiable, what i usually do is i find the center front and center back of both pieces, and pin those points. then i go to the center between those points on either side and then pin that. and then i keep going into the center of two pins and pin that. they still won’t fit quite right, there’ll still be some bunching, but this way it’s evenly spread out, so you don’t have one or two spots with giant clumps of fabric.
This is the greatest thing I have ever seen. People do not understand that mental illnesses, such as depression, are actual chemical imbalances in your body. They are not brought on by choice. My dad was diagnosed with depression. He was so ashamed of it that he hid it from me and my brothers. A month later, he killed himself. The stigma that comes with mental illness made my Dad embarrassed to talk to his own kids about this problem because he felt like less of a man.
Erase the stigma. The more we talk about mental illness, the less likely it will end in suicide.
I can’t even express how much i love this, and I wish everyone at my school could see this. because I am so tired of being judged for something i can’t control.
mental illnesses are way too stigmatized in today’s society
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So I finished the top one today and got started on the bottom one. It’s gonna be a seagull when it’s done. I haven’t done any friendship bracelets in years and I pretty much forgot how much fun they are. Maybe I could somehow make pony bracelets?