I don’t know about you but I find working with circles hard. Getting a perfect circle can be tricky and take a while but this is where these laser cut acrylic templates are fantastic.

Sew Easy Mini Circles

There are four perfectly circular templates at sizes 1”, 1 1/2”, 2” and 3” and they have marking points at 1/4” in from the edge, giving the usual seam allowance. They are also provided in a handy little zip pouch and are held together on a metal loop which makes it easy to hang up on a hook, for storage.

The Sew Easy Templates come in different patterns and sizes. I really love the Hearts and the Stars, both of which I’ve used for many things from appliqués to outlines for embroidery designs, Christmas is coming so now is the time to get cracking… (I say that every year!)

They come in a set of four and one technique I’ve used them for is when making yo yos. You can draw a perfect circle, fold over a small hem and then stitch a gathering running stitch around the edge. Pull this up and then secure in the middle. I have on occasion put a contrast scrap of fabric in the middle to add a little extra detail.

Yo Yo
Heart used for outline
Heart used for embroidery

When using them I found the ring very handy to keep them together. The plastic is thick, very similar to our rotary cutter rulers, so solid and the little holes for marking very handy. Overall these are a valuable set of templates to add to your collection.

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